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Tiger Schulmann’s in Garden City, NY

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Here at Tiger Schulmann’s in Garden City, NY, we have a program for everyone! All of our students receive a well-rounded, self-defense skill set that they can utilize in the real world.

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The quality instructors at Tiger Schulmann’s in Garden City, NY teach students 4 to 60 years old. We offer practical self-defense skill training as well as total fitness classes which focus on muscular development, cardio conditioning, and improving flexibility.

Our kids classes are some of most popular programs at this location. In fact, Sensei Vincent Domingo says that one of the best things about teaching at Tiger Schulmann’s is seeing once very shy children become more confident and successful. Allow us to give you the motivation you need to reach your goals!

All of the areas we focus on equate to a total fitness workout program that will get you in-shape in no time – you’ll never have to hop on the dreaded treadmill again! To learn more about our Garden City, New York location, give us a call today at 516-200-4376.

For more information about Tiger Schulmann’s and where you can find a location near you, please give us a call at (800) 528-4437 today. Also, don’t forget to connect with us on social media! We’re LIVE on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube, and update our pages regularly with the latest Tiger Schulmann’s news and MMA tips!

Weight Loss: Losing Weight is Easy

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80 pound loss

 

Let me be the first to say that this is not a success story. Sure I’ve lost some weight but I haven’t reached my goal. I have this image of myself in my head that I aspire to look like. And at this current moment I look more like him, but not like him exactly. I resemble the squishy version of him. Not too long ago I looked like two of him, arm wrestling over whether or not to have a slice of cheese cake. One side would win, then I’d still eat the cake. And all of me would lose.

 

Weight loss is all about diet, discipline, and vision. You have to eat how this new you eats. Close your eyes and see what they look like. Imagine what they eat at dinner. Then open your eyes and see what’s on your plate and make the corrections. I messed up more times than I care to share because I never fully committed. I would kind’ve commit. I won’t take all the blame and say that I “knew” all the right choices to make and that I “knew” when I was eating something wrong. Thats bs. We’re all human. Every single one of us has habits. If you’ve been out of shape for most of your life, then I’m going to safely assume that you’ve never truly known how to eat properly. I was one of those people that knew to eat more vegetables then would douse them in dressing. I was one of those chubby kids that would order a deli sandwich on a roll with mayo and cheese because it was healthier than McDonalds. You lose weight when you recognize what it is that got you fat or kept you fat in the first place.

 

 Weight Loss: Train With Someone Better Than You 1

My tip: I like to train with people who rank higher than I do. It’s a natural challenge.

Becoming overweight is linked to bad eating habits and stress. I put myself in a happier space and lost weight. I identified the poor habits that I practiced, changed them and lost weight. The actual process of burning weight is connected to your metabolic rate AND digestion. A lot of the junk that we eat clogs our intestine, slows down our digestion and turns our potential garden of eden insides into a junk yard. I don’t care how nice the car looks, in a junk yard: it’s junk. You’ll lose so much weight the minute you remove extra sweets. Your belt buckle will have to poke through the next hole as you learn to cut your plates in half. Don’t get me started on the benefits of regulating carbs.

 

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My tip: I like to train with someone who is just as passionate or more passionate than I am. This makes the training intense.

 

It’s not hard to lose weight. It’s hard to break bad habits. These bad habits sabotage our progress. We;ll drag ourselves to the gym, put forth a lot of effort, then erase all that progress within the next few hours, by eating poor meal A. You can workout 5 days a week, drink 2 beers a day, and make no progress. Slight commitment to a diet will result in minimal progress and the lingering frustration of a weight plateau. I lost weight by making small changes. My coffee went from creamy goodness to black. My salads went from ranch sunday’s to healthier blends of spinach, other veggies and meat (trust the meat for most of your flavor). I was never a big soda drinker, but I discovered that my favorite soda (root bear) had 74 mg of sugar in 1 BOTTLE. I was drinking carbonated cake. Know exactly what you are eating. Know exactly how it will affect your progress. Food should be looked at more as fuel and nothing more. What are you trying to do and how can you eat to get there? Identify your emotional state. When all of these areas are in sync, you will become confident and your body will shrink. You’ll poop a lot (I’ve literally finished reading a book that I assigned just for bathroom reading). You’ll sweat more than you know. And as you stay on the correct path your body will shrink into this hidden version of you that was there all along. He/she was hiding in your stomach under that one leaf of spinach you ate. He/she (lets call it Alex) used that spinach leaf as a shield as your insides had a forecast of hail tostitos and mild oreos hurricanes. Alex broke off the stem of that spinach leaf and wielded it as a sword against the ferocious hagen daz snowmen that didn’t have much stamina but were deadly. Ok I’m getting carried away. I apologize.

 

Your weight loss is up to you. Your journey starts right now. And before some voice comes into your head giving you a hard time let these phrases be the internal bouncer to your healthy night club: You will do it. It’s not hard.

 

After Weight Loss: Training With Senpai

My tip: I envision success. I am extremely competitive with Senpai Foote, mostly because he bests me in every category. After this training he was sweating. For me that was a small victory.

 

P.s.

We always have a choice. This choice is our power. Choose to eat healthy. I mean it. Do whatever you have to do to make the healthy choice over the unhealthy choice. I have literally stood in 7 Eleven, at midnight, with a sugar craving and a Reese’s in my hand, as I (in a low tone) shared some less than favorable words with the Reese’s. Did I curse? Maybe. But did I eat the Reese’s? No. We all have a choice. Make the one’s necessary to fulfill the goal.

Adults: Training and Lifestyle

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Training and Lifestyle

 

Senpai Inoshima awards Anthony with his blue belt

Steve awards Anthony with his blue belt.

Sempai Inoshima & Anthony Chouloute

Intense cardio can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Your workout can be an hour long, fully focused, relentless, get away to red and black matted paradise. Or, your workout can be an hour long session where you plead for mercy every minute. Your leg is heavy but you’ll have to lift it. Your arms, back, and shoulders are begging for a nap, but you have 30 seconds left until round #4 starts. In these moments gravity takes over. Once that happens you my friend are officially “dragging”. We’ve all been there. Some days are better than others. Ultimately, what is it that causes you to go from having the eye of the tiger one class to having the eye of a raccoon  that was startled during the day?

 The answer is Bad Training. I hate to tell you this but Bad Training occurs at home.

 

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You can be in the best shape of your life but training while exhausted…is well…training while exhausted. It’s difficult to function on lack of sleep let alone perform x amount of knee kicks, punches then strength training. Even if you manage to stimulate your mind & body enough to get you through the day, your crash is imminent. I was once so tired I fell asleep while eating. NO Lie. The fork was in my mouth with the food on it. My stomach said, “chew”. My mind said, “sleep”. In between nodding out and chewing it took me twenty minutes to eat a bite of a biscuit.

If you know you have to train the next day, make sure you get enough rest.

 

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Will power is an amazing asset in all facets of life. Proper preparation assists your confidence level and doesn’t force you to rely only on your will power. There is a certain sense of security in knowing, what comes next, has been prepared for. Once you condition proper preparation and planning into your training, you have officially incorporated training into your lifestyle. At the “lifestyle level” you never dread your next work out: you’re eager for it. When your confidence level is high you embrace a challenge opposed to running from it.

 “You can’t expect your confidence to kick in when you can barely stay awake.”

My Recommendation:

8 Hours of Sleep!

 No tossing and turning. No waking up in the middle of the night. I mean a full relaxed 8 Hours of active sleep.

It’s important that you feel ” rejuvenated” when you wake up. Good energy is a great way to start any day. If you don’t want to get out of bed, and you subject your alarm clock to verbal abuse or worse, than you’re not starting your day properly.

Instead of Carpe Diem! I say Carpe!..(what is sleep in latin?)…Sleep! Carpe Sleep!

You get home and attack that bed at a set time. Punch it like you would the training bag. Once  you’ve sapped away your aggression and child-like resistance, sleep. Knock out! Leave a streak of drool that acts as a do not disturb sign on your lips (Who wakes a drooler, honestly?).

In the coming weeks I’ll put up another post on what you can do during the day to have blissful sleep at night. Till then sweet dreams. 

Bad Training at home also makes it easier for doubt to set in.

Bad Training at home leads to poor technique in class, which can get you hurt. 

Rest, be careful, and reach your goals.