any tips on kicking faster?

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  1. hom3lesshom3boy

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    or just developing fast twitch muscle fibers? i do tae kwon do relatively competitively and i want to learn how to kick faster.

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    youd probably be interested in vertical jump training
     
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    maybe plyometrics would be good for your overall TKD performance... but i think the best thing for kicking faster/harder is kicking a heavy bag.
     
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    Plyometrics, box jumps, light weight lunges/hack squats, power cleans, clean and jerk, and intensive stretching.

    All of these helped significantly when I was serious with my JKD and Hapkido.

    The best way to speed up the kick really is to keep practicing kicking. From a weightroom perspective though, the above help.
     
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    yep... started HKD at the age of 10 or so..... loved doing several 100 kicks after class... wish i had the energy i had back then.....
     
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    think about weight distribution too
     
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    Flexibility in the hips would probably be another biggie
     
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    Where in Norcal are you? I did several years of TKD in Turlock and Ceres.
     
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    Streching and plyos.
     
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    currently in sac, but i'm from the bay :o
     
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    anyone have advice for working out specific muscle groups?
     
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    Yeah same here.

    I have a bag at home and I used to spend an hour practicing on that thing and love it. Now, I cannot even find the motivation to move the thing to the other side of the room :rofl:

    Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Practice your kicks with light ankle weights. Don't go too heavy though otherwise you might hurt your knee when you "snap" your kicks.
     
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    Get stronger.
     
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    Plyometric exercise combined with a dynamic/PNF stretching regime. As mentioned above, box jumps, jump tucks, clean and jerks, etc. If you're going to add weights to your kicks though (such as ankle weights, cables, etc. Definetely keep it light weight or you risk putting your joints at risk. Plus, if you train too heavily, you will actually train your body to slow the kick down (as this deacceleration protects the joint.)
     
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