This is the official podcast of the Bulletproof For BJJ movement. Hosted by JT & Joey. Each episode the founders break down problems that Jiu-jitsu people experience, giving guidance and tips to improve your training for BJJ. With the goal of helping every body on the Brazilian jiu-jitsu path reduce their chance of injury, improve their strength and mobility to become more resilient.
#31 Livia Giles
World Champion, Physiotherapist and New Mother! Livia Giles is a woman of many talents and today JT goes in depth on what it has taken for Liv to achieve everything she has:
The Origin story of a competitive athleteHow she plunged head first into BJJStrength and Conditioning, injuries and winning World ChampionshipsThe challenging path to ADCC selection and the Big Show.Pregnancy, rolling, lifting and child birthIn this candid chat Liv gives a no BS account of her athletic career and what it takes to push the limits on the long road to the top of the BJJ Podium.
#30 Jess Fraser
The Woman, the myth, the legend! Jess Fraser is a pioneer in the Australian Jiu-jitsu scene. If you do not know this name, settle in for a amazing tale of perseverance, toughness and competitive fire. From early starts in Krav Maga and Yoga instructing she weathered many storms, fought many battles and rose to the top of the international competitive scene.
This wasn't enough for Jess as she sought to lead and galvanise women's BJJ in Australia by building "Australian Girls In Gi."
This episode shines the light on a deep history of women's competitive jiu-jitsu, what it takes to over come club politics to train with your mates and strengthen a community that the art had neglected. Legends were made, an amazing community was built and this is the inside story you need to hear.
#29 How To Make The Most of Your Workouts
Are you working hard but not getting the gains you want? Feel like you have hit a plateau?
JT & Joey break down exactly why having a good plan of attack will set you on track to improvement and steer you off the path of plateau.
What is your Program and are you sticking to it?Are you Consistent or Random with workoutsThe Difference between Testing and TrainingWhy Warm Ups and Intention are key to improvingGet your Central Nervous System primed!Many people are trying their best to improve but wasting a lot of energy and time by missing key actions. In order to go to the next level and enjoy greater strength, athleticism and energy follow these key steps to get more out of your workouts.
#28 The Covid Catch Up
What are the Bulletproof Boys doing in Lock Down? How are they getting it done? Today's show goes behind the scenes on what both JT & Joey are doing to process, stay active and keep the Bulletproof movement moving forward. They discuss a number of topics that you may be struggling with:
Raising a new born in Lock DownKeeping your business a float while closedStaying healthy and strong with no GymCreating daily structure to stay productiveTips to help you over come the chaos of CovidThis is a candid discussion that gives some insight into how the guys manage their personal and professional lives with the restrictions that keep us from the thing we love most- Jiu-jitsu.
#27 Stronger Grips For BJJ
Always get your grips broken? Forearms always gassing out? Sounds like you need stronger Grips! Often when people first start training Jiu-jitsu the first thing they feel fail is their ability to hold on, Gi or No-Gi. This can happen as a result of a few different factors.
JT & Joey discuss where most BJJ folk are going wrong and what they can then do to develop the killer crush grip.
How Rock Climbing training relates to training BJJThe Simplest way to improve your gripRope climbing and Grip PowerMaximal Grip strength & Captains Of Crush
#26 How To Fix Your Sore Fingers & Tight Wrists
"I can't straighten my fingers. My wrists are too sore for push ups. I have to use finger tape..."
Does this sound like something you might say?
At some stage in your BJJ journey you will suffer a small joint injury (finger or toe) and the terrible thing is they hurt like hell and take their sweet time to heal. Another side effect of lots of gripping during rolling is tight wrists.
In this episode JT & Joey discuss how you can go about speeding up your recovery time for an injured finger and the exact approach you can take to remedy those tight wrists.