Suggested Training Regiment

Sensei Post in Training notes,

DISCLAIMER: I am note a training professional, this is just my personal from my personal experience, attempt at your own risk.
I am often asked by students and others how best to get in shape. Since I am a Martial Artist I emphasize the benefits of Martial Arts training for your health and flexibility. But depending on your class, school and or instructor you probably need to augment your training to reach peak fitness. Now this could be an entire book for the various levels of fitness or desired outcome, but I like to keep it simple. So for an average person I make the following suggestions:
You need to incorporate some form of aerobic exercise (running/rowing) with weight-bearing exercise. Weight bearing exercise strengthens your bones and muscles, new studies show that without weight bearing exercise you cannot build muscle! (see previous blog entry). Your emphasis should be your core (abs and back) and your legs. Do 2 or 3 sets of 15-20 reps, with a lot of abdominal and squats with low weights. When you are finished running or lifting stretch extensively. As a rule you should spend as much time stretching as you do working out. This will make you strong in all the right parts! πŸ˜‰ If you train in the Martial Arts regularly following this regiment 2 to 3 times a week should get you into very good shape! If you want to bump it up a notch after you workout and stretch practice your martial arts (kata, kicks, etc) as you should be good and relaxed!

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