I actually hit the point of sweat today in a 45-minute workout. Twenty push-ups, eight work-throughs of the form (two squats in each, in the form of Snake creeps down), the two qi gong forms of Eight Pieces of Silk and Five Golden Coins (thirty-two squats, Robert!). And a 45-minute workout.
Now I know what’s entailed in an hour-long workout. And how to reach that level of performance. It’s going to be easier from here to hit that goal.
Yesterday I happened to be wearing a short-sleeved shirt after work. I ran into someone I knew slightly, and they saw my arms. He said, “I didn’t know you were so strong,” and gestured at my arm. I looked down and realized, wow I have biceps. And I’m starting to have arms, generally.
Ok, and you readers know that it’s not like I mean I didn’t have arms yesterday, and today I do. But I hadn’t noticed that I was getting visibly stronger, recently. Mostly I was feeling weak and not very skilled. But the change from “get the form done” to “do a half-hour” is producing results.