…..One thing is for sure as you age it get’s harder and harder to maintain your overall athletic shape. Things that I could do as a youth are harder to do and while I am fortunate that I can still do them my recovery time is slower. Now I have always placed a heavy emphasis on conditioning and maintaining and pushing in this area of study. Yet every now and then you hit a wall! Since moving training has been less than usual do to the circumstances. Yesterday we climbed Mt. Charleston and while we did it, never the less it was a bear particularly harder then the last time. So that made me realize yet again that my cardiovascular training needs to be amped up a bit. As a martial practitioner it is important to have class time in my opinion revolve around technique training and of course force on force training. Just alone from this you will get good conditioning but…. really you need to condition outside of class. For me personally I love to hike, lift with kettlebells, swim, snow boarding, rock climbing body weight exercises like push ups, sit ups, free squats, play games ie. soccer, etc. Just like in Martial Science training I believe in a well rounded conditioning program encompassing many different activities. This way you are constantly hitting different muscles, etc. Yesterday was a hard hike and I had not hiked hard in awhile so that hit me like a shock wave that I need to go on some hard hikes and now living out west there are simply a ton of them. Do not be comfortable in your appraoch to reaching your athletic potential. Instead train smart but keep on finding ways to challenge yourself.
- Challenge drives us as human beings.
Find a challenge in your training and enjoy the experience!
See You On The Mats!
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