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I'm guessing the young lady that was partnered with you was still fairly new since from my experience if you get partnered up with a 2 stripe and up white belt, you can work with them to pressure you on moves you wanna improve on (i.e. start where they are half way deep into a submission or have a loose guard to see if they can pass etc)@Adachi - I didn't want to put the full screenshot from Q&D here, but did have a question regarding what I saw in it: He also said "Just do yourself a favor and stay away from "Tabatas" and other pop-HIIT. Why? We will discuss that another time." Did that ever get discussed? If yes, could you direct me to that?
All the good advice about doing A+A for my core workouts instead of the more crossfitty stuff is solid and if I never get an answer to the above question, that should be fine. But somewhere in the details of that answer, something might explain how a weekly or twice-a-week martial arts session is not HIIT. Or is there just no getting away from the fact that it is a HIIT session and despite Pavel saying to stay away from them, if that is what I enjoy and that is my sport then as long as that isn't the entirety of my training, then that is probably ok too?
@Mark Limbaga - "more seasoned"! LOL. Last night at my JKD class, I was unfortunately paired with a 15yr old white belt (I'm a purple belt), while I was very patiently helping her - as higher belts should - the coach noticed I was not getting as much out of class as I could and suggested that since I was more seasoned, I should go workout with the more seasoned group on the other side of the mat. My reaction made for a decent moment of fun that you just reminded me of - thx for bringing up my seasoning.
Having done this for quite a while, power generation is not an issue and your advice to not turn up the power initially is right in line with what I've been thinking. I love the loud/hard crack of a glove or shin on a pad when I have a competent feeder, but focusing on technique more and power less should help keep HR in check on average. good advice, thx.