Don't forget balance: if you push in one direction pull in the opposite direction also. This principle applies to all strength exercises, including these. Your muscles hold your bones in place, and if you make those that pull in one direction stronger but not the ones that pull in the opposite direction, the stronger muscles will pull your bones into an unnatural position and it will result in chronic pain. (I learned this the hard way, and it was easy to fix after an orthopedic doctor explained to me what I just explained above).
Basic self defense movements can be done about anywhere without any equipment and provide a good range of motion. If you do them right, they work the entire body, they are very intense and concentrate a lot of exercise in a very short time, and they give you more for your time, because you get the ability to defend yourself along with excellent exercise.
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