To limit muscle mass growth during martial arts training, consider the following strategies:
Instead of focusing on bodybuilding exercises that promote muscle hypertrophy, prioritize exercises that enhance strength with low repetitions and heavy weights. Concentrate on power and speed of movement to optimize your neural system and improve performance while minimizing excessive muscle growth.
By incorporating these strategies, you can personalize your training to improve skill development, agility, and overall conditioning while avoiding excessive muscle mass gain. As a martial artist, your primary focus should be on your performance in combat. If increasing your squat weight results in slower kicks, it is a trade-off that may lead to a loss in effectiveness.
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