Category Archives: upper body

December 26, 2016: Training Journal

There is a new challenge in the group: Squat, Left Front Kick, 5 Punches Squat, Right Front Kick, 5 Punches Repeat on both sides 20 times. Then do 2 sets. That means you do 200 punches per set, for a … Continue reading

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December 18, 2016: Training Journal

WING CHUN *Sil Lum Tao *Chum Kiu *Biu Jee *Mook Jong *Challenge, Sets 1 and 2 NOTE: Well, I fell victim to weekend-itis. I did not get around to doing the 500 punches an 250 kicks. Oh well. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Wing Chun: Chum Kiu and 10 Minute Trainer

For reasons I don’t care to go into, last night was my first night home in a week. All I wanted to do was cuddle up to my wife and go to sleep, but I had an inner voice nagging … Continue reading

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10 Minute Trainer: Cardio-Core Cardio-Day 2

Some of you may think my fingers stuttered when I made the title of this post. Cardio and Core Cardio? What’s the difference? Well, first of all Core Cardio comes only with the Deluxe edition of 10 Minute Trainer. Second, … Continue reading

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10 Minute Trainer: Upper Body-Core Cardio-Day 1

Yes, I am back! The other day I made a decision once I got to work that it was time to start working out again. I went into the Super Gym on wwww.teambeachbody.com and loaded in the auto-schedule for it. … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Good Place for Discipline, Bad Place for Ego

I went to my wing chun class for the first time in ages yesterday. Sifu had me run through the wooden dummy form in its entirety, then told me to go through it slowly, section by section. We didn’t wind … Continue reading

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P90X2 and Asylum: My Functional Fitness Answers

As some of you may know from previous posts, I’m on a big kick now to get into functional fitness for my wing chun training. I started rereading THE ART OF EXPRESSING THE HUMAN BODY, a book by John Little … Continue reading

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