This won't be a training log listing loads of press up and crunches, as I find I have to train differently as I have got older, also my priorities have changed and I am looking to create a different type of energy now. Although I still teach a martial arts class and am still looking to progress my own skill in certain areas, most of my own training is more geared towards Tai Chi. I have to monitor my back, which after not being able to walk last year, now only aches and suffers from occasional stiffness. As long as I stretch regularly and rest well all is fine. I have started jogging again and have made a concerted effort to lose some weight. I weighed in at at around 230 a few weeks ago and currently weigh 217. There is no target in mind, we'll just see where we go bit by bit. I am going to start to do a lot of work with the long pole, pretty much like as shown in this you tube clip. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y82fJFQzdGs"]Taiji and Xingyi Heavy Long pole shaking basics for power - YouTube[/ame] I need to stretch more and add some leg strength work. I will add more as things progress.