Archive for the ‘Endurance Training for Sports and Martial Arts’ Category

In the YouTube video below, Coach Tumminello talks about the use of the term functional in sports and fitness training and gives a useful definition of the term. What is Functional Training? The Real Definition My definition is similar to that of Coach Tumminello but briefer and wider. I define functional exercises as those that […]


Today a post from Stadion’s Discussion Forum with questions on overtraining and recovery from injuries, followed by my answers. First the whole post: I am a taekwondo’er, been away for some months (bad ankle sprain that had me undergo surgery, which has taken months to recover) . . . anyways enough of my sorry story, […]


I am posting at stadion.com old articles from Stadion News because I have been told that they “had some of the best training information out there.” Since yesterday I posted the first part of “The Role of Aerobic Fitness in High Intensity Efforts” and the first part of “Sports Skills and Strength Training”.


New article titled “Sequence of Conditioning Exercises for Fighters and Martial Artists in Long-Term Training and in a Single Workout” is posted on stadion.com. In this article you will learn about the sequence of strength and endurance exercises in long-term training and in a single workout. A rationally designed strength training program begins with developing […]


Workouts cause fatigue. Fatigue is necessary for making progress, but if a workout schedule is bad, the accumulating fatigue will stop an athlete’s progress. The whole article on optimizing the weekly schedule of workouts is at http://www.stadion.com/weekly-schedule-of-workouts/


Muscle Fatigue

27Jul13

Coaches and athletes need to know what fatigue is to understand all issues of the training process. The whole training process is predicated on fatigue and on recovery from it–the changes of training load, means of recovery, frequency and sequence of exercises and workouts, periodization, and nutrition. Without understanding fatigue it is not possible to […]


Recently a karate fighter asked for my opinion on a new training tool, a training mask that restricts breathing. He was tempted but skeptical because the manufacturer of that mask made some claims that were too good to be true. Had the manufacturer stuck to the facts, the fighter likely would have been sold on […]