Rock Lee’s Conditioning
- Straight Punches means you can do any straight punch: a seiken punch from a horse or forward stance, a 1-2 combination, a forefist, or even a Wing Chun straight punch. Whatever!
- Roundhouse kicks may be thrown from the lead or rear legs. If you want to do both, that’s cool. If you want to do just one, that’s fine, too. Just remember to do the left and the right sides.
- The Handwalk will probably be the exercise that keeps you on a certain level the longest. What you can do (and it wouldn’t be considered cheating) is break up the longer distances into sets of 50 yards with a couple of minutes rest in between them. BUT, if you can pull off the 100, 150, or the 250 without your feet touching the ground, you have my applause.
- You should not stop at all during your jump rope sessions. There are times your foot may catch, but don’t stop otherwise, or it doesn’t count toward a success.
- One Leg in the Air Push-ups are just like they sound. Put one of your legs in the air and do a push-up. You’ll find that you are pushing more with the arm opposite the leg. Thus, we end up with almost a supported one arm push-up. It’s a good transition exercise and will help you bridge the gap between push-ups and one arm push-ups.
- One Arm Push-ups are tough for two reasons: 1) You are pushing your bodyweight with one less limb and 2) You are having to balance a lot more. To help with this, spread your legs slightly for the exercise. Not too much, because it gives you too much extra help. About shoulder width or just a tiny bit more is acceptable. If you can pull that off, try with your feet closer together. There’s always so many ways to make exercises more difficult.
- When squatting, you may do a “conventional squat,” where your feet are just about at shoulder width or a little wider or a “sumo squat,” where your feet are pointed at about a 45 degree angle away from your body and are wider than a conventional squat. Remember to breathe in when going down and out when coming up. If your thighs do not at least go parallel with the ground, your squats don’t count. You can hold your hands in front of you, behind your head, or cross them in front of your body. Just don’t rest on your knees.
- After each set of sprints, walk the distance back to catch your breath for the next set.
- 90 Degree Sprints are best done on a baseball diamond. You are essentially “running the bases.” We are using this as an option for the workout, because Rock Lee makes alot of quick turns when he is at top fighting speed. 1 Set of a 90 Degree Sprint is one lap around the diamond and back. Remember, this is a SPRINT– not a run or a jog. Go all out the whole time. After each set, rest until your breathing returns to just about normal before beginning the next set.