So as I was training one of my clients the other day, it hit me that I may actually not be able to keep up with him/my programming. It was certainly bitter sweet seeing one of “pupils” doing so well but this also came on the tails of starting to feel winded while training martial arts and a realization that I can’t rest on my laurels.
It then dawned on me that since my last 10k race and my knee issues I have done zero cardio and only split routines for weight lifting. This would be great if I was a bodybuilder doing mass work in the winter but it doesn’t do much for my physical fitness and martial arts training. Am I in shape, yes certainly, am I fit…I think not currently.
That being said today was day one of my new training program and programming will be roughly as follows.
Two days of lifting focusing are minimal rest, lots of calisthenics, kettlebell work and functional movements.
Here is an example:
1000 m row
Chins 5 sets (3 overhand 2 underhand) of 10 sets with 30 bicycles in b/w
Complete in 50 min
*with weight vest
Other days will be filled with cardio – elliptical, some running if my knees can handle it, and as much stretching as possible (at least 3 days a week), I really want to finally achieve a lotus position.
I will also try to maintain my current Kung Fu training at 3-4 days a week.
I’ll keep you posted…
Train Hard, Train Safe!!
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