The weekend was a much needed ‘rest and recovery’ period. And I noticed the difference during the first half of todays boxing training workout. I was fresh and had more energy (although pretty tired by the end). It’s good to give the body a rest.
So, it’s the beginning of the final week but not the end of learning. I’ve come a long way, more comfortable and more confident with many of the boxing techniques. But like I’ve always said “I’m a work in progress” – and there’s always the opportunity to use each workout to double check I’m doing each move correctly. It’s a good idea to skim through the workout beforehand, you’ll know what to expect and be able to identify which area to focus on for improvement.
And it’s not just the pure boxing skills I’ll be concentrating on. Steve’s done really well on the press up, crunches, burpee jump and star jump routine (7 to 1 or 10 to 1 in his case) at the end of each Technique workout. He’s been enthusiastic about throughout the entire program, and me, well, I’ve been glad to just get through it. But last week I made an extra effort, particularly with the burpee jumps – and I believe it’s made a real difference, you end up signing off a tough punch bag workout with a final flurry of exercise. There’s no room for a half-hearted effort here. The 7 to 1 guarantees an intense workout.
Today was the return of Power & Speed 3. This boxing training workout tests your endurance – working up and down the bag, body punches. It’s a chance to focus and punch, trying to make each one count. Having said that this workout is more than just slogging away. There’s plenty of technique to absorb. Slips followed by a Sneak Punch or Lead Uppercut will keep you concentrating.
57 days in – and I’ve made a mental list of my weak areas and will be focusing on them this week and beyond. I won’t be quitting boxing training on Day 60 (this Friday).