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Posted by seekprogress | 01 03 2017| Injury Prevention, Recovery

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 take the wind out of our sails right when we’re sailing along nicely. They’re debilitating, frustrating, and zap our motivation and momentum. Fighters and BJJ...

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Posted by seekprogress | 01 02 2017| Mind

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 mind. We’ve all been white belts and we all know what it’s like to be crushed, smashed, submitted, and defeated. As Joe Rogan puts it,...

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Posted by seekprogress | 01 02 2017| Exercises

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 physical attributes to unbalance or trap their opponents from bottom. Compact, aggressive wrestler types typically choose to pass the guard, and prefer to dominate from...

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Posted by seekprogress | 01 02 2017| Strength

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 HARD on the mats to get your physical training. These two guys are potentially the best grapplers to ever live, so they probably know a...

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Posted by seekprogress | 01 02 2017| Strength

Maximum strength should be a goal of every serious grappler. Being as strong as possible at your current weight is like having a secret weapon to call on. Technique should always be the primary focus, but devastating strength is a desirable quality to have in your back pocket. There’s a quote by legendary strength coach,...

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Posted by seekprogress | 01 02 2017| Exercises

It’s no secret that a strong core is one of the most important qualities of high-level grappling. It’s the ever so important component that generates and transfers power, stabilizes and flexes the spine, facilitates rotation, and more importantly with respect to BJJ, resists rotation. One of the great benefits of BJJ is that it significantly...

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Posted by seekprogress | 01 02 2017| Recovery

Jiu Jitsu sometimes requires you to use strength and force, while at other times you must accept and go with the energy. This is the yin and yang of BJJ and can be applied to many aspects of life, especially with respect to training. Over-stimulation (yang) of the body via consistent training will lead to...

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Posted by seekprogress | 01 02 2017| Recovery

This is part two of a four part series on “Recovery Strategies for Jiu Jitsu”  Click here for part one. SUPPLEMENTS There are a lot of supplements out there that claim to make you bigger, faster, and stronger, all while improving recovery and shortening the time needed between workouts. And a lot of these claims are...

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