You want to add yoga to your Olympic weightlifting or try martial arts with your powerlifting? Let's see what makes sense.
Many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purists prioritize technique over strength. Without entering that debate, one fact remains: to be the best grappler you can be, you need to get stronger.
Martial arts can help develop your strength, better your balance, flexibility, and aerobic capacity.
Crawling as a solo drill can enhance your ability to get through guards on the mat.
Sophia McDermott Drysdale is a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and a physique competitor. She is also someone who has had to reshape her journey through fitness with changing circumstances.
Move beyond your traditional view of strength to train technique, strategy, and efficiency.
There's only so much space on the training floor, and rolling into someone else's can be dangerous.
Specialization has its place, but should not be your entire training program.
Hammering your grip may not be the answer to getting a tighter hold on your opponent.
If you took a video of yourself working out, would it match the image you have in your head?
Movement looks pretty in ideal conditions. But in real life, things can get ugly.
Different sports require different fueling strategies. Understand how food affects your body to maximise your performance.
There are many faces of BJJ in each class you attend. Which one are you, and which one is your teammate?
Be a force for good in your jiu jitsu world and crush negativity into the mat.
Avoid injury by finding balance between your combat sport and your conditioning. This three training day plan will send you in the right direction.
If you're just starting in BJJ and want to get a black belt someday, you're in for a long journey. Seasoned BJJ practioners share how to make the most of it.
These are the most common mistakes I see in fighters' strength training plans, and my suggestions for fixing them.