Thursday, 4 June 2015


You cannot escape doing push ups, or squats if you plan to train in Krav Maga.  Make sure you are doing the movements how we ask you to or the benefits you will get could be reduced.  Both exercises give a good bang for the buck and build muscle and strengthen ligaments around the joints that can be susceptible to injury during training.

If your smoking your push ups then go for plyometric ones and the same goes for squats.  With the push remember that I want your elbows in tight to the body not out at the side.  Out at side style, while easier, leads to shoulder injuries and doesn't help with punching.  Your arms are in tight to your sides when you throw punches so the push up should mirror this.

With the squat feet out wide where you are comfortable.  Probably shoulder width for most off us with our toes pointed outwards.  Sit your hips back as if you were going to sit on the toilet and as you go down have your knees track over your pinky toe. Make sure you go below parallel which for most of us will be a struggle at first but since you can all use a toilet correctly you know you can do it.  It will lead to great mobility, flexibility and all this will translate into kicking and movement.

If it was easy then everyone would do it correctly.  Don't be everyone else, work hard.


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