As far as knowledge in the martial arts goes, I'm somewhat advanced, but due to injuries and life events, it's been a few years since I've practiced full-time. Now that everything is healed up I'm trying to get back at it, but finding that my mind and body are at different levels. I simply can't do what I used to do (high kicking, running longer than a minute or two, lifting heavy, etc.). Lately, I've tried so many different things that I used to do (Crossfit, running protocols, bodybuilding...whatever I can to get back in shape) but I think I'm just going too advanced for my current fitness level.
I'd appreciate any advice that can be given for me to get back into the groove of training. Since my instructor moved to Spain in 2010, I haven't had a dojo to train at, so it's all at home or the park for me. I do have access to weights, but not much martial arts equipment (will be investing in a heavy bag in the next few months). Thanks for any help. Getting back at it, and realizing how far my fitness has fallen, is quite depressing. I'm motivated and positive, because I know it won't stay here, but I'm just not used to creating routines for beginners (most of the people I've trained in the past were advanced practitioners already). ––Ryan