• Sprinting for Jiu-Jitsu

    Often overlooked for more stylish exercises like battle ropes and kettlebell swings, sprinting has a list of useful benefits that can help any jiu-jitsu player. Whether you’re a hobbyist or active competitor, sprinting will improve your conditioning, body composition, and mental toughness. It has been shown to improve the...
  • More Reasons To Wear A Mouthguard

    When we think of injuries related to jiu-jitsu, we think of sore joints, maybe a dislocation, a hyperextension, bruising, etc. One thing we don’t often think about is getting a tooth knocked out. I’ve seen it happen first hand. At the very least, an unforeseen impact can cause a...
  • MRSA On and Off the Mat

    On Saturdays, my gym has a no gi class with rolling afterward. By the time I’m finished, I’m covered in a mix of my own and my partners’ sweat. I always seem to be more aware of how much I need a shower after no gi classes because I...
  • Pull-up Power!

    If for any reason you’ve missed the theme of our past two issues, we’re on a big calisthenics kick right now. We’ve shown you how to push-up your game and improve your core performance through planks, but now it’s time to raise yourself up and go above the bar...
  • Bulgarian Bag Training For Grapplers

    The Bulgarian Bag was designed specifically with one sport in mind, grappling. In 2005, the bag’s creator, Ivan Ivanov, was looking to create a fitness tool that could be used on the wrestling mat while offering an intense, functional workout without damaging the mat’s surface. The crescent-shaped, sand-filled bag...
  • Battle Rope Training for Grapplers

    Heavy ropes training has been a pretty hot topic in the fitness world for the last few years. A once unique tool that caught people’s eye, now everywhere from commercials to UFC highlight films. My goal in this article to explain the basics and show you some of the...
  • Strong of Heart

    The CDC tells us that heart disease, aka cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for men (24.9%) and women (23.5%) in the US. Heart disease is a catch-all term that encompasses several cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, and rheumatic...
  • Push Your Game Up

    Push Your Game Up

    Why Calisthenics May Be King Calisthenics are a form of exercise that are challenging, require no equipment (but benefits can be enhanced with the use of it), can be performed virtually anywhere, increase both strength and flexibility, and improve balance, agility and coordination, all while improving muscular and cardiovascular...
  • Advanced Belt & Yoga Stretches

    In our last issue I touched on stretches that can be performed with your belt to further assist you with deeper stretches in order to improve your current physical condition. I’d like to further expand the variety of stretches available to you that can be performed with a belt,...
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