Thursday, April 26, 2012

Body 3: Weak links

My hamstrings my lower back and my triceps.  By definition my posterior chain.  And I only just realized, that my posture is suspect because of it.  My tanden points downward and my center of balance is back towards my heels.  But when I engage my glutes, lower back, hams and calves, I can feel my COB move directly over my feet - it takes a lot of effort to get it there. I need to implement an aggressive scheme of posterior chain work.  For my bodywork over the next 6 weeks I'm going to focus only on the following exercises:

1. lunges  2.  handstands    3. pistols   4. wall sit  5. pull ups   6. rows   7. dips  8.  pushups.  9. support position  10. leg lifts  11. supermans  12. l-sit   13. oblique crunches   14. lat. leg lifts  15. pelvic lifts

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Been away.

The challenge hasn't gone fallow, I just haven't been recording it. I've probably added 20 hours since my last post but I've been devoting all my powers to making a greater daily commitment.  Also I've had some lingering injuries that have been bothering me.  It is important to manage these things by taking the necessary time to recover. As much as we might like to think, working through pain is only for combat. I'll start recording again today.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Challenge:19.50-21.00

Has my shugyo begun? The main problem that I can see is that I always love practicing. That's why it's so difficult to understand why I don't do it more often, more regularly.

Jog, followed by Seisan. N.B. Thumb on tekubi kake uke, relax after impact, breath, block offensively, keep your head up for other attackers, good shime before kicks.

Soto uke is a winning technique.