This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle symmetry. Improving posture is beneficial for many reasons but a few great ones are pain relief, reduction of injuries, and improved physical … More One Simple Exercises To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ
Use these techniques and stretches with an exercise ball to help with shoulder motion. Fix Tight Shoulders and Prevent Injury From Shoulder Locks With These Techniques. The more motion and flexibility, the less likelihood of injury. Great to perform as a warm up, cool down, and on off days.
On this episode of the podcast I am joined once again by my head coach and BJJ black belt Nick “Chewy” Albin. He is fresh off of his win at Fight To Win Pro 29 in Nashville, has just returned from running a few seminars, and talks about his plans for the future. Chris Dukes … More The Jiu-Jitsu Therapist Podcast-Episode 24: BJJ Black Belt Nick “Chewy” Albin and BJJ Purple Belt Chris Dukes
I got a question on Reddit regarding hand and finger soreness and what to do about it. Here are a few simple warm up exercises and stretches for the fingers and hands. Included are tendon glides which help get the tendons moving as well as warming up the fingers. I also provide some simple and … More Hand and Finger BJJ Warm Up Plus Easy Tips
Try this modification to help with hip flexor and quad flexibility. In this technique, we incorporate the belt to assist with stretching the 2-joint quad muscle, the rectus femoris. This muscle crosses both the hip and the knee and to be effectively stretched, must be elongated across both the hip and knee joint simultaneously. This … More Improve Hip Flexor and Quad Mobility For BJJ With This Modification
Some key points to think about when grappling with a partner who has returned from an injury.
This is 32 days out of meniscus surgery for my training partner Chris. We are nearing the end of a very successful knee rehab as Chris is able to participate in partner drills. After completing solo drills, you can transition to partner drills. These drills are very important to get your body to adjust to … More How To Return To Grappling After Injury: Meniscus Surgery, Post-Op Day 32: Partner Drills