Whether you are attending class regularly, attending when you can, unable to attend class due to your location, or just training on your own, here are some secrets to achieving your best.
Whether you are attending class regularly, attending when you can, unable to attend class due to your location, or just training on your own, here are some secrets to achieving your best:
- Stretch daily. Stretching does not have to take a lot of time, just do it regularly. Stretch while concentrating on relaxing the muscles. Do not bounce. When one stretch stretches a particular muscle group, the next stretch of a different muscle group should contract the previously stretched muscle group. This alternating of stretching and contacting a muscle group will build your flexibility. Concentrate on stretches that compliment your kicking motions and twist the body to its maximum. Do some anaerobic activity daily. No need for long aerobic runs. We fight in intense spurts with shorts rests between the bursts, and rounds are relatively short. Therefore, you should train accordingly; use short bursts of intense movement. Instead of long runs, run wind sprints or run up stairs and walk down. Train for increasing the number of fast twitch muscles, not the slow twitch muscles.
- Do some strength training daily. No need for expensive equipment. Could just be sit-ups, pushups, triceps dips, and such. For weights, use low cost dumbbells; they are better anyway since you must keep them under control while moving them.