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Old 01-11-2009, 11:09 AM   #6
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Re: Love training, and I have a heavy build and joint issues.

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
I'm a pretty heavy guy, I started off weighing 155kg (approx 310lb) and I have reduced it to 140kg (approx 280lb) through moderate diet and exercise, which includes walking when I'm not training. My height is about 183cm (6ft 1in) and my target is to reduce my weight to 100kg (200lb).
While weight loss is an important goal, focusing on a number can be disheartening and empty over time. Rather, focus on transforming your daily routine to promote permanent change to a healthy lifestyle.

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
In August, I hurt my shoulder (which was dislocated 15 years ago), which wasn't major, and I went to a holistic practitioner, who put me off training for six weeks, and series of massages and yogic exercises, which brought me back to balance, but missing the training was awful, what I missed most about it is the flow of energy, and the confidence and the energy I had, I couldn't imagine doing that again.
In my experience more often injuries occur off the mat, as a higher level of intention and a focus on safety tend to coincide with martial arts training. I have found that more students injure themselves playing a pickup basketball game or over applying themselves at an yoga class devoid of spiritual content... You do the math

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
Now, I've hurt my knee (when I say hurt, I don't mean debilitating pain, just a discomfort), and in specific, my patella, and I attended two classes wearing special patella/knee support, then I went to a specialist, who said I had a minor abrasion and its nothing to worry about, then recommended one week rest and anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers.
Drugs merely mask issues and can lead to horrible side effects. My own experience in over consumption of pain relievers was to horribly thin out my blood which leads to other problems altogether. More natural remedies (see below) along with changing the way you train when both healthy and injured will go a long way towards a less damaging training regimen.

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
I want to know I can do something at home to help the healing process, like a warm pack, or a hot patch, or if there are any devices in the market that use ultra sound to stimulate healing.
Don't waste your time and money on quick fixes.

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
At the moment, I don't do any knee spraining activities, like seweri waza, shikko (knee walking), but I do seiza.
Unless you are Japanese, or training in Japan, seiza should be avoided at all costs at your current size and medical concerns.

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
I take knee support supplements (for a year now) Glucasomin, Chondroitin and MSM (I read the infamous thread: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3686) which I believe have made a difference.
Not that it matters, but outside of anecdotal evidence to the contrary, recent studies have shown that the above mentioned OTC products are of little to no use. Moreover, unless taken in a liquid form the long-term use of other forms of these products has a substantially negative impact on other body systems and functions and can lead to kidney and liver disorders and disease.

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
When I first got the pain in my knees, I put a cold pack, but I kept doing it for one week, then I realized I should only do it the first time and then use warm packs afterward. Any help on this would be appreciated.
Try these websites for the appropriate treatments

http://www.goodhealthinfo.net/mdr/home_remedies.htm

http://www.imss.macrobiotic.net/home...#anchor3352697

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Mohammad Ahmad wrote:
Aikido to me is more than physical exercise, and I want to do it for as long as I live, so I want to do it safe and I want to do it right.
What you believe to be right today you will find was wrong tomorrow. so just take one day at a time.

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