Disguising 10,000 Reps!!!

If you do anything for too long… you soon become bored with it.

So you have to change it up.  This doesn’t necessarily mean you change what you do… just how you do it.

So how do you change up 10,000 reps in just 30 days???

If you were doing 10,000 push ups you could change up the following…

Hand Position

Foot Position

Body Angle

Range of Motion

Hand Structure

Hand Position could be anything from in front of your solders, close to your chest, center of your chest, far a part, fingers pointed in, etc.

Foot Position you could have your feet together, apart, crossed over each other, etc.

Body Angle could be parallel with the floor, feet up on some thing (body slanting down), hands up on something (body slanting up), upside down parallel to wall, etc.

Your Range of Motion could be standard with your arms all the way extended, half way extended or even a short range.  You could push and clap your hands together or jump your whole body off the ground and clap your hands.  You could do Hindu Push Ups in a forward and backward elliptical motions or even the Cabbage Patch which goes side to side.  You could also do Stair Step Push Ups dropping your elbows to the floor.  There are so many options including changing your depth on a Ball, Rack or even the TRX.

Last but not least and more challenging is you could change your Hand Structure.  This would include doing it on your palms, knuckles, fingers spread, three fingers, two fingers, etc.  This is more challenging so be careful!!!

My favorite way to change it up or disguise the reps though is the count themselves.

Try this…

Day One – Sets of 50 reps (less often)

Day Two – Sets of 25 reps (a little more often)

Day Three – Sets of 10 reps (very often – set your phone alarm and drop and give me 10 😉

Day Four – 50-40-30-20-10 (every time you do them you knock off 10, gives you 150 total for each set!!!)

These are just some ways but you could combine them or come up with your own.  The nice thing is your body will really enjoy the push of lots of reps one day.  Then a slight lighter concept.  I find my metabolism really enjoys the 10 reps very often.

Remember the goal is to take a big number and tackle it by doing a little something every day.

Even if you don’t have a chance to make it to the Academy… you can always hit some reps and still get a little workout going.

Try this and get busy… see you at the end of the month with 10,000 reps!!!


24 Hour Lock In Schedule is In!!!!


Ok here it is!!!!

You can train all 24 Hours for $25 and 20 canned goods or you can come up to any two hour sessions for 20 canned goods!!!  Let us know what you want to participate in and we will save you a spot.

Remember our big goal is 1500+ pounds of food and every bit will help out.  Clean our your pantry and help those in need.  If you are short on time and can’t participate then please visit http://www.martialway.net (store – events) and you can donate in $5 increments or drop off a donation here at the school.  Change, cash, credit… it all adds up folks so lets get busy!!!

Oh and today is the last day we will be taking cans for free training.  Bring in ten cans and train a week for free or bring 40 cans and train for four weeks free!!!   Get on it fast while there is still time.  Remember who and what you wanted to accomplish and achieve this and previous years.  Make it happen now and help those in need.

Lock In Schedule
December 10th starting at 10AM –
10 – Warm Up – Matt Watkins – Mother Earth Kicking from the Ground
1030 – Guest Instructor Mike Massie – Fitness & Conditioning

11 – Mr. Marcos Merritt – Guard Passes
1130 – Mr. Marcos Merritt – Side Control, Mount and Knee on Belly Submissions

12 – Snack – Matt Mangum – Wai Kru
1230 – Matt Mangum – Elbows & Knees from Thailand
1 – Sonja Botkin – Conditioning
130 – Sonja Botkin – Kettle Bell Training

2 – Lunch – Matt Henson – Jun Fan Ung Moon
230 – Matt Henson – Jun Fan Trapping Application
3 – Jake Norman – Tabata Kwon Do (longevity training)
330 – Shannon Molina – Butt Be Gone / Gut Be Gone

4 – Guest Instructor – Damon Stith – Capoeira
430 – Guest Instructor – Damon Stith – Warrior’s Edge (Sword Fitness)
5 – Guest Instructor – Marc Ritacco – Grappling Positions with Pressure
530 – Guest Instructor – Marc Ritacco – Darce Choke 101

6 – Dinner – Scott Williams – Kali Stick Disarms
630 – Marc Molina – Relaxing Speed
7 – Matt Watkins – Knife High Load vs Low Load Position
730 – Matt Watkins – Jun Fan Grappling Drill Entries

8 – Matt Watkins – Kettle Bell Training
830 – Sarah Jacobs – Cinch Striking
9 – Sarah Jacobs – Spinning Back Fist & Turn Side Kick Combo
930 – Gandi – Jun Fan Trapping

10 – Snack – Hector Gonzales – Advance Jun Fan Trapping
1030 – Gandi – Jun Fan ABC Drills
11 – Hector Gonzales – Jun Fan Wooden Dummy
1130 – Jamie Smith – Catch the Kick!!!

12 – Snack – Nicole Herrington – Balls!!!
1230 – Nicole Herrington – Long Lost Abs
1 – Anthony Ramirez – Tie Up Drills
130 – Oscar Sanabria – Takedowns

2 – Snack – Anthony Ramirez – Grappling Drills
230 – Oscar Sanabria – Takedowns to Grappling Drills
3 – Guro Larry St. Clair – Guro Larry St. Clair – Kali Long Range Single Stick
330 – Guro Larry St. Clair – Kali Stick Chokes

4 – Snack – Guro Larry St. Clair – Chi Sao meets Hubad
430 – Guro Larry St. Clair – Filipino Boxing
5 – Guro Larry St. Clair – Branch Up & Branch Down Locks
530 – Guro Larry St. Clair – Stand Up Sparring Drills

6 – Snack – Adam Herrman – Kali Knife
630 – Guro Larry St Clair – Lock Flows Drills
7 – Adam Herrman – Kali Double Stick to Empty Hand
730 – Guro Larry St. Clair – MMA Conditioning
830 – Guro Larry St. Clair – Kali Single Stick Sombratta
9 – Breakfast – Guro Larry St. Clair – Kali Six Foot Staff
930 – Guro Larry St. Clair – Stretching
10 – Celebrate!!!

Guro Larry, Lauren & Tori St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
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