A while back, I wrote a blog where I argued that cardio training is more important than strength training to the average person that uses martial arts. This got quite a response arguing the contrary was true, and I don’t even mean in a respectful way. It was almost like people were insulted that I would even THINK such a thing, let alone say it.
Today I was reading THE ART OF EXPRESSING THE HUMAN BODY. I reached chapter 17, which is titled “Real-World Power: the Cardio Connection.” Let me quote the book directly here:
“I remember Bruce and Linda’s son Brandon once telling me that he considered aerobic or cardiovascular training to be ‘real-world power,’ because cardiovascular fitness comes in handy far more frequently in our day-to-day encounters than does lifting heavy objects.”
Obviously everyone has their personal beliefs on what kind of training one should stress…but hey, if Bruce Lee himself said cardio was more applicable to daily life than strength training, then I think that’s a good indicator I was on to something when I wrote that article.