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Deadly Sins Of Martial Arts

Martial arts are great as whole, doesn’t matter which is your preference.

Many times, however, we stumble to fully achieve our potential in martial arts. From our dieting habits to comparing yourself to someone else. It might not sound like much, but these minors things can derail your path.

Evolve MMA put together a list of the 7 deadly sins in Marital Arts. They use the real 7 deadly sins and list how they affect you in martial arts. Check it out and let us know what you think.

You can read the full article here.

1) Gluttony
As its name suggests, gluttony is the overindulgence of food. In the case of martial artists, gluttony happens when you overeat junk food, snacks, and sweets. Apart from the fact that these processed treats don’t benefit your body nutritionally, they also add inches to your waistline! Yes, even if you work out regularly – because you can’t out-exercise a poor diet. That’s why it’s important to fuel up with nutritious food before and after your workouts (and even on days you aren’t training).

Of course, the occasional cheat meal is fine. After all, everything is alright in moderation – just make sure you don’t get carried away and continue eating unhealthy food after that cheat meal!

2) Lust
Our constant exposure to social media, advertisements, and magazines has warped our perception of beauty and attractiveness. Hence, it comes as no surprise that we have unrealistic standards. If you think about it, we’re actually comparing ourselves to airbrushed models and photos which have been digitally enhanced or edited to present the subjects in the best light.

Unfortunately, the desire to look good sometimes ends up being the only driving factor behind why we choose to train. While it’s good to work towards having a healthy toned body, your end goal shouldn’t be solely to look a certain way. This is because when you don’t end up getting the physical results you hope for, you will get disheartened and might even give up.

3) Greed
The problem with being greedy with your results is that you might sometimes end up setting and working towards unrealistic goals. As greed makes you obsess about the outcome, it could potentially lead you to doing too much too soon and also prevent you from embracing the journey – which matters so much more than the destination.

Visit Evolve MMA to read the entire list.

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