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    Tips for starting back up

    Realized that I've gone to **** lately. Haven't trained in around 6 months, so my speed stamina, and technique are out the window. What I want to know is should I jump right back in, or step back to basics for a while?

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    I'm kind of a beginner in this martial arts thing but I think I've read many times that the top guys work the basics all the time.

    I'd be more concerned about conditioning. Take the first few classes slow and don't strain your body or you may be looking at an injury that takes you out longer.
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    Alright.Thank you.

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    PizDoff is on the money - get out and do some conditioning. It will help you get through the classes a lot easier and you'll spend less time looking for a corner to spew in and more time throwing punches.

    Depending on how deconditioned you are it might be easiest to go with one of the Couch to 5K running programs. They're designed to easy you back into it and if you're finding its a bit to easy just jump ahead a few weeks.

    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

    Spend a few rounds doing some interval work on a bag as well to get you arms back into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizDoff View Post
    I'm kind of a beginner in this martial arts thing but I think I've read many times that the top guys work the basics all the time.

    I'd be more concerned about conditioning. Take the first few classes slow and don't strain your body or you may be looking at an injury that takes you out longer.
    This is good advice. I took a year out from karate due to work, I'd got really unfit due to long hours etc. Went back to karate and almost barfed on the warm up.

    I took a couple of months to get my fitness back up and I was fine after that. (Running, circuit training and weights)

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    Neighbor of mine took up Muy Thai aerobic class instead of regular MT classes. Says by the time he switched to the real stuff he was so grateful for the conditioning that he's fully committed to MT now. Doesn't see the point of going to a regular gym anymore.

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