fitness

  • 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...
  • BAND TRAINING FOR JIU-JITSU

    Improve your overall performance on the mats with band training. ...
  • Strengthen your Abs for Jiu-Jitsu with Black Belt Sophia Drysdale

    Black belt Sophia Drysdale is an accomplished competitor and a highly regarded Professor. She is also a fully qualified fitness trainer. She unites her two passions into one and develops workout series that aim to help Jiu-Jitsu practitioners get stronger and more resistant to the demands of the art. Here...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How Do You Rate? Understanding Your Heartrate.

    “Conditioning is your best hold.” Karl Gotch We all know what it’s like to have lost a match because we were too tired to perform up to our capabilities. In the eyes of the athlete their perceived problem is a lack of conditioning. The athlete’s thoughts immediately move to...
  • 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,...
  • Improving Your Balance

    So grappler, you say you want to improve your balance? Maybe the first thing we better do is define what we mean when talking about balance. It turns out that it’s a little more complicated than you may think, especially when we talk about applying it to jiu-jitsu. Balance...
  • Isometric Strength

    Isometric what? Few people know what isometric strength is and even fewer know how to train it. However, isometric strength plays a huge role in jiu-jitsu. It is the often forgotten and heavily neglected form of strength training, yet it may have the largest and most immediate impact on...
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