How to kick faster and higher training with resistance bands

Uploaded by myosource on 10.12.2008

Speaker: In advanced drills, of course, we should be spinning and jumping, those types
of motions now. The first thing we're going to do, we need to go to a nice deep middle
stance, horse riding stance, jump up, knees to chest. Now, you're going to want to pull
your knees in together, no. Keep them spread apart, make the bands work. Down up, down
up. About 15, if you're filling good ,20. I wouldn't push it past that because then
you're just going to be degrading the muscles that you're trying to work.
The next thing is, using a bar, using a person or if you got great balance and you're used
to the bands by now, use yourself. Make sure you do your chamber like we talked about in
the beginning video and then let's go ahead and execute the technique, letting the bands
resist against you. Holding, squeezing, same thing, nice slow motion. Do not allow the
bands to pull you back, resist against the bands the entire time. Even when you chamber
you should feel the tension in the bands, executing the kick, squeezing the muscles,
core, hip flexor, your groin, quad, pulling it back nice and easy. Do this with every
single technique you know. Anything that starts with the chamber, beginning and end position,
you will feel the muscles you need to work. What we want to do to get warmed up, get the
muscles burning before we actually get into that sweating exercise is same thing that
I showed you the other day where we were lifting getting the muscles to work. Now what we're
actually going to do is get down on all fours and we're going to chamber and execute. You
can do this with your sidekicks, your round kicks, whichever kick you so desire. Now,
challenge yourself. Get something that actually you're going to want to try to focus to kick
over. If you're not quite that flexible in the hips, start with the bottom of the chair.
If you are, turn the chair a round; make sure your heel is going over your chair. Give yourself
a visual reference so that you know how hard you're working or how much the band is pulling
you down after the execution of the kick. That way you're brain is registering the work
that you're putting in. Now, as you guys know the repeat kicks exercise
as I showed you in the intermediate video, same style of moving is one thing. Now we've
got to move forward because the attacker, our opponent may be moving as well. What we're
going to do is make sure our core, our hip flexor, our quad, all those muscles we need
once again are working all the time. What we're going to do now is we're going to do
our repeat kicks, holding the chamber. I have tension all the time, even when I'm executing
there's tension. It's not now just my muscles and memory using the bands, it's the muscles
that are trying to work a little harder now with the bands resisting against me the entire
time, trying not to let them pull the knee down after the execution. Holding the chamber
during that execution while I'm moving is the next step.
Now what we're going to go on into is spin kicks and jump kicks. Obviously every style
has them. Make sure you're ready and prepared, make sure you pivot, hands are up. Simple
step spin crescent, full range of the hips, good tension in the quad, bands never get
away from me. Anything I want to do, jump splits all the way through. Jump double fronts
never in my way. For you extreme guys, it's never in the way of anything I want to throw.
My 720s, my 540s, it's still there. [End of Audio]
Duration: 3 minutes 52 seconds