Professional Trainer Details The Proper Approach to Strength Training for BJJ

Every jiu-jitsu practitioner wants to be stronger, faster, and more mobile. But how does one go about that? What kind of strength is needed in BJJ, and what’s the best way to train that strength? What movements should grapplers be doing to develop crushing strength and lasting stamina, all without

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Strength Training For BJJ: The Best of Both Worlds

Part of the allure of “the gentle art” is that a smaller, weaker person can use superior technique to defeat a larger and stronger opponent. Helio Gracie is the original figurehead for BJJ, despite being the frail sibling of his brother Carlos, because he utilized technique over strength. However, modern

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The Best Barbell Training for BJJ: Build Muscle and Strength

When it comes to strength and conditioning for BJJ, athletes have a wide range of tools available for getting stronger and increasing endurance.  Barbell training for BJJ is a popular and proven method of gaining strength, stimulating muscle growth, and improving athletic performance.  Barbell training for BJJ is at the

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Exclusive: Oliver Taza Talks Training Atmosphere at DDS, Wrestling, and Leg Locks in IBJJF

Oliver Taza has been a fixture of the elite competitive jiu-jitsu scene for five years, and he’s spent the bulk of that time as a member of the famed Danaher Death Squad. Going from white through purple belt with Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi, then receiving his brown and black

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Andre Galvao Reveals The Training Regime Top Competitors Need

Andre Galvao recently uploaded the above video to the ATOS Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters’ Youtube channel where he discussed how often a competitor should be training. Now, first of all it’s pretty clear that Andre Galvao is talking about the level of training that the top competitors will need to be doing

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Here’s What an ADCC Training Camp is Like: Sweat, Blood, Mat Monsters, and Getting Smashed by Lucas Lepri (Alec Baulding Diaries, Part 2)

Editor’s Note: As part of our 2019 ADCC coverage, we are featuring blogs written by competitor Alec Baulding. This is the second in Alec’s series about his experiences in ADCC, focusing on his ADCC training camp. Sweden For the 2018 trials I was living in Sweden. Before the 2019 ADCC

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