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#358801 - 08/29/07 10:37 AM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: Burnsie]
Dereck Offline
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Registered: 10/04/04
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Loc: Great White North
- Weight lifting since December 27, 1997
- Joined Taekwondo September 18, 2002
- Training BJJ since 2005

You draw your conclusions
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#358802 - 08/30/07 08:45 AM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: Burnsie]
Journey Offline
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Registered: 09/01/06
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Loc: GA, USA
I have been strength training for a year now with a PT who has no mercy. (The real thing not soccer mom stuff) As a result I can kick and punch just as hard as most men in my dojo. It has helped me heal a bad lower back as well which has also aided in my MA training. And no it has not slowed me down even though I have more defined muscles. As a matter of fact I think it kind of helps because you can develop more "muscle awareness" which helps in control and speed. Nothing but good in my humble opinion.

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#358803 - 08/31/07 08:55 AM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: Journey]
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Hey, I'm not saying separate strength training is a BAD thing; I do it myself. I'm only saying it's not an INTEGRAL part of martial arts. Working out with the bo does wonders for your shoulders, arms and hands for instance, so normal training is strength training by itself.
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#358804 - 08/31/07 12:43 PM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: Ironfoot]
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Resistance training not only increase muscle size, but also increases the size and strength of tendons, ligaments, and bones. In addition, resistance training improves vascularity, making the body more efficient at oxygen exchange. Weight training improves overall health, endurance, stamina, and strength. This type of conditioning may not be integral to your martial arts training, but adding it to your routine will undoubtedly make you a better martial artist (or athlete of any kind).
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#358805 - 08/31/07 07:01 PM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: BodhiHuss]
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I have to respectfully disagree with those that say strength training is not integral to MA. Now, I'm not saying everyone needs to spend 2 hours a day, 3 days a week in a gym lifting weights, but pushups, situps, pullups, and running are very important training areas. I know most people here will never have to worry about pulling someone out of a burning vehicle or building, or charge a hill in a firefight, but if you are training in MA, even for sport, the better conditioned you are overall, the better a martial artist you are.

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#358806 - 08/31/07 11:50 PM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: Burnsie]
Usenthemighty Offline
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Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 78
Loc: Nash hood , TN
Yea strength training is very important in my martial art regiment. I believe it should be in everyones training. The stronger/more fit you are ,the better you can fight.

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#358807 - 09/04/07 08:42 AM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: Usenthemighty]
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I focused in on the word INTEGRAL, people. As I said, nothing wrong with being strong, but I've seen small ancient aikido masters throwing people around like rag dolls. You can't tell me they're stronger than the average MA. Is anyone saying you can't be a top notch MA WITHOUT strength training?
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#358808 - 09/04/07 09:28 AM Re: Poll on Strength training [Re: Ironfoot]
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No, they are saying you can be better. Technique is better then "strength and no technique". "Technique and strength" is better then just technique.
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