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Fighter Workouts

Fighter Workouts
We have just started posting a Fighter Workout for each week for all of our martial arts and self defense students a.k.a "Fighters".  What is It? This is just a 5-8 minute workout consisting of mostly body weight and cardio exercises that you can do at the school a little before or after class.  This is for those of you who do not follow another fitness program and want to get a little exercise that will support your ability to apply your self defense skills.  Though some of these workouts will be similar to CrossFit workouts, there is no need to keep time and very little equipment involved.  Exercises We will stick mostly to basic calisthenics like squats, pushups, situps, and running, etc., but we will also incorporate striking and other exercises that relate more to ...
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Improving your Numbers with Ladders

Improving your Numbers with Ladders
This week we are getting everyone started using ladders in their training routines.  The purpose of this is to introduce a low impact way to improve the maximum number of consecutive repetitions you can do with exercises like pushups, pullups, dips, etc.  This week we will start everyone with pushups, but ladders work well for almost any bodyweight exercise. 1. First, you must determine the maximum number of pushups you can do with perfect form in one set.  This means full range of motion wherein your chest and hips touch the ground at the bottom and you lock out your elbows in the top position. Your elbows should be close to your sides and your body should remain rigid.  Do all the pushups without a break to test your max.  After a day or two of rest, you can star...
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