Flexibility and karate conditioning

Discussion in 'Karate' started by john83gater, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. john83gater

    john83gater Member

    Hi , I’m just over a month into karate , and so far so good , really enjoying it . Its tougher that I thought , with my legs taking some pounding .

    Can anyone suggest anything I can do at home to improve my flexibility , and also what can I do in the gym to improve conditioning ? Thanks
  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    You can divided gym conditioning into:

    Strength work- lifting weights etc
    Aerobic capacity work, - so Longish distance running etc
    Aerobic recovery work, - so multiple sprints, HIIT work etc

    All are necessary, and it depends on your own current state, which one is your current rate limiting factor. So play it safe and do all 3 at least once each week.
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  3. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    on top of what Dead_pool said, add some flexibility training every day (or most days). Nothing intense, just 5-10 mins gentle stretching.
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