In this third part in his Series on Pain Craig Hart continues looking into the relationship between diet and its effect on pain. This time with an eye on supplements. Make sure you grab a coffee … [Read more...]
Martial arts are ideal for building fitness, strength and flexibility. While these come naturally to the younger practitioner, as a more mature martial artist, these areas may present more of a challenge.
Whether you are just starting out in the martial arts, or are a seasoned practitioner, being fit and ready for training is important. Not only will you find yourself getting through lessons more comfortably, you will discover that your enjoyment level and motivation increases and you will be inspired to continue your journey.
On top of this, ensuring that your body is ready for the rigors of training means that you will be less likely to suffer injury that can take you away from the martial art that you love.
In this section we cover off strenth, flexibility, conditioning and cardio-vascular fitness to ensure you have a long and enjoyable martial arts journey.
In this second part in his Series on Pain Craig Hart explores the relationship between diet and the effect of diet on pain, and on recovery from injury. And not just injury, but also the recovery … [Read more...]
Martial Artists are usually no strangers to pain. As older martial artists we need to be more aware of what causes pain, and what to do when we have it. Pain really is our friend, and is trying to … [Read more...]
By Dennis Burns Without really realizing it, I found that one of the main determinants of whether I need to improve my flexibility is putting my socks on. First thing in the morning when getting … [Read more...]
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By Mich Andrews Reaching a good level of proficiency in hand to hand combat, contact sports and martial arts training requires a high degree of flexibility. How can we improve our flexibility and … [Read more...]
By M D Wright Our bodies are built to endure basic, everyday use. But without care and consideration to the multiple parts that are always in play, we run the risk of incurring injury. Countering … [Read more...]
By Larry Bethers Let's face it. I am an old fart heading into the downside of middle age. I will never be as good physically as I was when I was jumping out of airplanes for a living. I have a … [Read more...]
By Peter Nisbet Flexibility is the range of movement that you have in your joints. Some say that this definition should only apply if there is no exterior help to move the joint, but this is not … [Read more...]
Over the course of one's life, the physiological changes that occur within the body work against us to reduce flexibility and general range of motion. Not only do people depend on joint … [Read more...]