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This sort of product will fail to achieve any short term or long term benefits over regular training. In fact, some results show that it can hinder performance. People believe these sorts of products can increase their red blood cell count by reducing oxygen levels, similar to the way training at altitude can increase red blood cell count. The problem is ...


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Don't. Train your skills in class normally, without the mask. Train your conditioning outside of class, by running and sprinting or whatever. Train your strength in the gym by progressively lifting heavier weights using compound movements. The mask is an unproven fad that, even if it does work, would seem to have an effect that is better achieved through ...


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There's two things that increase stamina: cardio (fast, regular movement) and muscle endurance. Pretty much any regular movement can do that - Shaolin training or anything else. You can do a few minutes every day up to the recommended at least 30 minutes of cardio that doctors recommend, and of course, more once you get the endurance going. Understand ...


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It is commonly touted on my circuits that being too muscular is bad for kicking martial arts. Think of it this way - if your leg has an extra 1kg of muscle on it - thats 1kg you have to lift and propel with every kick - that is going to be much more effort even thinking of that weight just as being strapped to your ankle. Extra muscle can be even worse ...


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I think the most common answer to this question is a one-liner, yet I can assuredly say that I have done many different exercises to build more shoulder endurance and that some of them have worked very well. There are three staples to the workouts I have been doing and will keep doing to work on shoulder endurance. Isometric Lateral Raises Shadow Boxing (...


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If you want to start a martial art for fitness and mental benefits, I can highly recommend Taekwondo. There are other styles you can try too, e.g. Muay Thai, but Taekwondo is probably the most fun you'll ever have in a dojang/dojo. My problem with kung fu schools OUTSIDE of China is that they're usually not that great. The transfer of knowledge outside of ...


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