Glad you find my ramblng useful, Todd
As I mentioned before, I found dynamic stretching extremely useful; the science behind it is sound and factual.
If you actually think about it, a regular martial arts class of TKD, Muay Thai, or kickboxing incorporates dynamic streching----every time you throw a kick. The traditional "passive static" stretching at the begining of most classes has probably not helped many people, even though they thought it had.
Ok, my progress:
...or lack thereof. It seems my summer break has "broken" my training momentum. I had posted before that even though I was only hitting class once a week, my flexibility had not changed. Well, after MANY weeks of 1 class/week, I have noticed greater inflexibility at the start of class. My dynamic stretching routine has not changed:
At the satrt of class, front/back/side legs swings, 2 sets.
My leg strength and cardio has also decreased a bit.
The biggest problem seems to be my motivation; my intentions are great, but the excuses to jam on class seems to flow like water. I swear, I'm almost ready to see a clinical hypnotist to get myself focused again.
Just having my 32nd birthday, I took an inventory, if you will, of my physical fitness level. I'm realizing that I can't take long breaks like I used to, and gains take WAY, way longer to attain, and seem to disappear fast if not maintained. Thankfully, I have no nagging injuries holding me back.
I plan on testing in December, so I NEED
to get my act together.