Originally Posted by StrangeGator
Fortunately, I started this on Sunday, so I'm already two workouts into it, plus the class this past Tuesday night, which was a lot like a long Tabata workout. If nothing else, I'll probably lose some weight. Losing the 35 pounds two years ago made a big difference for me in the dojo. I was bouncing up after every throw.
One thing I can do before class that day is get thoroughly oxygenated. The martial artists I see doing the most dynamic non-stop mat work are the same people who do Za-Zen almost every day. Their lung capacity is incredible. Wish I had time for that. I guess I would if I wasn't working out so much.
Comfort yourself in this: 55 throws is abnormally rigorous. It may 'kill' you. On the other hand, absent the training you've undertaken - and all that weight you've lost - well, there's a difference between dead and ugly-dead.