Weights

Barbells and dumbbells are standard tools for modern martial artists who lift weights. Earlier warriors did weight training with heavy wooden clubs, rocks on sticks, and even weighted shoes. The idea that weight training is "new" to the martial arts is far from true! Weight gear varies greatly in cost. Improvised equipment may be free or nearly so; a full gym, with machines and/or rubber-coated weights machined to Olympic tolerances, can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Chapter Seven

Five Foods That Build Muscle

Five Foods That Build Muscle

How to properly fuel your body before and after your workouts, with the right nutrients and in the right way, for maximum results week after week! Find out why protein and hardwork is not enough...and why your results will suffer unless you add these other 5 foods to your muscle-building plan.

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