I used to use the karate dummy in my picture for resistance training and it worked really well; it was a very excellent whole-body workout. But I found that the workout made me feel kind of beat up sometimes; my joints tended to hurt. Then I learned that if I also did a weight program my body handled the karate dummy workout a great deal better; so much so that I would not recommend doing the karate workout I did without also doing weights. So in my experience, weights do strengthen a great deal more than just muscles. And now at 59 my joints still work as well as ever and are free of pain, even after all the abuse I gave them from my intense karate workouts.
- 11/23/2013 10:52:51 AM