Do you want to evaluate my workout?

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  1. amateur

    amateur White Belt

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    I made it myself for my solo training. Tell me what you think about it.

    -Warm up: 25 jumping jacks or some light running.
    -Active stretching: 16 lateral lunges.
    -20 jab/cross combos (10 per side).
    -Isometric ledge pull up (10 breaths long); alternately, if you have built up more strength than me, you can do a number of reps instead.
    -Horse stance (20 breaths long).
    -10 knuckles push ups.
    -15 lying leg raises.
    -20 snap kicks (10 per leg).
    -20 roundhouse kicks (10 per leg).
    -20 push kicks (10 per leg).
    -Cool down: 10 chi breaths.
     
  2. Flying Crane

    Flying Crane Sr. Grandmaster

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    What are you trying to accomplish with this? Are you receiving instruction from anyone in either martial arts or fitness? If so, did you design this with their input? What do they think of this?
     
  3. Kung Fu Wang

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    It looks like your solo training has covered the following areas:

    1. Endurance.
    2. Flexibility.
    3. Balance.
    4. Power.
    5. Speed.
    6. MA skill.

    As for the MA skill, each week you can pick up 4 favor combos and drill it as east, south, west, north and repeat 20 times. This way, your MA skill solo training will be different each week.

    For example,

    1. Facing east - round house kick, side kick combo (kick).
    2. Facing south - jab, cross, uppercut, hook combo (punch).
    3. Facing west - shoulder lock, elbow lock combo (lock).
    4. Facing north - hip throw, single leg combo (throw).

    Repeat 1, 2, 3, 4 for 20 times. This way you can be sure that you have covered kick, punch, lock, and throw.
     
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  4. drop bear

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    How long does that take?
     
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    dvcochran Master Black Belt

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    Welcome to the forum.
    What is your level of experience? This seem like a very good cardio & strength curriculum. If your experience is limited I would be concerned about the kick and punch technique.
     
  6. Buka

    Buka Grandmaster

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    You really need a trainer, or an instructor, coach, or whatever.
     
  7. Kung Fu Wang

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    How do you know that he is not a trainer, instructor, coach, Sensei, Sifu, master, grand master, great grand master himself?

    If Mike Tyson comes to this forum and post his 1st post as the OP does, will you tell him, "You really need a trainer".

    My question is, "How do you know that he is not Mike Tyson?" :)
     
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  8. Buka

    Buka Grandmaster

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    Because what he posted as a workout, isn't a work out. It's barely a warm up. It's what people who are taking a day off from training do on days they do nothing. Ten push ups? I din't even know push ups came in small packages of ten.
     
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  9. Kung Fu Wang

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    I'll do at least 60 push ups. 10 per side may be low. 20 or 30 per side should be about right.

    Again if he is 90 years old, 10 push ups is not bad at all. :)
     
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    He's not (from what he wrote) doing one-handed push ups... He's doing 10. Total.

    I have to agree with @Buka. Our students do more kicks than that just warming up.

    To be fair, though... if he's a couch potato who has never exercised a day in his life, this may well be all he can manage. It's at least a start, and better than playing WoW.
     
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  11. Buka

    Buka Grandmaster

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    He's 32.
     
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    Danny T Senior Master

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    Workout? This is a warm up.
     
  13. drop bear

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    Did anyone notice the really tactful way I approached that?
     
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    That whole thing isn't even a warm up. That would take 5 mins tops.
     
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    It was impressive in it's tactfulness.


    As to the workout, it looks quite a lot like what my daughter did in her "little dragons" class as part one of the warmup.

    Except for the knuckle pushups, that would've been a bit mean to get a 5 year old girl doing those...

    You'd need to add some stuff to equal her warmup though - like throw in some sit-ups, and some burpees, and do the whole set 3 or 4 times - then do the actual class.
     
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    I don't think he'd have the username 'amateur', which to my mind indicates a lot so perhaps some advice from people rather than laughing?
     
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    Very clever. I complete missed that the first time through.
     
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  18. amateur

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    I'm talking about full push ups, sweetie. Inhale as you go all the way down, till your chest brushes the ground, then exhale as you go all the way up. If we're talking about 'cheating reps', I also can do several tens of them, but try to do just ten ones, on your knuckles and on a marble floor, after you have just done the exercises that come before push ups in my workout, and see how 'easy' it is.
     
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    It takes me 30-45 minutes. I'd like to see you do all that stuff in 5 minutes (no cheating reps and punching/kicking with proper technique); if you can really do that, post a video of yourself and you'll have my respect.
     
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    I was curious, so I decided to try this out last night btw. You're right. Took a bit longer than 5 minutes...maybe 10. Made a few adjustments-regular pull ups instead of holding, held the pushup in 'down' position for 3 seconds each, to make 100% certain I wasn't cheating, and side blade kicks instead of snap kicks..don't like snap kicks.

    I'm also not in the greatest shape at the moment. It's a good starting point, but if you're still new to working out, I would make sure to add more cardio, add something for your core, and way more stretching. I hate stretching, I think it's the devils work, but it's still important.
     
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