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    Intensity in MA training

    Ok, so you work out, 1 hour, 2 hours , 25 hours a day 8 days a week, whatever...

    BUT, how INTENSE is your workout ??

    Can you breath? are you doubled over, puking your salami sandwich ( :) ), do you have a hard time talking ? can you carry on a converation about how much Yak manure accumulates in the Andes mountains? do you even sweat at all you lazy naval lint picker ?!?!?!!^$*$&@* !!

    Seriously, the intensity of what we do DICTATES how LONG we can do it for.

    Warm ups and cool downs and stretching your foreskin aside, how intense do you work out ?

    Heck when I am done my bag routine I am ready to puke out my M&M's !!
    And the next day !!! baby, I have a hard time getting out of bed !!

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    After a Thai pad workout, sparring, groundwork (randori at the end), or Judo workout (randori at the end) I'm exhausted. I'm usually okay after focus mitts or standing grappling work though.

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    Grappling is LESS intense compared to striking.
    You can pretty well grapple for 40 min non-stop ( paced), but try doing striking on a punching bag for 40 min NON stop !!

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    Hang on, you train untill you throw up ?

    Isn't that bad for you ?
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    Its worst on the person being thrown up on !!!

    Its a figure of speech to demonstrate the intensity, though at times, I do feel like hurling ;)

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    I usually walk out with the last remaining individuals of the class, with a drenched gi.

    One of the great things about the second half of a class being open mat is you see who is there to work and who isn't.

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    Yoi !!!

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    At my MT classes, as well as at my WC classes, it varies. When we only practice moves, I usually walk out only with a drenched shirt. When we do bag work, I can barely drag my sore self home (but then again, I am a *****).
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    A hand under his head.


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    Don't feel bad, we are what we eat.

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    My karate class is about a "6" on a scale of 1-10 on intensity. We refine our punches, kicks, blocks, etc; we hit the mitts and heavybag; we spar lightly and we do calisthenics to finish up class.

    My kickboxing class is much more intense. It probably rates an "8" on a scale of 1-10. My legs are usually quivering and I can barely walk. Also, my clothes are all soaked with sweat and I feel like I could pass out.

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