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Old 04-13-2013, 05:10 PM   #29
Chris Li
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Re: "Conventional Muscles" and Internal Power

Benjamin Edelen wrote: View Post
Yes exactly. Obviously I am not arguing against internal training, as it is nearly an obsession for me. I simply don't think there is any mutual exclusivity between being physically capable outside martial arts and being physically capable inside them. That apparently touches on the persecution complex built into at least one internal training orthodoxy, so people can't agree to disagree.
Isn't this kind of a straw man argument? I can't think of anybody teaching internals who would argue against being physically capable, in or out of martial arts.

OTOH, there are a lot of good reasons why you wouldn't want to do some types of conditioning for a time while working on other types of conditioning.

There are also plenty of good reasons why you would want to work on some types of conditioning over others. It's no different in sports, dance, or any other physical activity, you condition yourself to meet the goals that you're aiming at.



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