Best Equipment for Karate training at home
We don’t always have the opportunity to go to the gym because of commitments or unforeseen events.
In today’s article, we’ll look at the best items for training at home at an affordable price for everyone.
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BEST TOOL: RESISTANCE BENDS/YOGA BENDS
Resistance bands can be used during each phase of karate training such as:
– Warming up
– Strength exercises
– Conditioning exercises
– Specific techniques and training
Using the resistance bands on a regular basis, you’ll notice an improvement in the speed of your arm and leg movements, as well as improved mobility, core strength, and cardiovascular endurance.
You can choose whether to use the resistance bends or the yoga bandages, both will be fine to achieve the same result.
There are various intensities available here as well, but we recommend using only the least resistant in this case.
The Foam Roller is a roller that can be used for self-massage.
Professional athletes are increasingly using and appreciating the Foam Roller.
It can be used in the cool-down phase instead of traditional stretching to reduce tension and increase muscle yield, as well as in the pre-workout phase to warm up the muscles and reduce the risk of injury.
There are several different types of foam rollers, each with a different level of hardness.
The harder it is, the more beneficial it is to the muscle.
We recommend starting with a soft foam roller and gradually progressing to the harder one after you’ve gotten used to it.
Weights to put on the arms or ankles are perfect for improving speed.
The body gets used to working with an overweight so that, when the weights are removed, the muscles will be used to pushing with the same intensity, but with less weight than the body, resulting in fact faster.
But not only that! Weights are also an excellent way to improve endurance and strength, and there are a variety of weights available.
The most traditional training tool is the jump rope, for this reason you can use it anywhere you want, also for training at home.
Excellent for cardio, arm-leg coordination, calorie burn, and weight loss.
The yoga mat is an excellent tool for avoiding injuries caused by a hard floor, as it allows you to perform any bodyweight exercise without being concerned about the hardness of your home floor.
Here, any one is good too.
MAKIWARA DIY - FREESTANDING PUNCHING BAG
The main goal of makiwara/punching bag training is to make you learn how to throw a technically correct punch and also to condition the hand and wrist to absorb impact so that the punch can be delivered correctly and efficiently.
The majority of karate trainings are based on kihon and kata, only delivering strikes “in the air”, then it’s critical that you get conditioned hitting something solid like the makiwara.
Makiwara training provides the benefit of ensuring that the karateka can train his techniques at full power while maintaining correct technique and breathing.
Usually makiwara have a very high cost, in this article we showed how to build a makiwara yourself with a car tire.
As an alternative to the makiwara, you can buy a freestanding punching bag.
Pull-ups are an essential part of free body workouts; therefore, we recommend a multifunction bar that allows you to perform pull-ups, chin-ups, abdominals, push-ups, and many other exercises.
This is a list of the best equipment that can be purchased for a reasonable price and kept at home to allow you to train in exceptional circumstances.
Remember, you do not need a lot of items, you just need goodwill.
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