metabolic profile for trditional martial art

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metabolic profile for trditional martial art

Postby roly » Aug 10, 2009 17:33

Hi Mr Kurz:
new to this forum this is my first post.My question is about how much is the importance of aerobic conditioning.With the increasing popularity of MMA,the heavy impact of aerobic conditioning is being highlited but my question is regarding at the context of a traditional Shotokan karate training where we do say twenty or 30 techniques at full speed and power,stop briefly and start again and so on for the next 2 hours.Is it still importnat to set an aerobic base,try to achieve a resting pulse rate of 55 bpm and then go into more lactic and alactic system or should just concentrate only on the anaerobic and power side?
Thanks for answering,
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Re: metabolic profile for trditional martial art

Postby CSta » Aug 20, 2009 10:22

From Article 29 on this site: "The purpose of endurance training in martial arts is to gain or maintain such endurance as needed for martial arts."

From Article 19:

"You can start work on aerobic fitness at the same time you begin work on strengthening the trunk, so by the time you are ready for intensive strength exercises your aerobic fitness is good. Aerobic fitness makes you healthier and speeds up your recovery after speed, strength, and muscular endurance exercises. It thus allows for a high volume and intensity of other conditioning and sport-specific exercises (see the 2nd principle of conditioning in the eighteen article of this column [TaeKwonDo Times January 2002]). Even sprinters and weightlifters develop aerobic fitness (Kurz 2001).

Aerobic fitness is a foundation of overall conditioning and fighting shape. Fatigue kills tactics and technique. Asked what is more important, technical skills or the endurance to use them, former UFC welterweight champion Pat Miletich answered “It's a mixture. No matter what stage of your career you're at, endurance always pays off. There's a saying, `I'd rather fight a great fighter in mediocre shape than a mediocre fighter in great shape'” (Gerbasi 2001).

You can develop aerobic fitness by various exercises, provided they raise the heart rate up to the aerobic maximum for 20 minutes or more and you do them at least twice per week (Maffetone 2000; McArdle, Katch, and Katch 1996; Sharkey 1990). So running, cross-country skiing, swimming, shadow boxing, light bag work, and rope jumping—all can be used separately or together. The maximum aerobic heart rate is the maximum heart rate below the anaerobic threshold (blood lactate threshold). This heart-rate value is arrived at by subtracting an athlete's age from 180. If you are returning to training after an injury, or you get colds or other infections often, or your performance decreases, then you should subtract 5 from the resulting value. If you have not had any colds or flu, have exercised for two years without any injuries, and your performance is improving, then you should add 5 to the result. For 16-year-olds and younger a heart rate should not exceed 165 beats per minute (Maffetone 2000).

The best time for aerobic fitness exercises is at the end of a typical martial arts workout in which technique or speed are developed. It is also good to do these exercises in a separate aerobic workout. Doing aerobic exercises soon after intensive strength or muscular endurance training reduces the pace and duration of aerobic efforts. For example, after heavy squats or deadlifts, it is hard to run lightly for even a couple of miles. Instead of running you may end up jogging and damaging the knees more than increasing your aerobic fitness."
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Re: metabolic profile for trditional martial art

Postby mike1 » Jan 14, 2010 08:20

Aerobic fitness is good to our health , our blood circulation will become normal. That's why I am now practicing with martial arts for my health.
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Re: metabolic profile for trditional martial art

Postby tyciol » Aug 14, 2010 09:20

You do get aerobic benefits from your anaerobic shotokon training, however you can certainly supplement them with more generic stuff. You wouldn't be pushing the limits of endurance while focusing on complex techniques just like you wouldn't learn complex techniques while exhausted.
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