Which muscles are used primarily in kendo, and can they be trained through isolation exercises in a gym?
I noticed a trend of muscle pain in my shoulders, upper pectorials, and calves after my first 6 sessions at my dojo. That got me wondering what are all the muscles that are used in kendo and which rely on endurance over strength, and vice versa.
I have a membership at a gym and I lift weights 2-3 times a week in addition to doing kendo twice a week, so I was also wondering if there is anything I could do in the gym that would help with my performance in kendo.
I understand that a lot of the fundamentals of kendo come from the brain, but your body does still have to keep up with the brain after all.
Thanks for your post. It is always a good idea to train your muscles or stamina for kendo. However, I am not an expert in those area, so I would like to wait for some answers from experts.
Now there is a Q&A about kendo and stamina
if you are interested.