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Strength and Conditioning for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Jones, Nathaniel Brian PhD, CSCS1; Ledford, Elizabeth MS, CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 60–69
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182405476
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SUMMARY: BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU IS A GRAPPLING SPORT THAT COMBINES ASPECTS OF WRESTLING AND JUDO AS WELL AS ITS OWN SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES. THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES HOW TO DESIGN AN APPROPRIATE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM FOR THE SPORT. IT COVERS THE STRENGTH, POWER, ENDURANCE, AND FLEXIBILITY NEEDS OF THE JIU-JITSU ATHLETE AND INJURY PREVENTION.

1Kinesiology and Health Studies, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky

2Health and Sport Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

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Nathaniel Brian Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Georgetown College.

Elizabeth Ledford is an instructor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Louisville.

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