Monthly Archives: November 2013

Running And Stuff

There is a place nearby where you can go and run if you want.  Going to the gym is something that I Have been thinking about doing and I think I might go here and see if I like running and if so then I might have to join the gym and do some full workout routines.  Lifting weights is something else that I would like to learn how to do and I think it would probably be something that I enjoy as well.  I have seen some people around here who go to the gym and it just seems like the kind of thing I would like.  Of course, I would need to learn how to do all the exercises because the only thing I really know how to do right now are pushups and I don’t think that is the only thing I am going to be doing if I go to the gym.  I will probably see if I can find a place that will give me a place to learn and then I will be able to get in there and pump some mad iron.  lol.

I also want to learn about the things I will need to use to maximize my workouts.  I have heard people talking about different supplements and I know there are things like caffeine that people will take to get some workout energy and then there are also things like those prohormones that were all the rage a while ago but I think most of them are off the market and that’s not something I would want to use anyway.  I think that I also heard about something like garcinia cambogia that is supposed to be a new supplement designed to help people lose weight but I don’t know anything about that besides what I read.  I will probably just try to do some workouts for a while and then if I decide that I would be helped by some of those kinds of things then I might look more into them.  The only other concern that I had about working out was whether or not I would be able to do it with my headphones that I have.  I know that they play music in the gym but I am kind of a nerd when it comes to music so I would probably want to listen to my own when I work out at wherever I do.

Cool Styles

There are a lot of cool martial arts movies, and I was looking at a martial arts equipment website called www.karatemart.com which made me think that I would like to take karate or kung fu or something.  There are a few schools around me that offer that so I might have to look into it.  I have never done anything like that before so I would probably have to stretch a lot and not be very flexible.  I’ve seen some guys who can kick as high as their own head but there’s no way I could do that!  A lot of the forms and stuff that people do are really cool looking, too, especially when they are doing the jump kicks and spinning around and stuff.  Breaking boards is another cool one although I know it’s just done as a test and demonstration of power.  Breaking a board probably requires some mental toughness as well as physical strength, and I’m sure it requires the right kind of training so you don’t hurt yourself.

It would be cool, though, to be able to do that stuff.  I don’t even mean you have to go to tournaments and compete and stuff, but just learning the style and stuff would be fun I bet.  Another thing is you probably learn some culture along with it, too.  I have heard that some of the stuff that happens in a class is based on the traditions of the country where the art is from.  For example, I’ve heard that people bow to their instructors as a show of respect, and I think that’s pretty prominent throughout many Asian countries.  We don’t really bow here in America as part of our normal routine.  So that could be kind of an awesome experience, too, to learn about another culture.

Anyway, that’s something I’m going to have to look more into because I know there are differences between the styles but I’m not really too positive I know what they are and I would want to be in a style that is a good fit for me.  Even watching demonstrations and stuff you can see that there is sometimes a big difference between styles.  I think some might have changed a bit and become a bit more for show and the only reason I say that because I don’t really have that much familiarity with them but it just seems like jumping around a lot and doing some fantastic looking techniques might be a bit more for demonstration purposes than for actually defending yourself from an opponent.