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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It's a balancing act for me, as well. I routinely put in 70 hours in a week, 6 days a week, plus I have a new son, a daughter, and numerous other things going on. I just go for short and intense.

  2. #12
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    IMO solo practice = pursuing maximum conditioning and athletic ability. The older you get, the less wear and tear you can take from the sparring/rolling, so you have to give yourself time to heal a bit anyway.

    Lately I'm only sparring 2 days a week, but doing some form of conditioning 5.

  3. #13

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    gotta agree with this one, if just to an extent. I'm only able to make it to class once every couple of weeks, but I show improvements each time I train because I'm constantly doing conditioning and solo work.

  4. #14
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I work nine or ten hour days, five days a week, and my work is about half an hour from my gym(s), and my house is a half hour in the opposite direction. By the time I finish work, train, and get home, I feel pretty run down and burnt out.

    Factoring in all my other commitments makes it hard, but I try my best to fit in at around two to three MA sessions a week (two MMA, and one Judo or vice versa depending on the week), and I do gym or roadwork at least a couple of nights.

    It's hell, but fortunately for me, my work is fairly flexible. I get (comparatively) generous leave accrual, and a rostered day off once a month, during which, I either chill out and catch up on some reading, or if I've been slacking off, make a day of training as intensely as I can.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I quit a high paying job because I couldn't train enough. I'm a little obsessed.
    Monkey Ninjas! Attack!

  6. #16

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I did the same. Quit a high paying job because it completely crushed my will.
    I would get so "down" that instead of training the 5 times/week i pay at 2 gyms, i would be lucky to train once a week.

    Then i said, "This is not the life i want.", and just quited. Of course being single and free helps a lot.

  7. #17
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    My biggest problem has been, strangely enough, cosmetic. It took a while for all of my coworkers to get used to the fact that I have funny bruises all over the place and every once in a while make presentations to our board of directors with a glaring black eye.

    Everyone's used to it now, so it's ok.
    You say what about my rice?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Currently I've been assigned to travel to help open up new offices.

    Anyway, I can't train right now because of it. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into it training again soon.

    Example: I'm in a very nice apartment hotel that I've been in for a week now. I sit here doing situps and pushups and that's about it. I guess I could go beat up transients, but what is the point?

  9. #19
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by JKDChick
    I quit a high paying job because I couldn't train enough. I'm a little obsessed.
    I didn't think that Wal-mart had such a strenuous schedule.

  10. #20

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I come in late for class. On most days, i just miss the warm up. On the bad day, i only get in time for sparring.

    Im glad the dojo is lax on formalities.

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