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Push Ups for Martial Arts

The Golden Rule: Proceeding by Steps

The following video will explain how to perform various sets of Push ups for Martial Arts, allowing you to maximize your upper body workout without using any additional weight – just your own

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After succesfully completing the incremental push ups set shown in the above video (excluding two finger pushup), you can proceed to step 2: training with weights. Of course a complete Martial Practitioner needs to include this type of workout in his or her weekly routine, but for no reason he or she has to forget another golden rule: Agility upon Mass.

Fast Reps for quick contraction, hence more speed and ripped body. Slow Reps for power and mass building.

Work in groups, and leave the muscular group where you do the maximum number of repetitions at the end of the series, where you are sure you are totally warmed up: in this last stage, maximize the number - even if you cannot push any further - as this is the moment where your body really gets its level higher.

Pro et Contra: our Verdict

  • improves your martial level exponentially, regardless of the style being practiced
  • good for speed, good for mass…
  • …although it can lower your speed and agility, if you aim at getting too big and you don’t practice enough cardio and stretching
  • if quick results is your goals, consider getting hurt (plus the time needed to heal, worsened by post-injury damages)

If you are still unsure how to perform the push ups showcased in the video, check this out:

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Fabio Zambelli
Fabio Zambellihttps://www.martialartsexplained.com/master-fabio-zambelli/
Founder of the Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy - Master Craftsman of Heart of The Orient - Designer of Martial Arts Explained



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