When you’re training martial arts at home, you might encounter obstacles that prevent you from being consistent. And one of the biggest obstacles could be the couch.
So how do you stick to a regular training routine when you’re faced with such obstacles? Try some of these tips so that you can stay consistent with your martial arts practice at home.
1. Schedule training as part of your daily routine.
Create a daily routine to keep yourself on track and make your martial arts training and classes part of this routine. Schedule your training based on your academy’s classes and attend just as you would if you were there in person.
2. Modify your goals to focus on what you can do.
When you’re not able to train in person at a martial arts academy, consider modifying your goals to align with the training you’re able to do on your own. Now could be a great time to improve your mobility or increase your stamina and endurance. Setting new goals around what you’re able to do from home helps you create a sense of purpose around your training. Your intention will help you stay consistent because you’ll feel more excited and motivated to stay consistent. And rather than putting all of your attention and energy toward being bummed about the things you can’t do, focus on what you can.
3. Connect with other people.
Staying connected with other people can also help you stay consistent. Connect with people outside of your home by using Facebook groups, video chats, and group chats to increase your accountability and support even more. By supporting each other (virtually), you’ll continue making consistent progress toward your martial arts goals.