Focusing on strength, mobility, and flexibility in your martial arts training leads to a few benefits. By including these three elements in your practice, you’ll be able to move better on the mats and in your daily life. You’ll also reduce your risk for future injuries and find a sense of balance in your training sessions.
Let’s take a closer look at why we need strength, mobility, and flexibility:
Building strength using your own bodyweight and varying your movements can make any daily task that requires functional strength easier. And you don’t need to lift heavy weights or use special equipment to reap these benefits. Martial arts training improves your upper and lower body strength, as well as your core.
While building strength can improve your quality of life, it’s not the only physical skill that benefits your daily life. If you have functional strength but have limited mobility, you won’t be able to use and apply the strength you’ve developed. But by including mobility training in your workouts, then you’ll be able to improve how well a joint can use its full range of motion. With more mobility, your movements become more efficient, reducing your chance of getting injured.
In addition to strength and mobility, flexibility plays a role in how your body performs while training and throughout the day. Flexibility is the ability of a muscle to lengthen. And the more a muscle can easily stretch through its full range of motion, the less likely you are to get injured.
If you’re interested in learning more about martial arts and how it could improve your fitness, as well as your daily life, contact us. We’d love to answer any questions you have about the programs we’re currently offering at The Way Family Dojo in Magnolia.