DVeek
Lv 4
DVeek asked in SportsMartial Arts · 10 years ago

Thai Boxing, Karate, and leg soreness?

I train 2 times a week in karate and 2 times a week in Muay Thai. I want to add strength and size to my legs but whenever I do exercises for my legs I end up very sore the next few days which impedes my martial arts performance. How can I prevent this soreness to allow me to become stronger while still performing at top level?

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  • 10 years ago
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    There isn't really anything you can do about DOMS despite what others may say. When you become more fit, DOMS becomes much less of an issue. Just make sure you stretch to prevent overuse injuries.

  • Jimbo
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Building leg muscles will strengthen your legs, but most of your kicking power comes from using correct technique and from the hips and core strength, not just the leg muscles.

  • 10 years ago

    Definitely stretch after each training session, try protein glutamine supplement and maybe a cream like bengay.

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