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  1. Teh El Macho is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by quixote
    That is a good idea. I may join a gym in the future but I do like being able to workout at home whenever I want. I do have some equipment at home. I used to be a hardcore computer nerd and then I started getting into martial arts around Feb. this year and I started working out - I'm still pretty lean. Dunno if you can tell from the vid but I'm 6'1.5'' so I'm not that small.
    I'm a computer nerd as well, and spent hours in a chair for a living. As you know, that does **** to your body in the long run, **** that is not even visible. Back problems, neck problems, carpal tunnel, obesity while being skinny (yeah, it happens.)

    I found that the hard way on my first year working with computers (about 12 years ago.) Ever since I've been (or been trying to be) on top of that.

    You do seem quite lean, but the devil is in the details. Since you said you just started working out, I have a few words of advice... if they don't apply to you, then never mind :)

    It's good that you can work out at home, but I strongly suggest you get into a gym and do compound exercises as well as doing at a minimum 10 minutes on a threadmill or a stationary bike. At least for me, working out at home is monotonous. I can easely enjoy 2 hours at the gym. At home, ****, 30 minutes and I'm already bored out of my skull. I need external stimuli to keep me going.

    I work out at home a lot, but there is no way I could work out without going to the gym. Boredom and monotony are your biggest enemies. Keep that in mind :)

    If there is a yoga class near you, I strongly suggest you check it out. This is specially true if the yoga class is labeled Power Yoga, Ashtanga, Bikram or Iyengar. Most people who take yoga for the first time are surprised at the amount of muscle strenght involved in doing yoga, and it's an eye opener in how UNFLEXIBLE we are (specially if we work with our ass in a chair for 8 hours daily.)

    Last but not least : squats (in particular front squats), push ups until cows come home, and chin ups are your friend.

    Again, I'm just expressing these comments based on your statement that you started working out. They may not apply to you for all I know :)

    Two questions for ya: how old are you, and how much do you weight? Just curious. Age is a big factor - I know I lost a lot of strengh and stamina when I turned 31... big dip, and I've been prone to injuries ever since. So something to keep in mind.

    Also about your weight. There is such a thing as weighting too little for a particular height. Weighting too little means not enough muscle, which can lead to bone loss. Good weight and lean mass == strong muscles == strong bones :)

    Good luck!
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    You are doing yourself a disservice if you ever want to be able to actually fight. The more you train your body to move this way, the more a coach is going to have to correct. Bad habits can take a while to work out of your head. If you are looking to get into shape (even if it is with the idea of eventually doing a MA), there are more productive ways that will better prepare you.
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    Thanks so much for your advice El Macho. I didn't know that about the yoga, I'm gonna read up on that. Cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    Again, I'm just expressing these comments based on your statement that you started working out. They may not apply to you for all I know :)
    A computer nerd that looks like you in your pics - damn - I'm gonna listen to every word you say lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    Two questions for ya: how old are you, and how much do you weight? Just curious. Age is a big factor - I know I lost a lot of strengh and stamina when I turned 31... big dip, and I've been prone to injuries ever since. So something to keep in mind.
    I'm 18 years old, 6'1.5'', hovering around 170 lbs and this . I was 6'1'' and 164lbs about when I started. I think I look more skinny and unmuscular in the video than I really am. I'm not that puny! lol


    Quote Originally Posted by Locu5
    You are doing yourself a disservice if you ever want to be able to actually fight. The more you train your body to move this way, the more a coach is going to have to correct. Bad habits can take a while to work out of your head. If you are looking to get into shape (even if it is with the idea of eventually doing a MA), there are more productive ways that will better prepare you.
    Ok, you're right. I don't want to get any bad habits. I will try to find some kind of place to learn and train for a while.

    Thanks for your help guys.
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    You look very gay. Are you planning on putting this on your myspace account and get a date because I'm sure you'll get plenty of reponses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
    Are you planning on putting this on your myspace account and get a date because I'm sure you'll get plenty of reponses.
    Hey Wow! Thats a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
    It's alomst impossible to post a vid here and not get flamed. Just take the advice you want and ignore the rest or not.

    even my videos get flamed by some of the bastards on here
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    Quote Originally Posted by quixote
    Unfortuneatly there are no Muay Thai gyms in my area. And I don't want to do Tkd or settle for some other kickboxing style.
    You must not be too serious about this, then. From what I saw in that video, you'd have better luck taking your chances with the local schools of whatever style than this weird kickboxercise thing you are doing. Bas is great, but Bas is a fighter. Learn some basics somewhere, first, so you aren't just flailing around or throwing weak strikes.
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    You should follow this advice:

    Quote Originally Posted by Locu5
    You are doing yourself a disservice if you ever want to be able to actually fight. The more you train your body to move this way, the more a coach is going to have to correct. Bad habits can take a while to work out of your head. If you are looking to get into shape (even if it is with the idea of eventually doing a MA), there are more productive ways that will better prepare you.

    You're obviously not just looking for a workout, or you wouldn't have asked for help on your technique. And it is true that you are giving yourself bad habits. The video keeps jumping for me, and the angle is not great, but your knees have a lot of "up" and not a lot of "forward" in them.

    I still think you could walk into a Wing Chun school and kick most of their arses with that stuff, and sadly I am not joking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSparrow
    You should follow this advice:




    You're obviously not just looking for a workout, or you wouldn't have asked for help on your technique. And it is true that you are giving yourself bad habits. The video keeps jumping for me, and the angle is not great, but your knees have a lot of "up" and not a lot of "forward" in them.

    I still think you could walk into a Wing Chun school and kick most of their arses with that stuff, and sadly I am not joking.

    I'll actually concur with what Locu5 said too. It's a work out, if you got a good sweat going great. I'd start doing some traveling if you want to be serious though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    even my videos get flamed by some of the bastards on here
    And she is teh awesome! Those pathetic jealous bastards...
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