Well, maybe I have gone a bit overboard, but there is good news in the mix here. The good news is that your body, even as it is, is capable of incredible speed and power and athleticism. The trick is not changing it, but letting it unchange into what it was meant to be.
First, you need to change your eating habits. Nothing too crazy here, just cancel ALL fast foods, and start eating lots of veggies. When your sugar tooth starts acting up, go get a watermelon or a smoothie or something like that. I don’t recommend giving up meat, just eating more moderate portions, and concentrate more on turkey and fish and such instead of those big, juicy steaks.
Now it is time for the work. A basic get in shape program starts with simple exercises, like walking, swimming, jumping jacks, a little rope jumping, and so on, and then progresses into deep squats, deep wormy push ups, and that sort of thing. Actually, I have experienced yoga as a very viable and gentle (at least in the beginning) way of making the body shape up.
Now, the best calisthenic you can do is the martial arts. The martial arts offer a complete variety of motion, jumping, skipping, stepping…twisting, ducking, leaping…and so on. Furthermore, they make you use energy, as well as muscle, and this elevates the game to whole new levels.
The message that I am passing on here is that it takes very little work to make your body function, it just takes common sense and a modicum of gentle discipline. As you follow the advices I have given you here, you will realize that you don’t need bulging muscles to get the job done, you just need to streamline your body and make it work the right way. This concept–using the body the right way–is what it is all about.
The physical education classes in school do not tell you how to use your body, they just get you to throw the ball to your friends, they acclimate you socially. When you start to Matrix your body, which is usually through the principle of learning how the muscles are arranged, what direction they are supposed to function in, and, most important, how to make them work together, that is when true efficiency begins, That is when you are going to realize that your body is just a tool, and you can make that tool work any way you see fit.
The key, of course, whether you are studying Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, or any other art, is to apply Matrixing to it. Matrixing is nothing more than the study of analyzing motion …physics. And, when you break down the martial arts moves of people like Bruce Lee or Tonny Jaa, you are going to find that they are consummate students of physics, which is nothing more than rudimentary Matrixing.
If you want to learn how to utilize your body the way it was designed to be utilized, go on over to Monster Martial Arts. Pick up a free ebook on How to Matrix while you’re there. Matrixing is the first actual combat science on the planet.