BJJ Muscle: How Much Is Too Much For Effective Grappling?

Time to tackle an age-old strength question when it comes to martial arts. Is having a lot of muscle any beneficial for a martial artist? If so, then how much muscle is enough muscle to be effective at grappling? Jiu-Jitsu is an art that can fit anyone, regardless of body type, athletic abilities, age or gender. That said, does having a certain amount of muscle mass helps you be better in Jiu-Jitsu? Is there a point of diminishing returns when it comes to muscles? When it comes to aesthetics, we all want to be muscular and ripped, that’s a given. Still, there is such a thing as an effective BJJ muscle mass. it is all a question of balance, as is often the case.  The age-old view on muscle mass for a martial artist is that big muscles will slow you down. We had this … Continue reading BJJ Muscle: How Much Is Too Much For Effective Grappling?