Anyone here do both? If so, how? My first teacher was a Bodybuilder too. His competition days were behind him, but he still worked out and was pretty buff. Certainly didn't seem to have any negative impact on his training!
Personally I try to engage my hold body as much as possible when doing weights/strength training.
On another forum, a bagua practioner put up this clip of "working with weight" in his Bagua. Basically using weighted vest, Kettlbell and a medicine ball I think:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHSGNsr48v8&feature=player_embedded
I know this has been discussed in various ways before re Aikido and Weights, but wanted to make a more direct, up to date thread.