If you're a serious grappler, you're in for a treat this week. Whether you're a long-time grappler or new to the sport, these 7 articles by our athletes and coaches will help you train, compete, and build some muscle along the way.

 

Adding Muscle With Kettlebells: How I Build Up My Grapplers (Andrew Read)

At times I've worked with fighters and grapplers who need to put on weight due to their desired competition weight class. This is the program I used to put muscle on them with kettlebells.

 

A Guide For the Novice: Competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Valerie Worthington)

Considering entering a grappling tournament? Read on for some suggestions about how to make the most of your experience.

 

How to Build Grip Strength For BJJ (Sally Arsenault)

In Brazilian jiu jitsu, if you can hold on to your opponent's gi, you're going to be in big trouble. You need to work on developing your grip strength - and here's how to do it.

 

10 Survival Tips For Visiting a New BJJ Academy (Valerie Worthington)

When traveling and visiting a BJJ academy, one will typically find what one goes looking for - good training and new friends...or a fight. Read on for the 10 tips for surviving a visit!

 

4 Ways To Be a Good Grappling Partner: Getting Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Valerie Worthington)

One thing I have become pretty good at is helping people feel comfortable drilling and training with me; this, in turn helps me have a more enjoyable training experience.

 

3 Workouts to Build Explosive Strength for BJJ (Sally Arsenault)

These 3 workouts are designed specially for BJJ and MMA athletes to build strength and explosiveness for sport-specific movements. Work these into your strength and conditioning days.

 

How to be a Stronger, Fitter Grappler in 80 Minutes Per Week (Andrew Read)

Because you're a grappler you're probably already short on training time and nursing an injury. For this reason you need a training plan that provides a lot for a little. Read on!

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