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Help create a weight-training program with a focus on martial arts

This is simultaneously an easy problem and a hard problem. The easy part is that it sounds like you're a novice without other training to work around. Programming for novices is easy. Many times an ...
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New to working out, is this good?

Looks good to me! Congrats on taking control of your own fitness! My advice: 1) Log your activities each time you do them. 2) Every so often (eg, weekly, biweekly, etc), gradually increase the ...
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Gym routine for advanced taekwondo practitioner

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 ...
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Gym routine for advanced taekwondo practitioner

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 ...
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High or low glycemic index between training?

Great question! I'm gonna reference my answers based on "Cribb, Paul J, Hayes, Alan, "Effects of Supplement-Timing and Resistance Exercise on Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy." Medicine and Science in ...
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Gym routine for advanced taekwondo practitioner

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 ...
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Powerlifting and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Combine Both?

Same boat as you. Was into strength training for almost 10 years and recently picked up BJJ with the intent of competing. First I'm going to tell you, that something has to give. You can't go balls ...
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Arranging powerlifting and martial arts workouts for optimal recovery

Option 1 Mon: Muay Thai Tue: Heavy Lower Wed: Rest Thur: Muay Thai Fri: Heavy Upper Sat: Tech Lower Sun: Tech Upper If you notice that your Tuesday/Friday workout suffers even with 24 h of rest, ...
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Diet to lose fat while gaining conditioning/strength in martial art

Caloric deficit is the only way to lose fat and you can achieve it by eating less calories or burn them more. To prevent muscle loss during weight loss, a high protein diets have been recommended: ...
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BJJ Grappling Dummy For Conditioning Standards

Generally, there are four different goals you can aim for in dummy drills that are not exclusive: 1. Speed This is measured in successful sequences per time unit. You can do single sets of 60 or 90 ...
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Flexibility workouts for spinning heel kick - taekwondo

One training method we use in Capoeira to improve spinning heel kick height (for us, it's titled meia lua de compasso) is to start in the back position, with the torso lowered (you can put your hands ...
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Powerlifting and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Combine Both?

It really depends on your goals for each area. If you are planning on being serious about bjj and competing in it then the bulk of your time will be spent on "practice" for bjj. That means training ...
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