No matter where you happen to train, staying consistent in your martial arts practice has a lot of benefits. Consistency is how you continue to improve your skills, as well as your fitness. And a lack of consistency can mean a lack of results.
Here are a few suggestions on how you can develop a consistent martial arts practice while training at home:
1. Establish a routine.
One of the challenges around developing a consistent martial arts practice at home is the change in your routine. Rather than training in a class with other people, you’re training from the convenience of your own home. Training at home also means that you might be surrounded by distractions or feel a little awkward at first. The best thing you can do for consistency is to establish a new routine. Train at the same time each day in a space that you’ve set up for your practice.
2. Revisit your martial arts goals and adjust as needed.
Depending on your personal martial arts goals, you might need to adjust them to align with your at-home training. Focus on what you can do rather than on what you can’t or what you don’t have access to at this time. Setting new goals or adjusting your previous goals keeps you focused and motivated. When you have a specific focus, it helps you stay consistent with your martial arts practice.
3. Keep a record of your training.
Keeping track of your training helps you create some organization and structure around your workouts and training sessions. Another great thing about keeping a training log is that you have something that you can look back on in the future. If you ever feel like you’re stuck or not making progress, you have concrete proof of all that you’ve done. When you see this progress, it helps you to stick with your training and keep putting in consistent work, week after week.
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