Primal Martial Arts Workouts. Any Ideas
I was wondering if anyone could have ideas on how to structure a PB fitness plan with martial arts as the main mode of activity.
What would it look like for the move slowly section?
What would it look like for the sprint routine?
A lot of people tend to classify Martial Arts as an endurance sport so how could we trim the Chronic Cardio out of it?
Don't worry about it too much and just view the martial arts as a mixed bag of healthy activity. I definitely would not classify it as chronic cardio, as you tend to be either going all out (sparring), or alternating moving slowly with bursts of activity (general training).
Do both strength training and sprints to support it.
As far as chronic cardio goes, think of jogging for half an hour or more. That's what you are trying to avoid.
Last edited by jhc; 02-07-2012 at 09:09 PM.
i gotta imagine grok did quite a bit of training for fighting....
I would think practicing kata and randori would be the equivalent of walking. Sparring the equivalent of of sprinting.
Throw in some throws and you're lifting heavy things.
For LHT I do bodyweight training
For sprints I do sprints
For play I do MARTIAL ARTS
I don't see your problem?
If you are lifting heavy things in order to execute a throw, then your technique needs more work.
Originally Posted by thanatos
Seems like there are enough ups and downs that martial arts would fit. Sure beats running.
If you need more "Moving slowly" just pick up tai chi. It'll help with your martial arts and its super slow.
Half of our twice a week martial arts classes are a fitness class that incorporates alot of sprinting and bodyweight strength training. The rest is working on technique. I practice technique and walk as much as I can between classes, and I don't really think about it beyond that. I consider the martial arts to be the bulk of my exercise outside of walking. It's a pretty well-rounded workout.
Depends on the size of the people you're training with. ;-)
Originally Posted by phreebie
I just started a brand new site if you're interested in following along there: Performance and Training Blog for Taekwondo Athletes - Primal TKD -- wasn't going to tell anyone yet (until I get more content up) but I saw this thread and thought I'd put it out there.