07-04-2005, 06:38 AM #1
weight training does make a difference in stricking and takedowns
I was 16 when i first competed in tae kwon do, i started training that same year, i got into serious training at 18 lifting some pertty heavy weights and still competed, my bodyweight did change at all but people i sparred with told me that my striking power was quit amazing.
Last week i was fooling around with a guy at my job, he plays hockey and he likes to shove people when he sees them in the corridor, i shoved him back twice and put him against the wall, they guy didnt move at all. I really felt stronger since starting training a lot heavier couple of weeks back.
Anyone notice that there is a big difference when you weight train and the striking and more?
07-04-2005, 07:19 AM #2
Yeah i suppose you theory is right you would have a hard strike but its more the question could you keep it up...I train amatuer boxing and advise them not to do any wieghts but when they reach 17 i feel they should decide for them selves what to do...dont get me wrong i do wieghts my self but i do not compete any more so i can give my self some leaway to making my body look a little more cut ...But yes deffinatly you would have greater striking power and after looking at a couple of you posts and the mma you do then yes it might benifit you...but as for boxing i realy dont think heavy wieghts mix..just body wieght exercises.
07-04-2005, 07:24 AM #3
I think weight training makes me a better striker/grappler. It's a lot easier to take some down when your weighing 235 instead of 185
07-04-2005, 07:50 AM #4
Box this i am a bit recovering right now, still doing rehab for posture but the physio did say that he wants me to start training again has i used too. The weight are going up real nice and i try to keep 100% form to them too, incline db press is up to 85 pounds db and i can manage 8 good reps, shoulder db press is up to 65 pounds with again 8 reps and this weekend i trained legs with leg press 7 plates each side to do around 6 good forced reps.
I just cant imagine someone having a body has hard has a rock and being so strong couldnt make a difference in fighting.
I do plan to return in September and i still need to shop around for a martial art school.
I saw a big differene when i was 21 in tkd competition competing at 190-195 pounds for sure you hit a lot harder then when you weight in 165-170 pounds.
07-04-2005, 11:34 AM #5
I can't think of any sport that weight training couldn't help to some degree. I was thinking it may not help a horse jockey, but then I thought they could probably maintain their weight while adding lbm.
07-06-2005, 08:48 AM #6Originally Posted by SprinterOne
Heavy weights and explosive drills will help significantly!
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