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"Qi" Translates as "Life Force." This is your body's internal energy.
"Gong" translates as "Achievement, Great Skill, or Mastery." This is earned through dedicated practice.
"Qi Gong" therefore translates as "The Mastery of Life Force."
Qi Gong is a meditative discipline, combining focused breathing, visualization, and subtle physical movements, designed to cultivate internal strength and mental focus. It provides a great way to warm up the body, calm the mind, and balance your internal energy.
This type of exercise uses resistance and bodyweight-bearing techniques to strengthen and develop muscles. Each of our muscles are made up of bundles of individual fibers. These muscle fibers run the entire length of the muscle, and each of our muscles contain, depending on its size and function, hundreds to thousands of these individual fibers. Muscle fibers are a contractive type of tissue that can undergo tension by shortening (concentric contractions), lengthening (eccentric contractions) or remaining the same length (isometric contractions).
Muscle fibers are divided into three groups, defined by their speed of contraction:
Slow Twitch Fibers - Type I: These muscle fibers have the highest number of mitochondria (energy factories within our cells), and are highly resistant to fatigue. They are used during endurance-type exercise, such as running long distances, and are also found in higher concentrations in the body's postural muscles, allowing you to stand upright all day long.
Fast Twitch Fibers - Type IIa: These contract two to three times faster than Type I Slow Twitch Fibers. They have a slightly decreased amount of mitochondria compared to Type I, and will fatigue quicker.
Fast Twitch Fibers - Type IIb: These are the fastest of our muscle fibers, with the least amount of mitochondria. These fibers will tire quickly but have explosive energy. These fibers are used for intense, short bursts of exertion, such as sprinting and jumping.
Utilizing the "ISOMETRICKS - LIFE FORCE ALCHEMY" training program, you will experience increases in muscular strength and speed, as well as a focused mind and a powerful will. This is a unique, meditative training strategy that enables your mind and body to get stronger and faster. While holding an isometric contraction, all of the individual muscle fibers within the muscles being trained, including both fast and slow twitch, will be activated and exhausted in a short period of time. These techniques are derived from ancient, martial arts-based practices for quickly gathering and building energy in preparation for battle, and are highly effective.
Short for cardiovascular, cardio refers to exercise that helps strengthen your heart, improves your circulation, and burns fat.
Typically, cardio is any exercise that is done at a pace that can be sustained over a period of at least 20 to 60 minutes. Cardio will strengthen the heart, making its chambers bigger and stronger. This will allow your heart to pump more blood per heart beat (called the stroke volume), decreasing the number of times your heart must beat to circulate the same amount of blood, thus giving you a lower resting heart rate. This is why athletes have lower resting heart rates than non-athletes. Cardio can include exercises such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, aerobics, and even yoga when practiced at a sustained pace for at least 20 minutes.
Proper stretching ensures that our muscles do not remain in a contracted state after exercise. Muscles need to be relaxed in order to contract when you need them to. If your muscles are partially contracted while they are in a relaxed state (commonly referred to as "knots"), their ability to do their job is diminished.
Zen Meditation involves sitting quietly without thinking. This is harder than it sounds, but gets easier with practice. This is the essence of mental discipline and self-control.
After physical exercise, the body, mind, and breath must cool back down together. When these three are calm and relaxed, they will be able to respond quicker when called upon, and provide their greatest use.