BJJ Strength Podcast
By Laurence Griffiths
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The BJJ Strength Podcast is about all things strength & conditioning and physical optimisation for BJJ.....and hopefully gives you a few laughs along the way too. If you practice Jiu Jitsu and want to get the best out of your body both on the mats and off the mats, this is the show for you. Hosted by owner of www.BJJStrength.com, BJJ Black Belt, Physical Optimisation Coach and all round nice guy, Laurence Griffiths. With a mix of guest and solo shows, it covers strength training, fitness, nutrition, breathing, power work, mindset, competition prep...plus much more to help with your BJJ.
||Clean#17 - non BJJ books that have helped my BJJ||Have you ever read a book that has had a profound impact on many areas of your life, including BJJ? I think there are many lessons that can learned from reading non BJJ related material that can change how we think about the art. Or, there are books that we read, that force us to makes changes that have an indirect impact on our BJJ. Today I talk about 8 such books that I have read. https://anchor.fm||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 - Q&A episode||This is the first BJJ Strength Podcast Q&A episode, focusing 100% on listener questions. My first attempt at this format, so let me know what you think. We cover grip strength, strength vs power, core strength, necks, knees and everything in between. https://anchor.fm||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 - Strength & Conditioning for fighters with Matty Green||An interview with Ex Royal Marine Commando and Strength & Conditioning coach to professional British Boxers and MMA as fighters, as well as BJJ fighters. You’re going to learn some expert advice on strength trainnig for fighters, conditioning protocols and his unique approaches using exercises for blood flow restriction. A fascinating interview. You can find Matty on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cumbria_s_c/?hl=en on his site https://www.cumbriasc.co.uk/ and also Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cumbriastrengthandconditioning/ - https://www.bjjstrength.com/lowerbackpainebook.html - www.YouTube.com/BJJStrength - www.Instagram.com/bjjstrength https://anchor.fm||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#14 - Mental Toughness, Kidnapping Cats & BJJ training on base in Afghanistan||A hilarious & informative interview with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt and British Military Veteran, John Smith. You’re going to learn how John got his Brown Belt while spending 75% of his time in Afghanistan while training BJJ, his incredible insights into the optimal performance mindset and a hilarious story about his time trying Japanese Jiu Jitsu. - https://www.bjjstrength.com/lowerbackpainebook.html - www.YouTube.com/BJJStrength - www.Instagram.com/bjjstrength||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - Intermittent Fasting and BJJ||Intermittent Fasting, or IF, has slowly but surely crept into the BJJ world over the past years. There is a lot of hype, but does the science back it up and should you do it if you train BJJ? Lower Back Pain Solution E-Book https://www.bjjstrength.com/lowerbackpainebook.html If "interesting" study mentioned https://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12967-016-1044-0||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - movement beyond BJJ with Farid Herrera||An interview with movement training coach (I'd call him an expert!) Farid Herrera. I'm a huge proponent of using movement training to supplement your BJJ and in today's show you'll learn why, and pick up some fantastic tips from Farid on how to start your movement journey. See Farid in action on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/farid_herrera/ Get his free handstand e-book: https://www.faridherrera.com/join.html Farid's blog: https://www.faridherrera.com/blog Also, the BJJstrength.com lower back pain articles: https://www.bjjstrength.com/bjj-strength-blog/bjj-lower-back-pain-what-causes-it Lower back pain videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWmAmETa7VI&list=PLR_tm7i464VPagEVjBQ62WXos0RrY_ySH||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#11 - BJJ grip strength training||Should you do grip strength training for BJJ? Absolutely, yes! In this episode, I'll take about why, the anatomy and science of grip strength for BJJ, the best exercises to use and the most optimal training loads and volumes. Science of grip strength training for BJJ article: https://www.bjjstrength.com/bjj-strength-blog/the-science-of-bjj-grip-strength-training Lower Back Pain videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWmAmETa7VI&list=PLR_tm7i464VPagEVjBQ62WXos0RrY_ySH Lower Back Pain causes article: https://www.bjjstrength.com/bjj-strength-blog/bjj-lower-back-pain-what-causes-it Gripedo Trainer on IG: https://www.instagram.com/gripedotrainer/?hl=en||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - Recovery for the BJJ athlete||My most requested topic to date, recovery for the BJJ athlete. We all struggle with it, how do we get our bodies to recover as quickly as possible to get back on the mats quickly, feeling good and feeling strong. I cover dozens of tips to make the most out of your recover and to help you get the most out of your BJJ. Recovery article: https://www.bjjstrength.com/bjj-strength-blog/12-tips-for-jiu-jitsu-and-strength-training-recovery Nutrition article: https://www.bjjstrength.com/bjj-strength-blog/7-nutrition-principles-for-jiu-jitsu-and-life - Want to get a free Breathing For BJJ Course, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html - Want to get incredible strength in 15 minutes 2x per week, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/15minutestrength.html - www.YouTube.com/BJJStrength - www.Instagram.com/bjjstrength||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - Nutrition for the BJJ athlete||Nutrition for the BJJ athlete. This episode covers key nutrition principles to follow if you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and generally if you want to be healthy and feel great. I use my own daily eating to guide the conversation, discussing some areas that may surprise you as ‘healthy’ eating. Article referenced https://www.bjjstrength.com/bjj-strength-blog/7-nutrition-principles-for-jiu-jitsu-and-life - Want to get a free Breathing For BJJ Course, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html - Want to get incredible strength in 15 minutes 2x per week, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/15minutestrength.html - www.YouTube.com/BJJStrength - www.Instagram.com/bjjstrength||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Breath less to improve performance, recovery and health||Breathing will never be the same once you’ve listened to this episode. You will find out, why you’ve been breathing too much, how to achieve high altitude training with no equipment and without leaving the house, and how to naturally and legally boost EPO.....for free. This is an interview with Oxygen Advantage Founder, world leading breathing expert, Patrick McKeown. We talk about the above plus, why breathing light is breathing right, what a deep breath really means, why breathing is so important for BJJ and MMA, plus get Patrick's opinions on the Wim Hof Method and Training masks.....plus much more. You can find Patrick at www.OxygenAdvantage.com and follow his work on @oxygenadvantage on Instagram. - Want to get a free Breathing For BJJ Course, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html - Want to get incredible strength in 15 minutes 2x per week, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/15minutestrength.html - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - Instagram.com/bjjstrength||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7 - BJJ Competition Preparation||How do you prepare for a BJJ competition? Great question. In this show, I cover ~10 topics to think about leading to a competition. Covering; why you should compete, mindset, nutrition, strength and conditioning, warm-ups on the day of the comp, plus much, much more. APOLOGIES FOR THE AUDIO: this episode was recorded on the fly while driving to Vegas. A bit of an experiment, so the audio isn’t great….but hopefully the content is. - Want to get a free Breathing For BJJ Course, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html - Want to get incredible strength in 15 minutes 2x per week, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/15minutestrength.html - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - Instagram.com/bjjstrength||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6 - Optimising training with bio-feedback and Omega Wave||Training smart and listening to your body is key to getting the most of your BJJ training, but what if you had a way to know the best times to train strength, vs power, vs cardio etc. Listen to this conversation with OmegaWave's Mikael Liimatainen, to get incredible insights into the science behind training smart with bio-feedback. Hear his top tips for staying healthy for BJJ, the differences between movement culture in The East vs The West and much, much more. To find out more and get Mikael's contact details, visit www.omegawave.com - Want to get a free Breathing For BJJ Course, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html - Want to get incredible strength in 15 minutes 2x per week, visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/15minutestrength.html - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - Instagram.com/bjjstrength - Facebook.com/BJJSandC||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5 - Top London Personal Trainer, BJJ Purple Belt, Jack Edwards||The first ever BJJ Strength interview, with highly regarded London Personal Trainer (one of the most demanding fitness markets in the world) and BJJ Purple Belt Jack Edwards. Jack shares his experiences combatting inflammatory bowel disease to stay healthy on the mats and off the mats. Learn about his unconventional training methods. Find out what he for 4 months while not training BJJ to come back feeler better than when he left. Get his top targets areas for mobility with any BJJ fighter. Also, hear him take the p*ss out of yours truly. Find Jack on https://www.jackedwardsfitness.com/ and @jack_jitsu on Instagram - Visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html to get our free breathing for BJJ course - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - Instagram.com/bjjstrength - Facebook.com/BJJSandC||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - Why is your fitness not improving?||Have you been training BJJ for years, several times per week but still gas out all the time? Do you think you should be fitter, but it just doesn’t seem to happen? It's more common than you think and this episode will give you several ideas on how to improve your ‘fitness’ to give you much more energy on the mat. Some of the suggestions may surprise you. - Visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html to get our free breathing for BJJ course - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - Instagram.com/bjjstrength - Facebook.com/BJJSandC||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Bodyweight vs Weight Training for BJJ||Bodyweight vs Weight Training, which is more effective for BJJ? When it comes to strength training for BJJ, most people fall into one of these two camps, but which is really better for BJJ? This episode covers several questions and considerations and puts forward the case for why bodyweight strength training is more effective for BJJ. - Visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html to get our free breathing for BJJ course - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - Instagram.com/bjjstrength - Facebook.com/BJJSandC||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - Motivation for BJJ training||Motivation is a fickle friend. Sometimes BJJ training is all we want to do, other times BJJ is the last thing on our mind, let alone any supplemental strength & conditioning for BJJ. Drawing on psychological research and personal experience, this episode looks at tactics and strategies to keep you training year after year. - Visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html to get our free breathing for BJJ course - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - instagram.com/bjjstrength/ - Facebook.com/BJJSandC||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - Planning Your Training||In this first episode get to know the background of BJJ Black Belt host Laurence Griffiths and get a deep dive into how you should be approaching your strength and conditioning training for BJJ. As the saying goes “Planning Prevents P*ss Poor Performance” so make you approach your training the right way. It's the first show, so apologies for the audio. I promise it gets better :) The show covers: understanding your motivations, when to start strength & conditioning before a competition, training your weaknesses, strength and power vs speed, training intensity, how to know when you’re doing too much and periodisation. - Visit https://www.bjjstrength.com/breathing-for-bjj.html to get our free breathing for BJJ course - YouTube.com/BJJStrength - instagram.com/bjjstrength - Facebook.com/BJJSandC||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Very glad to have found this podcast as a new white belt. I can definitely see how following the guidance laid out in this podcast will keep me motivated and healthy on the mats. Makes sitting in traffic feel productive. Keep the great content great coming 👍🏻🤙🏻
Best pod cast for practical application for Strength training specifically for Jiu Jitsu but also useful for all.
Really enjoying the advice and insight so far. Keep it up!