EUGENE TSSUI’S CURRENT TRACK/AEROBIC WORKOUT
USA: WARM-UP: 2 X Left/Right leg calf-stretch, 2 X Left/Right leg frontal quadricep extensor stretches, 2 X Left/Right leg rear quadricep extensor stretches on a bar/rail, “Hug-the-sky” back stretches 30 to 60 seconds; TRACK WORK-OUT: 1/2 mile warm-up run; 10 X 700 meter fast run with 100 meter hop/skips, during the run, and final 100 meter all-out 100 meter sprint (Repeat this ten times with a 1 minute rest between each set). Total time: 80 to 90 minutes door-to-door.
CHINA: WARM-UP: 2 X Left/Right leg calf-stretch, 2 X Left/Right leg frontal quadricep extensor stretches, 1 minute each, on a high bar of 5 feet height (Gymnastic Parallel Bars), 3 X 30 second back-supported bar hang from a high-bar to stretch the back and spine: TRACK WORK-OUT: PART ONE: 5 X 800 meter fast runs on an Olympic Running Track; 45 second-1 minute rest between interval runs; PART TWO: 30 X 100 meter all-out sprints; 1 minute rest between sprints; WARM-DOWN: 3 X Left/Right leg Calf-stretches; 2 X high-bar-5 foot high, front/side leg stretches, 2 X frontal Quadricep stretches, HIgh-bar hangs with upper back support for stretching the spine. Total time: 80 TO 90 minutes door-to-door.
EUGENE TSSUI’S SWIM WORK-OUT:
30-40 minutes, leg, back, and shoulder stretches based on competitive gymnastic routine; PART ONE: 4 X 400 Yard Individual Medley (100 yards Butterfly stroke, 100 yards Backstroke, 100 yard Breaststroke, 100 yards Free-style). 1 minute rest between sets. Few minutes rest after entire set of four. PART TWO: 8 X 200 Individual Medley (50 yards Butterfly stroke, 50 yards Backstroke, 50 yards Breaststroke, 50 yards Freestyle). 1 minute rest between sets. Few minutes rest to final sets. PART THREE: 30 X 50 yard all-out sprints. Use any stroke you choose. Analyze your strokes. Go home. Total Time: 120 minutes.
LIFE IS MOVEMENT. LIFE IS DAILY PHYSICAL CHALLENGE. THOSE WHO FAIL TO PREPARE: PREPARE TO FAIL. YOUR BODY IS DESIGNED TO MOVE AND BE CHALLENGED. USE IT OR LOSE YOUR LIFE.
If you don’t challenge your body, daily, you die… The body is meant to move, to have stress and strain put against it, that’s how it grows. When you are sedentary, when you sit all day, your body begins to malfunction, and this starts from the INSIDE and works its way outwards. When we gain weight, we gain it on the INSIDE AND the outside. Inside, our organs begin to be crushed and suffocated, and our body slowly cries for help through sickness and disease. Don’t ever get to this point! This is the point of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, muscle and joint deterioration, cancer, etc. It is slow death.
The “starter kit” for health is to chose ways to challenge your heart, lungs, bones, and muscles, consistently! It can be as simple as just starting to run regularly, every day or every other day, or swim for 30 minutes non-stop, our skip rope for intervals of 3 minutes, 5 times, and build up to 10 times. Just start slowly and built-up to where you are really physically challenged, where your lungs ache, your heart beats very fast, and your muscles get sore. That’s a GOOD thing! Muscle soreness is a sign that you’ve DONE SOMETHING and your body is reacting in a natural and positive way. It means your muscles and bones and sinews are repairing themselves and making the adjustment to get stronger. You have to research it, read books, test it, find out for yourself what you can do? This takes motivation, and in this case, your motivation is to STAY ALIVE and live in a way where your body is a sharpened tool, a precise and beautiful organism, for living!
Boxing photos by Joel Brandwein (r.i.p.1965 to 2013); taken four days before winning the BCR World Amateur Boxing Championships in Palm Springs, California, USA, 152 pound weight class, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 2013 (59 years old), on the way to the 8th World Amateur Boxing Championship title win in 10 years of continuous competition and has represented the USA in World and Senior Olympic competition a total of 24 times in gymnastics and boxing.