One of the most challenging things about practicing FMA and working out is finding a way to fit everything in.
It’s even more difficult when you’re an instructor and personal trainer since most of your time is spent teaching students and/or training clients.
So I constantly have to find ways of maximizing my time as best as I can, making sure I get my workouts in and my own FMA training in, without over-training AND spending too much time on either.
Yes I do love FMA and I do love fitness, but I do have a life outside of it- friends, family, significant other, etc.
One of the things I’ve recently started doing has been incorporating FMA drills/techniques into my workouts. Either as a warm-up, active rest, or finisher.
In this video is a basic twirling drill I like to use as a warm-up to my workout. It helps with my shoulder, elbow, and wrist mobility. It helps elevate my heart rate. And it’s a way I can get some solo eskrima practice in.
This drill can be progressed in many ways- adding footwork, adding other twirling combinations, increasing speed, etc. Sky’s the limit.