Speed Boxing Workout
Let’s get one thing straight – I haven’t collapsed or decided to take a mid-workout rest. This ladies and gentlemen is a ‘Dorsal Raise’ (I’m inbetween raises here) from Round 6 of the Power & Speed 2 workout. Yep, it’s a new one for me – and my body knows it. The camera never lies.
Lying on your front and raising both hands and feet in the air is really simple but effective exercise. I’ve noticed how certain exercises find both your strengths and weaknesses. This speed boxing workout changes rapidly, switching from ‘Body & Head Shots’ on the bag to ‘Ab Crunches’. From punching out ‘6 Straights’ to ‘Squat Pulses’. If you find one part easy, just wait, something is coming along that will have the muscles burning. With boxing training there really is nowhere to hide!
As I mention in practically every post ‘Press Ups’ are my biggest struggle, why? – my arms and chest muscles aren’t strong enough yet and there’s too much weight to push up – it’s not rocket science. And with my working life involving sitting down for 8 hours+ a day, it’s doesn’t take much to realise my lower back probably isn’t in the best shape – and I could feel it with the ‘Dorsal Raises’. That’s one exercise I’m now aware of and will focus on safely.
A plus point! I’ve always been quite strong in my legs. Over the years I’ve regularly walked long distances, climbed mountains etc. I guess my legs are used it a bit of stress, so I don’t struggle too much with full squats or pulses. I even quite enjoy it!
Tomorrow – end of Week 3.