Weight Training TKD

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by Labatt, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. Labatt

    Labatt New Member

    This thread is for weight training for Sparring Compettitors in Tae Kwon Do.

    We all know, we have to have extreme power in our legs. The truth is we do not use our arms much at all in sparring.

    Post your workout routines, reps, sets, exercises, isolation, explosive training, ground breaking strength(Upper and Lower)body routines here.

    Mine's a bit sketchy, still working it out.
  2. TkdWarrior

    TkdWarrior Valued Member

    No Weight training....
    tho i m thinking but that's just to get my 8 pack back again... :)

    ROBERT New Member

    Day 1: Chest, Triceps, Back, Biceps
    Flat bench press; 3 sets 8-12 reps (currently 315lbs)
    Tricep press; 3sets 8-12 reps (currently 140lbs)
    Lat pull downs; 3sets 8-12 reps (currently 275lbs)
    Rows; 3sets 8-12 reps (currently 295lbs)
    Barbell curls; 3sets 8-12 reps (currently 135lbs)

    Day 2: Legs, Lower Back
    Squats; 4 sets 8-12 reps (currently 425lbs)
    Deadlifts; 3 sets 8-12 reps (currently 455lbs)
    Calf raises; 3 sets 8-12 reps (110lb dumbell per calf)

    These days are not consecutive. There are either 2 or 3 days rest between them. Also I no longer do shoulder specific exercises due to an overtraining injury.

  4. Helm

    Helm New Member

    I dont have any weights at home, but i normally stretch and do a basic workout a few times a week at home.

    Normally some sit-ups, back-curls, press-ups and a few chin-ups.
    Then some slow leg raises and holding my leg in a side-kick for the count of a slow 30. Helps keep meh regular.
  5. Tosh

    Tosh Renegade of Funk

    Ahem - :rolleyes: unless you are ITF.
  6. TkdWarrior

    TkdWarrior Valued Member

    Re: Re: Weight Training TKD

    wat's that hav to do with ITF?
  7. Tosh

    Tosh Renegade of Funk

    Because the head is a legal target for punches as opposed to WTF where they are illegal thus cutting down oppurtunities for points.

    So ITF players generally use thier hands a lot. :)
  8. TkdWarrior

    TkdWarrior Valued Member

    oh dar n i forgot that :D
    but i can challenge anyone ITF guys hav powerfull kicks too ;)
  9. Labatt

    Labatt New Member

    ITF can punch to the head? Krazy.

    WTF uses kicks, and barely any punching at all.
  10. TkdWarrior

    TkdWarrior Valued Member

    not crazy labatt, it's cool
    we don't use elbows, knee n headbutt :D
  11. Cain

    Cain New Member

    I imagine that includes groin strikes, finger jabs, throat strikes, a knife, a gun etc etc :D

  12. Tosh

    Tosh Renegade of Funk

    Competition sparring DOES NOT EQUAL grading sparring ;)

    Two different things entirely.

    One is self defence the other is sport!
  13. c_storm51

    c_storm51 Valued Member

    I reckon it must be a little weird not using your hands in sparring...in WTF, do you use them for purely defense, ie blocks etc....and what are legal areas in WTF? Does this mean you are only allowed to use your legs to attack?
  14. waya

    waya Valued Member

    Legal areas in WTF sparring are the chest, rib area, and light head contact.
  15. Tosh

    Tosh Renegade of Funk

    Hmmm, I thought kicks to the head were allowed. Is there a systm to grade how hard someones been hit inthe head???

    Or is it just judgment?
  16. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    Yeah, if the head falls off.... that usually means you hit it to hard! ;)

  17. ratman

    ratman Valued Member

    i almost got my head ripped off in my last competition(wtf). But still....waaay cool.
  18. evilkingston

    evilkingston 필요악

    light head contact?
    damn man... you've been lucky so far...
    i can asure you that they can kick your head as hard as they want (in competition) as long as it makes you knock-out
    btw: twichagy (spelled correctly?) to the liver - auwch + an even harder knock-out (with hogo on - fortunately it wasn't me, yet... :) :D )
  19. XiaoXing

    XiaoXing New Member

    At my dojo there are a lot of head hunters.Ive been kicked to the head a lot and it hurts like a mother..its not exactly stuffing your head on a soft pillow.
    I usually dont go for the head for two reasons...one if i kick that high and mess up ill most likely trip and two,the longer it takes them to lift their foot up to my head,the faster they are open for a clear hit.
  20. Yoo Shin

    Yoo Shin New Member

    Weights 3x/week
    Day 1:Chest/Triceps
    Day 2: Back/Biceps w/ Shoulders every other week
    Day 3: Quads/Hams etc.. plyometric every other week
    Abs every other day

    I do 3-4 sets for each body part, 4-6 reps durring "heavy" period and 8-12 reps durring "light".

    In addition: I run 4 days/week 2 light (3-4 miles low pace) and 2 fast (2-3 miles fast pace)

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