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Old 12-05-2002, 12:24 PM   #6
Kevin Wilbanks
Location: Seattle/Southern Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Get a calendar and start keeping track of your training days. Make consistency itself your goal and postpone all other Aikido goals until you have a demonstrable record of consistent practice. Start with a modest goal like 2x/week, and try to make incremental progress from there. If you fail to meet your training frequency goal, don't condemn yourself about it, simply start over. I see your type of mistake/approach in people who attempt to change their fitness habits all the time. Almost nothing can be accomplished in the realm of physical training without consistency.

The three cornerstones of successful training, according to Bill Bowerman, legendary Oregon track/Olympic coach, inventor of the running shoe, and founder of Nike:

1)Consistency

2)Moderation

3)Rest

I was shocked when I first read it, and it has been gradually transforming my approach to my own training ever since.
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