The fiction of IMA slowing the aging process

Discussion in 'Internal Martial Arts' started by Narrue, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    A very basic of

    - TKD training is to stand on one leg and throw front kick, side kick, back kick, ...


    - Shuai Chiao training is to stand on one leg and throw inner hook, outer hook, leg lift, ...


    The more that you do this kind of training drills, the better single leg balance that you will develop, and the less chance that you will fall at your old age. Most of the Taiji training are standing on both legs. The Taiji single leg training is just not enough to give you the benefit through your old age.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  2. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    You can chose to train harder at the expense of training safer and more efficiently in weight training too. Example would be an emphasis on increased volume and intensity above your body's capacity to the expense of sensible programming and emphasis on consistency, good form and injury free incremental gains.

    It's a mentality/approach.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  3. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    I don't believe in extreme heavy weight training but I do believe in more repetition training. The right amount of weight should be some weight that you "enjoy" of training it. If you just push yourself to the 75% limit. You still want to train some more but you force yourself not to. This way, you will look forward to your next day training.

    When I hear someone makes noise while dealing with extreme weight in the gym, I almost can picture that guy won't do his weight 10 years later. Some people believes in "no pain, no gain". I believe in "you do because you enjoy of doing it".
  4. runcai

    runcai Valued Member

    That is if you know the reversal training method mentioned by Sun Lutang you will know. Anyway, look up the benefits of E-training:
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    The problem with many of the claims made for IMA is that they are equally met by other activities - Weight training for example is a form of exercise that yields similar results to those mentioned here

    My Grandfather still weight trains at 95. He never lifts heavy but does the same routine every morning. At one point Manchester Uni wanted to use him as a case study for benefits of light exercise into old age but he declined to participate
  6. Kai-M

    Kai-M New Member

    No I don't know what you mean by this, but it sounds really intriguing - could not find anything on google - are you able to say any more about it . . . ?
  7. Kai-M

    Kai-M New Member

    I guess you are right - and also YouKnowWho's point about TKD. I'm just particularly aware of tai chi being valued and used in this way through my work context, and also through an amazing tai chi lady I know, who has grace and flexibility to die for in her seventies . . . which is why this thread made me think of it.

    Not in a sense of combatting age in any "magical" way as the start of this thread mentioned; but in a more practical, preventive way, which as you say could be achieved by many different forms of exercise . . .

    your Grandfather sounds awesome btw :)
  8. runcai

    runcai Valued Member

    Translation of Sun Lutang's books is available in Internet, and the following is a quote from his book on Taijiquan translated by Paul Brennan:

    "Only a wise person has the method of reversing this movement, inverting Qian and Kun"

    I am sure some Taijiquan teachers may know how in terms of biomechanics.
  9. huoxingyang

    huoxingyang Valued Member

    In my experience with Tai Chi and its practitioners, the best thing about Tai Chi as exercise for many people is that it's better than nothing.
  10. runcai

    runcai Valued Member

    It was a great success in China with the whole nation exercising program since 1958 with the development of the 24 forms. It is better to be active then inactive. The wisdom is getting people believing in it without knowing it.

Share This Page