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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt Alex Meadows – Episode 11

 The Barbell Shrugged crew is joined by Gracie Jui-Jitsu black belt Alex Meadows to discuss strength and conditioning for Mixed Martial Arts and more!

Audio version on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/barbell-shrugged/id509969439


Doug’s Background Video (0:33)
Introduction (6:30)
Alex Meadows’ Background (6:50)
Tying Chess & Jiu-Jitsu (8:50)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (11:36)
MMA History in America (16:10)
Start of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (18:47)
Comparing Punches & Locks (20:26)
Bar Fight Situations (21:25)
Gracie Family Creating UFC (22:35)
Chris’s MMA Experience (25:10)
Little MMA Training Before Meets (27:35)
NAGA & IBJJF (28:50)
MMA & Strength and Conditioning (29:38)
UFC Versus Kung Fu Movies (30:53)
John Jones & Athletic Builds (34:25)
Alex’s Jiu-Jitsu Background (38:38)
MMA Attraction & UFC Evolving (39:08)
Alex’s Strength and Conditioning Background (41:20)
Technique Compared to Strength & Evolving (44:39)
Absolute Division (47:16)
Conditioning, Low Repetition & High Weights (48:50)
MBJJ Coaching & Understanding Your Weapon (52:44)
Question, BJJ in Brazil (56:54)
Alex’s Plugs (59:30)
Technique WOD Lunges (1:00:12)
Introduction After Break (1:06:22)
Mikes Career Day for College Students (1:07:26)
San Diego with the Navy Buddies (1:09:53)
Cont’ Career Day for College Students (1:11:10)
Owning a Gym (1:12:52)
Mistakes, Trail & Error (1:16:55)
Recruiting Gym Members & Marketing (1:19:04)
Hiring More Coaches (1:23:46)
Alex’s Passion to Own a Gym (1:27:24)
Finding a Business Partner (1:30:11)
Instructors are Competitors (1:31:49)
Memphis BJJ Beginning (1:33:25)


Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?

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