i’ve been lurking around this web site for a while now but this is my first post. i feel like i can get some really good tips from you guys so here it is.
I am a full contact fighter (kyokushin) i am currently planning my next tranning year (thank god for vacation !!!) and there is a few thing a wanna improve this year. in kyokushin there is mainly two types of fighters the technical fighters who can kill a fly with a kick and the tough ones who can take and give hard hits. i would put my self in the second category because i am not the most talented but certainly really dedicated and also cause a lack a bit speed in my legs. How do i change that???
well i have notice an obvious unbalance in my posterior chain and i believe that is where the probleme starts. if i look a those legs a can say there a definately quad dominant (as probably all women) but i also have big and strong calves. so i want to correct that unbalance but strengtning my glutes n hams.
i just want to here you guys on this
maybe i miss the mark and this is not the right plan for me or i’m right but how do i do it??[/quote]
wow, kyokushin is pretty hardcore.
Mary, I started Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and am now moving into MMA and working my striking and I have similar problems with kicks because i had poor balance and flexibility.
i’d suggest working flexibility as part of that. also, to develope the speed and power in your legs, i think it would help you to work your explosive strength with alot of explosive lower body excercises.
power curls: take the olympic bar and put whatever weight you feel comfortable with on it. start like you are gonna deadlift the bar from the ground, palms facing up. get on your knees. now as one explosive motion- pop up to your feet, deadlift the bar and curl it real fast. it’s a full body excercise, but helps you develope that fast power you’re looking for.
you could also jump up onto steps or a desk/table repeatedly. some people count them out in sets and reps, some people do that continuously for the length of a round in whatever competition they’re getting ready for.
there’s a video in another topic in the combat sports forum that i was checking out. the “eddie bravo on flexibility.” it’s very good info on leg flexibility. yes, it is for grappling, but the same works in striking forms too.