3 Weaknesses 97% of Grapplers Have
And How You Can Fix Them to Gain a Competitive Edge
3 Weaknesses 97% of Grapplers Have
And How You Can Fix Them to Gain a Competitive Edge
I’m not a Jiu-Jitsu coach.

I’ve never rolled once.

I’m a strength and conditioning coach that helps athletes Improve their physical performance. It’s my job to make sure that the athletes I work with are prepared to dominate their sport of choice. I’ve helped professional, college, and high school athletes go from benchwarmers to starters in almost every sport you can think of. 

Most athletes struggle with the same things and so I coach them all in a similar manner with a few key variations from sport to sport. 

So…
If you want to learn what weaknesses plague most grapplers, the ones that make them feel like they are getting manhandled, and not ‘not getting any better’

AND 

How to turn those weaknesses into strengths, so that YOU can be the one dominating on the mats...

Listen up:

A Few months ago,

I crossed paths with the Head Coach at American Top Team
His name’s Phil Daru.

And he’s responsible for the strength training success of some of the best fighters you’ll see on your TV screen, including:

Dustin Poirier (Ranked #3 Lightweight), 

Tyron Woodley (Champion Welterweight), 

And

Joanna Jedrzejczyk (Ranked #1 Strawweight),
And even more specifically, some top jiu jitsu performers such as:

Antonio Carlos Jr. (World Champion), Gezary Matuda (5 Time World Champ, going for 6th), and Alexey Oleynik.
I’m not a Jiu-Jitsu coach.

I’ve never rolled once.

I’m a strength and conditioning coach that helps athletes Improve their physical performance. It’s my job to make sure that the athletes I work with are prepared to dominate their sport of choice. I’ve helped professional, college, and high school athletes go from benchwarmers to starters in almost every sport you can think of. 

Most athletes struggle with the same things and so I coach them all in a similar manner with a few key variations from sport to sport. 

So…
If you want to learn what weaknesses plague most grapplers, the ones that make them feel like they are getting manhandled, and not ‘not getting any better’

AND 

How to turn those weaknesses into strengths, so that YOU can be the one dominating on the mats...

Listen up:

A Few months ago,

I crossed paths with the Head Coach at American Top Team
His name’s Phil Daru.

And he’s responsible for the strength training success of some of the best fighters you’ll see on your TV screen, including:

Dustin Poirier (Ranked #3 Lightweight), 

Tyron Woodley (Champion Welterweight), 

And

Joanna Jedrzejczyk (Ranked #1 Strawweight),
And even more specifically, some top jiu jitsu performers such as:

Antonio Carlos Jr. (World Champion), Gezary Matuda (5 Time World Champ, going for 6th), and Alexey Oleynik.
HE WAS EVEN NOMINATED FOR MMA TRAINER OF THE YEAR.
HE WAS EVEN NOMINATED FOR MMA TRAINER OF THE YEAR.
Recently, we had an enlightening conversation.

He shared with me, the most common weaknesses that almost ALL grapplers have.

He stressed the fact that the ones who fix these weaknesses experience rapid increases in rank, display dominance when rolling in *class and competition, and even perform better off the matts.

But, as Phil emphasized…

If you leave these weaknesses unaccounted for,
They can lead you down a deep, dark, hole of injuries, losses, lack of progression
And honestly, I’ve seen athletes focus purely on skill work giving them decent performance but no where near put together like the top guys you see
And more embarrassment than being put to sleep by an ezekiel choke in front of your girlfriend.

I’m sure none of that sits well with you.

And because I want you to avoid all that, I figured I’d share, not only the 3 weaknesses he filled me in on, but also how he works to fix them with the fighters that set foot into American Top Team
Here goes:
1. Lack of Isometric Strength
You probably know jiu jitsu is all about control. 

You might not know that without sufficient isometric strength, you won’t be able to control anyone.

If you’re lacking isometric strength...
People will pass your guard, You’ll lose your grips while trying to pass guard, You’ll have trouble getting and controlling dominant positions; and people will escape your attempted submissions.
2. Weak Posterior Chain
Because of the motor patterns of the sport, most grapplers have weak glutes, backs, and hamstrings.

And what most grapplers don’t know is that these muscles are absolutely vital for success in the sport…

Weaknesses in these muscles limit your ability to do the three most important things in jiu jitsu:

Escape submissions,
Maintain and control dominant positions, and Submit your opponent. If you’re not doing those, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll get frustrated,

Quit,

Effectively flushing all your time, effort, and money down the toilet.
3. Lack of Mobility
The demands of jiu jitsu create unnatural postural distortions that can lead to injury

And worse…

Easy submissions.

Not for you, but for your opponents.

See,

Because of all the rolling, 

Constantly being on your back, 

And the mounting positions,

You start to develop nasty postural problems like:

The demands of jiu jitsu create unnatural postural distortions that can lead to injury

And worse…

Easy submissions.

Not for you, but for your opponents.

See, because of all the rolling, constantly being on your back, and the mounting positions,

You start to develop nasty postural problems like: Rounded shoulders, Tight, Donald Duck hips,

And a drooped forward, more exposed, neck
These distortions aren’t just ugly, they also limit your mobility, making a slight crank from your opponent turn into a quick tap for you.

Not only that, 

They create irritating imbalances that will diminish your overall strength,

Grip,

And movement on the mats.

Plus, 

Injuries that can leave you sidelined for months.


Recently, we had an enlightening conversation.

He shared with me, the most common weaknesses that almost ALL grapplers have.

He stressed the fact that the ones who fix these weaknesses experience rapid increases in rank, display dominance when rolling in *class and competition, and even perform better off the matts.

But, as Phil emphasized…

If you leave these weaknesses unaccounted for,
They can lead you down a deep, dark, hole of injuries, losses, lack of progression
And honestly, I’ve seen athletes focus purely on skill work giving them decent performance but no where near put together like the top guys you see
And more embarrassment than being put to sleep by an ezekiel choke in front of your girlfriend.

I’m sure none of that sits well with you.

And because I want you to avoid all that, I figured I’d share, not only the 3 weaknesses he filled me in on, but also how he works to fix them with the fighters that set foot into American Top Team
Here goes:
1. Lack of Isometric Strength
You probably know jiu jitsu is all about control. 

You might not know that without sufficient isometric strength, you won’t be able to control anyone.

If you’re lacking isometric strength...
People will pass your guard, You’ll lose your grips while trying to pass guard, You’ll have trouble getting and controlling dominant positions; and people will escape your attempted submissions.
2. Weak Posterior Chain
Because of the motor patterns of the sport, most grapplers have weak glutes, backs, and hamstrings.

And what most grapplers don’t know is that these muscles are absolutely vital for success in the sport…

Weaknesses in these muscles limit your ability to do the three most important things in jiu jitsu:

Escape submissions,
Maintain and control dominant positions, and Submit your opponent. If you’re not doing those, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll get frustrated,

Quit,

Effectively flushing all your time, effort, and money down the toilet.
3. Lack of Mobility
The demands of jiu jitsu create unnatural postural distortions that can lead to injury

And worse…

Easy submissions.

Not for you, but for your opponents.

See,

Because of all the rolling, 

Constantly being on your back, 

And the mounting positions,

You start to develop nasty postural problems like:

The demands of jiu jitsu create unnatural postural distortions that can lead to injury

And worse…

Easy submissions.

Not for you, but for your opponents.

See, because of all the rolling, constantly being on your back, and the mounting positions,

You start to develop nasty postural problems like: Rounded shoulders, Tight, Donald Duck hips,

And a drooped forward, more exposed, neck
These distortions aren’t just ugly, they also limit your mobility, making a slight crank from your opponent turn into a quick tap for you.

Not only that, 

They create irritating imbalances that will diminish your overall strength,

Grip,

And movement on the mats.

Plus, 

Injuries that can leave you sidelined for months.


Here’s What You Can Do to Eliminate These Weaknesses
Here’s What You Can Do to Eliminate These Weaknesses
As I sat with Phil, he began getting really worked up, 

There was a fire in his belly,

This was clearly something that irked him more than being wrist locked by a white-belt…
“I don’t understand how, in a sport that’s all about control, people don’t take the time to train the one physical attribute that gives you more control…”
He’s talking about strength training of course.

And it seems like most grapplers sit on one end of the spectrum or the other…

Not training at all from fear of overdoing it, or just not seeing the value

Or training too much - and using incorrect methods.
Phil Has Cleared the Air
Shortly after our conversation, Phil presented me with a complete protocol to fix the common grappling weaknesses,

And,

Present the BJJ world with a program that isn’t guess-work, like you’ll find on MMA and BJJ fan sites…

It’s called Ground Control.

TODAY ONLY $97
And if you’re ballsy enough to give this program a go, you’ll discover:
11 Performance-Changers You’ll Find Inside of Ground Control
  •  A 12 Week, Made-For-You, Strength training program designed by Head Strength Coach at American Top Team
  •  The most effective strategies to gain superior levels of isometric strength, so that you can lock them down, hold them in your guard, and submit them.
  •  An uncommon method to build foundational strength that doesn’t come from lifting weights, and will give you the coordination of world champions
  •  GET BETTER FASTER. Learn the sport-specific strategies to increase your aerobic capacity, so you aren’t gassed after one rol
  •  Grapplers suffer from weak posterior chains, but having a strong posterior chain is critical to success in sport. Receive an arsenal of corrective exercises to “wake-up” your posterior chain, and increase your effectiveness on the mats
  •  The most important physical attributes YOU NEED to keep up with bigger opponents
  •  Athleticism is a huge advantage, and can be overwhelming, especially at lower ranks. Find out how to develop elite athleticism, progress faster, and overwhelm opponents
  •  Avoid the control of your opponents by developing a rock-solid, stable core with the methods inside of Ground Control
  •  How to develop your anaerobic lactic threshold, and why it’s absolutely critical for your success to do so
  •  BJJ specific mobilization techniques to minimize injury, keep you on the mats, AND make you less susceptible to submission
  •  An under-utilized autoregulation modality that prevents you from overtraining
11 Performance-Changers You’ll Find Inside of Ground Control
And if you’re ballsy enough to give this program a go, you’ll discover:
  •  A 12 Week, Made-For-You, Strength training program designed by Head Strength Coach at American Top Team
  •  The most effective strategies to gain superior levels of isometric strength, so that you can lock them down, hold them in your guard, and submit them.
  •  An uncommon method to build foundational strength that doesn’t come from lifting weights, and will give you the coordination of world champions
  •  GET BETTER FASTER. Learn the sport-specific strategies to increase your aerobic capacity, so you aren’t gassed after one rol
  •  Grapplers suffer from weak posterior chains, but having a strong posterior chain is critical to success in sport. Receive an arsenal of corrective exercises to “wake-up” your posterior chain, and increase your effectiveness on the mats
  •  The most important physical attributes YOU NEED to keep up with bigger opponents
  •  Athleticism is a huge advantage, and can be overwhelming, especially at lower ranks. Find out how to develop elite athleticism, progress faster, and overwhelm opponents
  •  Avoid the control of your opponents by developing a rock-solid, stable core with the methods inside of Ground Control
  •  How to develop your anaerobic lactic threshold, and why it’s absolutely critical for your success to do so
  •  BJJ specific mobilization techniques to minimize injury, keep you on the mats, AND make you less susceptible to submission
  •  An under-utilized autoregulation modality that prevents you from overtraining
How Much is Ground Control?
Most BJJ products run in the $149 range…

But, seeing as this isn’t your average BJJ product,

And 3-months with Phil would cost you well over $2,000
So, the generous price of $97, 1/20th of the cost, seems like we’re basically giving this away.

And, this situation is about to get even better, because I’m offering a...
60-Day Submission Success Guarantee
We’ve made some bold claims about what this system will do for your performance on the mats. And we’re prepared to live up to them.

In fact, I’m so confident in the program that Phil has laid out for your success, that I’m willing to let you take it for a test ride.

Click the button below,

Give it an honest man’s effort,
In fact, I’m so confident in the program that Phil has laid out for your success, that I’m willing to let you take it for a test ride.

Click the button below,

Give it an honest man’s effort,
TODAY ONLY $97
What Makes Ground Control Unique?
Fear of overdoing it.

That’s the main concern when grapplers talk about strength training.

It’s also why most grapplers avoid it.

With school/work, relationships, and family life on top of multi-weekly grueling rolling sessions, 

I get it.

With Ground Control, Phil has taken the time to structure tempos and autoregulation techniques (changing intensity based on how you’re feeling that day), to elicit more strength adaptations and other progressions throughout the entire 12 weeks of the program.

But, the bottom line here is:

No overtraining because of integrated autoregulation techniques,

AND

Superior strength gains because of use of tempos.

Do You Want a Competitive Edge?
The whole point of me writing you was to share the 3 weaknesses that plague most grapplers.

I share them hoping you’ll take action to fix them if you see them on yourself.

And from my point of view, you’ve got two options…

You can spend a ton of effort trying to address these issues yourself…

Spend a bunch of time and money trying to learn the methods that may or may not work to fix these weaknesses…

And possibly give up and continue doing what you were doing, hoping for different results.

Or

You can learn from a professional. 

A guy who’s been doing this stuff at the top level.

And do it using this all-problems-solved, one-stop-shop for BJJ strength training, 

And start getting results rapidly.

Without headaches,

Without wasted time…

All you need is action.

But, this is a decision for YOU.

If you choose the latter,

And want to become a monster on the mats,

Click that big yellow button below.

See you inside.