strength and conditioning

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Make Every Movement Count

    Being economical with your strength and conditioning I’m willing to wager that the vast majority of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine readers are not full-time athletes. You have a full-time job/school, a family, friends, and other responsibilities off the mat. Jiu-jitsu is your therapy; it is where you can escape for a...
  • The Keys To Building Deadbolt Strong Grips

    Have you ever rolled with someone with a REALLY strong grip? It can be incredibly frustrating when you cannot break their grip and they seem to control every situation. Whether it’s controlling the position or finishing submissions, grip strength is an essential piece of any jiu-jitsu player’s game. While...
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