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Martial arts are an excellent way to prevent aging.

However, as aging happens the ball starts to roll down the hill quicker. Like in martial arts, you cannot depend on one technique or method to fight, anti-aging is the same. There are specific things you can do to slow down and reverse aging. With that being said, it will require the most important aspect, consistency.

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Doing speed and strength training together on the same day will not optimize your speed and power and make you slower. However, there are strategic ways to combine them. But first, understand the process.

If you want to get faster, you need to reduce the weight you are moving. As resistance and force goes up, speed goes down. Therefore, speed requires a reduction in resistance in order to move fast. You can simply see this by doing a 1-rep max in comparison to an 8-rep max. Just training strength and heavy all the time, will slow you down. Strength training, lifting heavy is good. It has a place and time. Lifting heavy, using 5 reps, for a 4-week training cycle is perfect start before implementing speed training because it increases the rate of force. However, there has to be a crossover, a transfer.

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Having a hard time finding a fitness tracker that can do the job right?

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The biggest struggle of having a fitness tracker is the weird positioning on your wrist, at least for me. When it comes to training ground techniques or working the bag, it is hard and annoying to have a strap on your wrist.

If you're looking for something that gives you more information than anything else out there, WHOOP is the way to go. You'll get data and information that helps you recover fast by letting you know when you should rest, when you should sleep, and when you are at optimal conditions to train - all powered within the WHOOP App! You will have your own coach that guides you through the whole process, who will learn from you and adapt with you. Want to get even more personalized? Start a journal within the app and track your personal progress!

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Martial arts require a huge amount of single-leg activity from punching, kicking, and throwing.

Practically every way of moving and transferring force is done from a split stance position pushing off one foot or leg from the floor. And, the same goes with walking, running, and sprinting. Every step requires one leg to move and transfer force to the other. If one leg is weaker than the other then it cannot absorb nor sustain the force being transferred resulting in a slower movement. Let it be known, the faster you move the stronger, more control, and stable each leg needs to be to optimize speed and power, and, transfer it effectively.

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