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How to Train for Grappling Power s&c

Power is your ability to exert maximal force in as little time or with as much speed as possible.

 

The ability to apply grappling techniques with maximal strength and speed is a game-changer for your grappling performance.

 

The Types of Exercises that Develop Explosive Power

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4 Step Blueprint To Get Strong For BJJ s&c

As a jiu jitsu performance coach, I've assisted over one thousand (1,083+) grapplers in their journey to get strong and reduce their risk of injury on the mats over the past three years. 

 

By the end of this article, you will have the exact roadmap I use to get strong for BJJ. Save...

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Is Running Good For BJJ? s&c

If you find yourself asking the question:

 

"Is running good for BJJ conditioning?" 

 

Then the chances are you're gassing out during your jiu jitsu sessions. 

 

The problem in this case is your "jiu jitsu conditioning".

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Fast BJJ Workouts for Busy People s&c

Lifting weights will reduce your risk of injury on the mats and improve your performance.

 

But alas, I hear you say, "I don't have time to lift weights!" 

 

I won't lecture you about how this is an 'excuse'  or copy and paste the response, "Just...

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Attention All 'Unathletic' White Belts!! bjj mindset nutrition s&c

You may have been drawn to jiujitsu because you want to learn self-defence. 

 

Or you've listened to too many episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience or the Jocko Podcast.

 

Either way, BJJ is a fantastic way of staying active and 'getting into shape'.

 

Suppose you've just...

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Don’t Use Your Strength in BJJ is TERRIBLE Advice bjj mindset

"Don't use your strength when you roll" is terrible advice. 

 

Period. 

 

This "well-intentioned" advice is misleading, ignorant and not at all helpful. 

 

When I first started training in jiujitsu, I was already physically strong.

 

I was told that I...

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The Absolute Best Hip Stretch for Jiujitsu mobility

If I could choose only one stretch for jiujitsu forever, it would be the Couch Stretch. 

 

I learned this movement from the great Kelly Starrett in his book Becoming a Supple Leopard. 

 

Kelly describes the Couch Stretch as his "favourite hip opener, and...

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5 Ways to MOVE Better for BJJ mobility

If you can move your body better, your jiujitsu will get better.

 

At the highest levels of BJJ, mobility is acknowledged as the key to unlocking the latent potential of some jiujitsu positions (especially guard).

 

Lachlan Giles has spoken about how stretching and...

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5 Things I Did To Get STRONG for BJJ

After a BJJ roll, I often get a backhanded compliment...

 

"Wow, you're so strong."

 

Which is then immediately followed up by a question...

 

"What do you weigh?... What? No way, I thought you were 20lbs heavier."

 

In some cases, the climax of this post-roll encounter ends...

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How To Balance Lifting and BJJ bjj mindset mobility recovery s&c

Grappling training is like doing a full-body workout, sprint training, and endurance, all while getting smashed into the mat. 

 

No wonder your muscles ache, you have a weird kink in your neck that wasn't there before, and you're dead tired. 

 

You know that:

  • lifting weights
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The 6 Essential Elements of a BJJ Training Program mobility s&c

BJJ demand a lot from your body.

 

Cookie cutter gym-bro program or strength sport splits don't hold up.

 

There are 6 essential elements that your training program must have to improve performance (and reduce your risk of injury).

 

Element 1: Strength...

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"If you do not quit, you will get a black belt" bjj mindset

Do you think this statement is true?

 

I don't.

 

Earning a (real) black belt requires more than "just showing up".

 

Persistence, consistency, and determination are all prerequisites to a black belt, but they are not the only ingredients required in the BJJ recipe. 

 

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