Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Johnstown PA USA
I agree with Max and Link, Olympic style and powerlifts compound exercises especially with dumbbells or kettlebells in short fast sets are the way to keep speed and gain size. Take a look at the Crossfit and Dragon Door sites. Speed is not all you need to fight. While nearly all fighting is anaerobic, strength endurance is necessary. That means lots of body weight calisthenics. Check Carl Gotch's videos a Scientific Wrestling. For your forearms thick about thick bars. You can make a bar thicker with duct tape. Look at the arms of a Strong Man athlete. They are huge usually without specialized training. Check the "300 workout" at the Gym Jones site or You tube. Finally think about isometrics. Take a look at Bronze Bow. There is no one answer. Bruce Lee lifted, ran, did cal and lots of isos. As most of us have jobs prioritize. If you want good technique, do technique first. If your interested in muscle size heavy lifting comes first. Finally I would recommend Eugene Sandow and The Golden Age of Strong Men. Good stuff on isos, lifting, and wrestling. Particularly good are the Liederman, Burns, Hackenschmidt McFadden, and Tegner books at the site. Most things are on line including how to build kettlebells, so you need not go broke buying equipment or courses. Cheers, Red
Last edited by RedGabeRoss; 03-30-2007 at 12:52 AM.