Martial Artists and Strength Training

Eventually I will write an article of my own on this topic, but for now I will reference someone else.

A quick Google search (“martial arts and strength training”) gave me this wonderful article. For me, the most important part of this article can be found in the following quote because it explains why martial artists NEED strength training as a supplement to their martial art training; here the author is clearly describing the plateau effect:

“In the beginning, the skills that make up a martial artist’s training will actually improve strength. In other words, throwing side kicks makes the legs stronger, and so on. But after a time, the body will habituate to throwing those kicks, and you don’t get any stronger.”

http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=176

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About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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