Techniques

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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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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Emma Carr alongside Sifu Damien Chaurémootoo, practices Martial Arts and fitness training to help prevent assaults, build awareness, improve fitness, nurture self confidence, empower women.

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This video is a call out to all women who may sit by the side, encouraging others, their children, their partners and forget that they too matter, that they too have an opportunity to learn a new skill at any point in their life. Whether you were a junior athlete, are a mother or come from a completely sedentary background, Emma Carr, an ICU nurse and mother of three nurtures and supports women to make a change, to prioritize their Heath and safety and does this through martial arts and her many Empower Tactical Programs.
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