Month: February 2015

New Gym … NOT

As I just resigned from my current gym I read an article in the paper and just re- changed my mind !

Mikael and I  had checked the new gym and apart from the fact I did not like the location and the fact you can see people training  from the shopping mall, all equipment and the shape of the gym are outstanding compared to my current but  I can´t believe that what I read can be an argument for more people to train there !

The article goes basically  like this: It is so good that not only rich people train there,it is so nice to also mix with all gangsters from the hood ?????? you´ve got to be kidding me !  I train more or less everyday and by myself at night,  how I am supposed to feel safe especially when I need to go back to my car in a downstairs parking lot afterwards. Mikael is not at the gym everyday so I would not have a body guard and why on earth should I need one !?

I choose safety and freedom before price and a cleaner gym , so I´ll stay where I am .

And by the way , a new JKD season is about to begin, I will take that in another post.

New Gym

I pay  a lot of money to train in a place were the toilets are disgusting and you can´t walk in the changing rooms because it is always wet on the floor, the equipment is old, there is always something out of order not to mention that everybody has to pay for this  nonsense called MILON only a few retired people use.

It all started with the price change, because they invested in a training system that has not only taken over a lot of training space in the gym but is also almost not used ! then the lack of discipline has been reported a couple of times, and not to forget they decided to remove the heaviest weights at the gym to  ” prevent doping”,   isn´t this the most ridiculous thing you´ve ever heard?  Oh they want that gym to be an old people gym allright ! because that excuse is just BS.

First of all haven´t they heard about doping stories ? are only people lifting weights doped ? what about swimming athletes, I have written to them and advised to remove the water from the swimming pool to prevent doping , that is for sure as stupid as the above .

Now that gym is not worth it , me and Mikael are taking our money elsewere. The one we found is almost half the price, brand new equipment and lots of cool stuff like a “multihall” as they call it, were you even have boxing bags, ropes and so on,  we are going there tonight .

Quality over Quantity

How important is it to know what you are doing?  often come injuries because of lack of knowledge.

I like how people say we get stupider with age, I really don´t agree with this, we don´t get stupider we get lazier. The fact that it is easier to take the phone and search for any answer instead of trying to think with our brains, the lack of training makes us  not stupid but not challenged,  not trained.  As a result we are not able to answer any question , all basic knowledge we had before is gone. I am really bothered with this because this is exactly what I do, I feel it takes to much energy to try and find the answer myself but if I was doing it all the time, it would not be so hard to keep my brain alive!

Well it is the same with the body,  there is no age to start or keep on training and unless serious illness, the body does not become too old,  it becomes too untrained.  What about injuries then?  Still same problem , lack of training leads to injuries but there is a difference between quantity and quality. Unlike the two first times I injured my shoulder in a fight, the last one was pure lack of quality training, punching a hundred times wrong has messed up my shoulder to the point I am not sure it will ever get back to normal. So instead of having done it a hundred times wrong,  I could have done it 10 times right and I would not be in this situation.

I am trying to educate myself,  I seak information sources almost anywhere and with time and experience I am able to part what is good information from what is bad. It is so important to know what you are doing before you do it, the benefit will be so worth it.