BJJ

Back in the Weight Room (Athlete Journal 16)

Although I've shifted my Olympic weightlifting focus, I know it helps me as a grappler and I was happy to get back to lifting this week.

Back to My Roots (Athlete Journal Entry 26)

I have a short break from school, and I'm taking the time to up my intensity and have fun with my training.

The Trials and Tradeoffs of Being a Competitive Athlete

Valerie Worthington's journals portray the immense value and annoying struggles of competing in BJJ.

You Win Some, and You Lose Some (Athlete Journal Entry 15)

Last Saturday I competed in the New York Open and lost my very first match to a guy who beat me two years ago.

You Either Win, Or You Learn (Athlete Journal 28)

I had high expectations going into my match on Saturday, but it didn't go as I had planned.

Taking Home Gold (Athlete Journal Entry 14)

Although I wasn't as prepared as I usually am, last weekend's tournament turned out to be a huge success.

The Top 10 BJJ Rashguards for Women

I own about forty rashguards and these are the ones I wear the most. I tried to narrow the list down to five, but I just couldn’t do it!

Things Are Changing in the BJJ Competition World

The BJJ game is changing in ways being missed by many in the community. Are you keeping up?

Pre-Tournament Taper Week (Athlete Journal 27)

This was a lighter training week due to school, sickness, and preparation for the Boston Open next weekend.

Need Therapy? Try Jiu Jitsu (Athlete Journal Entry 26)

Spring break came to a close this week, and I wasn't ready. Fortunately, my training helped me get through it.

Bulged Discs, Pulled Muscles, and Staph Infections - Oh My! (Athlete Journal Entry 12)

2014 has gotten off to a rocky start, but that's not going to stop me from competing in BJJ and Olympic weightlifting.

How to Care for Your Hair While Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Let me share with you what I’ve learned both about how to style and how to care for your hair so it survives your BJJ training.

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