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Strengthening

Strength Development Fundamentals for Martial Artists
By Charles I. Staley, B.Sc., MSS

Discussion about various types of strength and weight training methods by an internationally known expert in the field.

Weight Training for Women and Older Martial Artists: An Interview with Charles Staley - Part 2
By Tom Ross

Strength training can be a real value to the older martial artist, but the approach to training changes as you age.

Strength Training Benefits for Martial Artists: An Interview with Charles Staley Part 1
By Tom Ross

The irony is that, in all other athletic disciplines, strength training is universally used to enhance all of these attributes, yet, in the martial arts, people are afraid that strength training will impair their abilities.

Weight Training for Women and Older Martial Artists: An Interview with Charles Staley Part 2
By Tom Ross

The value of properly performed strength training is that it slows the loss of our fast twitch muscle fibers- the ones responsible for our ability to function, maintain posture, and keep the metabolic rate at a high level.

Balancing The Push-up
By Paul Zaichik

The complementary exercise to the push-up is not the chin-up, as many people would think.

Pilates?... But I?m A Martial Artist!
By Amelia Sheftall

Pilates isn?t just for dancers anymore. It has been adopted by schools, health clubs, and YMCAs and is practiced by a growing number of martial artists.

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