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The Benefits of Strength Training for BJJ

If two grapplers step onto the mat with equal technique who will win? 

This scenario is often brought up in the BJJ community because many Jiu Jitsu practitioners feel technique is all that matters.  However, when that’s equal other factors come into play, like strength & conditioning.  If you look at other professional athletes striving to reach their full potential in their sport they’re not only doing sport specific training, but also supplementing with strength training.  It shouldn’t be any different with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Even if your goal isn’t to be a professional BJJ athlete, strength training will help you reach your full potential and make your body more resilient to injury.



Benefits of Strength Training:

1. Reduces injury risk

2. Corrects imbalances created from training BJJ (passing/playing guard to one side)

3. Gives you an extra advantage

4. Improves BJJ training longevity

5. Helps make your body more durable

6. Improves strength-to-weight ratio


Even if you realize how important strength training is it can be hard to know where to start.  You don’t want to waste your time and energy on exercises that aren’t going to specifically help you improve your BJJ.  Luckily there is an answer, and it’s Electrum Performance.  Electrum Performance is run by two Jiu Jitsu practitioners who are also extremely knowledgeable and experienced Strength & Conditioning professionals.  They not only have extensive knowledge with strength training, but they know how to specifically cater a strength training program to a BJJ athlete.

Together with Andre Galvao, Electrum Performance has created a program specifically for BJJ athletes (gi & no gi), and it’s now available for purchase!  You can now train like the top athletes in the world.  Electrum Performance and Andre Galvao provide you with everything you’ll need to improve your strength, minimize your risk of injury, and keep you on the podium. With the combined experience of this exceptional team, you can rest assured that your training regimen will be tailored to the unique demands of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Follow this 8-week program guide to help you achieve peak performance at the biggest tournaments in the world, featuring supplemental material to learn the “hows” and “whys” behind our methods.  Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  Click HERE for more information.



Gi Program Features:
• Gi-Specific Sport Needs analysis

•Detailed explanations of basic strength and conditioning principles

•Sport-specific warm up
•Full exercise descriptions with picture examples

•Printable PDF training guide

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NoGi Program Features:
•No-Gi specific sport needs analysis

•Detailed explanations of basic strength and conditioning principles

•Sport-specific warm up

•Full exercise description with picture examples
•Printable PDF training guide

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If you are interested in learning more about our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program please give us a call at 858-292-5040 or email us at staff@atosjiujitsuhq.com and get started on your FREE one week trial today.

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