• Charging Up Your Cardio for Jiu-Jitsu

    “Fatigue makes cowards of us all” – Vince Lombardi Why do so many people get tired when they compete? Preparing for competition requires a good game plan, discipline and consistent execution. A good game plan prepares an athlete for the demands of his sport, so technically, physically and mentally...
  • I Sweat, You Sweat, We All Sweat!

    “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable   We sweat when we train, a lot. With the possible exception of Crossfit, I have never seen so many people in a single room generate so much perspiration....
  • Hip Pain: “Should I Be Concerned?”

    Picture this: you’ve increased your training volume and intensity for an upcoming tournament that may have caused you some hip pain.  Although you have general soreness after a hard training session, your hip pain has not diminished and continues to linger.  The question you may have is, “Am I...
  • Using Kettlebells To Up Your Game

    Using Kettlebells To Up Your Game.

    Many of the most novel and innovative ideas in the strength and conditioning industry have been around much longer than people realize. Medicine balls, Indian clubs and even exercise bands have been used for more than a century, even though they have increased in popularity in recent years. Another...
  • Pain… The Good and the Bad!

    Pain is a daily occurrence in some form or fashion all over the world. Have you ever heard this saying? “There’s good pain and there’s bad pain.” As a physical therapy specialist, I see people who have pain, which makes them unable to do something meaningful for them. I...
  • Don’t Be Tight Quad!

    Way back in Issue 3 we touched on how having tight hamstrings can affect your flexibility, mobility and cause back pain. Typically, the natural response by most athletes is to stretch the hamstrings on a consistent basis to become more limber. While this is obviously beneficial, all too often...
  • Recovery Techniques

    Everyone reacts to training and life differently. Training, workouts, work, family, and other life stresses have an effect on all of us. Your specific situation will determine the methods used for recovering between sessions and leading up to competition. If you are feeling irritable, restless, not sleeping well, and...
  • 5 Off the Mat Activities That Will Increase Your Energy Levels to Train Jiu-Jitsu

    Feeling a bit of cabin fever? As much as we all love training Jiu-Jitsu, a little bit of variety never hurt anyone. That’s why we decided to list seven activities to help you increase your energy levels for a better performance on the mats. Here we go. Gi bars:...
  • Your Grips Might Save Your Life

    The term “referred pain” is such a very interesting concept. Referred pain is pain felt in a part of the body other than its actual source. It’s always mind blowing to learn how one area of the body can hurt, and then realize that the source of that pain...
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