Bodybuilding and martial arts

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  1. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

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  2. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

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  3. Eric Dufurrena

    Eric Dufurrena The Iron Fist of Fun

    Only thing I can think of, is make sure you are looking forward, maybe a bit up, and not down. Also, you can place a 1" piece of wood (or something else) under your heels.
     
  4. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    Make sure the bar is in the groove below the top of your traps but on the delts, with your grips on the bar wider than shoulder width. When the hands are too close I've seen it tend to "round" a person's back when they go down for their squat. Comfortable foot positioning for me is a little wider than shoulder width apart with my toes pointing slightly outward. Visualization of perfect form and picturing yourself doing your target number of reps beforehand will be a great help. Also get yourself psyched for the set - yelling "Let's fucking do this!" gets you in beast mode for the lift.
     
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  5. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    Excellent advice right there! Too many people try putting the bar right across their shoulders, that's uncomfortable and not good for your neck, you can always tell because that's when they start using foam pads and stuff to make the bar more comfortable.

    Nothing makes be feel more murderous than psyching myself up for squats. :mad:
     
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  6. Gone

    Gone Guest

    Clark, I took your advice. I did it the way you said.

    Yeah, lets just say it worked. Bloody hell. My legs ain't felt like this.. EVER. And I've had some ripper leg workouts.
     
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  7. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    Glad it worked well for you! I basically just typed the way I get ready and then execute squats, tweak it if you have to for your body type
     
  8. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    Stay away from leg extensions, they'll fuck your knees and they build very little in the way of functional strength or muscle mass.
     
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  9. Gone

    Gone Guest

    Yeah, I know. Besides, I don't use machines. I do everything at home with just my bodyweight and sometimes the long bars and short bars.
     
  10. Dave76

    Dave76 Deheuol Gwyn Dragon

    Tell that to Aussie footballers....
     
  11. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Most people wouldn't know what Aussie rules is.
     
  12. Enkidu

    Enkidu Destroyer of your martial arts fantasies

    While I think the the dangers of leg extensions to the knees has been a bit overblown, their lack of efficacy in developing function strength and mass has not been.
     
  13. Dave76

    Dave76 Deheuol Gwyn Dragon


    It's one of the primary strength building techniques of anyone wanting to kick a ball in Aussie Rules.....which means everyone on the field bar umpires, they just bounce or throw.

    Watch from 40 sec onwards, you'll see why.
     
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  14. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    MAGPIES RULE!!!
     
  15. Dave76

    Dave76 Deheuol Gwyn Dragon

    Collingwood:rolleyes:
    So that's why you had to move to Turkey, living in SA and they found out your dirty little secret didn't they? :p

    Go the Dons!!!
    Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers! Bombers!
     
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  16. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Just be thankful I am not saying nekminnit and live in lizbeth :)
     
  17. Gone

    Gone Guest

    COLLINGWOOD FOREVER!!!!!

    I am the kinda guy who could punch a person out over a Collingwood insult. Me mates who are even more psychotic about it don't help either.

    I don't know what it is, but something about watching a Collingwood game gives me some insane energy and adrenaline. Gonna go to a few live games this year, too.

     
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  18. Gone

    Gone Guest



    This is pretty much me. Looks alot like me, too. I even have a protective screen to put over the television so we don't damage it by throwing empty stubbies at it n stuff when we get frustrated.

    I swear, it's gonna end up like Green Street Hooligans.
     
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  19. dmach

    dmach Martial Archivest

    Meanwhile all non Australians are looking at this going WTF????
     
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  20. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    I'm actually thinking "how the fcuk can you call a game 'football' when you're allowed to use your hands to manipulate the ball??" For me FOOTball implies a game where only the FEET are used... American & Australian"football" seem to be variations of rugby... And where the fcuk did the name soccer originate????

    I'd also like to know how a thread on bodybuilding and martial arts became a football appreciation thread??
     
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