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Author: Laurence Griffiths

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The BJJ Strength Podcast is about all things strength & conditioning and physical optimisation for BJJ.....and hopefully gives you a few laughs along the way too. If you practice Jiu Jitsu and want to get the best out of your body both on the mats and off the mats, this is the show for you.

Hosted by owner of www.BJJStrength.com, BJJ Black Belt, Physical Optimisation Coach and all round nice guy, Laurence Griffiths.

With a mix of guest and solo shows, it covers strength training, fitness, nutrition, breathing, power work, mindset, competition prep...plus much more to help with your BJJ.
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#40 - Taking a break

#40 - Taking a break

2019-10-2310:16

A slightly different, but very quick episode to explain while I'll be taking a (hopefully temporary) break from the podcast to focus on a life long dream. --------------- FREE Gym Ball for BJJ https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html Full Gym Ball Course https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymball.html BJJ Strength Programs https://www.bjjstrength.com/programs.html
Paul Browne is one of Ireland’s top fight strength & conditioning coaches, with a heavy specialisation in BJJ. Paul is himself a Brown Belt and active masters competitor. We dive deep into his philosophies of strength training for BJJ and his very interesting approach to leading BJJ training comps online. Instagram: @bjj_browner Website: http://adrenalinefitnessdublin.com/bjj --------------- FREE Gym Ball for BJJ https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html Full Gym Ball Course https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymball.html BJJ Strength Programs https://www.bjjstrength.com/programs.html
Steve Bechtel is one of the leading authorities on strength & conditioning for rock climbing, with almost 30 years in the game and currently training some of the best rock climbers in the world. When it comes to grip strength for BJJ, there is no better sport to learn from than rock climbing. Although much more than that, there are many synergies between rock climbing and BJJ when it comes to balance an intense sports practice with strength & conditioning. I hope you enjoy this interview with Steve, and how it relates to BJJ, as much as I did. Instagram: @stevebechtel & @climb.strong Website: https://www.climbstrong.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClimbStrongTV/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbstrong --------------- FREE Gym Ball for BJJ https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html Full Gym Ball Course https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymball.html BJJ Strength Programs https://www.bjjstrength.com/programs.html
Cameron Shayne is the founder of Budokon University, a multi faceted approach using martial arts and movement to become an incredible human being. We discuss BJJ, Yoga, movement, a philosophical approach to martial arts, his concept of Mind Science, Mental Jiu Jitsu and dive deep into the ‘mental’ pillars of his teaching system. I really think you’re going to love this episode! Cameron on Instagram: @cameronshayne Budokon University: http://budokon.com/ YouTube: Cameron Shayne --------------- FREE Gym Ball for BJJ https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html Full Gym Ball Course https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymball.html BJJ Strength Programs https://www.bjjstrength.com/programs.html
An interview with Dr Bob Newhalfen about the importance of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and overall physical performance. We talk about how being strong in DNS positions replicates the strength & stability that could apply to a BJJ guard, why a 6 pack….or 8 pack my not be a good thing, dangers of too external hip rotation and not enough internal rotation in BJJ fighters, a DNS approach to Yoga and mobility…..plus much more. Dr Bob on Instagram: @motus_education His site: https://motuseducation.com/ --------------- FREEGym Ball for BJJ https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html Full Gym Ball Course https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymball.html BJJ Strength Programs https://www.bjjstrength.com/programs.html
Today I discuss 10 things I wished I’d known as a BJJ white belt, things I hope that can help you on your BJJ journey. The video I reference for training movements on your back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx2_kRR8xrg Good jiu jitsu is not nice Grips, grips, grips Pressure Be assertive Moving properly on the bottom Picking up the hips Principles Reverse engineering Taking notes Breathe --------------- FREEGym Ball for BJJ https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html Full Gym Ball Course https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymball.html BJJ Strength Programs https://www.bjjstrength.com/programs.html
Interview with Pro MMA fighter, BJJ Brown Belt, BJJ Masters World Champion, strength & conditioning and kettlebell expert Aj Jenkins. Aj has a wealth of experience in fight game, as a fighter including appearances in Bellator, a strength and conditioning coach, wrestling at college and now even starting her career as an MMA referee. Enjoy! Find Aj on: Instagram: @ajjenkins22 --------------- FREEGym Ball for BJJ https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html Full Gym Ball Course https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymball.html BJJ Strength Programs https://www.bjjstrength.com/programs.html
#33 - I'm still alive!

#33 - I'm still alive!

2019-08-0248:52

Find out where I've been and what I've been up to! https://www.bjjstrength.com/gymballfree.html https://www.amazon.com/Supertraining-Yuri-V-Verkhoshansky/dp/8890403810
Today is the second interview with one of the UK’s top S&C coaches for fighters, Matty Green. Matty trains a range of pro Boxers, MMA and BJJ fighters. In this second interview, we go really deep into Matty’s knowledge and cover some fantastic topics like, a crazy Turkish Get Up challenge, Functional Range Conditioning, Triphasic Training, Pillars of Athleticism, we cover scapular and shoulder stability in great depth, his time with S&C Coach Phil Daru and also discuss his approaches to remote programming. Some of the names mentioned as good resources are Phil McDougall, Todd Hargrove, Cal Dietz. The first interview with Matty here  Find Matty on:  Instagram - @cumbria_s_c  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cumbriastrengthandconditioning/  ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***5% OFF + free massage per person “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest
Today I speak with the multi talented, Yoga teacher, singer song writer, music teacher, Pain Management Clinician, BJJ practitioner and all around awesome guy, Simon Alcantara. We discuss Simon’s journey from being a self described “tense and angry” person, to the most chilled person I know. We talk about meditation, yoga and yoga for BJJ, mental health, learning to relax and so much more.   Find Simon on:  Instagram - @simonsolemusic  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/simohmyogimusic  Podcast - Simon’s Valley Trip  ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***5% OFF + free massage per person “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest  ---------------  https://www.mobilitas.store/ use code STRENGTH15 to get 15% off all orders  --------------- 
A second interview with BJJ Black Belt Joe (catch his first on episode #19) where we go deep into Joe’s true passion, Paleo Permaculture and how eating Paleo can be sustainable and actually replace factory farming…..if done correctly. A fascinating discussions in what I hope is only the first part of further interviews on the same topic. Joe’s site http://www.paleopermacultureconnection.com/ and some of the names mentioned: Michael Pollan, Allan Savory and Geoff Lawton. ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***5% OFF + free massage per person “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest  ---------------  https://www.mobilitas.store/ use code STRENGTH15 to get 15% off all orders
Today I’m happy to bring you an interview with BJJ Purple Belt and Co-Host of the Grappling Rewind Podcast. We talk about Maine’s almost insane commitment to watch more grappling than maybe anyone on the planet and how that can sometimes mean watching 27 hours of footage in one weekend. We discuss different aspects, good and bad, of grappling competition formats, PEDs and the potential professional future of BJJ. Enjoy.  https://www.grapplingrewind.com/ Instagram: @grappling_rewind  ---------------  https://www.mobilitas.store/ use code STRENGTH15 to get 15% off all orders  ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest  --------------- 
John Davis is a BJJ Purple Belt with 20+ years experience as a strength coach across Track, American Football, Jiu Jitsu and MMA, having worked with some of the best in the business. Also, at 50, he will put most 21 years to shame on the mat with his physical prowess. We talk about how John has looked after his body to stay in great shape, the three pillars of his strength training philosophy, the difference between explosive and olympic style kettlebell lifts and much, much more.  John on Instagram @coachdaviscombatstrength  ---------------  https://www.mobilitas.store/ use code STRENGTH15 to get 15% off all orders  ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest  --------------- 
Today is an interview with BJJ Brown Belt and founder of Mobilitas (https://www.mobilitas.store/), one of the leaders in myofascial release tools, Scott Isley. Hear how Scott first learned about self massage after relieving long term knee in just a few weeks, our discussion about a newly discovered (potentially) organ, plus his best advice on the way to improve mobility for BJJ. Instagram: @mobilitas ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest  --------------- 
A hilarious and informative interview with Paul & Kip, aka The Grappling Dads. We chat about the realities of training BJJ when you have kids, a wife/husband, a demanding job, an ever growing list of injuries……and find out how Kip manages to perform on a diet consisting mainly of Lucky Charms.  https://grapplingdads.com/ Instagram: @grapplingdads  ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest 
Today’s interview is with John Smith, BJJ Brown Belt, host of The Grappling Life Podcast and ex British Military. We hear John’s story of getting shot by a terrorist in late 2018 in Kabul Afghanistan, his mental and physical recovery and getting back to training BJJ after a major injury. We also discuss how specific military battle tactics can be applied to BJJ, plus much more.  John on Instagram: @the_grappling_life_podcast  The Grappling Life Podcast (Ep 61 for the Kabul attack)   ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest  --------------- 
Interview with BJJ Brown Belt, Matt Edgington, who specialises in improving your BJJ through the use of solo drills. We talk about how Matt used solo drills to improve his BJJ, when he was forced into a period of having no school, the unique benefits of solo drills you can’t get from drilling with a partner, plus his tips on how to bring solo drilling for BJJ into your routine.  Matt on Instagram:@the_jiujitsu_ronin  His Facebook Group: Jiu Jitsu Ronin’s Army  --------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: @mbjjyogafest 
Want to start kettlebell training for BJJ? Well this is just the episode for you, covering what weight kettlebell to buy, what kettlebell exercises to start with for BJJ and a ready made program to follow. Kettlebell swing video  Turkish Get Up video  ---------------  Gripedo  *** $10 OFF Gripdeo with code “BJJStrength”  https://www.gripedo.com/ Gripdeo review on YouTube Instagram @gripedotrainer  ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest  ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram @mbjjyogafest 
Want Peak Performance for BJJ? Then let Michael tell you about the foundation you need to build to get the most out of your body. Dr Michael Stromsness is a BJJ Purple Belt, Chiropractor, Founder of the Triple R System and Neutrility, based in Carlsbad, California. Michael has worked with a wide array of athletes, across various sports and has some incredible knowledge in the getting the most out of your body on the mats and off the mats. We discuss the foundation of breathing and core activation, his 70/30 rule, his Triple R System, common problems in BJJ movement, plus much, much more...  Michael on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/enlightened_savage_101/?hl=en  His website https://www.neutrility.com/  ---------------  Gripedo  *** $10 OFF Gripdeo with code “BJJStrength” **** https://www.gripedo.com/  ***Gripdeo review on YouTube*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSx20W-elX8  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gripedotrainer/?hl=en  ---------------  Mallorca BJJ Yoga Fest  ***10% OFF + 50 Euros hotel credit per person use “EARLYGRIFF50” at https://www.mallorcabjjyogafest.com/ ****  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mbjjyogafest/?hl=en 
BJJ Philosophy with Chris Matakas. Chris is a BJJ Black Belt and author of 7 Jiu Jitsu books, but your typically Jiu Jitsu book. Chris’ books focus on Jiu Jitsu as a vehicle for self development and is someone that I would call, a Philosopher of BJJ. In today’s episode you’ll get Chris’ view on the Ego in BJJ, Axiomatic Phrases, why Chris got rid of his TV, 3 key areas how BJJ helps you be a better person, plus much more...  Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matakasbjj/?hl=en  Find Chris’ books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Matakas/e/B00HF96MQ0?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1548131081&sr=8-1  *** $10 OFF Gripdeo Trainer with code “BJJStrength” **** https://www.gripedo.com/  ***Gripdeo review on YouTube*** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSx20W-elX8  - https://www.bjjstrength.com/lowerbackpainebook.html  - www.YouTube.com/BJJStrength  - www.Instagram.com/bjjstrength 
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Ryan Dunkling

Great Podcasts! keep up the good work 💪🤙

Sep 2nd
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