PUNCH BAG WORKOUT – DAY ONE
Punch Bag Workout – Day One – Ok picture is done (sorry about that) – it does make me cringe.. a lot.. don’t worry I won’t be showing you another one until week 4!
Height – 6ft 2in (188cm)
Weight – a whopping – 13 Stone 10lb
Neck – 16″
Chest – 40″
Waist – 36″
Hips – 38″
Fattest part of the Belly OMG – 40″
Biceps – 14″
Thighs – 22.5″
Buttocks – 40″
The good news is – this time in 60 days, I should hopefully be back to normal :-). So it’s Day One and I’m off to do “Technique Workout 1 – The Basics”. It will be so good to get back on the bag again..
30 minutes of huffing and puffing later…
OK – let me get my breath back :-).. WORKOUT DONE, I’m embarrassed to say after all my years of training, my technique was near enough non-existent and went straight out of the window. It was all I could do to make my body keep up. And since when did press-ups get so flippin hard?
So it turns out that I’m seriously unfit :-(. The 5 to 1 round was an epic struggle as I wrestled with my extra passenger (weight), the stone (at least) makes one hell of a difference. Everything seemed to be affected by my added weight, skipping which I never found problem with before had me breathing as though I’d just sprinted a marathon. Even just moving in and out with the bag work was harder than I ever remember. I just hope no-one was watching, I must of looked like a deranged Kangeroo bouncing and punching around the garage.
On a serious note, it was good to get back to the basics with this workout. Although having said that, the combinations are still meaty enough to give someone like me lots of things to focus on e.g. keeping the guard up, body punching, correct footwork, snap in the jab, twisting with the hooks etc.. admittedly I focussed on none of these things, keeping standing was the main thing I focussed on :-). Overall though I absolutely loved it.
At one point during the workout, Corney says the immortal lines – “Remember to keep breathing” which was quite apt because breathing was one of the only things I did remember to do – I breathed really hard all of the time!
Mental Note: Once I get back to my normal fitness level I must remember to take time out and appreciate it.
It’s just good to get back exercising though and a fantastic feeling hitting the bag again (I could feel the stress levels falling away as I punched), although I think I might have got a bit carried away punching it too hard. As Corney always says, go light, especially at the start, if you’re not used to hitting bag as you want to avoid damaging your hands.
I will see how I feel tomorrow – if I’m alive. The bonus is I’m feeling more positive already and I’m only one workout in.
It’s not part of the 60-day punch bag workout program, but something I have always wanted to do was perform chin-ups properly – I’ve never been any good at them or pull-ups for that matter and with all this extra weight I knew I would be even worse. So after the workouts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I’m going to see how many chin-ups I can do – should be amusing. I will just be doing 3 sets – these are my embarrassing results today.
Set 1 – 3 chin-ups!
Set 2 -2 chin-ups!!
Set 3 – 3 chin-ups!
– ok I really am going to have to keep working on these 🙂 hopefully as I get lighter these will get easier?!