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fatebass21's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-07-2005 08:09 AM
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Status: Public
Entries: 33
Comments: 9
Views: 104,924

Entries for the Month of January 2017

In Training Preparation and Progress Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #31 New 01-20-2017 08:31 AM
I have been continuing my daily Aiki taiso, stretching, and (recently included) Qi Gong morning sessions at home in preparation for a return to training in February. Going from a completely sedentary 10 months (no excuses for this so I resist the urge to make them here) to an immediate return to training would only cause reinjury to either my groin, hamstring, or right knee...so any and all prep work I can lay down now will only enhance my training now. Additionally, I am about 15-20 lbs heavier than before. Gotta get the weight down.

As far as range of motion and lower back discomfort in addition to the snapping hip everything feels a bit stronger from doing consistent Aiki taiso. I may even consider pushing the return to the dojo back in additional two weeks to continue preparing.

Started a new job two weeks ago corporate job sitting at a desk all day but they're very progressive and they encourage the 2020 20 rule getting up and stretching every 20 minutes and walking every 20 minutes . So I do a lot of stretching at work and whatever else I can in my office without looking like a complete crazy person.

Progress is good on words and upwards will touch base again here in the next two weeks
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In Spiritual Return for Zen Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #30 New 12-31-2016 08:16 AM
Wow, another two years 'off the mat'. Never returned to the dojo following the groin injury I sustained in late 2014. I don't believe that taking some time to heal and go to physical therapy was a problem but life took hold and I stayed away. That said, I did continue my basic warmup exercises and deep breathing at home.

Made the decision to return and even stopped by the dojo last night with my wife (Rita) and 15 month old son (Christian). We visited with Sensei which was great and he was excited to have me back and extended an invite to the New Years Day seminar to us.

The plan of action right now is to prep at home for at least 3 weeks with daily stretching and exercise to prevent lower back, hip, groin injuries if possible. I don't doubt that this will be a recurring problem over time but I will not take a break from the dojo the next time and will simply scale back my training until I can ramp it up again. This way I can use classes/sessions as rehab for the injuries while still studying.

Sensei says that Christian can begin studies at 6 years old although I hope he can start when he is 5. Cant wait until this is something that we can share together if he takes interest in it enough to want to continue after Rita and I introduce him to it.

Until next time...
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