The chinese Yin Yang symbol aka Taiji Symbol is by now synomymous with Taijiquan. You would never believe it but the Taiji symbol was not an aribitrary symbol birthed out of someone’s imagination. It was actually plotted from the shadow of a pole stuck in the ground as the sun rotated. The contrasting light and dark portions actually denote seasonal changes on the earth.
Here’s an interesting tidbit. The biomechanics behind Chenjiagou Taijiquan’s Fa Jing may be explained using plyometrics. Now, what is this plyometrics? Read more
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After training, your blood is pooled in the extremities, and the heartrate is elevated. You need to cool down to bring your heartrate back down to resting level and to enable your blood circulation to regulate. If you stop abruptly, you could faint or place undue stress on the heart. Just do some simple stretches to help relax the muscles and increase flexibility.
Mornings before breakfast, may be the best time as your glycogen stores within the muscles and liver are at their lowest, and this causes the body to look for other sources of energy, i.e., fat stores. But best times are when you want to – generally.
Try going for lower stances but don’t exceed the 90-degree knee angle limit. Try to practice the routines continously without breaking, eg, increase to 2 sets continoulsy per session, and then 3, then 4 … Do power training – the punches, but don’t exceed one minute at a time. Power training is considered advanced, and should not be attempted by beginners.
Are you kidding? NO! Spot reducing is a myth!
Since muscle weighs more per volume than fat, and you want to have firm muscles throughout your body, you may weigh more than you thought was average for your height and build. There is no ideal bodyweight. While some body fat is essential to sustain life, it is generally thought that a healthy bodyfat percentage for males is 8-20% and for females is 13-25%.
Yes, if you have the self-discipline to set yourself a regular regimen of training at least 3 times per week, of 1 hourly sessions. and adhere to it! NO, if you’re lazy. Here’s a guide below: Read more