When you are over 40, injury prevention becomes a much more important aspect of your exercise regimen. Taking steps to prevent injury is always an important part of any athletic person's exercise … [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.
Fighting Fit – Martial Arts and Weight Loss
By Scott Haywood If your goal is to improve your fitness or lose weight but you need to do something more exciting than jogging on a treadmill to keep you motivated, perhaps you should … [Read more...]
Why Cardio-Vascular Fitness Is So Important
Most martial arts require a good level of cardio-vascular fitness if you are to perform at your best and enjoy your training. It is no secret that cardio-vascular fitness is important to your … [Read more...]
Strength Training To Ward Off Aging
If you are over 40 and motivated to maintain your performance in the martial arts, then you will need to adjust your strength training in order to respond to your changing body. Most people do not … [Read more...]