So awhile back age reared it’s ugly head and I started experiencing near debilitating hip pain. After months of trying to stretch through I finally caved in a spoke to my family physician, a former student. Well after Xrays and Scans I was instructed to “STOP RUNNING” ! The point behind the story is we …Continue reading "Want Stamina and Flexability? Try This!"
One facet of Kung Fu training that seems to be omitted from most (no not all) training regimens is systematic strength training. You know, progressive push-up, pull-up, squat training. While I LOVE doing forms training, both empty hand and weapons the strength development aspect just isn’t there. Stamina, Flexibility, Yes. Strength, No… I do see …Continue reading "Kung Fu Strength to Spare!"
Saturday’s are the perfect day for a MABO (Martial Arts Burn Out) workout. MABOs use the Tabata Protocol Tabata Protocol: Work for 20-seconds at 90%+ of your maximum speed. Then totaly stop for 10-second, repeat for 8-rounds which adds up to a total of 4-minutes. Yes just 4-minutes. You will be doing two Tabata’s with …Continue reading "Saturday MABO Workout!"
Kung Fu not only teaches you how to defend yourself, it is also a life-long fitness method and ultimately it is an exchange of cultures. Throughout the world there are many different names that is called by whether Gong Fu, Kung Fu, WuShu, Kuo Shu all of which are used to refer to the Chinese …Continue reading "What’s up with Kung Fu?"
Here is a great workout for the month of May! It consists of five exercises that you will do in a row with a 30-second rest between each and a 1-minute rest between cycles. Total number of cycles: 4 Alternating Kettlebell/Dumbbell Swings x 7-reps Chins/Pull–ups x 7–reps Kettlebell/Dumbbell Clean & Press x 7-reps Dips x …Continue reading "May 2014 Workout"
So shortly before the beginning of the year I joined the fitness website Fitocracy and absolutely love the community and fellowship. Before the first of the year I decided it was time to set up an open fitness challenge for any takers. The challenge is to spend 2014 minutes in Horse Stance during 2014! You …Continue reading "2014 Horse Stance & Push Up Challenges are UNDERWAY!!"