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Mnemonix

Sword Question

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

What exercises would be good to work those muscles?

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

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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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Hi Mnemonix,

What sort of sword?

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Hi Mnemonix,

What sort of sword?

I have a Chinese broadsword type in mind.

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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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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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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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