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Is semen retention an important thing in martial arts?

There is no scientific evidence that sex (or no sex) before competition affects performance whatsoever. BBC, again the BBC, CNN, and a general search. Therefore, "semen retention" is nothing more than ...
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Is semen retention an important thing in martial arts?

There are many weird claims and customs in traditional martial arts. I've never heard about this one, but for example in aikido we have people talking about "centering their ki" which is like an ...
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Does leaving the fan switched on in the dojo reverse the effect of warm up exercises?

Yes, your assumption is correct. Your body sweats in an effort to cool itself, due to either an elevated outside temperature, elevated internal temperature, or both. If you switch on a fan, all you ...
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Does cycling improve stamina or any other physical characteristics?

Cycling will initially improve your general fitness, (especially stamina, general cardiovascular). After a while you will reach a general plateau of improved fitness (unless you keep increasing the ...
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Quick and efficient warm up excercise for routine preparedness?

I'm afraid the body doesn't work that way, especially if you're no longer young. You can't just exercise once in the morning and remain warmed up and flexible throughout the day. When I was training ...
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Cardio work for Muay Thai fighters

...while with the [interval training] I run out of break quickly and find it hard to continue the jog. Which one would give me that bit of stamina that I need to keep going in a fight? As you've seen ...
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Cardio work for Muay Thai fighters

I suggest investigating interval training, which would be your option 2. Fighting requires high intensity and may not actually last that long; a low intensity jog will not put your body under the same ...
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Simple workout for kicking/leg muscles

Kicking is more than just strength. There's speed also. Combining both gives you power. But since you asked just about the strength aspect, that's what I'll respond to. With barbells or dumbbells: ...
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Simple workout for kicking/leg muscles

I've found that the same exercises that basketball players use to improve their jump shots are very effective. Explosive power You tend to want explosive power. Most of what we do is kick fast (not ...
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Does leaving the fan switched on in the dojo reverse the effect of warm up exercises?

Yes, you are correct. Having fans (or air conditioning) will do nothing to either help or hinder. Although, it will make you more comfortable. A warm up is designed to stretch muscles and increase ...
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Defending non-telegraphed strikes

Yes! The trick is to actually make the non telegraphed attack into a telegraphed one. How? You practice maintaining a one-step distance. This is the distance at which your attacker must make a ...
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Cardio work for Muay Thai fighters

Beside increasing your stamina, one important thing is learning to pace yourself in a fight, so you can keep your energy while driving your opponent into losing his, in 1st and 2nd round, so you will ...
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Cardio work for Muay Thai fighters

To answer your question directly, I think that the second would give you greater stamina in the context of a Muay Thai contest. Ultimately you want to simulate the intensity and time frame of a Muay ...
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Cardio work for Muay Thai fighters

There is more than one way to build endurance, and like some people have already said, do not stop running. This is one of Bruce Lees methods of building endurance; he ran about 6 miles a day, and he ...
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Boxing, right punch - how to improve shoulders full turning?

I think this right punch problem may be widespread. If you are trying to do a right punch very-very fast, to evade a possible counter (even on a long distance), there is a huge temptation not to throw ...
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Boxing, right punch - how to improve shoulders full turning?

Some people train with elastic bands - the fisted hand holds onto one end of it, I don't know what it's anchored to - but at the end of the punch you actually need more force to extend the punch fully....
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Boxing, right punch - how to improve shoulders full turning?

Under the heading of providing a viable answer rather than a comment, the chief solution is providing yourself a target that requires you to turn your shoulder fully to create the full extension. You ...
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Preventing Muscle Soreness on a Budget?

The best advice I can offer is to keep a workout journal to log your exercise routine. Being mindful of what your plan is for a given workout. Sticking to a plan can mean the difference between ...
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Leaning out of axis

"Leaning out of axis" is, in my mind, a combination of three separate ideas. It's not clear to me how your idea relates to mine, so here are all of the elements as I understand them: Balance Your ...
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How do I increase my wrist strength for punching?

I had the same problem. I did the following to strengthen my wrist. I still do end up bending my wrist occasionally but mostly the problem has gone. 1) Take a tennis ball (or any other not too hard ...
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Cardio work for Muay Thai fighters

To quote Ramsey Dewey: So the best movement that you can do for cardio in Jiu Jitsu is Jiu Jitsu. Do more rolling, for example, do more drills and by drills I don't just mean going through ...
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Cardio work for Muay Thai fighters

Man I didn't saw the other answers but the first most important thing is to run (that you already do) your second option is the best suited for the subject, but if you want to put your stamina on ...
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Preventing Muscle Soreness on a Budget?

Icing afterwards is always a good thing- 20 minutes on, 20 off, especially if you have past injuries. I tried an ice bath once and it was not for me. Rehabbing foot injuries in an ice bucket was bad ...
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Is semen retention an important thing in martial arts?

I would write this as a comment, but I don't have the reputation. Abstaining from ejaculating has been shown to increase testosterone when over a period of 7 days. I'm not sure how long "semen ...
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Stretching advices for kicking

To preface, static flexibility (the ability to achieve a fixed position at the extremes of a joints ROM and hold it), is not necessarily going to improve mobility (the ability of a joint to move ...
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Quick and efficient warm up excercise for routine preparedness?

Well this one is not quick, but there's really no better method for preparing for a day: Sleep well for a solid 8-10 hours. Sleeping well requires the following actions taken seriously: Exercise, ...
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Is there Peace based Martial Arts style dance council and teamwork readily working?

Hmm... some schools of Capoeira would fit the bill for you. Most of them still do the martial aspect, or at least teach you how to perform the movements martially, but the emphasis is not on striking ...
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How can I make my knuckles harder?

Knuckle pushups. Do it the correct way with only the first two knuckles in contact with the floor. If it's too difficult, start by maintaining a static push up 'up' position. This conditions your ...
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How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?

So I wasn't on here in 2012, but I didn't really see this biological answer...probably because there aren't brain doctors or modern psychiatrists on here, but it's relevant if someone was curious of ...
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How to get fit (again) for Judo

On-tatami exercises Explosive ashi-waza You are Tori: Grip uke by the collar and sleeve as in kumikata. Squat down. From there, spring up and perform o-soto-gari (kuzushi and uchikomi only). Step ...
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