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How often should I be training?

A Mission for the Unique Few.

So you have decided to commit in training everyday… If you are still considering this big decision of yours, don’t forget this:

If you commit yourself and then you give up after a week, keep your two-day-a-week routine and do yourself a favor.

Your time is precious to yourself, and it would be a shame if you couldn’t keep your word to yourself.

A mission where Failure is not an Option.

Now that you are ready to take the challenge in, it’s time to be serious: Martial Training will no longer be your hobby, but your mission of life. Period.

Be honest with yourself and – most important – be proud of yourself by honoring your vow and train everyday*. Training martial arts everyday might look simple as a four word sentence, but it takes courage to put it in practice. Don’t forget that you will be training your mind as well, so what you will be also building is a huge mental toughness along with a stronger self esteem. There will be days where your mind will tell you not to train, but you are stronger and will easily overcome this call.

* recommended training scheme is five days a week + two days of full rest, whether more than 3 hours of workout time is fully carried out.

Ultimately, remember that times flies, and you might find yourself starting your journey tomorrow, and suddenly see yourself become a martial arts expert in no time.

The most satisfying part of training everyday in martial arts is seeing yourself not giving up after more than twenty years: it’s just something that makes all the efforts and struggles worthy to be carried on. Morning rain or snow, early starts at 4:45, are no more a problem, because you have proven for years that you are in control of your laziness. Fabio Zambelli

Real Training VS Virtual Training.

Training everyday in martial arts is a mission of life where you – and you only – will be the master of yourself: you will be choosing whether to train with a group, alone, or both. If you are driven by this sudden need to start training martial arts everyday, but you are new to martial arts, you might think “why don’t learn martial arts online?”. No way: beginners should learn martial arts in a proper School, with a proper Shifu / Sensei, and with proper Comrades. You can be a Professional in martial arts, but thinking of training an a regular basis excluding the benefits of being part of a group, won’t match such a high commitment like training everyday in martial arts.

can you really learn martial arts online

As outlined above, Martial Arts are made of both hardcore workouts and just technical and soft session, such as stretching and qigong.

Training martial arts everyday is something that can be carried out for all your life, as long as you give your body (and mind) the right balance between heavy workouts and recovery.

This is the secret: as simple as that. Only you will know how to better fit every single aspect of martial arts within your day, according to your lifestyle, and according to which you think are the priorities in your life.

Pro et Contra: our Verdict

Pros
  • it’s the key for constant improvement
  • builds up a strong mind set if carried on all lifelong (yes, you are reading well)
  • you won’t ever visit you doctor anymore!
Cons
  • may lead to overtraining if you don’t give yourself proper brakes
  • needs extremely good food to be carried on
  • joint and bone supplement necessary

 

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Fabio Zambellihttps://www.martialartsexplained.com/master-fabio-zambelli/
Founder of the Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy - Master Craftsman of Heart of The Orient - Designer of Martial Arts Explained

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