After all the excitement of last Friday and celebrating my first 4 weeks boxing training – It was time for some rest and recovery on Saturday, and I needed it. My muscles were noticeably aching on Friday night. I’d been going full steam ahead during the workouts last week, probably in preparation for the Week 4 photos (thinking that extra 1/2 pound loss could make all the difference!).
It just goes to show – when you do the same workout with a slightly altered mindset – focusing on hitting harder and faster, determined to release every ounce of energy into the move – it can make a big difference. All these small adjustments add up. The extra skipping last week has made a big difference (especially to my calf muscles) – perhaps adding in 5 extra burpee jumps or pausing the video and doing those press-ups correctly will also make a difference. Surely over 60-Days this will be the case. Progressing bit by bit, inch by inch. I think it will.
So, today – a bit of a strange start to the week. It’s Monday and Easter holiday. Uncharacteristically, the weather has behaved itself – there’s glorious sunshine, believe me this never usually happens here. And living in northern Scotland this meant I didn’t need to take the 12 steps to the garage, shivering and cursing the cold before hearing Corney say “Right let’s start with some dynamic stretches”. I can now wear a t-shirt without freezing before the workout has finished. I’m taking any positive sign that comes my way – Spring is here!
Technique 4 – (Close Up!)
I really like this workout. It’s all about the ‘hook’. There’s hooks flying in everywhere during every round.
In the shadow boxing warm up – Jab, Cross, Step Around, Body Hook, Head Hook. Then we reach the big Round 4 it combines 2 lead hooks and 2 rear hooks with a roll (and repeating). It’s very effective and surprisingly tiring. Tough!
If you love throwing a boxing hook too – Check out Corney’s ‘Double Left Hook’ demonstration on the Sneak Punch YouTube Channel.