Entries by Jiu-Jitsu Therapist

The Best Neck Stretches For BJJ

This series of stretches are some of my go-to exercises for improving neck pain, decreasing neck tension, and improving neck mobility. As we train Jiu-Jitsu, we constantly engage our muscles that allow for shrugging of the shoulders to fight off chokes and submissions. Also everyday sitting tasks such as working on the computer can cause […]

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The Jiu-Jitsu Therapist Podcast-Episode 33 Mr. Jiu-Jitsu, Chewy, Chad Hardy Youtube Live Video

Here is the video stream of the podcast Chewy, Mr. Jiu-Jitsu, Chad Hardy, and I did on Youtube Live. Check out more information at www.chewjitsu.net Audio version also available on iTunes and Stitcher. The Jiu-Jitsu Therapist Podcast. Free shoulder health e-book and the new BJJ Warm Up Video Series now available at www.jiujitsutherapist.com Instagram: the_jiujitsu_therapist […]

How to treat outer hip pain for BJJ athletes

BJJ practitioners deal with injuries frequently. Hip injuries can be a both annoying and very limiting injury to deal with. The importnce of strong, mobile, and flexible hips is crucial for hitting submissions and maintaining or regaining guard. My training partner had pain in the outer hip and asked for a few suggestions. He has […]

Explosiveness with Hex Bar To Add Variety and Provide Better Guard Passing

Before trying this exercise, make sure that you have proper squatting and jumping mechanics and have experience with weight-lifting and exercise. This is not a substitute for a proper squat, deadlift, or box jump. Those exercises are crucial for building the components and foundation necessary to increase strength, power, and explosiveness. This exercise is meant […]