Posted by: goldenChild | 2006/10/30

weight training for combat

Hi Morné
(Just had to thank you once again for the seminar Saturday - it was fantastic!)

Quite a while back, I got some articles off the JKD site which were related to weight training. Do you think that these are still appropriate enough to be able to use effectively?
At the moment, I'm going to gym once a week which is ridiculous! But in this particular article you had a two-day a week routine.

Could this still be enough for gradually improving fitness/strength for combat?

Thanks a ton!


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HI gC,

Thank you for your mail. Glad you enjoyed the seminar. Was awesome to see a jam packed venue with so many enthusiastic participants !

Increasing your gym training days from 1 to 2 days will surely increase your fitness with 100%. Training 2 days at a gym will be sufficient for general health and well being. You will however have to supplement your 2 days at a gym with additional activities for a more combat athletic approach. There are many such activities one can enjoy and get great results frm outside the gym such as : swimming, rowing, cycling, jogging, sprints, hiking and various social sports such as squash, action cricket, action soccer, basketball, watersports etc. etc. the list goes on and on.

The bottomline, try and be as active as possible and keep yourself motivated and excited about what you do and you will get great results. Once you have sorted out the physical activity side then you should also improve on your eating habits, sleeping/resting patterns, sufficent nutritional supplementation and positive thinking.

Most important.......Make sure you train functional and realistic in all the ranges in a variety of environments against a resisting opponent!

Enjoy !


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