Weight training for self defense Martial arts power train
Are you one of the people who think you have to lift weights and become some kind of bodybuilder to practice self defense?
Believe it or not, most people think they have to be some kind of Arnold Schwarzenegger to be good at self-defense. Believe me when I say this but it is not true.
I personally exercise at least three times a week, but by no means am I a head of beef. Exercising is great for you in many situations, but it won't guarantee a better tae kwon do practitioner or kung fu master, plain and simple.
But if you are one of those people who needs a little encouragement to start exercising, here you are. I will give you some tips that you can follow to ensure a decent shape while staying stylish and slim.
PLEASE NOTE: I am not a dietitian or doctor. What I recommend is my opinion and it has worked for me and several friends and family. Consult your doctor before doing any type of weight training or exercise. Let us begin.
You probably think that there is some kind of magic formula to get the lean body you want, isn't it. In a nutshell, all you have to do to get fit is to exercise and see what you eat. Although I would like to, I am not going to diet here.
Now, if you are a police officer or just your average Joe, wouldn't it be nice not to have to worry about getting your pepper spray out due to the fact that you might be out of breath if you get into an altercation?
Although pepper spray and self defense items are good, defending yourself is even better because you can essentially carry your "self defense" with you at all times.
Okay, let's get back to the meat and potatoes that we were talking about. If you want to exercise here are three different tips to keep in mind.
First, always make sure to follow a strict training regimen. If you want to exercise three days a week, then stick to it. I have a friend who walks me to the gym and I feel almost responsible to him on the days we get ready to go to the gym.
If you have a training partner, your chances of sticking with it increase by about 60%. Second, be sure to always change your training.
What I mean by this is that you should always make sure you never do the same exercise twice in a two week period. You can easily do this by adding a new machine or using a different machine in a different way.
Do what I do, watch other people around you exercise, and copy what they do, as long as you have the ability to do it.
The last and last thing to remember is when in doubt, do push-ups and push-ups. If you can't afford a gym, you can easily get in shape by doing push-ups and push-ups. A pull bar is quite cheap and works the entire upper body.
I know a guy who did nothing but push-ups and push-ups for three weeks and gained almost 7 pounds of muscle.
If he can execute it, you can as well. Now I know this is not the secret to all the exercise you thought it would be, but it still works, and by the way, there is no secret exercise technique. All you have to do is stay committed and toil hard. Everything else will fall into place.
So no matter what is happening, exercise will help you meet all of your self defense needs. Just stick to your game plan, find a partner and get to work.
In a few weeks you will notice a difference and I hope to receive an email thanking me for my advice. Good luck and happy lifting!