Saturday, March 23, 2013

Training


If training was simply training, it would suck. I've noticed that for almost everybody that has been training for years, they find something special in it. Some will have a philosophical approach about it, some will turn into poets while speaking about it etc.. There's that magic, that mysterious thing that happen when you successfuly finish a workout. There's that peace that comes within. That same peace you can find after you've completed a hard day of work. That same peace you can find after you've helped somebody. That peace... I've started the journey of training years ago to be in shape. I've started it to be strong. And as years went by, it became different. It became a passion. I'm not the most passionate about it but damn i love it. Everytime you felt like giving up, you went through it. It builds you. It builds your body like reading certain books will build your mind. And as a result, everything you do becomes more fun. When you read something about not giving up, it suddenly means something to you. And the beauty about it is that you can share that passion with people. Training is extra large, there is zillion ways to train. How do you train? What is your favorite exercise? Right now i would say my favorite exercises are Front Squats and Lunges with Dumbbells. Let us know about your passion! Thanks and have a great workout!

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  1. I'm still getting used to the FMK type of workout. I used to more pilates-type of stuff. As much as I tend to hate push ups, it's one of my favorites because it challenges me so much. I started FMK only being able to do 5. It's really hard to increase my number of reps

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    1. It's cool that you keep videos of what you're doing, in a couple of years, you will be surprise how much progress you've made. Let alone years, in a couple of months!

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  2. Steve! Thanks for the update, it's almost done! Thanks for sharing your training experiences. I see Martial Arts to be the next level beyond fitness in expressing yourself in a more complete and well rounded approach to training, it integrates it all, body, mind, & spirit. I know you showed interest in the past in training as a Todai and then later changed your mind, but either way, I think you would be a great fit as an official online Todai. If you ever reignite the interest just let me know. If not, then just continue on with what you are doing and expressing yourself by contributing to this blog, it's good to have you here.

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    1. Alright man, if i choose to become a Todaï, i'll let you know, have a nice day!

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  4. People assume that because I'm flexible & can go into a full middle & front split that stretching is my favorite part of training. However, that is defintly not the case!
    My favorite exercises are when I'm challenged. My weakness is my upper body, therefore, to balance out my leg strength & flexiblity, I enjoy training my upper body. Exercises that include the use of dumbells to work out biceps, shoulders, triceps. I like bench pressing, pushups, power twister, and so on.

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    1. Flexibility training does not have to be your favorites. It is good to like challenges too. It will help you improve faster. Besides you are looking a lot stronger than before which is great.

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    2. Now that Sifu mentioned "Martial Arts to be the next level beyond fitness." This is true, because even though I'm flexible it great to be able to take it a step further in working with my kicks, which I do very much enjoy! so it's more than just stretching.

      And thanks Kang! I defintly feel a lot stronger too. I think it's amazing to see how much I've progressed within a year!

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    3. I've wondered what it would be like doing the whole stretching routine when you can already easily do the splits. Less painful, I'm sure! I can do the front splits, but only after I stretch first. I still have a long ways to go on the splits training.
      Your kicks are really good too. I look forward to learning more of the Martial Arts beyond the fitness. It looks like a lot of fun.

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    4. With a solid horse stance like yours, I'm sure you'll have the splits down in no time!

      I honestly never feel pain when we do the stretching routine. The only time I can feel a real stretch (never any pain) is when we go on a middle split and don't use our hands to hold on to the ground. Yeah, I don't understand how Sifu can do it without sliding off, and arms in the air because I just end up plopping on the ground.

      And thanks, I didn't think anyone would notice my kicking progress, but I know I have alot to work on. I hope you too can visit soon!

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    5. or against the wall, when he mesures us too! despite being able to do the splits & the machine, I have yet to touch the wall when people are pushing against my ankles.

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    6. yeah I notice your kicks. You kick like it was so easy for you! My God, stop making me jealous! Haha

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    7. You guys are getting very flexible, i'll need to step my game up concerning the splits! K-K-K-K-Keep up the good work!

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