223964 Bullies, 4073 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 10 of 36
Page 1 of 4 1 234 LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. darkmace is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    5

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 2:33am


     Style: Choy Li Fut

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Strength Training for the Martial Arts

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for some advice on making a strength training program for myself. My goal is to be lean and powerfull. I am a martial artist of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, and have been traning for about 1 1/2 years now. I go to Kung Fu about 3-4 times per week. The sessions last for usually about 1-2 hours and include:
    • Form practice
      Kicking and Punching
      Ground Fighting
      Sparring
      Tai Chi
      Combat Techniques

    I get a great cardio workout from Kung Fu through sparring and all of the forms practice that i do, but i dont get any real strength training. The only strength training i get is in my legs from holding low stances during class. I weigh about 175 pounds, and am 5'10. I am already a pretty big guy and have a lot of Brute Strength. I am looking to increase some muscle mass, while losing some body fat. I don not want to become "Muscle Bound" and lose speed or flexibility because of muscle gain. I am thinking of a "Bruce Lee" type of physique, geared towards the martial arts, and not just bodybuilding. I don't know whether i should do bodyweight exercises, pushups, pull-ups, situps, sissy squats, etc. Or whether i should use weights. If i do use weights, should they be low weight and high rep, or the other way around. I want to improve my speed and flexibility through strength training and i want to tone my muscles and increase their endurance while adding power to my strikes as well. An example of a goal i have is to be able to preform one legged squats, as i will have to for future forms in my Kung Fu system. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. If you have time you might even make me a strength training program;) . Thanks for taking the time to help, and train well!
  2. Owen is offline
    Owen's Avatar

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    230

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 2:44am


     Style: Vaghi BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    trainforstrength.com

    Try workout #1 and come back and tell how you did. For some reason it looks relatively easy for people who think they're in good shape-like myself-but they're just painful. Give them a try, they're completely free so there's no risk.
  3. Hannibal is offline

    Grandmaster Sensei of Village Idiocy

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,334

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 3:00am

    Join us... or die
     Style: Kyokushin and Judo.

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Personally I think you shouldn't bother with the weights. Just stick to your martial arts and do bodyweight exercises.
    Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
  4. Akurra is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Miami
    Posts
    286

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 9:43am


     Style: Aikido, Boxing, MT

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I dunno, that workout #1 wasn't really that challenging. Well, my legs did get a pretty good burn, but I can't see myself getting strong on that one. I'll have to try #2 sometime.
  5. Jenfucius is offline

    Shogun of Long Island

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    4,013

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 9:44am

    Join us... or die
     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    i'm not going to say it, it's too easy.
  6. Mr. Mantis is offline
    Mr. Mantis's Avatar

    One Ambulance, Eleven Cops...

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    under the sink
    Posts
    6,333

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 12:59pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Kung Fu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Ask your teacher if he will teach you some strength building exercises.
    “We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
  7. TheHungsta is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    215

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 3:06pm


     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    You have groundfighting in your kung fu class? What is it like?
  8. Shuma-Gorath is offline
    Shuma-Gorath's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,608

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 3:15pm

    supporting member
     Style: BJJ - Homeland Security

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I came to this thread for the sole purpose of seeing Jenfucious say the line, and got cockblocked.

    Originally posted by Hannibal
    Personally I think you shouldn't bother with the weights. Just stick to your martial arts and do bodyweight exercises.
    Shows what you know.
  9. SAFTA4Life is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    251

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 7:49pm


     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    LOL@ "I'm 5'10 175 so I'm a pretty big guy. "
    Thats only big if you are in an asian country or youre a freshman in high school.

    Dont ask your instructor about strength building exercises. Many martial arts instructors will give you dumn advice like Hannibals'.

    I'll give you a basic routine that will help you get stronger right away. it's easy as ****.


    Barbell squats (no you can't substitute with any other exercies.)
    5 sets 5 reps per set. Use good form. try to add a little weight to this lift every 2 weeks. When i say a little I mean 5-10 lbs but only if you are meeting the reps with good form.

    Barbell bench press
    5 sets
    5 reps.
    You won't add weight as quick on this lift as the squat. try to add 5 lbs every 2-3 weeks. Of course add more if you can but make sure you are using good form.

    Barbell bent row
    5 sets
    5 reps

    Same principles as the other lifts

    This workout will hit virtually every muscle in your body. Do this routine twice a week. Say Mon and Thurs and watch yourself grow.
    If you are lifting to get stronger then lift to get stronger. That means low reps and progressive resistance.
    Work on being fast on flexible in your Kung Fu class.
  10. FingerorMoon? is offline

    The man they call FoM

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    3,592

    Posted On:
    3/09/2004 7:57pm

    supporting member
     Style: BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Barbell squats (no you can't substitute with any other exercies.)
    deadlift.
    The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
    - Pizdoff
Page 1 of 4 1 234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.