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The Secret Martial Artist

We all wish that we could quit our jobs, and live our lives as a martial artist full time. Wouldn't it be great if we could all be like Bruce Lee and train every day?

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Unfortunately our jobs and commitments get in the way of this dream, but don't despair! Here at Bear Martial Arts we have the solution. Enter the world of The Secret Martial Artist.....

Each week we will bring you a brand new exercise to help with your martial arts that you can do at work, no matter where you are. Some of them you can do alone in a quiet part of the office, some you can do right in front of your colleagues and they won't even know you are doing it!

By training at work you can get fitter even faster than you would if you just went to class, meaning you can impress your instructor, classmates or students with the speed of your improvements.

Don't let your job get in the way of your dream of training every day!

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  • Secret Martial Artist Part 12

    Date: 24th June 2014

    Day-To-Day Part 2

    Little things mean a lot – by changing the way you work and by doing small but frequent movements, you can burn a lot of calories and improve your fitness.

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    1. Fidgeting can burn an extra 350 calories a day. Rapidly tapping your feet, talking with your hands, and chewing gum, all count
    2. Stand whenever you can. You'll burn more calories than sitting, as many as 50 more an hour for a 155-pound person
    3. Laugh often. It tightens your stomach muscles, exercises your diaphragm, works your heart, relieves stress and gives you a better outlook on life
    4. Deep breathing helps you relax and lowers heart rate. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth

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  • THE SECRET MARTIAL ARTIST PART 11

    Date: 18th June 2014

    Do The (Abs) Twist

    Using just a water bottle, work your abs sat at your desk. If anybody approaches you can look busy in no time at all.

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    1. Hold a water bottle at chest level
    2. Keep your knees and hips forward, and gently twist to the left as far as you comfortably can, feeling the abs contract. 
    3. Twist back to center and move to the left for a total of 10 reps 
    4. Repeat 3-4 times

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  • The Secret Martial Artist Part 10

    Date: 11th June 2014

    Wall Sits

    Work your core and torso up against the wall, only inches away from your desk.

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    1. Rest your back against a wall and move your feet away from the wall. 
    2. The wall should be supporting the weight of your back and your knees should be bent. 
    3. Hold the position as long as possible.
    4. Rest, then repeat


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