Many times fitness is a picture painted for us as the slender bodies presented fresh off the grocery store racks at the check-out counters in Salt Lake City. Ask yourself one thing, are those lean bodies practical? What this means, is the lean muscle with the super small waist capable of doing a specific type of physical activity? In the world of fitness training it is called specificity of training. It was said of Bruce Lee that he was able to do a certain number of one arm pull-ups. Now Bruce Lee was known for having fantastic power along with a well-developed muscular frame. Being an ectomorph, this was quite an accomplishment. The question is why would Mr. Lee care about the strength of his arm besides looking good? His muscular development enabled him to develop fierce straight punches that Wing Chun Kung-Fu is famous for and it enabled him to develop his famous art of Jeet Kune Do.
Most of the Salt Lake martial art facilities are known for their Tae Kwon Do kicks. These practitioners don’t have to have huge leg muscles, but they do have to have strong legs and develop them for high power and endurance. Breaking from subject for a moment; skiers have to have similar strength in their legs without their legs being fashion model type.
Among the Wing Chun Schools in the valley, 5 Style Martial Arts has proven to make it one of their assets. The practitioners have found the techniques of Wing Chun among the other styles to be a very effective method like performing Pak Sau for upper body strengthening.