training program structure for hand and half sword

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training program structure for hand and half sword

Postby knight » 28 Aug 2006 21:48

Heyas all, im seeking a good manual for physical training, before exercising hand and half sword.
Sorry my english but isnt my first language.

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Postby J Marwood » 28 Aug 2006 21:52

The best exercise for swordfighting is.... swordfighting.

Anything which gets your heart rate up, makes you sweat and gets your feet moving would be good exercise I think. However to really advise we'll need to know a couple of things: Are there specific things you want to improve? Is your fitness an especial concern?(If so you should probably consult a doctor before embarking on exercise)
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Postby Kim Young » 28 Aug 2006 22:50

J Marwood wrote:The best exercise for swordfighting is.... swordfighting.


Yep, have to agree with James.

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Postby Herbert » 29 Aug 2006 08:58

Work out with the sword in hand. Do the strikes, the foot movements, the guards and work yourself up to a sweat while steadily observing that you set your feet right, the blade alignment is ok etc. This way you build up the muscles you need and improve your sword handling.

Other than that? Rope jumping is always a good idea. But hey, are you doing this for a sport, I mean do you really intend to get the whole thing tiring or, god forbid, exhausting? :D

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Postby Kim Young » 29 Aug 2006 09:30

Some of the suggestions on this thread might be useful too:

http://test.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB2/v ... highlight=

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