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Training with dumbbells.

Postby internalfist » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:02 am

Hello every one. I do Xingyi and zhan zhuang, and was wondering what kind of weight training would be ok and not hinder my training.

I have 2 25lbs dumbbells and 2 ajustable weights that have 2 7 1/2 lbs each and 4 2 1/2lba each.

Ive done weight lifting before when I was in wrestling and somein Karate, but I know that over training with dumb bells can be bad especially for internal fighters.
Thanks.
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Postby desa'84 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:16 am

a well done weight training (when i say "weight training" i don't mean body building)like the power lifting is really good for everyone, apart from the martial art you practice, there are a lot of weight excersises (for example back squat, bench press, one arm row) that have a "transfert" for martial arts
you can read some book from pavel tsatsouline or from ross enamait, or ask on the rosstraining forum
sorry for my english
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Postby internalfist » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:34 am

Thank you.
And you english is good.
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Postby desa'84 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:36 am

i forgot, how old are you?
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Postby internalfist » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:15 pm

Im 19, Ill be 20 in Aug.
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Postby desa'84 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:11 pm

oh, so it's ok :wink:
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Postby fujowpai419 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:27 pm

Have you looked into kettlebells?
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Postby internalfist » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:38 am

Yeah Id love to have some kettlebells. But their pricey and I dont have the extra cash right now. But some time this summer I should.
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Postby Perverted Monk » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:59 am

Try Stronglifts 5x5 but do the program twice a week instead of 3 times.

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Postby willseitz » Mon May 04, 2009 2:01 pm

Muscular tension will inhibit qi flow and is therefore bad for internal arts. (Xingyi is actually pretty hard for an internal art.) Weight training won't necessarily cause a problem (think of it as hard qigong), but it may cause you to carry residual tension in your muscles. This can be countered by practicing soft qigong or by using your mind to relax during sections between lifts. Lifting can actually help you decrease tension in your muscles and increase your ability to apply internal power if you approach it in the right way (just like hard qigong).

When you perform a Xingyi technique my guess is that you perform some form of small circulation (microcosmic orbit), channel your energy from your tan tian to your arms, then you have sudden and intense tension as you 'explode' from your tan tien into your arms and trap qi in your arms. Think of weightlifting the same way. Perform the breathing the same way, but instead of a sudden explosion you have a few seconds of tension.
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Postby desa'84 » Mon May 04, 2009 4:12 pm

a well done weight training doesn't mean muscular tension, training appropiately becomes a training on nervous system more than on muscle
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Postby internalfist » Sat May 23, 2009 1:09 pm

willseitz thanks, Ill try that durring weightlifting.
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Postby desa'84 » Sun May 24, 2009 4:02 am

powerlifting is better for martial arts
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Postby pankajnagarkoti86 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:51 pm

Yeah Id love to have some kettlebells. But their pricey and I dont have the extra cash right now. But some time this summer I should.
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