Mike Bledsoe Discusses Strength and Conditioning for Grapplers

Mike Bledsoe is the host and co-founder of the outstanding Barbell Shrugged and Barbell Business podcasts. Barbell Shrugged is a podcast about strength and conditioning that interviews the best in the Crossfit, Strongman, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and nutrition communities. If you're looking for the latest information about getting in incredible shape, Barbell Shrugged is one of the best resources in the industry. Barbell Business is a Podcast for gym owners who want to grow and expand their business, improve their quality of life, and design a lifestyle that matches their dreams. 

In this episode, we talk about best practices for grapplers who want to improve their strength, conditioning, and overall health. We get into recovery methods, breathing techniques, types of exercises that will improve grappling strength, and numerous other topics. If you like this episode, make sure you check out Barbell Shrugged and Barbell Business. 

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We talk about the benefits of Clubs and Maces. Here's a video breaking down the basics of how to use a club or a mace. Here's where you can buy some clubs or maces of your very own.

Here's some of the latest Barbell Shrugged episodes talking about the importance of breathing. Interviews with Max Shank, Brian Mackenzie, and PJ Nestler

A video breaking down the Wim Hof method, cold baths, and recovering from BJJ training

Mike recommends pushing a sled to increase your cardio. He says that this is a super effective method for BJJ athletes who want to increase their stamina without beating up their bodies too much. Here's some basic ways to use a sled and here's an article on how to make one.