This is in response to the "where are the warriors" thread Posted earlier. www.abovetopsecret.com...
VonHolland's "Way of the Nerdy Warrior"
This is a call out for All the "computer nerds" who wants to be a warrior but, like me like very particular directives , strictness and extreme
calculation in whatever it is that is required of them. The "no excuses, play like a champ" thing doesn't work for them.
This thread is also going to take into consideration a working 40 an hour job. For family men and women, all I have to say is get your children to
the gyms you are going to. My town is a mecca for martial arts; we' ve seen to attract an Asian community and I probly have about 10 martial arts
gyms within 5 miles of my home. 1 or two have weights right there, all have children's martial arts programs. 7 or 8 of them have adults who train
very hard and frequently, so theres no excuses that people won't be there to participate. Also they all offer the class and "unlimited access to
the gym". how do I know this? Because I've trained at about 6 of them. I've read most of Bruce Lees books and can pull of training days of about
5-6 hours on a weekend. During the week Im an accountant. I still go out and "party" but I'll only have one drink. I dance more.
I have a black belt from Premier Martial arts, and "unoffical" medium ranks in Capoeira (spelled wrong most likely), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and
kickboxing. These were from intensives (3 or 4 day courses) that a master would come and say "you are at about this level. At PMA, where I get
sponsored for MMA fights, we also train Krav maga (my master has certifications in Krav and is a master of Kali and, tai chi, and was trained by a
rare style of kung fu, praying mantis. I know this conceptually, not all of the moves, but apply the "trap and destroy" aspect to self defense. I
have a vertical leap of about 33 inches, have been a swimming champion (ranked top 16 in the nation), Greco-roman wrestled for 1 year and placed 8th
in states (PA catholic league, not as tough as public schools but). Generally, everyone tells me I look very intimidating as well.
Lets not get into specifics and whine about semantics of martial arts; they have no place in this thread. I can and do "kick ass" regularly in the
gym, andhave beaten up pro boxers, men with 35-40 lbs on me.
ON TO THE MEAT AND POTATOES (these are good for you
Diet for Physical, mental and Spiritual Development
Diet: You want to eat alot. Think Sumo. eat when you are hungry ,and make sure your belly is full. 70% for good "digestive fire" A little body
fat is absolutely not bad for you; i recommend it. The key is long-lasting energy, and you will lose the fat with proper nutrients. Ancient martial
artists diets consist of plenty of whole-grains, used for blood flow (arganine) and the carbs for energy. they are also good for the brain. Simply
put, i think these while grains are for the muscles.
The next part is eating veggies. Not necessarily fruits. heres why; fruits have lots of sugars, and can slow down the metabolism. Veggies are more
bland and have more phytonutrients in general. Part of our existance is plant-driven. You want to eat the plants (and the wheats for that matter)
that look alive and well, so you get that "alive and well feel. These are your general fuel, and are good for your brain activity and tempering
anger. Your drive will be better and more focused after some veggies as opposed to a big meaty burger or a 12 inch healthy sub. Fruits make a great
dessert for a meal. The sugar is great and a satisfying way to bring closure to a meal. Apples are a great way to wake up as well. A huge killer
of brain cells (more so than alcohol and the non-mentionable drug here) is actually caffeine and cigarettes. Two apples, or a big apple (ah cha!) is
the preferred way to wake up. do yourself a favor and get the F rid of your coffee machine and get some good green tea. I recommend Jasmine for
ladies (they seem to like it more) and Longjing (dragonwell) for men. But to each his own. Use a teabag for 2 cups, then throw it away and drink a
cup of water. For the afternoon, another green tea bag, preferably decaffeinated GTea is used in a similarly fashion. By that time, your day of work
or in the office is over (yay!).
Pack a big Salad for the day. Spinach leaves (no exceptions, these are great for strength and have good nutrients in them)with lots of Broccoli (no
exceptions, absolutely vital for good cardio breathing. No excuses, I have asthma too)
After this, eat fish (salmon and whiting), then lean meats (chicken and lean beef). Use these solely for long-lasting energy (can stay in your
stomach awhile) and muscle repair. The others should cover other needs you may have in a diet, like increased focus, pump of energy etc.
Your mind should be absolutely focused on the tasks at hand for the day. The breaks from it are for healthy things, like walks, drinks or for breaks.
going to the gym during lunch is great. I like a little weight session (40 min circuit training) or 30-40 in the heavy bag and stretching afterward
is prime. GO home, take a little break, and make sure you get to martial arts classes at night. Outside conditioning to your MA class is crucial.
Drink milk for bones and yogurts for digestion. Other than that, no need for Dairy products.
15-20 mins of stretching, and quick twitch throws of particular moves are necessary for the morning. This will get the blood flowing for the day,
tell you what is sore, and give you an idea of what vitamins, foods you need. Look into yoga and do splits. Quick movements through motions are
fine when groups are properly stretched. Think Shaolin: to stretch one muscle is to flex its opposite. Stretch your back, flex your abs. Biceps,
triceps. You get it.
Either go to the gym for cardio and/or weights at lunch like I said. DONT TRAIN FOR SIZE NECESSARILY. TRAIN FOR STRENGTH! SIZE WILL COME,
ESPECIALLY WITH DIET. Train for strength of all muscles and proper movement. That is what i mean by "twitches." Train functions movements:
twisting fromside to side with weights (kettlebells are perfect, dumbells work just fine) explosive jumping, deadlifts (great to start with
Lifts, sweep, strikes, blocks, traps
[edit on 27-9-2009 by vonholland]