Category Archives: bjj

How to Front Squat – 2023 [includes – Zombie Front Squats, Front Squat Crossed arms]


Jiu-jitsu and MMA are sports that demand several qualities from every athlete participating – strength, mobility, durability, and strength endurance. Unfortunately, it’s common that these elements are lacking in many athletes, even when their skill level is high. It’s also … Continue reading

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A Complete Guide to the Back Squat 2023 (covers back pain when squatting, technique, plus more!)


If you have lower back pain when squatting, or if you’re looking to build up your max squat, whether you do martial arts or not, keep reading! Jiu-jitsu and grappling sports are not dominated by weak bodies. It is an … Continue reading

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Is MMA Dangerous? (MMA FAQs Answered)


Article by Drew Griffiths (BSc, MSc) Like all contact sports, MMA comes with a relatively high risk of injury. It’s unlikely that you’ll compete in MMA for a year for example, without sustaining some type of injury in training or … Continue reading

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Bed of Nails (review & how to use)


The bed of nails is a shakti mat, or acupressure mat or pillow that has loads of little plastic spikes or nails. I find it helps for my stiff neck and back, but only if I take my top off … Continue reading

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How to Escape a Headlock


You don’t see many side headlocks in MMA, but they’re common practice in the school yard or when you’re dicking about with your mates. On the other hand – front headlocks or standing guillotines are very common and very effective. … Continue reading

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Pull Up Bar Resistance Bands – how to tie resistance band to pull up bar


Exercise at your own risk Resistance bands are great for all sorts of exercises Long, looped bands are the best for assisting with chin ups. Tie the band in a loop onto the bar Place your knee or foot in … Continue reading

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Nordic Hamstring Curl at Home


Nordic hamstring curls are very popular thanks to Instagram’s Knees Over Toes Guy – Ben Patrick. The curl is a great exercise for developing muscle mass and strength in the hamstrings/backs of the legs. It’s also touted as one of … Continue reading

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XMartial.com Review – Viking Rash Guard


I ordered a rather funky looking rash guard from Xmartial.com and I’ve been pleasantly suprised with how good the quality is. In fact, the first time that I wore the rashguard, was during a wild camp, at the top of … Continue reading

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Warrior 1 Pose – Yoga – Steps


Warrior 1 is often described as a “beginner level standing post” and a “hip opener”. The posture is described as “internal rotated femur” – this is the same as warrior 3 DISCLAIMER – consult a doctor if you have any … Continue reading

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How to do Hot Yoga at Home (With Pictures)


With the help of a bath, you can do hot yoga at home. You don’t need a heater for hot yoga, or a tent. Although I am a fan of the infrared sauna blankets to get heat ‘deep’ into the … Continue reading

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