MMA Shred has to be one of my favorite workouts.
When I used to live in east Texas, I was introduced to KRAV MAGA. Self defense techniques for every life situation. They focused on teaching technique. They focused on completely exhausting you physically and then asking you to defend yourself. Did you know that in a real life situation... you only remember 10% of what you did while you were training?
One of my best friends and I would go and beat each other up. Literally, her knees and kicks were fierce and i started calling her “Fiest”. I finally learned how to properly throw an elbow, how to punch without hurting myself, and absolutely fell in love with the ground and pound. We had training courses on the weekend with home invasion and what to do, how to respond, and to fight for your life and never quit until the threat has been neutralized. 🥊
My nickname went from”athlete” 🏀 to “killer” 😠 that weekend, when I opened up a can of ______ on the poor guy wearing a blue padded suit. I didn’t know that was inside, but when given the option to fight or flight, I found out that this mama bear will fight tooth and nail. 🥊
This workout reminds me of Nate yelling commands. As I throw punches and knees, I image a faceless person who might try to cause me or my family harm. I imagine fighting to protect my babies from child trafficking since we live so close to the border. I imagine fighting for my purse as I’m loading up my groceries in the parking lot. I imagine protecting my family, my life, and those I love and care for.
I am not a woman who gives up. I am not a woman who will melt away. I am a woman who was given a life to bless others, to inspire, to encourage, to empower. I will fight. I will battle. I will succeed.
I absolutely love core de force for this reason. I forgot how much it made me stronger mentally. When I tried it after I had my daughter, I was able to only do the standing work and the ground work was something way too advanced for me. That was a year ago. After making the decision to pick up my workouts, I have finally built up the strength to be able to do all the ground work 👊🏻 You ready to fight for your health? I got you!