The mind is just another muscle.
Over the last forty years, strength training in the form of weight-lifting has moved from the freaky periphery to mainstream medical science.
If you ask any doctor now, they will tell you that you should be doing some sort of resistance training, especially as you get into the last quarter of your life, because it helps offset two major issues that come with aging – the loss of lean muscle mass and the loss of bone density.
And while its pretty clear that most boxers and MMA guys have added weight lifting to the repertoire, what about the rest of us? Can lifting weights make your kung fu better? What about Tai Chi?