So I wanted to know how others fit in their daily training when they have a full time job, family etc.:
I am 47, run a dojo 3 times week now and work around 8 hours a day in a workshop. With travelling there and back that could be about 10 hours that I am out of the house. I am also a 4th Dan in Shotokan WCA so its not like i'm just starting karate as such - just incase anyone wanted to know my background.
so for eg - my schedule is like this:
Mon - Work 6am to 4pm - gym for 90 mins after I have come home
Tues Work 6am to 4pm then teach from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Wed - Work 6am to 4pm - gym for 90 mins
Thurs - Work 6am to 4pm then teach from 6.40pm - 8.30pm
Fri - Work 6am to 4pm - gym for 90 mins
Sat - Teach from 8am to 11.30am - gym for 90 mins
Sun - Free all day!!! - gym for 90 mins
I am aiming to try and start a BJJ class once a week - which might be Mon or Wed, I also have a huge gym / bag / matts in my garage that I am to use each day. I sometimes go to our head instructor karate dojo on a mon / wed or fri depending if i am not tired to keep my karate training up.
My issue is trying to arrange a suitable training program so that I can teach, work and keep my overal fitness up. I love indoor rowing which I have a Concept 2 rower.
My problem is - how to avoid burnout, getting fed up, and not seeing progress in stretching or fitness because I am not having enough rest or not training hard enough etc. Not seeing the wife.
I also have a kidney issue - which i have scans for each year, torn both shoudlers - but they are slowly healing without surgery - just i am worried about starting BJJ. I also have a major issue with my right heel, will find out tomorrow if I have torn the tendon or its just gone and walked off from my foot!!
I am also worried that I am expecting too much - i would love to get down in the splits like i did when i was 13! but I dont think its possible.
My gym workout is usually- 3 -4 sets of one exercise per body part - usually compound movements and usually a 5 or 10km row with 20 odd mins of mobility / stretching:
Legs - squarts or lunges
Back - pull downs or seated rows or deadlift
Chest - depending on shoudlers - bench or incline bench press or dumbells
Shoudlers - depending on sorenes - shoulder press / barbell or dumbell
So does anybody have any ideas - get up eariler and train then? I am up around 5.30am but i could get up around 5am to train for 30 mins before i go to work. I am trying to increase numbers or classes at my Dojo so eventually when I get to around age 50 / 55 I can give up work and just teach Karate.
Please let me know what you think - sorry for the loooong post :)