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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: When to Tap? How to Avoid Getting Injured in BJJ

    In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Tap is King. When you Tap, you concede defeat and signal to your opponent that you have had enough. This can be a difficult thing to do, especially when you are in a heated match and your ego is on the line.

    But Tapping is an important part of BJJ, and it's crucial that you know when to tap out before you get injured. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of Tapping and how to avoid getting injured in BJJ.

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    Man stretching in a black BJJ shirt
    Injuries can be a serious problem in Brazilian jiu jitsu. As a practitioner, I wanted to learn how to prevent them as much as I can. The first internal debate I had was should I stretch before BJJ training? In this article, we dive deep into the importance of a proper warm-up and if stretching is hurtful or helpful for martial arts and athletic performance. By the end of this helpful article, you will know what the best pre-workout routine is for you.
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    The Fascia Tissue - Avoid This Common Cause of BJJ Pain and Injuries!
    If you train in BJJ, I think you’d understand that injuries and pain can be a common detriment in this sport. The problem is that the fascia system is commonly ignored for injury prevention, athletic performance, and recovery. In this article, I am going to show you why this system is crucial for relieving pain, optimizing posture and improving athletic ability as a martial artist, MMA fighter, or Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. 
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    Fighting Burnout In MMA and Jiu-Jitsu Training

    Burn out. I think you'd agree with me that this is common amongst ambitious MMA and Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. This can be a combat sports athlete’s most common issue and familiar foe and although training hard and pushing your limits can have its benefits, the problem with this is that “burn out” or overtraining can actually lead to a large list of serious health issues.

    This was my biggest mistake when I was just beginning my martial arts journey and over the years I've researched and found some beneficial methods and strategies that have allowed me to train longer and harder without feeling burnt out or overtrained. In this article, I'm going to show you exactly what you can do to begin training at your most optimal level while avoiding burnout. 

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    Bone Broth For Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners | How It Can Help Prevent Injuries
    Bone broth has been utilized by many cultures for thousands of years and for good reason. This powerful drink can help support general health as well as promote high-level athletic performance. It's a perfect recipe to use for cold winter months and brutal training camps. Personally, this is my favorite way to recover and it is very simple to make. I've tried varies other methods of recovery, but this has been by far the most effective way of not just combating soreness but also fighting joint inflammation as well. Learn about the health benefits of bone broth and try some yourself.
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