Musculation and karate compatible?
The photo of Bruce Lee opposite (left of course ;-)) tends to demonstrate that martial arts are not incompatible with bodybuilding.
But be careful all Musculation programs are not the same for karate, but I'll talk to you later.
I wanted to inform you that Pierre Amaral, coach and co-creator of the method of musculation without equipment Supermusculation, has just posted a free video in which he reveals all the secrets to get more muscle and less fat.
As I get a lot of questions about the method supermusculation.com, I wanted to share this video with you because I think it will answer a lot of your questions.
But before we watch the video, let's go back to the compatibility between musculation and karate.
Musculation and Karate:
In karate, we need a body in good shapebut sometimes our karate sessions are not enough to quickly improve our fitness.
By cons, planning 2 at 3 sessions musculation a week, karate progress is much faster.
Indeed, we often try to be more flexible to make Yoko Geri, MaeGeri to Mawashi Geri Jodan
while in general ...
…it is more a lack of musculation which limits us in our Jodan kicks.
Musculation to sharpen the body as you sharpen a tool:
He would not come to the idea of a cabinetmaker to work with tools in poor condition and poorly honed because he could not do quality work.
It's the same for us, we must consider our body as a tool. But we can not do quality work with a poorly maintained tool.
Musculation will allow us to renovate our body-tool, sharpen it and maintain it so that it works perfectly during our karate sessions.
Some say that musculation is bad for karate because we lose speed. It's wrong! Or rather it is not correct. Musculation like bodybuilding where the goal is only to gain mass, it is true that it is not good for a karateka who seeks to be faster.
What we need is a harmonious musculation with a clever mix of endurance and resistance work, such as Musculation without equipment that uses body weight.
Many people immediately think of the Lafay method which is also a musculation method without equipment very fashionable and which is undoubtedly very effective ... However, I find that it is not adapted to us.
Why the Lafay method is not suitable for Karateka?
I think I will not make friends because many of you are probably already using the Lafay methodbut how many are actually doing both the recommended workouts and karate training? Not much in my opinion and I will explain why.
Olivier Lafay in his method, called " Protein-System", Advocates 1h30 training sessions including 1h intense bodybuilding. It's way too much for a Karateka who is already training a lot of hours a week.
Indeed, with our 1, 2 or 3 karate sessions a week, we can not afford to do more 1h30 sessions of musculation. All we risk is to tire the body deeply with all that goes with tendinitis, fatigue fractures ...
On the other hand, the method of Pierre Amaral is based on 15 min weight training very effective, which in my opinion is much better suited to karateka.
In 15 minutes, the muscles are sufficiently "jostled" for adaptation and the body is not tired in depth.
Musculation in 15 min!
how can the muscle be transformed so quickly?
It is very simple, it is not during these 15 min that the muscle is transformed, but during the rest.
When doing the weight training, the muscle will go to the maximum of its possibilities or almost.
During the rest, the muscle will rebuild itselfbut better, more effective in order to be able to overcome the limits that he could not cross the time before ... and so on.
So, the important thing is not the time you spend on bodybuilding, but how you do this bodybuilding and how to rest.
Here, I hope that these some information on musculation will help you to understand the interest to muscle to progress in karate.
To know even more, go right away to see Pierre Amaral's video, he tackles other very interesting topics
That's it, I hope this video on musculation without equipment you were pleased.
I still have to wish you very good training ...Karate and Bodybuilding : )
See you soon,
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