3 Resistance Band Drills For Grappling

I’ve used resistance bands for training for over a dozen years. The right bands can add a lot of value to your training program. They are a very affordable alternative when compared to a complete weight set, durable, portable, and versatile. You can perform nearly every exercise with bands that you can perform in the gym,Continue reading “3 Resistance Band Drills For Grappling”

Strength Training 201: 3 Tools to SMASH Through Strength Barriers

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) With progressive overload, plateauing is inevitable. You can not continue to add weight to a bar, forever, to infinity. Strength is a skill.  Your body can adapt and become more technically efficient at lifting and handling weights using proper mechanics. Coaxing additional strength gains doesn’t happen as a result ofContinue reading “Strength Training 201: 3 Tools to SMASH Through Strength Barriers”

Strength Training 101: Only The Strong Survive

If you are a competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) athlete or practitioner, you’ve probably realized that, technique being equal, the difference between winning and losing, or surviving, can often come down to who is the STRONGER athlete. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) Lift progressively heavier weights or achieve more reps with your best weight to getContinue reading “Strength Training 101: Only The Strong Survive”

4 Tools to Build a Strong Neck

Block of Granite You have, will, and always will be getting your head and neck area targeted if you’re in a combat or contact sport.  Contact sports such as lacrosse, rugby, or football also feature violent clashes of the human body.  In BJJ and submission grappling, you literally get your neck squeezed by your opponentContinue reading “4 Tools to Build a Strong Neck”

7 Highly Effective Habits for Jiu-Jitsu NEWBs

“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless – like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Be like water my friend.”– Bruce Lee   Drinking From a Fire Hose You’ve probably heardContinue reading “7 Highly Effective Habits for Jiu-Jitsu NEWBs”

10 Ways Jiu-Jitsu Will Change Your Life

There goes my hero Do you want to make a significant impact on your life that you can’t even imagine is possible? Do you want to make that same impact on the lives of those around you? Do you believe in…this? Of course you do! If you’ve already started training, you’re already well aware ofContinue reading “10 Ways Jiu-Jitsu Will Change Your Life”

5 Ways to Overcome Training Obstacles

What’s Inside? Human potential.  We’re all born with it. Untapped. What are our limits? What is the extent of our capabilities? Where are the boundaries? Do we really know? Do they exist or are the artificial?  We’ve been testing it since the beginning of time.  To some, we are only scratching the surface. If you listenContinue reading “5 Ways to Overcome Training Obstacles”

DRILLSKILL: The Secret Weapon

NOW AVAILABLE for purchase in the STORE In Multi-Purpose Training, I discussed how workout programs are essentially puzzle pieces that you must assemble together while anchoring the whole program to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The movements you add to your program should have purpose. The main goal of your workouts should be to get carry-over performance on theContinue reading “DRILLSKILL: The Secret Weapon”

6 Techniques to Improve Your Roll

WARNING:  If you are considered a minor, please obtain parents permission before reading this article. ——— What Would Shakespeare Do? To bake or not to bake? Is that the question? And I’m not referring to cookies and cupcakes either (only brownies). There is a subculture of brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) practitioners that believe that the useContinue reading “6 Techniques to Improve Your Roll”