is fencing good for building muscle and reflexes

is fencing good for building muscle and reflexes

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i dont know

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    muscles not really
    reflexes surely
    fencing is great fun

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >building muscle
    No
    >Reflexes
    Yes, it will probably make your reaction time better for fencing and won't have much crossover unless you're boxing, but the footwork is much different.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what kind of fencing. Those dudes that do it the old-school way and not the homosexual Olympic way tend to be pretty fit, they do horse stance positions, lunges, jump squats, all sorts of shit. Not to mention the old Rapiers weigh a lot, especially factoring in your having to hold them in place and move them with precision, your shoulders get tough af.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      absolute moron. Classical fencing is based, but modern sport fencers are far more athletic.

      Pistol grips are the big gay

      skill issue

      https://i.imgur.com/NooyFs3.jpg

      >left handed tallgays
      Wow, I just got E rank a week ago.....my journey is decided....

      congrats bro, you'll have that A in no time

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/NooyFs3.jpg

        >left handed tallgays
        Wow, I just got E rank a week ago.....my journey is decided....

        Can you become an olympic fencer with short stubby arms and slow old man reflexes?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In epee yes actually. A 44 year old guy won a grand prix a few months ago. Not so much in foil or sabre.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >skill issue
        Right, that's why people use them. If I met you I'd throw my glove down at your feet.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          post rating

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Number 1

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your a virgin. I can tell by the moronic shape of your fingernails.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thats only because people who do Olympic style fencing train more, but in a practical setting and with proper training Classic fencing such as Italian rapier and longsword blows you fricks out of the water. If sword fighting suddenly became mainstream again you guys would quickly have to either adapt or fall off hard.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Thats only because people who do Olympic style fencing train more, but in a practical setting and with proper training Classic fencing such as Italian rapier and longsword blows you fricks out of the water. If sword fighting suddenly became mainstream again you guys would quickly have to either adapt or fall off hard.
          I would just a rifle, which I train with 😉

          Classical fencing is cool, everyone should try it, but it's 95% fat larpers

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aside from Sabre the Epee and Foil were dominated by left handed tallgays, this changed and the recent Olympic gold for the Epee went to a right handed manlet prince.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >left handed tallgays
      Wow, I just got E rank a week ago.....my journey is decided....

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good fencing reflexes won't give you good basketball reflexes.
    Practice the things you want to be better at.
    >Do fencing as child
    >Interested in actual fencing
    >Instructors specifically tell group not to swing wildly
    >moron partner starts doing spins and shit making fricking lightsaber noises
    >Instructor penalizes me for blocking so I'm not whipped by this moron pretending he's mr drk souls kalibr 3
    And that was the last time I went to fencing class.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reflexes yes
    Muscles depends on the kind of fencing
    Fencing with sabers will build more muscle
    Even more muscle from HEMA if you consider that fencing.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was slightly interested to see how this goes, but appearantly theres only classes and clubs for infants and teens around.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Try looking for stuff under “hema”, its broader but it includes fencing

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fencing is great, I wish it was a more common pickup sport. It takes less space than tennis or basketball, the basic equipment really isn't that expensive if you aren't getting electric kit, and it's basically the safest 'combat sport' around (I know it's not really a combat sport but still).

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pistol grips are the big gay

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for reflexes yes, muscles no, but most of all it can and probably will frick up your back, because you prioritize one side and one leg gets way more dominant with regular training and you might even get scoliosis or basic muscle imbalance. you might get slightly bigger quads but thats about it.
    it's a great and very aesthetic sport i wish i took more seriously... but at the same time actually wish i never took and did something else like gymnastics

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and probably will frick up your back, because you prioritize one side and one leg gets way more dominant with regular training and you might even get scoliosis or basic muscle imbalance. you might get slightly bigger quads but thats about it.
      wouldn't most fencing places have some kind of pre-workout program to keep all muscles of the body up?
      wouldn't that off-set the risks of imbalance or is that not a thing?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't want to add extra weight. Sport is about maximum function in one activity, not function in everyday life and old age.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I see i gues I more so meant some kind of warm up instead of a proper workout, anyway I do basic full body workouts on my own, this reduces the risk of getting longterm problems die to fencing right

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I see i gues I more so meant some kind of warm up instead of a proper workout, anyway I do basic full body workouts on my own, this reduces the risk of getting longterm problems die to fencing right

        it is a thing. for example, we'd switch to our weaker foot/arm now and then, do stretching and symmetrical excercises but basically what
        said. and also if you train 9 hours a week and lets say 3 of those are actual fencing, you should do another 3 hours fencing on the other side. which leaves only 3 hours for mobility and other targeted excercises so you'd fall behind.
        some people have no serious issues from imbalances, but some, like one of my friends, literally couldn't even hold the pose anymore because his back hurt so bad. and he used to be very good actually. and our trainer wasn't oblivious to it either, although looking back, we should've done even more work for symmetry.
        I have trained for 7 years in my teens. at 25 i started ice skating now and then and the difference in my legs is staggering. my dominant leg is incredibly strong, i could do the hockey stop, crossover and spin almost immediately (in one direction), but i still struggle to put my weight onto right foot and hardly do any of those maneouvres onto the other side after almost 3 years of seasonal practice.
        all my fencing friends have crooked backs, except for the one who got on to do other sports/studied sports and fixed it through consistent and varied practice throughout his 20s. he was also the only one left handed.
        i know a few who still train fencing and they were either built different or made fencing their only hobby in life so they could dedicate those extra hours to rehabilitate.
        as much as i love it, according to my anecdotal evidence and my injury history it's not the best sport for the body. your back is also harder to fix and more uncomfortable than a leg or an arm.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It'll get you definition and strength but it won't get you much size.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It'll get you definition and strength
      that's basically what I would want out of it anyway

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your quads and the muscle between your thumb and index finger will get bigger but not anywhere else. Especially when you learn to flick.

    t. Fenced when I was 13-14.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fencing is not only fun, but you can still be a good fencer when you're old, like 70s even. There is a 63 year old guy at my club who is pretty solid still, it's nuts.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There is a 63 year old guy at my club who is pretty solid still, it's nuts.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only epee but still, legit good.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to see a room full of people with fantastic looking legs, go to a fencing tournament. They don't get huge but they need explosive strength from the thigh. Otherwise the body should be lean, the rest is mostly cardio. Excellent sport for fitness imo. Also develops reflexes, tactical thinking, and strategic thinking.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Epee is the chad sword btw, sabre is for speds and foil is for gays.

    >erm actually it's MY turn to attack
    >you didn't hit me in one of my approved zones sweetie

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did fencing for like 8 years (12-20) without much tryharding. So the sport itself doesn´t give you much muscle, just technique and endurance. All athleticism required you will need to do it by regular exercise. Specially to compensate possible posture imbalances made by the stance

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