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Old 03-31-2003, 07:23 AM   #7
paw
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Here we go:

Ian,
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aerobic cardiovascular work to improve stamina (most aikido's essentially anaerobic)
If aikido is anaerobic, why not train that way? Why do aerobic work when another energy pathway is being used?

Liane,
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anyone who lifts big weights will know that it can have a detrimental effect on your flexibility.
First, "big" is relative. You'll have to clarify that. Second, your statement is false unless someone is lifting weights incorrectly (abreviated range of motion), in which case I would argue they aren't lifting weights. Third, aging can have a detrimental effect on flexibility ... so can not being warmed up. Strength training's benefits on bone density, posture, injury prevention, bodywieght maintance and general health are well documented.
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you'll strengthen up a bit even just through flexibility training.
How? You'll have to describe your flexibility routine in more detail for this to be true.


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you just need to be careful about training outside when its very cold or wet, as its not too good for the lungs
Dress properly and/or temper your body and this isn't an issue.
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i would advise doing something you enjoy, 'cos that way you'll stick at a routine.
Absolutely 100% correct.

Regards,

Paul
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