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#1    Mnemonix

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

If I want to work with a sword, which muscles should I train?

What exercises would be good to work those muscles?

Thank you!


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

I would think if you picked up a stick and wielded it like a sword you would find out which muscles would naturally develop.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

For now I'll probably work the major arm muscles, lol.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

Arms, back, core, legs... Kind of everything. You need more than just improved arm strength. Depends on what kind of sword action you are doing. Fencing, reenactment play, theater, general want to swing a blade around, or other blade arts?

And like Lady K said- use something else and swing it around a bit. Feel what muscles you are working as you do this.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

Hi Mnemonix,

What sort of sword?


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:32 PM

View PostAtlantia, on 04 September 2012 - 04:21 PM, said:

Hi Mnemonix,

What sort of sword?

I have a Chinese broadsword type in mind.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:19 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 04 September 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:

I have a Chinese broadsword type in mind.

One handed slashing, I would not concentrate on any muscles but on the dexterity with the sword.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

I think I would practice with something else first so I didn't take my leg off.  You will find out by doing that what muscles you need to concentrate on.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 04 September 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:

I have a Chinese broadsword type in mind.

Lots of general fitness and flexibility. Sport fencing (Sabre or Epee) would be a good start.





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