How to Activate Your Hips Before Training

Last post we covered a preliminary low back protocol with emphasis placed on stability --- and ultimately strength --- coming before mobility....

Hip Mobility Warm-Up for Fluid Movement

Adequate joint mobility is essential for sustainable training and high level performance. Just like other training variables like sport skill work (drilling,...

Increase BJJ Strength & Hip Mobility With This Fundamental Movement

Hip mobility is of paramount importance for all levels of BJJ athletes --- high-level competitors and weekly grinders alike. Other than head positioning, hip...

How To Properly Balance Training & Rest

The balance between the on and off switch. Yin and yang. Work and rest.

Use This BJJ Core Exercise To Stabilize Spine and Create Hip...

This exercise is one of the options from the side plank that will be covered in a series of articles on BJJ core training....

Use These Essential Exercises To Protect Low Back While Training

In any walk of life low back pain --- even just the slightest bit --- can be debilitating. In a sport like...

Another BJJ Core Exercise To Tighten Top Pressure and Stabilize Spine

This fundamental jiu-jitsu exercise will help you engage your body in a fashion that will allow you to capitalize on your weight...

Keep Your Neck & Shoulders Healthy With This Set of Exercises

Maintaining shoulder/neck health is of ultimate importance for the grappling population. In my experience, this has been the area of my body...

Build BJJ Grips With This Weighted Carry Variation

Today I'm sharing a variation of unilateral carries that targets the shoulder differently and challenges the grip too. It's...

Use These Breathing Exercises to Stay Calm In The Most Stressful...

As a practicing yogi and "mindful athlete," I've learned that conscious awareness to the breath and ultimately sense perceptions is the foundation...