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If you want to increase your speed of movement and kicks, then HIIT type training is going to be your friend. Your muscles have basically two different types of fibers, Type I, and Type II. Type I are traditionally known as the "slow twitch" muscle fibers, and they are much more efficient at using oxygen (aerobic) metabolism to produce energy. These are ...


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I'm not qualified to give a full answer, this originally started out as a comment, but got too long. One thing I would add to HedgeMage's answer is, that risk assessment and fixing possible issues of eg. symmetry and core bracing would be a good idea before starting with a weight program aimed at explosiveness. Do not assume that you are ready for explosive ...


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I am not a TKD practitioner, but I train in several other martial arts. Here are some things to consider when developing a workout program for martial artists: Since you are female, you don't need to worry about this, but I'm dropping a note for any men who may find the question later: Carefully manage bulking. Women won't bulk the way men do, but men ...


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If you want to be better at Taekwondo, do more of that. Training twice a week is not enough. When I was training at junior level, I was doing 4 brutal training sessions a week plus a plyo/cardio weekend. I am no coach, but I think that random weight training could make you actually worse at taekwondo because being strong an slow is a thing you don't want. ...


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No, you will not learn authentic martial arts by yourself. But even going to classes does not guarantee that you will be able to protect yourself in times of emergency. BUT YES, you can teach yourself basic self defense which may protect you in case need arises. I personally liked the system given in this book - Method of Self-Defence - The Best of Judo, ...



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