FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 35 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Bartfast, ZapEm, AndyLA, danacohenn, ksusanc
22906 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Dobbersky 8
AndyLA 5
futsaowingchun 4
ergees 2
VDJ 2
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
New Topics
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
Applied center line theory
by futsaowingchun
07/28/14 08:55 AM
centerline concepts
by futsaowingchun
07/14/14 10:49 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by Dobbersky
07/10/14 07:14 AM
Recent Posts
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by VDJ
08/15/14 05:46 PM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
The Karate punch
by Dobbersky
08/12/14 05:14 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Dobbersky
08/11/14 05:03 AM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
A post for those who might become martial artists.
by AndyLA
08/06/14 07:25 AM
Forum Stats
22906 Members
36 Forums
35571 Topics
432473 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#217074 - 12/24/05 05:40 PM Warm ups?
bo-ken Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 1228
Loc: beaver falls, PA, beaver
do you guys warm up before you weight train? If so what warm ups do you do? I normally do jumping jacks or jump rope before I weight train. It helps my body get ready for training. I warm up before I stretch does anyone do it vice versa?

Top
#217075 - 12/24/05 09:32 PM Re: Warm ups? [Re: bo-ken]
Cownose Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/17/05
Posts: 1151
I usually just move around a little, sometimes I'll hit the heavy bag for a minute or two, and then I do a couple light sets of whatever lift I'm going to do. For squatting and deadlifting I also do some mobility drills in the smith machine - just stand next to it and step over one leg at a time, then go under it and repeat. I know you're probably surprised that the smith machine can be used for something other than limbo, but it'll seriously improve your hip flexibility if you do that regularly.

Top
#217076 - 12/25/05 12:55 AM Re: Warm ups? [Re: bo-ken]
Dereck Offline
Prolific

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10413
Loc: Great White North
I'm old school. I do a lot of warm up drills that I learned back in the late 70's early 80's that I did before football or wrestling. I start at the top and work my way down. I will start with several neck stretches, arm rotations, chest flies, side bends, trunk rotations (or torso twists), lunges, body weight squats, and calve raises. Sometimes I may incorporate more but this is basically it.

I also may try a light set of a particular exercise but this is not for stretching but if I have been away from a particular exercise so that I can feel the movement and can feel the muscles that I need to concentrate on. Otherwise I find that after my originally stretching and doing the 5 sets that I'm more then warmed up.

Now cooling down is another thing altogether which I need to work more on ... and something that many people forget. If you are raising your heart rate you also have to lower it. As you get older you have to make sure you just don't stop as that is not good for the old ticker. Walking around until you get it under control. Do something light like stretches. This should be an important addition to anybody's workout routine.

Top
#217077 - 12/25/05 08:42 PM Re: Warm ups? [Re: bo-ken]
spartanwarlord Offline
Member

Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 58
Loc: Australia
I use the rowing machine for about 5-10mins to warm myself up and get the blood flowing.

Top
#217078 - 12/26/05 03:29 PM Re: Warm ups? [Re: spartanwarlord]
TimBlack Offline
Exalted

Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1403
Loc: UK, Brighton
I do basically the same as Cownose, plus dynamic stretching beforehand (no static before, just after). Then I cool down with a bit of dynamic stretching with 5-10 mins of static stretching. Probably not as much as I should be doing, but there's not a huge amount of floorspace at my gym.
_________________________
My Workout Log

Top
#217079 - 12/26/05 07:44 PM Re: Warm ups? [Re: bo-ken]
JasonM Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 2502
I usually do rotations of the joints and then skip rope to get blood flowing and then go into dynamic stretches. Legs swings to the front, side and rear. That lasts about 10-15 minutes and then I hit the weights or cardio machines it depends what day it is..
_________________________
90 percent of good abs is your nutrition

Top


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga