Monday, February 11, 2013

Cardio Training

The 1st line of defense in combat sports is your cardio. No matter how good your strategy, technique, etc. is, as soon as you gas out, nothing works. A lot of times people will watch fighters fight and wonder why he or she has their hands down or why aren't they using footwork. In their minds, they are telling their hands to be up and their feet to move. But, because of fatigue, nothing is working. In fighting, the legs are usually the first to go. You will find movement and kicking difficult. To deal with these issues, I recommend activities, like running and jump rope. At the end of your training shadow box and work moving those feet. Shadowboxing and skipping rope are best at the end of the workout. You will feel it much more than at the beginning.

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