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A Life Style for Staying Young- Part-2

A Life Style for Staying Young- Part-2

Finding Your Body type

Scientists have divided all mankind into 3 body types, No matters how much you lift weights , diet or exercise, you can change your body type only so much.

There are many kinds of resistance training. You can use weights, exercise machine, springs, bending bows ,the object is to stress your muscles progressively . but there are limits to the range of exercises you can do only using your body weight .

I work out with weights twice a week, One day I work chest and arms, the other back and biceps, for my legs I do running and cycling, I have trouble finding a rest day for my body,

You should keep surprising the muscles by constantly changing   your routines. Weight training by Strength Training anatomy by delavier . Remembers, its best to keep varying your workouts so use my tips only as a starting point. Regardless of how many reps you do you’ll get the most benefit when you absolutely cannot push the weight up again. When they get to around 12 you’ll want to increase the weight . some studies show you get almost as much benefit doing one set to exhaustion though most serious weight lifters suggest doing several. Strength is developed using heavier weights and lower repetitions. The endurance of your muscles is best developed with lighter weights and higher reps.

The Magic of Thinking young

I Met with a new physician some years ago. He asked what sports I did and nodded favorably as I listed the biking, running, swimming and weight lifting. At the end of the conversation I mentioned I’d recently taken up kyokushin karate. He dismissed that with ”Oh. that’s only for your head.” I was disappointed because I enjoye3d the confident feeling from learning to fight while he might not have been impressed with the martial art way or strength building benefits of kyokushin karate. To be young you have to think young. I think doing this kind of youthful activity is what he meant by ” heroic. ”

A Lifestyle for Staying Young


Resistance Training for fitness

A Lifestyle for Staying Young

There are six components to staying fit, You need to exercise your fast system, your muscle structure, your core; maintain flexibility through stretching; and eat healthy. At the same time you’ve got to think, act and feel like a young person.

The best measure of your Kyokushin karate Fitness is how quickly your heart recovers after vigorous training. The healthier your heart , the quicker it will recover after exercise.

Look in a mirror while undressed, Try to look honestly so you can see what you look like and not what you imagine yourself to look like.

Eat junk and all the exercise in the world will not save you from disease and lack of energy. Your belly sag and your cardio-vascular system wither. To stay young you have to do some sort of regular and stimulating kyokushin karate exercise.

And you probably should be doing it 3 to 5 time a week .resistance training such as weight training, a few time a week .Your upper body goes to hell after age 50 unless you stress the muscles. Eat whole grain, Legumes, non-fat daily product and lots of fruits and vegetables. It is probably the single most important thing that will extend your life and keep you young.

Intensity and Rest

‘ It’s better to run 5 km, a few time a week, rather than a mile every day’ Intensity and rest is probably the most important concept in fitness. The muscles you stress need a day to heal. If you are running, once a week include sprints. You can ‘ run telephone poles’ Try sprinting for 3 telephone poles and then jog easily for 3 or until you recover, Then sprint for another 3 telephone poles. Start by repeating this 5 times. Or you can include a steep hill in your runs once a week .Doing one minute sprints   as hard as you can and then resting for a minute and repeating this 5 times is vastly more effective at improving your cardio-vascular.

By Sensei Ravi Carvalho

Kyokushin Bangalore

Sosai Mas Oyama’s Views

Kyokushin Bangalore

Sosai Mas Oyama’s Views

Karate is a science and philosophy of fighting which has developed all over the world where it is rapidly gaining recognition as one the world’s most effective means of self-defense. As a long-time practitioner of Kyokushin Karate, I am particularly gratified to observe its rise in popularity. I must confess that I am also a little surprised, because until a decade or so ago, I , like many other orientals, tacitly assumed that kyokushin karate was too closely tied to orient to be fully understood in other parts of the world. It is pleasing to find that I was mistaken.

Kyokushin karate is a way of life, the purpose of which is to enable men to realize their full potentialities: both physical and spiritual. If the spiritual side of kyokushin karate is ignored, its physical aspect is meaningless. It is largely to convey this idea that I have under taken because the practice of kyokushin karate enables a human being to concentrate tremendous physical strength in blow of the hand or foot.

Kyokushin karate can be dangerous, or even deadly. Many people are inclined to regard it as a distinctly war like sport or even as a technique that has no meaning other than in mortal combat. The deeper meaning of kyokushin karate will become evident. But at this point, I should like to refute the notion, once and for all, that kyokushin karate fosters the growth belligerence. After all, karate combat is a weaponless combat, and we have advanced considerably beyond the stage were nations go to war unarmed. In battle, kyokushin karate fighting is a poor substitute for a gun, or even a bow and arrow, let alone a nuclear weapon. The ultimate purpose of Kyokushin Karate is to develop the better features of human character rather than merely to strengthen human beings against physical enemies.