7/05/2008 7:09am, #1
Better balance through stronger legs?
When I give a series of punches, I lately feel that the strikes themselves are well,
but that my footwork/balance is crappy.
I have been told that I can compsensate this "lean over"-effect
by training the muscles of my legs. Can anyone please point me
to what workout I should try?
(EDIT: I realize this might well go to strikeistan.)
7/05/2008 7:35am, #2
7/05/2008 8:15am, #3
I think your core muscles have more to do with your balance than your legs.
7/05/2008 8:21am, #4
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Yep, core stregth and coordination. And coordination is a matter of training specifically for that (in addition to strength training IF needed.)
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7/05/2008 9:28am, #5
Thank you all for the quick replies!
Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
Now in WT, my current coach told me to simply keep doing the exercises, and that that would better my balance with the time.
However, even following that, I'd like to do something extra. I am a rather small man, so that means that I need to train as double as hard as the rest. :)
7/05/2008 11:01am, #6Originally Posted by This is Sparta!
You shouldn't need to train twice as hard...you need to train twice as SMART.
Depending on what you train in (WT = Wing Tsun? ASK = American Shaolin Kenpo?), you should be given direction on what kind of game plan you need to develop for your body type.
Don't believe this bullshit about "Tall people will rule in Kickboxing, short people rule in grappling, etc..." You (and your trainer) need to make the system work for you.
If the system forces you, as a small guy, to train twice as hard...then you need a new system.
7/06/2008 5:44am, #7
:-) Thank you. I guess that is what I meant.
As an usual lightweight fighter, I almost always encounter sparring partners that are bigger or naturally stronger than I. If they have equal technical skills, it all comes to be quicker and to punch harder for me. For that, I train.:bully:
ASK = All Style Karate; name my kickboxing trainer used for his system. Not sure what the differences to regular KB are. Same product, different packaging, I guess...:5propelle