(Português do Brasil)
Social isolation caused many changes in people’s habits, including physical exercise. For some athletes, isolation can impair training a little, which often needs a team to happen. Athletes supported by the Aço Cearense Institute are striving to keep training up to date, despite all the difficulties imposed by isolation.
Jonathan Benvindo has been fighting karate since he was seven and today with 17 he has counted more than 200 medals and podiums around the world. Great promise of karate from Ceará, without being able to go to training, the young man practices at home with a little help from his own mother to keep training up to date. “The teacher passes the training by videoconference and we are practicing. My mother and my girlfriend, who practice the sport, help me with training that I cannot do alone and at home we are able to maintain a rhythm of exercises so as not to stand still until the competitions are resumed ”, explains Jonathan.
Paraciclista Gilberto Silva has also adapted the training routine with social isolation. The exercises continue, but without the team. Alone, Gilberto has been training three hours a day. “With the bike it is more complicated to train at home, although there is equipment that helps, where I attach the bike and practice while standing still. I have gone out to train alone, because it is important to carry out training on the street in my case. I avoid going near people and I don’t stop to talk to anyone, ”says Gilberto.