Originally posted on Moai Martial Arts:
Remember gym class? If you’re a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you were probably part of a group of kids who had to start writing essays instead of running laps. At least in Massachusetts, where I grew up, the education reforms demanded that kids learned more about how the body works while participating in phys-ed.
So you know there are 5 main components of fitness: cariovascular endurance, muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition. There’s actually a pretty good breakdown on the way I learned it back in high school right here.
My gym teacher always warned us not to neglect any areas in our training regimens. I’m not sure too many of us had training regimens, but whatever. As a traditional martial artist, I thought I had things figured out pretty well. I used to do katas and lift weights and jog and stretch. I’d even run…
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