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  1. TKD GOD is offline

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     Style: Taekwondo, wing chun,judo

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    hook kick

    does anyone know what muscles are involved in the hook kick, im weight traning and i want to improve the hook kick so i need to know what muscle groups to work to help the kick.
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    i do but i didnt make it clear when i was asking for exercises for improving power in the kick. sorry
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    Most gym instructors will tell you how to strenghten your legs. In the meantime here's a free one: stand in front of a flight of stairs or some steps, the exercise is basicly jumping onto the first step, then back, then onto the second step (1 rep). do around 50 reps and work up to around 100, this will improve your explosive power and cv. Also, make sure you bend your knees as you land as you can damage them if you land wrong. To kick hard you have to stretch your legs aswell.
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    Put a wight around your ankle and kick, ta da, you are strengthening the muscles used in that kick.
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    i was under the impression that wieghts damaged joints?

    that stairs thing looks good thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKD GOD
    does anyone know what muscles are involved in the hook kick, im weight traning and i want to improve the hook kick so i need to know what muscle groups to work to help the kick.
    Your leg muscles.

    Wanna get better at it? Keep doing it over and over and over....

    HOW OD HOOKKICK??!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKD GOD
    does anyone know what muscles are involved in the hook kick, im weight traning and i want to improve the hook kick so i need to know what muscle groups to work to help the kick.
    When you say 'improve', what exactly do you want to improve your hook kick for? TKD competition? As in that case, you could beef up your legs with weight training...but working on your technique would be a lot more productive. Are you particularly fond of the hook kick? Or is there no particular preference between that and say a front, side or turning kick? From my experience (at least in terms of sparring), I'd say those three are far better suited to sparring in a variety of stand-up styles.

    If you simply want to build up your legs, what kind of weights do you have/use? This website might prove useful in giving you ideas for exercises - for example, if you search under hamstring and dumbbells, it brings up dumbbell lunges:

    Hold a dumbbell in each hand and pull your shoulders back. Lift your chest up and look straight ahead. Position your right leg forward in a long stride. Your foot should be far enough in front of you so that when you bend your right knee, your thigh and lower leg form a right angle. Slowly bend your knees, lowering your hips so your rear knee just clears the floor. Pause briefly in this position, then slowly straighten your legs and raise your body back up to a standing position. Complete a full set, then switch legs and repeat, or alternate legs for each rep. Make sure your knee does NOT travel past your toes in the down position!
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    The real ultimate power of a hook kick comes from the hamstring muscles. Leg curls will get those stronger faster.

    The hook kick is a deceptive manuever, but remember, it leaves the testes wide open for a stomping!
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    Yup. Nuts are wide open underneath. It's also puts your planted leg's knee at risk. Taking this into account, along with the difficulty in generating power with it (try it agains a heavy bag), I don't recommend the kick in mma or self defense.
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     Style: TKD; BJJ

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    I do hope you mean "spinning hook kick", because a regular front-leg hook kick is fairly weak and useless. Might get you a point in TKD but it won't do any damage at all.
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