December 16, 2013 in news
Come and keep warm with us this winter!
Come and keep warm with us this winter!
1. Smaller time commitment! Since full body workouts can be performed over the course of just two or three days a week, this allows more time for other obligations in your life. 2. Ideal for Fat-loss! If you’re looking for fat loss, then the perfect choice here is also full body workouts. Full body workouts […]
1. Smaller time commitment!
Since full body workouts can be performed over the course of just two or three days a week, this allows more time for other obligations in your life.
2. Ideal for Fat-loss!
If you’re looking for fat loss, then the perfect choice here is also full body workouts. Full body workouts make for the ideal fat loss workout set-up because they will get you working each muscle group at least twice a week, but won’t ask too much from the body in terms of recovery. When you exercise, you use muscle. This helps build muscle mass, and muscle tissue burns more calories — even when you’re at rest — than body fat.
“The most effective way to increase metabolism and burn more calories is by aerobic exercise and strength training. Both are important,” Megan A. McCrory, PhD, a researcher with the School of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University
Strength training becomes especially important as we get older, when our metabolisms tend to slow down. One way to stop this is to add some strength training to your workout at least a couple of times a week. The largest muscles (and therefore the largest calorie burners) are in the thighs, abdomen, chest, and arms.
3. Higher Recovery rate
One main reason why some people do not progress on their workout program is simply because they aren’t recovering from session to session. Some people cannot handle back-to-back workouts even though they aren’t working the same muscle part, so for those individuals, full body workouts are perfect. You will get at least one day off between each full body workout, so they will give your muscles maximum recovery time.
4. Variety is the spice of life!
In order to prevent training plateaus, it’s important that you’re constantly manipulating something about your workout program. This could be the exercises you’re performing, the total number of reps you are using, the style and resistance of your workout etc.
Here at The Way, using Martial Arts and CrossFit, we provide a strength and conditioning programme consisting of constantly varied functional and skilled movements. Using Martial Arts combined with CrossFit, our workouts will improve your capability at the 10 physical skills;Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Strength, Flexibility, Stamina, Speed, Power, Accuracy, Agility, Balance and Coordination.
CrossFit at The Way : CrossFit is Variety.
CrossFit specialises in NOT-specialising. Functional fitness includes strength, flexibility, endurance, stamina, speed, power, agility, balance, coordination and accuracy. If you want to be good in ALL of these areas, variety is a must. To get this variety, we use movements and training techniques and skills from the sports of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. We also sprinkle in the use of kettle bells, plyometrics, medicine balls, battle rope etc.
5. Simple Scheduling
If you’re someone who finds life crowding out your workouts on a regular basis, full body workouts are the most practical approach for those who have irregular schedules.
6. Lower levels of boredom
finding it hard to drag yourself to the gym regularly enough to see a difference? The more often you repeat the same activity over and over again the greater the chances that you will find boredom settling in. Since full body workouts require lower levels of frequency, they already have an advantage.
Here at The Way, you’re constantly challenged by the changing warm-ups and conditioning routines as well as learning new skills in Martial Arts, perfect for keeping your interest!
April 14, 2013 in Training information
TPR 마샬 아트 잉글리쉬란 무엇이지요?
TPR 잉글리쉬란 미국의 언어학자 제임스 어셔 박사가 만든 교육법으로 Total Physical Response 의 약자로 저희 The Way Gym 에서는 태권도/합기도에 이 TPR 교육법을 적용하여 어린이들에게 영어와 믹스된 태권도/합기도를 지도하고 있습니다. 운동 프로그램 중 언어 적용이 가능한 동작을 발췌하여 처음 아이가 태어나서 엄마의 말을 자연스럽게 카피하여 사용하듯 원어민 선생님의 지시와 행동 사항을 그대로 카피하여 몸으로 습득하게 하는 방식의 교육법입니다. 이 시간의 중점은 Martial 동작을 통한 언어 습득입니다. 이렇게 몸으로 또 게임으로 배운 언어는 절대 잊혀지지 않습니다
TPR Martial Arts 수업을 통해 우리는 말하기 듣기를 습득 합니다.
l 공부에 지치지 않으면서 자연스럽게
l English 놀이를 통해 팀워크를 배웁니다,
l English Martial Arts는 건강한 신체를 또 유연성을 증진 시킵니다.
l English 단체 게임은 우리에게 에티켓 문화를 배우게 합니다
l Martial arts 를 통해 무도 정신을 배울 수 있습니다.
l 매일매일 즐거운 영어 환경을 통해 학습의 즐거움을 가지게 됩니다.
January 11, 2013 in Training information
ITF 태권도? 우리가 일반적으로 부르는 태권도랑 틀린건가요? 아님 같은 건가요?
간단히 애기해 전세계는 두가지 구룹의 태권도가 있습니다.
ITF 란 International Taekwondo Federation 의 준말이며 흔히 애기하는 국기원은 World Taekwondo Federation. 의 준말 입니다. 이 두구룹이 전세계의 태권도를 리드하고 있습니다.
ITF는 1966년 WTF는 1973년 시작되었습니다. 태권도의 창시자로 불리는 최홍희 장군이1972년 캐나다로 망명후 1973년 김운용에 의해 만들어진것이 WTF 입니다.
1972년 망명 후 ITF는 캐나다에 본부를 두고 태권도를 보급했고, WTF는 88올림픽 이후 급성장 하였습니다.
ITF는 주먹 기술을 사용함으로 보다 실전적 무도라 불리며 WTF는 올림픽 가입 후 보다 스포츠화 되어 버렸습니다. 그래서 ITF 를 정통태권도라 불립니다.
저는 2002년 캐나다를 방문해 연수 후 ITF 사범 자격을 받았습니다.
아래는 ITF 태권도의 유명인으로 제친구인 일본의 황수일 사범의 동영상 입니다.
January 6, 2013 in Tips
How to Get Flat Abs
Like the quest for the Holy Grail, many people are on a mission to improve their abs. Luckily, lost abs can be found again with a little bit of effort. These nine simple exercises and lifestyle tips really work
No. 1: Improve Your Posture
Slouch and your stomach pooches. Straighten up, and your tummy looks trimmer without breaking a sweat! For better posture, align your ears over your shoulders, shoulders over hips, hips over knees, and knees over ankles. Keep your shoulders open like a shirt on a hanger, not one draped on a peg. Draw your navel to your spine. Not least, keep your weight even on the balls of your feet and your heels.
No. 2: Think Whole-Body Exercise
Don’t get so into your abs that you overlook your other muscles. You’ll look better if all your core muscles are firm. That includes your glutes and back muscles. Kettlebell exercises are one way to work all of the core muscles, plus the arms and legs. A Crossfit and Kickboxing class at The Way is perfect!
No. 3: Try the Canoe Twist
Stand upright, feet apart. Lock your fingers to create a solid grip. Exhale, and sweep the hands, arms, shoulders, and chest to the left, as if you were rowing a canoe. At the same time, lift the left knee up and to the right. Inhale and return to the starting position. Exhale and perform the movement to the right. Keep switching sides for 20 reps.
No. 4: Do the Cat Kick
Stand with feet together, arms out at your sides like airplane wings. Exhale, and lift the right leg forward and up. At the same time, sweep the arms forward at shoulder level and round your spine, like a cat. The navel should feel as though it’s pressing toward the spine. Inhale, open back up, and return to the starting position. Repeat with your left leg. Switch between sides for 20 reps.
No. 5: Practice the Pilates Zip Up
Stand upright with heels together, toes slightly turned out. Bring your arms up, hands joined, below the chin. Exhale and press your arms down. Keep your hands and arms very close to the body. At the same time, lift your heels off the ground onto your tiptoes. Hold for two seconds at the “top,” inhale, and return to the starting position. The abs go “in and up” and the arms go down. Do 20 reps.
No. 6: Examine Your Diet
You can do ab exercises until the cows come home. But if you’ve got extra belly fat, your strong abs won’t show. To budge the belly fat, you have to look at what you eat and how active you are. Eat less and move more, and make good-for-you food choices. Think lean protein and veggies, not greasy burgers and fries.
No. 7: Sneak ab exercises into everyday life
Stability balls and Bosu balls, straps and bands, and joining a gym can add zip to a workout. But you can sneak an ab workout into your daily life simply by standing tall and straight and breathing out, while you draw your navel to your spine. Try this when you walk, stand in line at the store, or chat at a party.
No. 8: Set Realistic Goals
Your favorite star’s or athlete’s abs are worth aiming for, but don’t expect to mimic them. Your genes may play a role in your body’s shape. That’s no excuse to give up and head for the cookie jar, of course. Set realistic goals that are focused on your body, not on some perfect image. You’ll wind up both firmer and happier.
No. 9: Take Things Slow
Changing your midriff is a matter of slow and steady progress, not fast fixes. Your road to flat abs may even have some setbacks (hello, holiday eating!). But if you give it time and keep at it, your middle really can go from flab to fab.