Make the most of your weights with this informative, weight-training for martial arts book. It will give you effective training exercises so you can build up your muscle strength, flexibility, and core strength to support your martial arts training....more
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Martial Arts is the most comprehensive and up-to-date martial arts-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round martial arts-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.
No other martial arts book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book is the most informative and complete resource for building muscles, speed, and stamina to enable the body to excel in judo, karate, aikido, kung fu, jujitsu, taekwondo, kempo, muay thai, and all other martial arts forms. The book provides martial artists with an abundance of easy to follow training techniques needed to be effective in the martial arts, such as flexibility, joint stabilization, balance, and muscle development.
Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!
As an added bonus, this book also contains links to free record keeping charts which normally sell separately for $20.
About the Author
Rob Price is a first class certified personal trainer and a former fitness consultant at the University of Wisconsin. He is a national weight lifting champion and state bench press record holder. He has helped thousands of athletes all over the world achieve their goals. Rob is also a contributing author to OnFitness magazine and is the founder of SportsWorkout.com, the #1 Sports-Training website on the Internet.
Books Author: He is an expert primarily in body building so it makes sense that he would know how to "build the body for a sport". However, not all martial arts require the same training so make sure you get feedback from your instructor/sensei. To his credit he does state that the book does not teach any fighting techniques, just excercise routines and how to do the excercises.
Contents: 2 sets of progams. Off-season and On-season training. Very simply laid out. Although I would like page references to the excercise descriptions the books' layout is well done. The program alternates training fast-twitch and slow-twitch mucles but there isn't much Peripheral Heart Training so make sure you get a good cardio warmup in there. The workouts DO challenge you if you follow instructions for max weight; if you do it right you will gain strength and power.
Usability: Love the size of the book! Perfect for taking to the gym! Great for the sol martial art training and a good tool for the student.
This book really details what you're to do, step-by-step, to improve your speed, strength, and stamina. It goes from warm-up to cool-down, and everything in between. It can feel a bit dry if you're already somewhat seasoned, but the author knows what he's talking about.
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