Height – 6.1″ – 185cm
Weight – I’m a Heavyweight – 14 Stone 5lb (that’s 203lbs or 92Kg) – OUCH!
Neck – 15.5″
Chest – 46″
Waist (around belly button) – 41″
Waist (natural – smallest area) – 38″
Buttocks – 42″
Biceps – 13″
Thighs – 23″
My photo. I apologise. It’s grim viewing but then after all I’ve described in my introduction, hardly surprising.
The belly and the chicken legs I can almost deal with, but then there’s the ‘Moobs’. ‘Moobs’ or ‘Man Boobs’ – whatever you call them, this excess fat in the chest area is not an attractive look in a bloke. I need to lose weight and build muscle, and I’m sure my posture of sitting all day isn’t helping.
Pre-workout nerves? You bet. But at least I’m doing it in the privacy of my own home 🙂 It feels quite alien to be wearing wraps and boxing gloves! Here goes!
Day 1 – Technique 1 (The Basics)
It’s done. 1 down. I’m absolutely shattered. 4 body punches + 4 head shots – I could barely lift my hands to tap the bag! I can’t begin talk about 5 to 1 at the end – I didn’t even manage half of them, but I’m really pleased to have hung in there and completed my first boxing training session.
This boxing training workout definitely won’t be boring. I found it really hard, and slightly overwhelming but it went by super quick! 30-minutes, job done! It’s exhausting but its only short bursts, recovery time, then you’re off again.
I probably looked like a 42 year old ape trying to do the tango. I have zero co-ordination – My wife has given up trying to persuade me to dance at parties, wedding etc. There is a real possibility of injury (to me, her and others around us). It will definitely take some time to get fluid with the moves, and keep up with the pace. I got a bit frustrated as there’s so much to focus on – but I’m sure it will get easier. There’s lot to think about – all the time!
Footwork might be my biggest challenge. How far to stand from the bag? How many steps to move forward. At times I was either too close to the bag or too far away.
My advice to anyone started out (with my great experience of 1 Workout)
1 – Watch the ‘Help Video (essential).
2 – Watch the entire workout once in a calm relaxed environment. The video’s info panels on the right side are really helpful, and it pays off to know what expect.
3 – Don’t hit the bag too hard!