Strength training is super important for martial artists. Done properly lifting weights makes you stronger, faster, and much more resilient to injury.
But how do you balance a busy training schedule in the dojo with spending time in the gym under heavy iron?
The answer is to prioritize your training around making sure that you do at least one exercise in the 5 basic categories of strength exercises every week.
- Push (e.g. bench press, incline press, dips, overhead presses, pushups, etc)
- Pull (e.g. pull-ups, chin-ups, bent over rows, dumbell rows, etc)
- Squat (e.g. high bar squats, front squats, lunges, single leg squats, etc)
- Hinge (e.g. regular deadlifts, sumo deadlifts, Romanian deadlifts, etc)
- Carry (e.g. dumbell carries, suitcase carries, overhead kettlebell carries, etc)
To break it down for you I invited strength trainer, nutritionist, author, and BJJ athlete Steph Gaudreau on to my podcast (The Strenuous Life Podcast).
Here are a couple of options to consume that conversation…
First, if you only want to listen to the part of podcast in which we talk about the 5 categories of strength training exercises then just watch this video…
If you prefer, here’s our whole conversation in video format…
I’ve released this conversation with Steph Guardreau on my podcast (The Strenuous Life Podcast) as episode 339 which you can listen to on all podcast players, including the following popular platforms and apps…
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