Posts Tagged ‘mobility exercises’

5 Minute Basic Warm Up Drill for BJJ

A few weeks ago I posted a video showing you some ways to use the Foam Roller to improve your mobility. Like I pointed out in it, while some people may argue the benefits of strength training for BJJ almost no one disputes the need for mobility training. The better you move the better your flow on the mats and the fewer overuse injuries you’ll incur.

Taking things one step further I wanted to share a basic mobility routine I like to use to warm up for workouts both in the gym and on the mat. In fact, we’ve started using this sequence as part of the class warm up at my BJJ academy and I’ve gotten some great feedback from fellow students as to how it has helped them.

In this video I show you a 5 minute routine that will improve your joint mobility and get you warmed up and ready to rock.

Try this warm up routine next time you train and let me know what you think. If you have any questions or comments on it just post a comment below and if you liked this video please click one of the Like or Shore buttons to help spread the word.

Until next time…

Roll Strong,

James Wilson

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The Frog Stretch for BJJ – The Best Stretch to Open Up Your Groin and Inner Thigh

The Frog Stretch for BJJ – The best stretch to open up your groin and inner thigh.

A few weeks ago I posted a video showing you how to quickly improve the range of motion on your toe touch. It was a drill I had used to help a lot of high level BJJ guys touch their toes for the first time in years and I heard from a lot of blog readers who also found it extremely helpful.

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The Bretzel Stretch – One of the best total body streches for the BJJ player.

Hip and shoulder mobility are super important on the mats, both to help us move better and to avoid injuries. Unfortunately a lot of us work jobs that have us hunched over and then we happen to love a sport that has us hunched over a lot as well.

This leads to a lot of tightness in the same areas we rely on for “flow” when we roll. If you’re tight in the hips and shoulders you’ll have trouble moving efficiently and smoothly, which makes it vital we do something to keep us mobile.

Enter the Bretzel Stretch…

It has a funny name but it is one of the best total body stretches/ mobility drills you can do to improve your hip and shoulder mobility. I do it almost daily and use it to help “open me up” after hours of hard training and rolling on the mats.

Here is a quick video I shot going over this awesome stretch. Be sure to let me know what you think or if you have any questions about it by posting a comment below.


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Until next time…

Roll Strong,

James Wilson

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