We have been training in karate for the belt we just received. It required of us to do 75 squats, 25 push-ups, 25 v-ups and 25 shoulder-bridge-reaches along with all of the katas, self-defense techniques, weapons forms, sparring, power karate and explosive kicks. It was 2 of the most intense hours I have spent. It was purely amazing! (more…)
Posts tagged ‘working out’
Working out is one of the most instructive times of my day. This morning was no different. I love the quiet moments when I am sweating up a storm figuring out how my body actually works. Well, sometimes it doesn’t do as well as others, but I do my best anyway.
Today I did a P90X2 Core workout. I love to strengthen my core, because it is the base for everything else I do. Without a strong core, karate would be nigh impossible, jumping would be useless and running would be a no go. So I tend to focus on my core a lot. Part of a good core strengthening is balance work. Tony Horton asks the question, “Why is this in here? Because it’s hard!” I love that, because it IS hard to find balance when the rest of your body is moving in all different directions. Doing hard things is what makes us better.
Balance this morning was not my forte at all. I was flopping everywhere looking as ungraceful as possible. It made me a little frustrated, okay a lot frustrated. I decided to do a system check to see if I could find the cause of this lack of grace. After a few moments, I locked on to a part of my body that has been giving me some issues for the past month. It is incredible to think that a minor hip rotation could cause so many issues throughout the entire system. Gah! (more…)