FEMALE TRAINING 6

FEMALE TRAINING 6
(by Arnaud van der Veere, Netherlands)

Do you remember the animal legends in which the fox, the rabbit and the turtle ? For the men a women is an all in one story. But is she realy like that, is it possible to combine the benefits of those animals into one person ?

The fox is a very smart animal, it adaps to all circumstances, twists its movements and react fast. Women do have all these vitues, try to trick them to do something they do not want and observe how many turns they can make and speed to which they adpt on your requests. In general a rabbit is know for its condition, speed and breeding. Women do often have a great endurance, often they continue even under the most unpleasant circumstances with a life that does not offer them much future knowing it is for the benefit of her family. A turtle is known for its long livety Women do live longer than man, cause even under most difficult circumstances stress does not take the toll it takes from men.

In training we can see al those habbits and vitues as opportunities. The womans body goes from of young age thru many phases. Not only the biological changes has a heavy impact, the mental aspects of growing up also chnages vision and look at life. In the past therapeuts and doctors did advise never to let children train with weights or place them under heavy duty exercises. But today it is proven that also children may train with weights. Specially the fragile girls who have a poor health condition are advised to start a form of weight training to increase physical health, better posture and above all a better psychological strenght.

Weighttraining is like pulling carrots for the rabbit. The carrots are strongly rooted in the earth and it takes strenght to get them out. The mother teaches the child step by step how to get the right technique and slowly enhanches the power. Children must learn a playing way of training. Fun is important. But also the lesson of the turtle, slow but steady, is very important in training of children.

As this serie of articles is only focussing on women I want to put all attention to the female children. The first thing they have to learn is picking up weights the right way. Picking up a weight needs a good posture of the whole body with a higher attention to the back and bending the legs. The back must be “hollow” under all circumstances to avoid putting overstress on the backbone. Always bend the legs and never overstrech the arms. By teaching the right position a child will understand the importance of balance. When the girl grows up she will discover that her balance points do change and she must adapt to the new situation. Gladly we can adjust time by time so during puberty the emotional physical stress can find an outlet in the excersises.

A mother can teach her child the best position in teachin g them weight training via the “stairs method”. The child sits at the bottom of the stairs and picks up a weight of 500 grams / 1 kiligram and puts it on the highest possible staircase. Then pick up a new one and so on. When that staircase is full she moves down till practically on the ground. All the time attention is focused on the right posture of legs and back. Hollow back, knees in max 90 degree and head looking up.

You also can make use of elastic bands. The child pulls down the elastic that hangs high to pull it down to the ground and brings it back into position without jumping of the ground. When doing so she must face the top of the elastic all the time. In my programs I tell the kids to watch the top as the elastic may get lose and she must escape and react fast when it happens. Children are our future, start early in training to get healthy and strong children.

FEMALE TRAINING 1

FEMALE TRAINING
(by Arnaud van der Veere, Netherlands)

Women are realy different from men. This does not refer to only the physical part. A woman thinks, moves, needs wishes and has totally different desires than men. Former is commen knowledge and completely accepted. But when entering a training room why do women has to accept training rules set for men ? In fitness and specialy in the Martial Arts trainers are not well prepared for women !

To promote a better understanding and training for women I wrote a serie of articles on this topic. I write this series of articles from the viewpoint of teaching trainers how to adapt to the women in a sportschool in general and be in close contact with them in specific situations. At the same time the articles are also a way to make any women who visits a gym aware of the differences between men and women and no longer need to accept an equal treatment. The articles are written to create understanding and a growing toward a new situation of respect, creativity and a new way of target directed training.

When a women wish to train, the first thing that will come to her mind is how to dress in a proper way for that activity. Some women wish to attrack no attention while others just want to get into the focus. Mn in general want to train, they do not care much what they wear. The task of the sportschool is to advise a newcomer what kind of clothing is the best. Some gyms have followed this advise by posting a nice picture of a woman on the activity program message board.

Women wish to look good even when excersicing. When training in a short trouser (for instance in Muay Thai) the women do not like to do streching exercises with wide open legs, specially not in mixed classes. An other exercise is jumping in the air and come down. The breast of the women will bounce up and down. This is not only an unconfortable feeling but the ones with the bigger sizes will also feel embarresed. A last example is sit down, when the woman moves down the trouser also will go down on her behind. When this happens and the behind is exposed a continuation of the exercise is hardly possible. The women prevers to stop and will do anything to get that done.

In fact there are so many different movements that, with the wrong clothing, create unconfortable feeling. When a woman does feel unconfortable she will quit the lessons. This drop outs are a big loss for the gym and the person itself.

Besides the right kind of clothing, colors are important. Women do not like dark or grey colors. During sport they like bright and fit with there body colors. But this also depends on the activity. For instance when the school dress has spcific colors that make them look stronger and better shaped they surely are willing to wear it.

Women also like to do individual training in groups. No this is not a contradition. A woman needs a MOTIVATOR. A person in front of the class who shows what to do and stimulate the group to do the same on there own physical level. When a woman enters a group class at first they will study there fellow class mates and try to scale them in levels. After this classification the woman will look for the right place in the class of which she thinks her class will do right. Man on the otherhand often do not care where they stand and tend to go upfront instead of choosing a level oriented place.

The person infront of the class must be a good motivator and visuable clear person. When classes have many women it is the best that the instructor is also a woman. The fact that the trainer is female is stimulating to most, cause it creates a feeling of “ what you can do, I can do it too”. A sportschool needs this motivation to keep members.Female trainers create an indentification process.

我 们 女 人 有 力 量

(荷)阿诺·范·德·维尔(Arnaud van der Veere

王  政/

 

女性,天生而出色的服侍者。生活中,她们乐于为他人提供帮助,提供服务。当然,这绝不是说女性生来就要侍奉别人,非也——非也!女性喜欢照顾别人,往往是出于某种原因,某种目的。天赋使命,女性要生儿育女,要成为母亲,把孩子教养成人,直到他们能独立生存。凭本能,母亲们很清楚自己甘当“孺子牛”是为了让孩子健康成长,给他们创造一个美好的未来,这正是女性的责任意识所在。

随着时代的更迭,社会变迁,男性早已揭下了“猎手”“农夫”等石器时代的身份标签,取而代之是办公室里的“职员”,市场上的商品制造者。他们不再负责外出打猎然后把猎物拖回家,不再一年到头忙着春种夏长秋收冬藏,所需物品全都可以通过采购和运输获得,经济宽裕的还可以雇人来打点日常的一切事务。按说,这些变化应该对女性的社会地位产生某种直接的影响,她们由此而与男性平起平坐也算理所当然之事,是吧?

但针对亚洲女性的社会地位做进一步研究时,我们发现,时至今日她们中的大多数仍然扮演着服侍男性这一古老角色,即使那个男人一无是处。眼见男性——不管身处什么样的社会地位——都有女人供他们指手划脚,实在令人匪夷所思,不禁发问:他们哪来的特权允许他们支使别人,把别人呼来唤去?难道他们的级别高人一等?位高权重?还是他们干脆就把自己当成了“领导”,把女性当成了接受领导的对象?实际上,很久以前人类社会已默许男性以各种方式——常常是残酷无情的,压制女性。一个男人贡献得越少,在这方面表现出的优越感就会越强烈,这好像根本没有什么公平可言。

女人,是生命之源。离开了女人,哪个男人还能繁衍后代?男人自身,也都来自于女人,而且终其一生都在女性的呵护之下,这是不争的事实。环顾左右,我们发觉:对一个男人来说,生命中最重要的人其实就是他的母亲,是的,是一名女性,而不是男性。

面对喜欢欺侮女性,恃强凌弱的男人,我们禁不住要问:这些家伙不过是天性残忍而已,还是另有原因导致他们今天这个样子?科学研究显示,男人总喜欢欺凌异性,多半是因为他们的女人无法被他们的母亲全盘接受,更糟糕的甚至是遭到婆婆的公开斥责。婆婆不认可儿媳,会助长男人对自己的妻子或女朋友横行霸道。在亚洲国家,上述情形屡见不鲜。

受男性欺虐的女性,经常会出现一些心理方面的问题,其中一个主要问题就是:这些女性从来都想不明白自己为什么有这样的境遇,受这样的“折磨”。打一开始她们就被要求先从自身找原因,人类社会习惯借“爱人”之手实施咎由自取式的惩罚,所以,受欺虐的女性们总是认为一切都应归罪于自己的所作所为,纯属自作自受。颇令人费解的是,我发现,还有一部分女性为逃避孑然一身或被抛弃的命运,宁愿日复一日地忍受折磨,打掉牙往肚子里咽。女性能容忍折磨,更深层的原因是来自早年的家庭环境,其中总少不了一位暴君式的父亲或类似的家庭成员。

那么,女性就该当默许这种拜社会所赐的受害者的角色吗?回答很清楚,一个字:“不!”世界上,无数女性正用自己的行为证明——“女人,你的名字可以是强者”,不少人甚至已经证明了“巾帼胜过须眉”。到互联网上一检索,你就会看到有那么多女性身居要职,执掌大权,这在30年、哪怕是20年前都是不可想象的事情!其实,我们国家——荷兰由女王统治已经将近100年了。在美国,“一人之下万人之上”的位置,希拉里·克林顿也做了若干春秋,而德国总理默克尔则被认为是当今世界上权力最大的女性。

时过境迁,女性充当奴仆的时代一去不复返。她们登上了历史舞台,向世人展示自己有才能领导世界,具备卓越的商业头脑,可以做个不折不扣货真价实的企业掌门人。出差到世界各地,拜访各大高等学府,我发现女性在留学生中占了相当大的比例。她们孤身一人行走天下,冒着身为外来者被当地社会排斥的风险,但她们敢于冒这样的风险,而且常常能有所作为,取得成功。我由衷地敬佩她们,敬佩她们身上的那股勇气。一个人去到一个陌生的地方,举目无亲,每天担惊受怕想着可能发生的意外或不幸,换作男人,面对这样的状况也免不了要三思而后行。可是这些勇敢的女性,随心而动,追随精神的召唤,在我看来,她们就是开创未来的英雄。

当女性能够凭借自我的本质而不是被冠以的成分(如妻子、母亲)获得尊重,并且能够在这样的社会认知之下自由发展时,我看见一个愈加美好的世界正在向我们展开。我们需要这种尊重,需要以之为荣耀,因为我们已经进步到了相应的时代,一个两性享有平等机会的时代,一个女性可以与“猎手”“农夫”共用工具的时代,而男性的优越意识则要收进博物馆,再也不是什么受追捧的东西了。