Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Training

With Spring comes a change in training ; if we use the principles taught in Chinese Medicine , we adapt our daily life to the change of the seasons , in the Spring time all the energies of the earth grow and flourish ( my sightings this week of the Fox sunning him self in the back yard , the Turkeys speaking extra loud and the the Hyper activity of the local birds atest to this ) this is considered the time to train hard and push the body , both Stretching and Strengthning exercises are done in the Spring .

During all of our classes we are adding - slowly - Plyo Metrics , along with barefoot sprinting, Joint Mobilization Movements as well as a Hip Opening Series , when the hips become tight and congested , pain in the lower back and knees may be felt .