- Jan 13, 2002
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- Wichita Kansas, USA
You reply was informed and intelligent!!! Thank you.Zujitsuka said:
- Lift moderately heavy weights (Approx. 70% of the 1RM or 3RM -- one rep maximum or theree rep maximum. This is the amount of weight the trainee can lift with good form one to three times successfully) to stimulate bulk/lean muscle development (hypertrophy). This will generally include bodybuilding protocols. Here is what most people identify as weight training and if you stay here for too long, it may have a negative effect on your martial arts training. You may become too big, too slow, and lose flexibility.
BUT: I must disagree with this one element...
it is a MYTH that weight training for muscular strength will adversley effect flexibility. It's an even greater myth that it will adversly effect Speed!
Neglecting flexibility exercises will, but weight training will merely set your current levels of flexibility into stone if you NEGLECT flexibility. Check out Tom Platz, one of the strongest and most muscular set of Legs the world has ever seen!!! A three time (if memory serves) Mr. Universe and an Olymian Bodybuilder.... yet from day one till today he can place his forehead on the lower part of his shins, with knees locked, and stay there as long as he pleases. Because he didn't neglect flexibility. INFACT his leg development was BETTER because he didn't neglect that aspect.
and...what creates "Speed"...
A Fast & strong muscular contraction.
How can greater strength cause a loss in speed then?