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Posted by seekprogress | January 6, 2017

Everyone these days has an opinion on the Olympic lifts. Thanks to Crossfit and a resurgence of old-school functional training, the Snatch and Clean and Jerk are now programmed into...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 6, 2017

In Part 1 we discussed the benefits of the Pistol Squat for BJJ players. A close relative to the Pistol is the Cossack Squat, which yields many of the same...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 5, 2017

When it comes to improving your strength and conditioning for sports performance the options are almost limitless. Rare, however, is it to find an exercise that will improve your strength,...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 4, 2017

Picking up a heavy load from the floor and walking around with it is one of the best things you can do to improve your sports performance. Loaded carries are...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 4, 2017

The Bulgarian Bag was designed specifically with one sport in mind: grappling.  In 2005, the bag’s creator, Ivan Ivanov, was looking to create a fitness tool that could be used...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 4, 2017

It’s no mystery that the kettlebell is an effective tool for BJJ strength and conditioning. It’s versatility and construction make it extremely useful for developing functional strength, power, and endurance...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 3, 2017

Chances are when you hit the gym you go after high-impact exercises like squats, deadlifts, and presses. No doubt it’s a smart idea to build your program around compound movements...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 3, 2017

In Part 1 we talked about reframing the outlook of an injury for the better. We discussed how to make the best of your time out by healing up old,...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 3, 2017

When you’re involved in a combat sport you’re going to get hurt. It’s never a question of will it happen, but when. And we all know, injuries suck! They usually...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 2, 2017

A lot of the reading online with regard to BJJ training is about technique, strategy, and supplemental lifting. A complete martial artist trains all of the necessary components, including his...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 2, 2017

Certain jiu jitsu styles tend to lend them selves to different body and personality types. Long, lanky players are often naturally inclined to play guard, using their extra leverage and...

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Posted by seekprogress | January 2, 2017

Technique is everything…right? Well, Roger Gracie told me once he doesn’t really lift weights… and thanks to a viral YouTube video (link) Marcelo’s approach to S&C is well known; go...

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