Bodyweight Exercise for Martial Arts Part 1 – Upper Body Force Transfer

Bodyweight exercise has been used by martial artists for centuries to build attributes like strength and endurance. All traditional martial arts include specific conditioning methods, and in many cases these methods are considered so valuable that they are highly guarded secrets of the lineage. My own background of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu included the study of […]

Improve Your Coordination and Agility with Bodyweight Exercise

Coordination and agility are hallmarks of movement mastery. Success in the dynamic sphere of sport is often determined by your ability to turn the off-season strength, endurance, and speed gains you’ve built into complex, improvised movements on the field of play. That requires a different approach to training, one that focuses on channeling these attributes […]

Exercise For the Desk Jockey — Has Your Desk Made You Chair-Shaped?

Do you spend a lot of time at a desk? Does your work trap you indoors? Have you got that “office worker hunch”? You know the one. Picture a guy, slightly overweight and sporting a pale fluorescent indoor tan. He walks with a slow shuffle, his pelvis tipped forward as though in a chair, his […]