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Old 03-31-2003, 07:44 AM   #9
bob_stra
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Re: Aikido & other forms of exercise

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Greg Hahn (GregH) wrote:
Hello All,

I wanted to find out your thoughts on other types of exercise to supplement Aikido training. Specifically, if anyone out there lifts weights, what types of

movements/exercises to you find the most beneficial? Thanks for your time.

Greg
I get mighty bored with weights, so I follow the idea "perpetual motion" bodyweight workouts. 5 days a week. No seesion lasting over 20 minutes. Change every two weeks.

Here's last weeks routine. I use numbers rather than days, so if I feel tired one day, I'm not locked into anything.

(1)

Hindu Squats

Hindu Pushups

Plate hamstring pulls

(2)

Tabata protocol on stationary bike

(sprint 20 secs... rest 10) x 5

(3)

Bootstrapers

Lunge

Heel lift

Frog Hops

Plate hamstring pulls

(4)

Grappler's toolbox and ukemi workout

(5)

Stretching and rubber band uchikomi

Combined with breathing exercises (3x daily).

I've also gotten involved in a dumb bet (50 chin ups by May 1), so every few hours I pump out a few chinups on the back of the bedroom door.

I've been thinking lately I need to do more plyos for aikido. I had a game of tag with the dog this weekend and they sure are speedy little devils!

Last edited by bob_stra : 03-31-2003 at 07:47 AM.
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