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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

90 resistance band exercises and the muscles they target
https://youtu.be/PSA_YApzY6I

Can you just imagine a gym in the future on a space craft, off to colonies another planet.

I'm sure there will be a closet full of different types of thera bands available.

Consider gyms in hotels in the future, that have done away with machines and replaced them with resistance bands.

From yoga to ballet to gymnastics, you name the physical activity and there will be resistance bands close by.

There is something I like about resistance bands is that the pull is gentle and gradual on the way in and out.

If wanting more pull then I go further same when Releasing.

Wrapping a band around my waist attached to a bar behind me, I can jog on the spot and punch, also adding other elements if need be such as ankle weights, adding to the challenge.

As let's face it, that there is a lot of pulling and pushing movements in martial arts and feeling the pressures of pulling and pushing from the opponent, where dead weight will create stronger bigger muscles but I believe it will turn a fighter in to a brut force one, then why bother with techniques, as it becomes a battle of mostly strength?

I'm sure that a much bigger, heavier person than myself already has a great advantage over me, in hand to hand combat, without having any or much fighting skills.

More muscle could just be compensating for lack of real fighting skills and depending more on muscle alone, which is totally justifiable, but that could be considered to be at the lowest level of martial arts
Just notice for a second the pose of these two fighters, one with a muscle man pose and the other with flared out elbows
https://youtu.be/FIbb8cde3mc

Tuff guys, thugs, bullies, that over power others with their brut strength, something martial artists have overcome with learned skills, by adding and accepting that brut strength factor nowadays and justifying it in my honest opinion is wrong.

Some people cannot muscles up or bulk up, as well as others as their metabolism will not allow it, as this is where MA skills have developed, to compensate from another type of strength developed through hard work and dedication, that really know how to fight efficiently with out the excess of overly developed muscles.

The new generation of brut strength fighters, that condition themselves with excessive weight training, that will replace what we now call martial arts, or will it be just renamed and be referred to as, the gentler arts?
https://youtu.be/fgPQJKCZkBw
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I literally love and adore Resistant Band training for its obvious reasons. Working my abilities with them have helped me across the board. I had to give up my Gold Gym Black, Silver, and Gold Resistant Bands away per my Cardiologist due to my Afib. You see the Black Resistant Band is 7-10 pounds....then the Silver Resistant Band is 10-15 pounds...and the Gold Resistant Band is 14-21 pounds.

Doesn't seem much, and in general, for me, it's not, but with Afib, they stress my heart just a tad to much. The Blue Resistant Band is 6-9, which is on the fence for me, so...I use the Green Resistant band which is about 4-6 pounds.

Seems not much still, but oftentimes, reps VS weight are, for me, more preferred method.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I use thin resistance bands the most; just doubled up.

There is just enough pull back from them, which works well from stretching out straight legs to speed punching.

Elasticity is an important concept for the types of motion and movements I practice.

Studies have shown that, light resistance bands can help an athlete stay in the game longer with ageing, as many hit their peak and decline from there.

Yet with "the light" resistance bands, there is a phenomenon that happens when training with them, prolonging an athletes career for longer than ever before.

I believe the light bands, for one reason, is that the continuing practice with them, lessens the spindling, tension reflex, allowing the muscles to elongate longer and contract similar to a pump, which in turn helps to circulate the blood around the body.

Also the light pulling stimulating the muscles, tendons and joints, to stay strong and limber, without straining them.

As there is the none aggresive aspect to thin bands, warming up or limbering up the body safely avoiding costly injuries.

For me thin bands are not to gain strength directly more for improving mobility/flexibility which could over the long run improve and maintain strength.

Using thin bands also has a therapeutic aspect, in keeping old injuries humoured enough to not let them hinder or sabotage training sessions.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like both my PCP and Cardiologist have always stressed to me...Do whatever you can tolerate; listen to your body, especially if you opt to push yourself.

Seems concrete advice, to me.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I walked into a gym with just resistance bands everywhere, I'd leave and find a different gym.

I think there are some things that resistance bands are useful for, but I don't believe they are useful for building a training program around.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lifting weights also includes food, muscle, fat and health.

Looking at three different perspectives.

What do you think of them?

Why lifting weights could extend your life
DXA Scanner + DNA fit
https://youtu.be/lVEYVjKJwTY

Burning fat and keeping muscle
Fasting v Eating less
https://youtu.be/APZCfmgzoS0

Why it is easier to be thin in Japan
https://youtu.be/lr4MmmWQtZM
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Armstrong wrote:
Lifting weights also includes food, muscle, fat and health.

Looking at three different perspectives.

What do you think of them?


Everything in life includes food, muscle, fat, and health. Not just lifting weights.

In order to get the most out of your body when training, nutrition is important to consider. The right balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats need to be eaten to build muscle and recover. Most people probably don't get enough protein and shame carbs and fat too much, especially if one is looking to build strength.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have found that, if eating a regular healthy diet and exercise twice a day, drinking plenty of water (detoxed) that when drinking a little wine, I want to throw up; as my body immediately recognises the wine as poison.

As being detoxed and consume soft sugar drinks, I can get a huge sugar surge rush of energy, similar to Popeye eating spinach LOL

I clearly understand that pushing, pulling or lifting heavy weights will increase strength and muscle size.

As my view is aimed at the middle ground and not extremes, working towards strength power and control.

Prolonged extreme stress on the human body is proven to cause cancer, as Olympic athletes studies have shown.

Building a body for martial artist leaning towards gymnastics for combat sports lean towards body building.

https://youtu.be/B_97nCtBSTk

Therfore I bounce somewhere inbetween the gymnast and the body builder not being great at any one of them but do benefit from the experience.

Can a body builder be a gymnast?
Part1
https://youtu.be/KJx7wjqjPPg
Part2
https://youtu.be/5jhWOSoWhs8

Where flexibility is equally as important to me as strength.

This combining flexibility and strength gives me a quality of life that many people would never know exists.

Martial arts is an intersting compatible companion to maintaining my health, where Olympic weight lifting activities are not; this is just a personal preference and not recommending my way is better.

Challenging oneself is an important aspect in becoming stronger, not limited to physical actives.

Something worth looking in to
Gymnastics partner drills for martial artists
https://youtu.be/wAHrpPf7EC4

Judo gymnastics
https://youtu.be/KFive7Gpoiw
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