My Fitness Standards for Now
I was working out at the gym the other day and I notice how much I regress. I used to be able to do
at least 6 reps of one-arm pushups. Now I can only do two. I was also able to perform 4 reps of handstand
push ups; but now I can only do two. My triceps' strength is level. I also notice that I cannot even perform as
many reps of front kick and side kick as a red rank in FMK would. My pullups are not so great either: I can
only execute 7 pull ups. On the bright side, I did not get rusty on the jump rope! I perform some tricks fine and I was able to jump rope for quite some time. Nonetheless, I did not feel guilty about where I am at even though I was slacking off but at the same time a martial artist should take his training very seriously. He should not allow laziness to come between him and his health. But there is also one big news to it: this exercise has probably been done before but I discover how to improve my kicks. Usually in the gym,
there are pulleys where people work out their triceps. As we all know a martial artist's body is supposed to
be totally strong; he should not neglect any muscle group in his body. I notice that these pulleys can be used to perform front kicks, side kicks, and probably back kicks! I do not doubt a bit that it will improve my kicking strength, speed and flexibility. I did not put much weight on the pulley because I was just trying them out. My other problem is I cannot perform the kicks without holding something. It is probably because of the weights. I wonder if I improve would I be able to perform these pulley kicks without holding anything... If anyone have any ideas to share on how I exercise, I would gladly appreciate it.