Dr. Jen Case Busts Myths About BJJ Strength Training and Nutrition

Do you want to increase your strength, conditioning, and improve nutrition for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Dr. Jen Case is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renato Tavares. Jen trains under Jason Bircher at Kansas City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Kansas City, Missouri. Jen works for a company called Renaissance Periodization which she started working for in 2014 after leaving work as a Professor at University of Central Missouri. Jen is an expert in strength and conditioning, especially for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and grapplers. Renaissance Periodization is an online personal training company that links athletes with personal training and nutrition specialists to help design a program that caters to the athlete's exact needs. Jen is one of the companies experts when it comes to S&C and nutrition for martial artists. 

In this episode, Jen busts some myths that exist in the nutrition and strength training world. I learned so much from this episode and have begun to incorporate many of Jen's recommendations into my life since recording this interview. Check out RP for specific guidance on how you should shape your training and nutrition off the mats!

Show Notes!

Connect with Dr. Jen Case on Facebook

Renaissance Periodization website for all your Strength, Conditioning, and Nutrition needs. The team will match you up with a personal trainer who is specific to your goals. Here's Jen's profile on the site

Renato Tavares on BJJ Heroes. Master Tavares is a legend in the community and also the coach of Jen's coach, Jason Bircher. Jason is the owner of Kansas City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (KCBJJ)

Here's an article describing Meso/Micro cycles and how they work with your strength training

An article from T-Nation talking about the 5/3/1/ program of powerlifting

Marcelo Garcia on why he doesn't lift weights and just trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Submission Strength program that I mention

My interview with Charlie Vinch

University of Central Missouri where Jen worked as a professor