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Any martial artists here?

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2003/11/08 22:05:57 (permalink)

Any martial artists here?

Whats the best way to not only get big, but to get fast too.
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    RE: Any martial artists here? 2003/11/09 01:20:27 (permalink)
    I've done some martial arts (thaiboxing mostly...) but powerlifting is my main thing so I might be a little off here. In any case, I'm hoping to get into mixed martial arts or ultimate fighting at some point so I've had a few ideas which I've been applying to my training.
    For what it's worth, my suggestion would be to focus on training for power by using squats/bench/deadlift as your primary focus, drop the weight down to 60%-65% of your 1RM and 10 sets of 2 reps with 30 secs rest, making sure you hit each rep as hard and as fast as you physically can. Box squats are probably better than conventional squats for this as they stop you relying on muscular tension to fire out of hole and the block press would be useful if you want to up the weight on your upper body.
    I've also introduced some weightlifting into my routine for core muscle speed/power eg cleans and the one-handed barbell snatch, which is an awesome movement once you've worked the technique out.

    As I've said, this isn't really my area of expertise but the principles behind this seem sound. If it looks like I've missed something can someone please tell me and stop me wasting my time? Thanks...
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