Saturday, January 10, 2009

Age, lack of conditioning catch up with me...


I went to my first martial arts class today at Satori Academy. It's not a good sign when you are sucking wind after the warm-up calisthenics. I had a good time, however. The soreness will be with me a few days after stretching back, shoulder, leg and stomach muscles that are way too accustomed to sitting at a desk all day. The lesson focused on striking combinations, a bit of grappling and some self-defense. I felt comfortable grappling, but I haven't wrestled seriously since coaching the young kids in the town program. The lesson closed out with some conditioning calisthenics that were a challenge. It's nice to shake off some of the rust and struggle a bit.
I'm not doing this class to become a tough guy. I'm way too old for that and I haven't been in a fight since I was 13. I simply need to exercise in a way that interests me. Moving weights around doesn't hold my interest, although it is an effective way to get into shape. It's a fun way to work out with my son.

2 comments:

Shellie said...

Kenny and I have become obsessed with Wii Fit. I've been using it an hour each day, when I first started it said I had the reflexes of a 39 year old... which sorta freaked me out. But now I have the reflexes of someone in their young 20s, which is a little closer to my age. And it's actually a lot of fun doing it!

Lost in the Supermarket said...

I have trouble using the Wii fit on my carpet. It never gives an accurate weight reading. Also, Julian makes fun of me when I use the wii so I start laughing and can't do my exercises. today we did kickboxing training and I was exhausted. Our class basically took turns hitting pads and practicing boxing for a straight half hour without a break.