Van Zandt's Log

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Van Zandt, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Thanks Simon. :)
  2. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    I love how you haven't lost your fighting spirit! Kudos for that!
    Good luck with your goals!

    I'd be annoyed as hell, with a history like that, especially if it's partly due to something stupid as screwed up hygiene.
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  3. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Thanks :) I'm bitter as hell about it, but I can be bitter and still work hard towards my goals! :D
  4. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Just repeated yesterday's flexibility & mobility session as too stiff to do much else today.
  5. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Jam packed schedule last two days so only been able to get in a relaxed stretching session. Just did 3 sets each of left front split, right front split, and side split. Protocol was: increase stretch over a slow count of 10, sit in the stretch for a moment, followed by 3 further increases over a slow count of 2. Final position in each set/stretch was held for 30 seconds. I measured the distance from my perinium and the floor and these were my scores in the final set of each stretch-

    LFS: 8.5" from floor
    RFS: 8.5" from floor
    SS: 12" from floor

    Jesus. Those numbers made my soul weep. I can take heart in the knowledge of my recent medical history and not being able to do much, if any, physical training for some months. Determined to smash those scores and be back flat on the floor in a few months. :mad:
  6. Nachi

    Nachi Valued Member Supporter

    Wow, that sounds like a lot of bad luck. I hope your progression in flexibility in fitness and strenght goes well! Hats down to your attitude. I think that kind of mindset can take you far. Are there any chances for your prognoses to get better?
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  7. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    I appreciate your kind words Nachi. Yes, I too believe mindset is critical when it comes to recovery. The neuropathy I developed is essentially a lifelong condition, there may be sporadic flare-ups with months between, or one day it might progress to the point I'm in a wheelchair. The hardest part is not knowing what will happen. But what I do know will happen is that I will be back in full splits soon enough :)
  8. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    So today I kicked the heavy bag for the first time in as long as I can remember. The height and power were a long way short of my pre-illness/pre-surgery best. But the important thing here for my own mindset is that I was told by healthcare professionals that this was something I'd never do again. Hell, just last week I was told to quit by a doctor. The height & power are something that will come back in time (they don't really have a choice). Anyway, here's a brief clip from the last 30 secs of a casually-paced round.

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  9. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    Go go go :D
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  10. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    What Fish said.

    A poke in the eye to the doctor.
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  11. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    With your big toe
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  12. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Thanks guys. Time and practice is all I need. :)
  13. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Time and practice.


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