Shime Waza Test Dummy
Posted On:3/28/2012 6:10am
Style: StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
NASA uses bands.
"Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney
Posted On:3/28/2012 9:22am
Style: Judo & BJJ
The key here is time-efficiency. Isometrics have a place in specialized applications--as do other modalities like yoga, pilates, etc. But, ultimately, moderately to very heavy free weight exercises through the full range of motion are going to give you the benefit/time for strength training.
Elastic tools, like bands and springs, are useful for specialized applications because they change the force curve of the exercise or have a different force curved compared to simply resisting gravity. Machine pilates is based around springs, as are some specialized powerlifting training techniques. I can see elastic tools would be useful in space--it's the spring's elasticity that resisting the force generated by your muscles, not gravity.
Posted On:3/29/2012 12:21am
Style: BJJ, Boxing, Indian Clubs
Paul Vunak's opinion on it is echoed by Ross Enamait ( who I believe is an authority on strength)
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