• Just Roll Baby! What is Foam Rolling and How Does it Work?

    There are many names for soft tissue work. SMR or Self-Myofascial Release was the term I was taught when I obtained my first personal training certification. It mainly encompassed using a foam roller or lacrosse ball on a specific muscle group. Foam rolling can be used to obtain new...
  • Stretching With Your Belt

    If you’re the type who loves to constantly train and compete, then taking a break from rolling or working out may not be your thing; however, you can reap several benefits by taking time to stretch.  Stretching decreases muscle stiffness and the risk of low back pain.  It improves...
  • All About Stretching

    Stretching seems like a pretty simple topic, however, there is a little more to it than most think. When most people think of stretching, they are usually thinking of static stretching, or holding a “stretch” for 20-30 seconds then moving on to another. This has been the traditional warm-up...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Partner Assisted PNF Stretches

    Who Doesn’t Want A Better Guard? I know I certainly do. I’ll be the first to say that my flexibility isn’t all that, but hearing “30 minutes” when there’s 1,440 minutes in a day doesn’t seem unachievable at all! I don’t think I’m going too much out on a...
  • Five Exercise Ideas Inspired by Jiu-Jitsu That Will Get You Ready to Roll

    There’s a lot you can do off the mats to improve your performance with the gi. We listed five different exercises inspired by the gentle art that will have you ready to roll. Take a good look, see what fits you the best and go train. Chin-ups for stronger...
  • Winter Is Here! 5 Tips to Train Safely During the Colder Months of the Year

    Winter time is here! As the temperatures drop dramatically, we all need to adapt our exercise routines so we don’t suffer with the cold weather. We decided to list 5 valuable tips so you can keep active during the chilly months of the year. layer up and go train!...
  • Take a Free Basic Yoga Class Perfect for BJJ People

    Sebastian Brosche is a brown belt who found in yoga the perfect complement for his BJJ training. He explains how the 1000-year-old activity can really help you with recovery, warmup and injury prevention on the mats. Click play and add some yoga to your daily routine. Namaste!...