Recovery

  • 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...
  • Bone Fractures in Jiu-Jitsu

    Jiu-jitsu is a sport where we apply significant amounts of stress to our bones that can lead to injuries ranging from bone bruises to complete fractures. Bone is a living organ and our body is constantly attempting to remodel itself around different loads applied during activity. Exercise and heavy...
  • Take It In!

    The need for oxygen is essential, without it we die. In jiu-jitsu that need is even more pronounced. When we’re rolling and putting it all out on the mats in training or in competition, our entire circulatory system is craving more oxygen to keep muscles and nerves firing. As...
  • Herb Man

    Ancient civilizations used natural herbs to treat and cure many ailments, today Eastern medicine continues to use natural herbs with measurable and scientifically proven effects. Lost Empire Herbs was started by three brothers, each of them looking for natural remedies to ease the stresses of weightlifting, grappling, and just...
  • 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...
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