With all things are equal, strength and conditioning can be the deciding factor between victory and defeat. And in many cases strength and size can even overcome a superior skill level.

Do you want to rely on strength and size? Of course not. You want your technique to be perfect and you never have to rely on strength or size.

Having said that, strength makes you more efficient it, it makes you less susceptible to injury, makes your joints more resilient, and it can even improve your cardio.

Your goal should be to be as strong as possible, but use as little strength as possible when training.

So how do you improve you strength and conditioning for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Thankfully it’s not that complicated and you can start making improvements today.

To get you started here is an interview with BJJ Black Belt and Strength and Condition expert, Steve Maxwell.

This interview, Steve discusses all things related to Strength and Conditioning, how to you should train for Jiu Jitsu and combat sports, and contains a lot of actionable information in it.

Interview with Jiu Jitsu Strength & Conditioning Coach – Steve Maxwell Pt 1

Interview with Jiu Jitsu Strength & Conditioning Coach – Steve Maxwell Pt 2

Steve Maxwell has been training for over 50 years. He started BJJ in 1989 and is the first American-born Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Relson Gracie.

He is known as one of the pioneers of Jiu Jitsu in the East Coast of the United States and is considered one of the best strength & conditioning coaches for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

October 28, 2015