Sunday, March 29, 2020

Martial Arts Workouts for Novices in Quarantine

Need to exercise when you are quarantined and don't have any weights or equipment? Bored by your usual workout routine.

The answer: try some basic martial workouts.  Great for strength, cardio, and stretching.

If you like these , I'll do more.

Very Basic Routine: Horse stance, forward punch, and then at the end, some inward blocks.


 Basic Routine: Chop, turn, punch. Then double punch.


If you do find these useful, tell me and I'll do another half dozen.

New Topic: Pandemic Pastimes.
Finding meaningful challenges
Thinking inside the box.

I'll just store this video here while I refine my technique and endurance.

My pandemic pastime is to learn to solve a rubrik cube while in plank. I’ve worked for two weeks reading and watching YouTube. My nephew pointed out some basics to me but I kept running into roadblocks.

I finally hired an online instructor (Tania: she’s amazingly patient and useful. Highly recommended. Comment for her contact info) and I can now solve the cube. Not every time but I have done it now twice myself. M

My best time for solving: 24 minutes!
My longest time in plank position: 72 seconds.

Next steps: work harder at staying in plank and accelerate my solution time.

More Fun?
Watch me as a yoga model!
Yoga Pam Butler at Auberge Ft Lauderdale
Yoga Pam Butler


Johne said...

It was just pointed out to me that another 62 year old....New planking world record set by 62-year-old former Marine. George Hood, who set the male world record for longest time in the abdominal plank position, is 62 and says he's in the greatest shape of his life. On February 15, Hood held a plank for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, which Guinness World Records confirmed was the new record.

Johne said...

It's mid may and my time for the rubriks cube is now generally around 3 minutes, 30 seconds. I've broken 3 minutes a few times. It's a lot of fun and with a little instruction from Tania, you too can amaze your friends with your ability to solve this famous mysterious cube!

Johne said...

WSJ about some profs on learning using rubriks cube as example

Johne said...

WSJ about some profs on learning using rubriks cube as example

Johne said...

I regularly can do around 3 minutes now. But no progress on plank times.