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BWE or Weightlifting?

XiaolinFighter2010-05-16 22:25:25 +0000 #1
yes, I know a good combination of the two is important, but what do you guys all think is most beneficial to your way of fighting and overall health?

I think BWE is most beneficial to me, mostly because it develops the fast-twich muscle fibers(meaning I'm more explosive than a weightlifter, but I don't have the same muscular endurance as a guy who does primarily weightlifting)

for those who don't know, BWE means Body Weight Excersizes

I'm curious...
ACIDBATHBELFORT2010-05-16 22:34:12 +0000 #2
Its best to mix it up for overall development. Its best to generally stick with an 8-15 rep range. Although it is good to sometimes use a weight that you can only get 4-8 reps with. You want to stimulate both the slow and fast twich muscle fibers.
XiaolinFighter2010-05-16 22:44:25 +0000 #3
I know, I asked which one you think benefits you MOST- I know you need a combination, but which do you feel helps you more?
Serialkilla2010-05-16 22:56:25 +0000 #4
Bas Rutten says to do BWE, but also lift but instead of doing a lot of weight do a moderate amount but do Lots of reps.
nhbfan80802010-05-16 22:45:22 +0000 #5
Weightlifting exercises develop both fast/slow twitch fiber. Unless someone already reaches a 3/4/5 (300bench 400/500 squat/dead), he hasn't gotten to a point of general prepardness. Almost any swinging dick should be able to reach those numbers or at least get really close to it

Rutten is quite stacked and isn't lacking physically so more BWE makes sense. Its just common sense you need to build up with weightlifting to a point. Fedor for example may do more BWE and kettleball exercises now but I'll bet he did A WHOLE TON of weightlifting while he was still mostly in judo.
ACIDBATHBELFORT2010-05-16 23:17:55 +0000 #6
I guess Im somewhat in the dark about BWE excersize? Is it doing excersizes that you can use your body for. Like push ups, pull ups, etc? Or is it weight training, but with relatively light weights, looking to get high reps? I thought I knew a lot about working out? I guess not. I had never heard of the term, Im sure I heard of the concept. Just not phrased as BWE.

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