Category: Healthy Living For Consistency

Read tips and tricks to stay healthy and stay on the mats.

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BJJ Memes – Do you even meme bro?

I always try to bring you well thought out concepts to improve your Jiu Jitsu.  Not this week!  The 4 minutes you spend looking at these BJJ memes will not make you any more effective on the mat. Those that know me in real life know that I try not to take myself too seriously.

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BJJ Elbow Injury – Recovering After Getting My Elbow Popped

Story Time The nervousness I felt at previous tournaments didn’t seem to plague me that morning.  I woke up feeling fired up and ready to compete.  Training had been going great and I felt in amazing shape.  Today was my day, I just knew it.  I felt confident. Even when my opponent put me in

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Veterans

Veterans have trouble figuring out where they fit in once military life is over.  The culture shock of moving from a military to civilian lifestyle can feel impossible. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a tool that eases this adjustment.  The most common thing I hear from my veteran friends is “Training Jiu Jitsu saved my life!” One of

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Protecting My Lower Back As A Guard Player

My lower back flared up yesterday.  Coming up through the ranks I heard upper belts casually mention lower back issues.  I have long legs and stay cognizant of body positions.  For some reason I felt these problems wouldn’t affect me. After nearly 8 years in the sport, and focusing especially on my closed guard intensely

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Why You Should Bring A Pineapple To The First BJJ Class You Take

Starting off on the right foot in Jiu Jitsu is important.  The first impression you make on your first instructor is essential.  Don’t be the guy who forgets to bring a pineapple to the first BJJ class. In academic school, it is well known that bringing an apple to a teacher is a great way

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Strategic Meal Planning And Preparation For Jiu Jitsu

Nutrition is important in general but especially so for high performance athletes.  The rigorous training grapplers put their bodies through requires good nutrition to rebuild.  After hard training toiling in the kitchen is the last thing I want to do, so I focus on meal planning and preparation. Strategic Meal Planning And Preparation  Plan the

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Don’t Miss Mat Time – How To Take Vitamin A To Prevent Getting Sick

Is This Normal? etting sick a few times each year sometimes just feels like part of life.  When I was around other people who were sick, I used to feel like I was rolling the dice to whether or not I was getting sick too.  When the first cold snap came, I would develop a sore throat

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Staph Or Ringworm From BJJ

If you follow all of the 5 Basic Rules for hygiene in the Jiu Jitsu academy, hopefully you will never have to deal with staph or ringworm from BJJ. Dealing With 2 Of The Most Common Skin Infections There are some important rules to follow to avoid the skin infections that occur when training Jiu

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Hygiene In The Jiu Jitsu Academy 101

roper hygiene in the Jiu Jitsu Academy is essential to uninterrupted training. I outline some easy best practices to maintaining a clean gym in the first half of this post.  In the second half, I talk briefly about two of the most common skin infections in a Jiu Jitsu gym, ringworm and staph infections. The 5

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Pineapple Quick Tip

quick tip to ensure you achieve maximum tastiness. It works. Everyone loves pineapples especially Jiu Jitsu instructors.  Don’t forget to bring a pineapple to your first BJJ class.  Bonus points if you use this tactic to get it especially tasty first. Pineapple Quick Tip Video Transcription: “Hey guys, Lucas Walker here with a healthy jiu-jitsu tip.

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