Can I lift weights and do martial arts?
There is a common misconception that lifting weights will make your martial arts bad. This is absolutely true if the weight training is not done correctly!
The good news is that weight training can be programmed specifically for martial arts!
Do I need to train outside of martial arts sessions?
The integration of weight training into your routine will help build a strong, force generating base to execute the techniques and strikes. The conditioning component will help you get through the 3 minutes of high intensity bouts where you are required to receive and throw your most powerful punches and kicks at your component.
It is important that you find a program that fits in with your personal needs and schedule while helping you throw stronger punches to get through the gruelling 3 minutes of sparring or competitions. If you are looking for a holistic approach to improve your performance or you simply want to challenge yourself – give us a call!
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