Bungee Cord

Bungee Cord

Postby iaincmm » Jun 26, 2006 09:45

Hi,

In order to work on my kicking I would like to get hold of some bungee cord. Does anybody know of a supplier in the UK as I am struggling to find anything?

Thanks,
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Postby Broncco » Jun 26, 2006 09:56

Like for adductor pulldowns?
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Postby iaincmm » Jun 26, 2006 10:42

No not for pulldowns but for attaching to the legs when practicing the front kick for example, as is shown on the dvd 'High Power Kicks No Warm Up'.

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Postby dragon » Jun 26, 2006 11:08

I got bungee cord from here:-

http://www.taosport.co.uk/index.htm


Can't see it on the website but they used to have it in the catalogue.


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Postby Broncco » Jun 26, 2006 12:26

I seriously doubt that kicking with a cord will do much improvement.
Just a marketing hype. "Hey, I got something new out there, buy it, it will help you"
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Postby dragon » Jun 27, 2006 04:56

You can buy bungee cord on large spools as replacement for worn cords that attatch to floor-to-ceiling speedballs so i wouldn't say it's being marketed as a kicking aid,or that anyone is making profit from it as such.

I found that the bungee cord kicks didn't have a noticable effect on power(i feel that if you want to kick hard you have to practice kicking harder) but it made a lot of difference to my muscular endurance/conditioning.

If you can throw 100 kicks with correct resistance you'll have no problem throwing 100 kicks without it.

This is a similar approach to Marciano and Ali "shadow boxing" up to their necks under water.

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Postby wynnema » Jul 03, 2006 06:48

Broncco wrote:I seriously doubt that kicking with a cord will do much improvement.
Just a marketing hype. "Hey, I got something new out there, buy it, it will help you"


have you actually tried them?? I doubt it.

They are very good for improving the strength/power of your kicks because they provide resistance throughout the kick without overstressing the joints like ankle weights.
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Postby Jan » Jul 04, 2006 04:23

Hi,

I often use the latex gymnastic cord which I tie on my ankles between my legs. With this preparation I can move and kick without any limitations during my shadow boxing unit. And also, I can regulate the resistance of the cord by shorting or lenghten it

I recommend a low resistance because to much resistance can cause muscle stiffness in the hip area.

All the best

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