Shotokan Posted May 30, 2017 Report Share Posted May 30, 2017 Since my schedule doesn't conform to my workouts, it's time to do some unconventional training. Knowing that I cannot train like I want to each day, I have to find a way to continue to improve with little or no energy after a long day at work. This goal for this challenge is to do something, even it's only for a few minutes each day. I know that I can at least do something since I have been doing katas every day for the last three years now and I figured I can do some type of training, even if it's only a few sets or a small group of movements. 1. Do some form of mobility / flexibility training three times a week. I am seeing a lot of improvement since I started doing Pavels' programs and I want to keep them going. If I get in at least three 15 minute sessions a week, I will be happy. Any more is extra credit. 2. Time to get big and strong I am feeling kinda small, especially my arms and I need to fill out my old shirts like I did in the past. The plan is do some form or kettle swings five days a week and throw in some pulling, pushing, squatting and loaded carries along with the hinge movement on days that I have the energy. 3. Karate, Karate and more Karate Kicks still need to improve and stances could be better too and those will be focused on throughout the day along with some focused training on at least two days each week. I used to do kicks in the bathroom at work along with some stance work and I think that has to happen again since I am work for so many hours. Since 50 was a big number for me, over the last year, I want to get in 50 of these mini workouts over the next four week. Life goal Get off my ass and work on alternate forms of income. I'll be honest, I like my job and what I do but I cannot keep working longer hours each week. My work / life balance sucks and all the hours at work is making me tired and crabby at home. This is a wake up call for me and I need to at least try something to move me toward this goal. It's time to stop wasting my off hours sitting on my ass and start doing freelance work building websites and writing content again which I really enjoy. Quote Doug In search of the ever elusive side thrust kick.... Student of Karate and Iaido Link to comment
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