Frustrated and want to improve my physical performance

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  1. watching

    watching Green Belt

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    I haven't been eating much at all, but it seems to be the only way I can drop weight. I'v also been intermittent fasting for a little while now.
     
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    Monkey Turned Wolf MT Moderator Staff Member

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    So the real issue probably is consistency. Start small, have someone else (someone you live or work with) hold you accountable. Set up a routine, and have concrete consequences for breaking that routine. Possibly rewards for holding to it. Have the person who holds you accountable manage those risks/rewards. When it's part of your routine so you don't need those risks/ rewards, increase the intensity of your routine.
    It's slow, but thebest overall solution imo
     
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    Fasting is not the way to lose weight ...and it will make you ill ... a proper nutrition is way better and healthier and safer

    You need the proper fuel to be able to expend the energy you are looking to ...pushing yourself without that will not end in a good way.

    Also do bear in mind that muscle weighs more that fat so don't get to hung up on watching the scales.

    I know this may sound stupid but swimming and cycling are good cardio even a simple static bike (get on it watch tv or plug into music and pedal) try doing calisthenics that will tone you and if you choose the right excercises then you will gain a strong core which no matter what art you will require.

    As others have said set goals but don't set the bar to high ...you do have other things to cope with in daily life and killing yourself in pursuit of martial arts ...not good

    I know nothing about your style of art so any specific training routines you better to ask the Kenpo folks
     
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    I also support this statement. Do get a baseline physical at the very least. Your Dr can advise you if your body is missing nutrients & minerals it needs from improper dieting. Sometimes the best way to lose weight is to reevaluate what you’re eating and make a healthier lifestyle choice.

    I can relate to struggling to exercise at home. After a full day’s work sometimes I just don’t feel like exercising.

    You may need to have a trainer or your instructor evaluate your training. It may be that you’re overtraining & need to allow your body to recuperate.
     
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    Intermittent fasting done right does work.
     
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    I'm not a great fan of fasting, but it's hard to argue with the proven benefits of intermittent fasting, as long as it remains intermittent, and doesn't become extreme
     
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    Well if your lacking motivation , there's no EXErcise e on earth that will help you improve, You can make,significant improvements to fitness on quite literally a hand full of miNs a day, heLl you can get a reasonable work out in with out moving off the couch,

    I really doubt he is " over training " not that it's impossible, but rather hard to actually do, but definitely impossible if you lack the motivation to train consistently,
     
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    For me I use running to build up my cardio. For my core I use Yoga and circuit training. Again though, it is what I am comfortable with. Good luck in whatever you decided to do, just don't quit.
     
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    The question is, how do you know that you're really that bad? You could be, but maybe your class is full of ringers. Since you brought up burpees, a good measurement of cardio...so how many burpees can you do in 2 minutes? Rest 30 seconds. Then another 2 minute round.

    Goal is to hit 50 burpees per 2 min. = 100.

    We do this on a designated hard cardio day in Muay Thai class, so once a week....and this is at the tail end of the warmup....so there was already 15 minutes of hard warmup leading to these final 2 rounds. Then the class starts. When I 1st started at this MMA gym, I thought I was in shape and with a decent MA background. I had to take so many breaks during the warmup and chicks were running by me while smirking. It took a good 3 months to get up to par.
     
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    I know this is old but just saw it. You want to get cardio get your trainers on and hit the roads. You want strength get in the gym. Martial arts can help with cardio and strength and so they should there should be some workout in martial arts but if you want to get great strength and cardio you need to put your own time In123
     

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