A High Intensity Week

My third week of training (the third microcycle) is the most intense week for training with an intensity of 90-95 percent. Similar to the previous two weeks of training, the 4 days workouts haven’t changed much. The only exception is that the volume was reduced and the intensity increased. Sunday’s and Thursday’s trainings were designed…

Karate and Krav Maga?

Yet another busy day! Yesterday I was teaching self-defense classes at two community centres: False Creek in Granville Island and University of British Columbia Recreation Centre. Teaching not only allows me to impart my knowledge to my students, but gives me a good tactical workout at the same time! At False Creek Community Center, I…

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In less than 3 weeks (or 19 days exactly) I will be fighting at the 2012 Karate BC Provincial Championship! My excitement can only be building and all the hard work that’s put into promoting the event and training will hopefully payoff. But, before I get too ahead of myself, I want to take this…

Supercompensation – Part 3

Tactical Workout  To accommodate my crazy schedule and with the competition being only 3 weeks from now, my workout plan has become ever-changing.  Today, I went for an intensive strength and power workout with a lot of tactical drills designed to stimulate my Anaerobic Alactic System. After a regular warm up of light plyometric exercises,…

Supercompensation – Part Two

In my spare time, I teach self-defense and karate classes to kids. I love being able to introduce them to a sport that is so important in my life and also, enabling them transfer this confidence they gain into real life situations! The competition is coming up so soon and I am very excited, but…

Supercompensation – Part One

Workout: Maximum Oxygen Consumption for Power Endurance The last two days of rest were just what I needed for my body to recover and supercompensate after a series of intensive workouts! There are only 22 more days left until the big competition. Yesterday, my focus was to improve my Maximum Oxygen Consumption while training for…

Rest & Recovery – How Much Do You Need?

At the moment, my life is quite demanding with many things that need to be accomplished in a short period of time. Yesterday was supposed to include a medium/high intensity specific workout to stimulate the anaerobic lactic system and maximum aerobic consumption with drills for power endurance. The stress I have running, to make things happen,…