tough boxing workout
This week has been a breakthrough. I hope to have reached a tipping point. I can’t remember sticking to any exercise regime for longer than a month. And here I am approaching the end of week 4. Feels good!
I now more accustomed to the boxing routines and my body is slowly becoming used to the intensity of the workouts. I’ve left behind just ‘surviving’ – to being able to focus on each exercise, making them intentionally more difficult or even add-in extras. And the biggest difference is that 4 weeks in – I know what to expect. I know any of the 8 workouts will be really tough. I know I’ll suffer but enjoy them in equal measure. But knowing all this I’m still turning up everyday and doing them! This is definitely uncharted waters for me.
Example of my uncharacteristic keenness. Yesterday, I went for it some pre-workout extra skipping. I’ve got a long way to go before becoming proficient at skipping but I’ve decided this is a great exercise for me – to boost my progress made with the workouts. It’s just very efficient at getting me out of breath. So, I’ve started a kind of skipping relay with my wife. I do 100 jumps on the rope – as fast as possible. I rest for only as long as it takes for her to complete 100 jumps. I start again. We soon reached 1000 jumps each – thought we couldn’t manage anymore, but then suddenly reached 1500. Add in about 500 for the ‘actual’ workout, that’s around 2000 jumps in total. I’m sure this is no amazing feat. But 4 weeks ago my total jumps were zero. In Week 1 I could barely manage 50. For me, it’s a miracle.
And how did I feel this morning? My calves and shoulders know about the 2000 jumps yesterday and they complained bitterly about the 2000 today!
Power & Speed 3 – Still the Toughest Boxing Workout So Far!
Okay, I was feeling the effects of yesterdays exuberance with all that skipping. I’m aching big time but pressed on and got the job done.
What I liked – Bag Slap Crunches (this is great exercise). When I really concentrated on my abs whilst crunching – you can feel the benefit. I improved on the the ‘Floor Tricep Dips’ compared to Tuesday.
I’m putting the ‘Plank – Press Up’ in the box marked “Work in Progress”.