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Strengthen Your Core For Better Jiu Jitsu

In Jiu Jitsu, your core strength and conditioning is paramount to your success on the mats. Just about every movement extends from the core or uses muscles that form part of the core. For example, from standing, every throw, takedown, sprawl utilises the core. Every use of your hips (e.g. shrimping, hip bumps), each escape, …

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Stronglifts 5×5 – The perfect beginner lifting routine for Jiu-Jitsu

The further you head down the Jiu-Jitsu rabbit hole, the more you realise that technique doesn’t conquer all. When you have to competitors who are matched technically in a match, the outlier is normally strength and conditioning, unless you’re Marcelo Garcia, who never did any gym work outside of rolling, but there is only one …

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Get a Natural Energy Boost From Your Workout

Even when you are putting the effort into hitting the gym regularly, if you aren’t getting the most out of your workout, you probably aren’t achieving the results you want. If you are finding that you are losing steam before the end of your training, it could be your diet that is responsible. Proper nutrition …

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The Different Types of Heart Rate – What to Track?

The key to getting and staying in shape is keeping track of your results. Keeping track of basic measurements like fitness levels and heart rate levels can provide extremely valuable information about your exercise efforts, fitness levels, and endurance. What’s more, tracking your heart rate helps you figure out the optimal workout routines so you …

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Strength and Conditioning for BJJ Over 40

This article is going to into training outside of your normal Jiu-Jitsu training.  I will use this to cover how you should go about your strength workouts and how to perform conditioning to compliment your Jiu Jitsu.  Let me first say the most important training will be your technical and sparring during BJJ mat time. …

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Increasing Your Grip Strength And Become A Grip Fighting Master

As a Jiu Jitsu practitioner I can tell you, as can so many others instructors, that grip strength is of HUGE importance when it comes to success on the mats. With grappling arts becoming so popular in recent years, there are now more competitors hitting the mats than ever before, and that means that all …

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How Jump Rope Can Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu

It’s been a long time secret of the pros, but when it comes to martial arts and Jiu Jitsu, you really can’t go past the jump rope as one of the best and cheapest tools to integrate into your training regime. From conditioning to improving ankle strength, stability and proprioception, it’s hard to find something …

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