Trainers & Coaches
A Woman's Journey Through Fitness
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.
Periodize Focus, Not Just Intensity
Specialization has its place, but should not be your entire training program.
Be a Team Player: Understand Your BJJ Teammates
There are many faces of BJJ in each class you attend. Which one are you, and which one is your teammate?
The Journey to a BJJ Black Belt: Look Back to Move Forward
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.
3 Training Mistakes That Leave Fighters Too Smoked for Skill Work
These are the most common mistakes I see in fighters' strength training plans, and my suggestions for fixing them.
Strength for BJJ: 3 Guard-Opening Exercises
Improve your strength and balance by adding some guard-opening specific exercises to your training program.
5 Underrated Reasons You Should Pick Up a Martial Art
From finding the calm in chaos to learning how to roll with the punches, martial arts will make you a stronger person.
Eric C. Stevens
Persistence and Passion: BJJ Coach Val Worthington
Coach Valerie Worthington opens up about about making the scary leap to follow her BJJ dreams, coaching others, and the beauty of emotion.
Breaking Muscle HQ
How to Adjust Your Training Variables to Reach Your BJJ Goals
Having a healthy relationship between your training on and off the mat will keep you strong.
The 5 Rules of Peaking Before a Tournament (Plus a 6-Week Plan)
Tapering before a tournament is the most important and difficult phase of training. But it doesn’t have to be a mystery.
Is Your Sport Killing Your Athletic Potential?
Specialization is for insects - true athletes should be able to run, jump, lift, climb, and swim.
The BJJ Blue Belt: A Belt of Frustration and Opportunity
The blue belt is often the longest, most challenging, yet most rewarding rank in your BJJ career.
Submission Series Pro: American Idol, Jiu Jistu Style
This upcoming Brazilian jiu jitsu event matches hometown heroes against some of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the sport.
12 Weeks of Flexible Strength for MMA
This 12-week program focuses on flexibility training to improve mobility and enhance performance in the ring.
Combating Entitlement: You Have a Black Belt In Jiu Jitsu, Not Life
Earning a black belt on the mat is one thing, but it doesn't grant you any entitlement in every day life.
How to Train Specific Energy Systems to Improve Your BJJ Game
In BJJ, we are not mixing different martial arts - we are mixing multiple energy systems.
5 Explosive Power Exercises for BJJ (and Other Sports Too)
Watch this quick tutorial for five exercises to become unstoppably powerful on the mat, court, or field.
Breaking Muscle HQ
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