Does Powerlifting Improve Jiu-Jitsu Performance?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and deadlifts are about the coolest ways to spend your time, but should you train them both?

Probably not.

Why? We’ve roped in Chad Wesley Smith to answer this hotly debated question. He’s a sports performance coach who was a two-time collegiate national champion in shot put, he’s consulted for the British Olympic track team, one year he had the number 1 overall draft pick in the NFL combine, but his specialty is powerlifting: he’s posted top 10 all-time totals in wraps (1,055kg/2,325lb)  and sleeves (,1010kg/2,226lb).

He’s also the founder of Juggernaut Trianing Systems,

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