Fit for Combat – Routine #1
Warm Up Exercises for Martial Training & The Push Shuffle Drill
A warm up should be performed before participating in technical sports, exercising, or stretching, and Combative training is no exception. Warming up generally consists of a gradual increase in intensity of physical activity. This increase the heart rate, which in turn increases blood flow to your muscles and raises your body temperature. Warmer muscles are more elastic and less susceptible to injury. It is important that warm ups should be specific to the exercise that will follow, which means that muscles used in the warm up are the muscles required for the following activity. In the case of martial arts, where all muscles are being trained to react with speed and power, all major muscle groups should be warmed up with special emphasis on the feet and legs.