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Strength Training For Grappling

Posted: March 26, 2018

People who compete in wrestling, bjj, or mma usually put there bodies through the grinder in terms of training. It is hard to recover from strength training workouts if you are grappling 4x-5x per week because grappling is like performing strength work. If you have to much volume or your intensity is to high it can be very difficult do recover and lead to joint pain or injuries. One program I really like for grapplers is Wendler’s 5/3/1. This program is low enough volume that you can recover, but produces good results. I am going to lay out the the basics of the program below. The website elitefts.com has a book by Wendler explaining his program in even more detail.

I would suggest following a 2 day per week template using two compound lifts each day. Day 1:


Why Choose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Your Child?

Posted: March 26, 2018

There are many sports to consider getting your child involved in, but have you thought about Brazilian jiu jitsu? Jiu jitsu is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting, and is based on the idea that a seemingly weaker person can defend themselves by using leverage and different holds. Jiu jitsu is a great form of exercise, and teaches kids many other great life lessons. Brazilian Jiu jitsu offers many benefits, and is a great sport to consider enrolling your child in.

Exercise

Obviously, jiu jitsu is a great form of physical exercise, and it is important to get your child interested in staying fit from an early age. Jiu jitsu will keep your child moving through warm-ups, practicing moves and sparring. More than just exercise, jiu jitsu can help your child gain more control and balance. The skills learned in jiu jitsu can be carried over into other sports your child may play, and can help them achieve overall health and fitness.


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