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The Chewjitsu Podcast

Jul 8, 2019

On this episode, we are joined by Strength & Conditioning coach Joe Clark.

Joe is the co-owner of Derby City MMA and Chewy's business partner. He is also a former body builder, holds five state records in Olympic Lifting, and is the co-creator of the "Grappling Power Program" (a strength training program developed for Jiu-Jitsu athletes).

On this episode we discuss how Joe got his start in lifting and strength training, how he started working at Derby City MMA and eventually became a co-owner of the gym, training BJJ, and the importance of strength training in performance and injury-prevention.

Q&A starts at (56:00) and topics covered include mat fees, best lifts for BJJ, how cycling can help cardio for BJJ, what Chewy looks in a BJJ instructor, 1 Rep Max vs. 3 Rep Max, Heart Rate Variability (HRV), the importance of strengthening training for men vs. women, is "old man strength" real, and much more.