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Old 02-25-2004, 03:13 PM   #11
Fred Calef III
Dojo: International Karate Association/Fairbanks, Alaska
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 9
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I would just mix an equal amount of stretching into your workout to keep/increase your flexibility as you weight train.

When I trained karate for a year, the practice alone was enough to strengthen my body. I find the same thing with aikido too. Maybe more importantly, the techniques appear to build up the 'appropriate' muscles that need building for each technique.
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