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Since my return from Japan, I have been practising Crossfit as recommended I am my instructor Michael Pearce. CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

The program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. The program speciality is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

I found this to be the most challenging fitness regime I've ever undertaken and even after six hours martial art today in Japan 30 minutes to an hour CrossFit is taking its toll.

The workouts are randomised and are posted on a website each day. It's six days on and one day off. This is considerably more work and a lot less recovery time that my muscles are used to. In addition to this low, the movements are completely new to me; drawn from the disciplines of powerlifting and gymnastics. After four days on the program, I can already see my body starting to change. Losing both a significant amount of fat and muscle too. My whole body seems far more solid and compact. Here are the workouts so far. I just hope tomorrow doesn't involve any more shoulder exercises!

About Martin

My life's work has been to learn and master the art of meditation. To do this I have practiced and studied meditation with unbroken, daily discipline for over two decades as taught in the works of Franz Bardon. However, just like Bardon himself, I have also dedicated my life to gathering what is of use from different traditions around the world - whether hidden in the Japanese mountains, Egyptian desert or with the Indian yogis.

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