Youth Karate : How to train arms in karate ?
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Youth Karate : Physical training is essential for karate, and so it is important to know how to train different body parts. If you wish to improve the power of your punches, then you need to know how to train arms.


Firstly, we highlight a few points on how you should approach physical exercise. An excellent place to begin is to do your physical training on the days you do not attend karate classes. So, this will ensure that you don’t burn out. It will also ensure that you arrive for your karate lessons with plenty of energy. However, it is vital to remember that you need to devote most of your time and energy to karate training.


You should aim to mix things up and work on different muscles, using different exercises, on different days. This will give your muscles the time they need to recover. Overtraining will ultimately lead to overuse injuries, which will set your progress tumbling in the wrong direction.


Just like in karate classes, you should stretch and warm-up before you begin.


Exercises that train the arms for karate


Many activities will target or in some part, work your arm muscles. Therefore, we list popular arm training exercises below:


  • Bicep curls including concentration curls, reverse curls, as well as hammer curls
  • Chair dips
  • Chin-up
  • Bent-over dumbbell row
  • French Press
  • Lat pulldown
  • Military press
  • Preacher curls
  • Puch-ups including incline push-ups, as well as clapping push-ups
  • Tricep extensions


Train your whole body in six exercises


There are only a few movements that are natural to the human body. If you focus on these movements, then you will be able to exercise your whole body in just six moves:


  1. Squatting – squat or split squat
  2. Horizontal pushing – bench press or lying kettlebell press
  3. Horizontal pulling – bent over row or seated cable row
  4. Vertical pushing – shoulder press
  5. Vertical pulling – cable pulldowns or pull-ups
  6. Hip hinge – deadlift

Igor Dyachenko and Karate City will help you understand the best way to train your arms and your body. Youth Karate