Taekwondo Strength Training Exercises
To excel at Taekwondo, you must
not only improve your
but also your Taekwondo strength. This page deals with exercises
that can improve your overall Taekwondo strength - resulting in better breaks, harder kicks and stronger punches!
Focus on doing many repetitions versus just one rep at the
maximum weight. You want strength & endurance. These Taekwondo strength
concentrate on your lower body,
upper body & arms and
core/abdominal area. Remember to first check with your
doctor before starting any exercise program.
Also visit our Taekwondo
Power pages for more martial arts strength training ideas.
For stronger & faster Taekwondo kicks, you need to work on areas such
as your quads, hamstrings &
calves. Here are number of exercises that
can improve your kicking power.
For more explosive punches or
Taekwondo kicks (i.e. spinning hook kicks), you need to work on
your torque or twisting power in order to have more powerful
"wind-ups". You will need to exercise areas such as your
stomach, lateral obliques (side muscles) and lower back. Here
are a number of useful Taekwondo "core"
exercises. Also you will need to perform a variety of these
exercises because you need to work all of your core muscles.
For more powerful Taekwondo punches & blocks, you need to strengthen areas
such as your
triceps, biceps, forearms, shoulders and back.