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Mii Triathlon : 02 Mar 2014, Pune, India

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Here comes 3rd edition of Mii Triathlon at Pune India, on 02 Mar 2014, with Olympic Distance and moving to Open Water Swim. For Pune its going to be the first time ever. Test your metal. We all can do it; just need a start somewhere. Pick up your Tri-Suit / Cycle and join in.

You have three categories – Novice / Sprint / Olympic Distance.

You can get details of the race at www.miitriathlon.com .

Registrations open on 03 Feb 2014.

Book your place now!

Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running!

Unlearning and Learning

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Hi,

Somewhere i read that a seed will only germinate if it ceases to be a seed.

How true?

When related to Adult learning; certainly makes sense!

What do you say!!

Happy Unlearning and Learning!

Coaches Dilemma : Understanding Psychology of Parents Viz a viz Demands of Boxing

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Been thinking on one of the reasons – why kids move away from Boxing at an early stage!!

Thought to share – One of the perspective

Many a times when parents get their kid for Boxing; their expectations are their kid should be able to learn Boxing in about 3 months time and want to see that kid in the ring for a competition… Yet to understand the outlook of the said parents..

Becomes difficult to convince most of them; not necessarily their kid will find a place for competition in the ring; the demands of Boxing are different – as a coach i would not like to put the kid in a ring for a competition without him / her being physically and mentally prepared for it. Yes one can put him or her for a sparring session but not the competition.. Doesn’t the kid deserve that extra time to understand the demands of Boxing and nuances of this special sport..

A loss in a Boxing match can be more traumatizing than a loss in Tennis. Here the kid gets a physical beating when he losses. Thus the recovery mentally and physically is different.. and this may get embedded in the kid’s mind so much; wherein he / she may carry that fear all through.. Would the parents like that to happen to the kid. I am sure the answer would be NO.

But then many a times the desire to see their kid in the competition may over-weigh the desire to groom the kid to take on life positively. This turns out (most of the cases) to make the kid move away from the wonderful game of Boxing to some other sport without having learnt the basics of the Boxing.

Wondering how do we tackle this..

Happy Boxing!

Fitness: Let’s Do it together – II

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 Got busy on Sat – Sun at Outdoors – Fun and Frolic – little trek and Outdoor Fitness Camp – returned few hours back.. Get ready for Monday…

Here comes Monday Workout –

Jog 1 km

Warm –up – Stretching –       10 mins

Endurance run – 4.30 mins – Run with long strides – try and maintain same speed although –

Break 1 min and repeat 5 sets to begin with;

Stretching – 3 mins

Push –ups – 20 – 3 sets — with clapping if possible or else just normal Push-ups

Twisting to sides and passing the medicine ball – 20 reps – with sit-ups – 3 sets of 20 alternately.

Pull –ups –Max you can do – 3 sets

Leg raises 20 reps – 3 sets

 Jog / Walk 1 Km

Cooling down stretches 15 Mins

And enjoy your day…

Time to Enjoy is Now!

Fitness – Lets do it together..

Thought to share – One perspective on fitness lets start doing it together – lets forget the age – that’s all in mind..  

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Today’s plan —  To begin do whatever one can – don’t push yourself too much in the beginning ..That will follow – take it easy

Slow jog – 1 km

Worm-up stretching – 10 mins

Skipping – 5 mins 3 rounds with 1 min break

Push up 20 – 3 sets

Sit up 20 – 3 sets

Pull ups 10 – 3 sets or as much one can do start with 1 or 2 and do it for 3 sets.

Steps –  alternate – 5 mins – 2 sets

Rope climbing – 5 mtrs – 3 times

Slow jog – 1 km

Cooling down stretches – 15 mins

and then enjoy the day!!

Time to Enjoy is now!!

Youth Development : Diwali Vacations: Pune, India

Hi,

This is how we look at this Boot camp.

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For details and registration please go to following link:

http://www.meraevents.com/event/youth-boot-camp-bronzeat-pune-on–07-nov-to-10-nov-2013-by-m-i-initiatives

Any more ideas; request to please share.

Happy Outing!

“You can not teach a person anything; you can only make him / her discover it within himself / herself”.  Anonymous

Youth Boot Camp: 07 to 10 Nov 2013

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This Diwali Vacation, thought to get young to Outdoors; with a belief that, Leaders are made and not born—the young, impressionable minds need exposure at the correct age to understand the nuances of Leadership i. e. in their formative years. instill self-confidence not just through knowledge (which is provided in plenty through theory in our education system today) but vide honing their latent physical and mental prowess. Also, educate them on the significance of Discipline (more importantly Self-discipline) in their life and much more.

Join in; you can write to us at info@miinitiatives.com

Happy Outing!

Supplements : Is it becoming a norm or fashion or is it really necessary?

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Yesterday, one of our Boxing Student having spent three months on Boxing Training came and asked me for Supplements he should start taking.. I was initially surprised as he is only 14 years old but then i learned many of them at that age start taking some or other supplement as it is marketed vigorously and displayed with muscles and glamour.

Is it not that we can get all kinds of carbs, fat, proteins, minerals etc from our natural diet. Even i doubt, athletes working out at National / International levels need supplements. Probably only a balanced natural diet should be good enough..

Just thought of sharing this story, wondering is it becoming a norm or is it fashion!!  or is it really necessary..

May i request all to share their views please..

Happy Boxing!

Running / Fitness: Abstract Psychology or Concrete Science: Wondering –what is that which works better…

Dilema Psy and scienceI find myself in a dilemma these days: having attended a session on Science in  Running. There it was all science behind running; something that is probably is working on everyone’s mind. Noticed this phenomenon around me, since taking retirement from the Army.

In the Army always had one guy (either Senior or an Instructor) to lead and all others followed; there was only loyalty and integrity to the Organization and belief in the person in front. That made us all follow that person and run; whatever distance he set for us!!! No questions asked, No calories measured, No BP taken before and after the run, No checks on lactic acid, No check on threshold level, when it comes to training and Many No’s to every other check-ups except follow the order.. And People did it – doing it and yet working well!! Everyone had once a year a medical check-up and that’s all…

Has it to do with Abstract Psychology or Concrete science? Wondering, How Psychology worked at its best. But then, now that one knows a bit of science; has it started worrying me more… Is it putting necessary or un-necessary caution in my mind… Is it that, I have stopped delivering longer and faster runs because of knowledge of science..

Isn’t it that everyone is made and groomed differently not only in habits / mannerism / food intake, so on and so forth? Some eat rice as staple diet and some bread; do I need to change this habit because science shows something different about rice and wheat..

When it comes to Individual Fitness or Running, doesn’t the same logic apply? One’s threshold level or lactic acid or heart rate or whatever may be different, yet in the Army, it was all the same for everyone; no different yardsticks.. When it came to running 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 km running, everyone just did it; be it day or night and every time gave better and better performance, isn’t it all in the mind though abstract and not concrete!  Where do I draw a line between Pure Fitness and Frills!!

Pure Fitness! No Frills!

Happy Running!

Preventive Medicine Missing : Alarming dis -proportion : Sporting Facilities vis-s-vis Hospitals / Clinics!

ImageNext to our Boxing Club is one of the biggest Hospital in Pune. However, when i had a good look at it other day, while exercising found that, they are constructing another building behind main hospital, as they are not able to cope up with the rush of patients. The new building is going to be more taller than the earlier one.

What does one make out of it? There is a pressure on Hospitals!!

That set me thinking to check the no. of hospitals and no. sporting / exercising facilities available. To my surprise, i found at every corner / junction there was a doctor clinic or hospital but when i searched for sporting / exercising facilities hardly any when compared to mushrooming of doctors clinics / hospitals.(And still they say there are less doctors!!)

Why do no. of patients outweigh the fit people around!!

is this an alarming site??

Probably yes; is there a need for generating awareness.

Is there a need for getting people move out for exercise or is it an ordinary site every where and take it as a norm!

Does it start with Schools; there are no grounds in the schools for students to play, they have a Physical Training class everyday but what would they be doing without ground?

Is this leading to such a dis-proportion?

Keep wondering about the priorities we have!

Is there a need to start running / jogging / exercising daily; may be just 40 mins a day or is it too big a time to avoid doctors / hospitals!!

Is there a need to develop more sporting facilities than hospitals as a preventive medicine?

Happy Boxing! Happy Running! Happy Cycling! Happy Swimming!

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