There are many reasons why training at home can be preferable to the gym. The top reason is probably the time savings. It takes at least 10 minutes each way to drive to even a close-to-home gym typically. And by the time you park, and put stuff in a locker, etc, you’ve probably wasted what would amount to 30 minutes round trip.
You can use that same 30 minutes in your workout, and if you add it up over the course of a year, that’s at least 50 hours of time spent being nothing but wasted! In other words, you wasted about 50 training sessions worth of time just by commuting… I simply don’t have the luxury of wasting all that time; you probably don’t either, that’s why you prefer to train at home.
Comment on this post, and list some reasons why YOU like to train at home. (I can think of about 10 more!)
Music, at least for me, is critical when training on this program. Its amazing how much of the “ambience” and overall vibe of the workout area is changed just by the presence of music. I would venture to say that it could possibly provide as much as 30% of the overall “experience”, so I would urge all on the system to make sure they have music going.
I’ve found that hip hop, and particular “gangsta” type of hip hop, seem to make for an exceptionally focused workout (except for all the distracting cussing and use of the “n-word”, which I loathe).
I also like some alternative rock, and techno, like Daft Punk, for example.
I’m going to use this page for people to list their favorite music, artists, songs, etc. And feel free to explain why.
I like Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, 2Pac, Eminem, Korn, and many more. (Just trying to get this topic started.)
My all-time favorite song for this program: ”Gangsta Gangsta” by Lil’ Scrappy. I wish I could find 100 more songs like it!
I have about 30 cd’s in my workout room, and each time I go to do a training session, I simply select the next CD in the order they’re stacked up. No choosing or thinking about which one I’m most in the mood for. The key to this: only have CDs in your workout room that you absolutely love, so that you never have to fear getting a dud or something you’re not in the mood for. If you really like everything, you won’t mind not “picking one out” and just defaulting to the next one in the lineup.
A lot of people wonder whether this program is effective for, and attractive to, females.
Well, even though this program is not a “chick workout”, and it is designed for fight training as well as to get in shape, females seem to love it!
Girls like kickboxing, and though they may be used to a different type (probably “cardio” kickboxing), they (or you) will still like the “rough and tumble” feel of this type of training. When I take a private client on, I never train a female differently from a male.
Getting in and staying in shape is hard, whether you’re male or female. It takes discipline, sacrifice, and sweat equity to mold your body into the lean mean fighting machine it needs to be. As long as you’re committing to this type of goal, you may as well do it in as effective a way as possible. Using your time wisely by getting in your cardio, your strength training, and your flexibility (as well as developing skills), in one easy-to-follow workout formula just makes sense.
One reason females like this training is because a lot of them are motivated by “losing fat”, and this workout is a fat burner for sure!
Some just like doing an authentic type of training rather than something that’s been “dumbed down” for the masses.
I must stress, even if you’re not doing this program for the purpose of getting better at kickboxing (which is most people), you still MUST focus on improving your form and technique at every session. Why, you ask?
There are 3 main reasons:
1. You are already spending the time in front of the bag, it doesn’t take any more time trying to improve. Use your time wisely; it is limited.
2. Being better at something makes it more fun. You’re less likely to get injured, you get your mind off of outside concerns for a brief period, it gives you something constructive to focus on, and its benefits spill over into other aspects of your life. (Plus, if you ever have a friend over to workout with you, don’t you want them to be impressed with your new skills? Of course you do!)
3. Focusing on improvement of your fighting skills takes the emphasis off of pushing yourself so hard, so its easier to do. This is simply just part of the system, a built-in mechanism. If you’re not going to try to improve your balance, coordination, distancing, footwork, power, speed, strike technique, defense, fight stance and guard, etc., then your mind is not going to be focused properly to perform this workout. You have a lifetime to improve, so no rush and no stress, but make sure you are always looking for your own errors and inefficiencies, and try to improve them- every session!