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Pushups

At least I can say daily training for pushups pays off quite rapidly.

50 pushups in one go ! and no “girl” pushups! I am very pleased.

Yesterday I chose to train Speed  with paper drill and punching ball. Bruce Lee says the more hours you speed train the faster your arms will travel.

I worked with the footwork coordination as well, hand before foot !

Then I finished with  stretching as usual. I have to say this one goes nowhere ! I don´t know how it goes for  Remy but I cannot tell the difference, this is a bit frustrating but I guess I have to work it even harder.

Weight lifting at the gym tonight …

 
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Posted by on 31 March, 2010 in My own training

 

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That was only me yesterday. Training at home with “Flying  Micke”  ( see explanation at the end of the post :-))

After two weeks break because of illness, the start was not without pain..

Paper Drill:

Excellent training device , very simple  and valuable exercise, one of  Bruce ´s favourites. I like it too, a lot of time speed training  is required to get faster. This is one of my goals this year, get faster, much faster..

Focus Mitts:

Speed drills, trying to punch the mitt while Micke takes it away just before impact, I have big trouble with this one!

Same drill with hook kick …

Kicking pad:

Side kicks and work on the control of the kick when the partner backs up.

 

Weights added on the legs and arms:

Hook kicks on mitt , 20 on each side . Heavy drill ! If I thought I felt like an elefant before this was nothing compared to that.

To keep the on guard position with weight on the arms  feels good , because I feel the position of the arms even better .

 

Heavy bag ( weights still on ):

3 minutes round

1 minute all techniques adding  knees kicks and elbow punches

1 minute full power with all techniques adding  high kicks

Yes this one with weights is  very heavy, takes lots of energy and the good thing about is is when the weights are off, I felt so light and fast !! Good to feel the difference…

Isometric training:

Press the arms up trying to lift the partner

Press against the wall with the arms using the whole body

Press the stomach up in sit-up position while the partner press down

Press the legs up lying on the back , trying to lift the whole 103 kgs body weight of Micke … !

That was it for the day ….

I added some stretching in the evening.

 Add on : “This is How we do it !”

While showing  me how to keep full control of the side kick , position and balance when the partner backs up , Micke went flying right down on the floor, I thought the floor had cracked ! Bad idea to wear socks for training! Too bad the camera was not on 🙂

 
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Posted by on 29 March, 2010 in My own training

 

Dreams …

I have been sick for a week now, all I can think about is training and how many days I am losing…

Anyway , While I do my thinking, I remembered I have a dream and I thought I would write it down tonight.

I am hoping that one day I will be the first woman certified in Sweden and run  my own school. I sit here and smile, I am thinking, My God,  I will be an old woman when / if this happens because this is no little thing. Either than a tremendous amount of work I have ahead of myself to be certified, running a school is no easy task either.

This is big, but dreams are meant to be big.

If I don´t get there I would at least have the satisfaction to have tried and I will get to a  good level after all the work done.  This will be good enough because my personal achievement is number one.

 
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Posted by on 21 March, 2010 in Various Topics

 

Rest ?

I am always concerned about not being able to train, I have the flu right now and yesterday I was thinking I would get better , and good enough  to train today .. but no. This is not a big catastrophy but I think about it all the time,  I feel restless , unfocused  and guilty.

But the key is not to overdo it, train everyday can be too much. It is not the first time I get sick and extremely tired after I have had such intense workouts on a regular basis.

I am not a weight focused woman, the point for me is absolutely not to loose weight, if any I have to get some. I eat 6 to 7 times a day, I add supplements such as vitamins omega 3 and CLA, and always recovery drinks after the training…. I am very aware of what is a good nutrition and what is needed to be able to train like I do,  so I don´t think the problem comes from there.

I train because I want to be a better JKD fighter. My problem as always,  is when I get this kind of rush in my motivation,  I burn it quickly because I do too much and my body is always reacting the same way: I get sick and I am almost never sick,  it is only a pattern that I have to take seriously now, this is always and only happening after an intense period of daily training.

But this is very easy to cross the line,  so what is enough and what is too much ?

 
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Posted by on 15 March, 2010 in Various Topics

 

Mental training, instead of physical…

This has been the “thing” for me this week end, as I got the flu. 😦

 I read a book about stretching for martial artists and thought about my training during the past weeks.

I hope I will get better tomorrow and be able to train at least a little bit after work.

 
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Posted by on 14 March, 2010 in My own training

 

“Don´t think ! FEEL …”

While yesterday was almost only about stretching , push ups and sit ups,

Today started with weight lifting  then stretching and side kick.

I really have to work on my side kick,  so I repeated it as many times as possible trying to feel it right , or better .

After the  training I came to think about when I started with JKD,  I was always thinking too much and looking at myself in the mirror, by that I lost focus, I can´t get of my mind Bruce Lee saying ” Don´t Think! FEEL .. ”

This is also what Micke repeated  several times ” you think too much , just do it !” and now after a couple of years I really understand what they mean… Just do it , again and again until you feel something happening ! …

Now I do my thinking outside the training. 🙂

After each session with Micke I gather all comments I have received and  I practise until I feel a difference.

I don´t mean  that  it looks absolutely perfect then, and that it is all it takes, of course not, but I get it better.

Feeling it is a whole different thing and I am happy to have come to that level.

 
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Posted by on 10 March, 2010 in My own training

 
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Posted by on 8 March, 2010 in Lee and Friends