Martina holds black belts in kickboxing and modern freestyle, and has an extensive background in Ed Parker’s system of Kenpo karate. She has been a flight instructor on light aircraft since 1986, and currently works for Delta Air Lines, where she is responsible for weight and balance calculations and proper loading of aircraft. Martina’s extensive experience as an instructor, both in aviation and martial arts, has helped her acquire in-depth knowledge of the principles of teaching and learning. Her main focus is on helping students refine their martial arts skills through the use of the laws of physics.
Strength and Power Training for Martial Artsby Martina Sprague
Each muscle group is discussed in detail - how it's used in martial arts, how to develop it, which exercises are most
Strength and Power Training For Martial Arts is a total approach to building your strength base. Learn how to use free weights, machines, body weight exercises and plyometrics to build your muscles while increasing speed and flexibility.
Each muscle group is discussed in detail - how it's used in martial arts, how to develop it, which exercises are most effective, and most importantly, how to take advantage of anatomical strengths when striking, blocking, kicking and grappling.
Beyond muscular strength, this book looks at the concepts of cardiovascular strength endurance, the impact of flexibility on strength, mental approaches to training, and the anatomy, physics and biomechanics of power.
Strength and Power Training For Martial Arts wraps up with training plans for karate, taekwondo, hapkido, judo, jujitsu, aikido, muay thai/kickboxing and mixed martial arts as well as advice on designing your own personalized strength training plan.
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