Dean Winchester's Highway to Hell.....and back.

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Dean Winchester, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    Right I've sat around on my **** for long enough now, bitching and moaning about things.

    It's time to put on some AC/DC and get working.

    Thanks to Ero for a bit of inspiration, I've found myself in a somewhat similar situation to him and if that crisco loving nutter can do something then so can I.

    Current state of affairs is that I'm unfit, overweight due to meds and dealing with long term illness. I can't recall a point in my life where I have been in such poor shape and it's not staying that way.

    So here's my thread, I've only a slight idea about what I'm going to do because I need to gauge where I'm at with things so consider this a place holder until have a better idea.

    So day 1.

    Make this thread.

    Right that's a good start I think I'll reward myself with a cookie or three.
  2. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    protein cookies or bust :p (srsly, you can make them with protein powder. recipes here:

    so what's the tentative next step?
  3. Pearlmks

    Pearlmks Valued Member

    [ame=""]Supernatural - Carry On My Wayward Son - YouTube[/ame]
  4. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!


    Looking forward to seeing what you get up to :)
  5. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    here's some theme music for you, replete with a shirtless bon scott...

    [ame=""]AC-DC - Highway to Hell (Live German TV with Bon Scott - 1979)--Subtitled - YouTube[/ame]
  6. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter


    I'm in the same situation. After 10 weeks of inactivity - in limbo between moving, stuck in a small dingy flat - no gym, no place to even jog the dog, I put on over 3.6 stone and feel utterly fetid.

    I've put on Simon's skipping vids ( now that I've a house with no neighbors underneath in prep of beginning a new boxing school next week.

    Lets do this, mate.

    I wish Youtube had a better audio quality of this one from Steve Marriott (RIP) and friends Another pumpin song to skip and bang to.

  7. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Nearly a year since I did any MA (illness) and about 3 months since I ran due to a messed up IT band. *sighs*.

    Hopefully going back to capoeira in a couple of weeks.

    Good luck Dean!
  8. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    Cor... Hats off to ya.

    I wonder how my bone's would hold up if I took that one up...:thinking:

  9. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    So, are things progressing on your front?
  10. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    Well yesterday I just did what I thought would be some light suburi (cutting exercises). The idea being both upper and lower body would be used and I'd see just how poor my cardio is.

    It wasn't pretty. Not only are my shoulders wrecked, by that I mean I had trouble with their strength and endurance, but my legs had problems maintaining kamae for any length of time which to be frank is damn silly.
  11. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    I've never done any Japanese sword work but I have to chop plenty of wood and brush clearing our land - yeah, it can test your cardio, no doubt about it.

    Have you put together any concrete plans for rectifying things?
  12. Christianson

    Christianson Valued Member

    If you don't mind suggestions based on when I went through the same thing: I started by combining static exercises with cardio. For the static exercises, just stand in kamae for as long as you can, then shake it out, and start again, until "as long as you can" is at least five to ten minutes (depending on how strenuous your kamae is). When you get to that point, you'll have a good foundation for moving on to suburi.

    My preference for cardio was rowing, as that puts a lot of focus on the core muscles that are useful for kenjutsu. The need for equipment is awkward, though (a new work schedule means I've had to give rowing up myself). I've just taken up skipping, and I'm finding it's nicely complementary. Co-ordination is always a benefit, and at least the way I'm doing it I find it puts a nice load on my wrists.

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