The fat loss secret is very simple: it’s all about eating less calories than you burn.
But what does that mean? How do I eat less calories than I burn?
Well, let me tell you! You just have to follow these easy steps:
1) Eat Less Calories Than You Burn – Eat fewer calories than you burn.
That means if your daily calorie intake is 2000, then don’t consume any more than 2000 calories per day. If you want to lose weight, then you need to make sure that you are not consuming too many calories. Too much food and too little exercise will result in gaining weight.
2) Exercise More Than You Consume – Make sure that you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day.
Don’t worry if it’s only 5 minutes or 10 minutes, but make sure that it is physically active. The best way to do this is to go out and walk around the neighborhood or even better, run errands. When you exercise, you burn more calories than when you sit down.
3) Get Enough Sleep – You need enough sleep so that your body doesn’t feel tired after exercising.
So try to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. It is also really important that you sleep in a dark room so that your body gets the signal that it’s night time and starts producing melatonin.
4) Drink More Water – Water helps your body to get rid of toxins as well as regulating your body’s temperature.
In fact, you should always have water with you during the day so that you can take small sips every couple of hours. This will keep you hydrated and feeling good.
5) Record Your Weight – It is important to record your weight so that you can see your progress.
Try to weigh yourself on the same day every week and at the same time. Take note of the numbers and if you see that the number is higher than the last time, then you need to change something.
Now that you know these simple steps, you can start applying them to your daily life. It will take some time, but if you remain consistent in following them then you are sure to see a positive change in your weight. The best way to get motivated is to buy a nice pair of jeans that are a size too small and hang them somewhere where you’ll see them every day. Just don’t give up and you’ll be able to fit in them soon!
Cross training for fighting is all about working different parts of your body while engaging in the same activity. For example, if you’re doing jogging, one day you might want to do a light jog for three miles. On another day, you might go all out for one mile. This kind of cross training works your muscles differently and helps prevent overuse injuries.
It’s the same with fighting. If you’re only sparring using the same style, your opponent may be able to figure out your weaknesses and use them against you in a real fight. If you cross train, using different punches, kicks, weapons and exercises, you’ll remain a mysterious, unpredictable opponent.
You can also prevent “alley fighting,” where both you and your opponent constantly try to maneuver and get into the same fighting stance. Sometimes this works, but it can also lead to a stale mate, where neither you nor your opponent can gain the advantage. In this case, you may want to cross train to force your opponent to assume a different fighting stance (such as if you’re right handed but your opponent is left handed.)
In any case, cross training will make you a stronger fighter overall.
Here are some examples of basic cross training exercises (click on the names to go to the exercise!)
This is where you really start getting into the nitty-gritty of fighting. Many of the techniques listed below can be fatal if applied incorrectly. Before even trying these, you should have a good grasp of the martial arts basics . Once you feel ready, you can try some of the following…
Lower Body Strikes: Kicks can be quite effective. Aimed at the right place, a kick can break bone, tear muscle and even cause an artery to spurt blood. Kicks can also be used to knock an opponent off balance when you lack the strength or reach for a punch.
Knee Strikes: If you’re close enough, a quick thrust to the body with your knee can do wonders. Elbows and knees are also good striking weapons when you’re grappling on the ground.
Stomp: An often overlooked move, the stomp can be quite effective when used properly. With the right surface (such as hard wood or asphalt), you can easily shatter bone with a stomp.
Head Butts: When you and your opponent are in close, head butting is another effective way to cause damage. Of course, this does carry some risk for you as well, so only use if you’re sure you or your opponent will go unconscious shortly.
When using any of these offensive moves, you want to try to target the areas listed above.
There are many other ways to strike, of course, but these are the most common.
Blue Belt Requirements LISTEN TO YOUR TEACHER! Many a student has wasted years of their life by not listening to their teacher. The longer you practice your martial art, the more you will learn about it and the more respect you’ll build for it. However, you may not learn everything in your arts’ history, or even everything your teacher knows. So you must always listen to him/her.
This is the first step to becoming a blue belt. You must show that you are willing to follow the rules of safety and etiquette that your teacher requires. You also must show that you are a dedicated student by being prepared for each class. This means having the right equipment and knowing the basics of your art.
How to do a Spinning Back Kick: A back kick is a kick that you throw by spinning all the way around first. A good way to do this is to pretend there is a clock above your opponent’s head. Start by spinning all the way around from twelve to six, then stop and thrust your foot at your opponent’s groin. You’ll be totally spun around, facing twelve again.
The front of the body is very sensitive. There are a few pain points that are especially effective when attacked.
Solar Plexus: The solar plexus is the point between the upper part of the chest and the stomach. It is also known as the “sweet spot”, because when hit properly it can make someone collapse from the pain.
Groin: The groin is, unsurprisingly, a very sensitive area on most males. The groin is not a single spot, but rather a region. Any attack here can be very effective but you have to be prepared for your opponent to collapse and roll up in pain.
The Eyes: The eyes are very sensitive. Many fighters disregard them as a target because sight can be recovered, but they are still very effective. A poke in the eye can cause double vision and extreme pain.
Ears: The ears are also a weak point. Poking someone in the ear doesn’t just hurt them, it can also stun them long enough for you to do something else.
Neck: The neck is very susceptible to grabs and holds, as well as chokes. The front of the neck is especially sensitive and many people will faint from a head-snap here.
Groin Attack: The groin is another obvious target. It is not always as vulnerable as some might think but it still hurts.
How to do a Groin Kick: It is very important to always keep your guard up. This means both keeping your hands up and keeping your elbows in so your ribs aren’t exposed. Your guard should be low to high, from belly to forehead. Your guard should also be moving constantly, never staying in one place for too long.
Also remember to always keep your balance. If you are knocked off balance it will be very difficult to get up again if you are hit while trying to do so.
The Instep: The instep is not a common target but it can be effective, especially in sweeping your opponent’s legs out from under them.
Sweep: A sweep is a move that knocks your opponent off of their feet.
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