Punch bag workout
Sloppy guard – must keep my hands up
Power & Speed 4
Please forgive my bad form in this picture – by this stage I needed a little lie down….. and punching felt almost impossible with lead-like arms. BUT I’d just made it to the 7th round so I was nearly done (in more than 1 sense of the word).
Today was my 3rd go at Power & Speed 4 punch bag workout and I stupidly thought it might feel a bit easier this time. I knew what to expect after all. However – in reality what happened was that I worked faster and with more power – not on purpose to be honest – I just find that this always happens when I box. I found myself jumping higher for the stance jumps, punching harder and faster during the speed drills and packing in as many combinations as I could during ‘keeping up with Corney’ at the end of the session.
I truly believe I just managed to fit in at least a third more combinations and exercises than I did first time around. Once again leaving everything on the bag and stumbling out of the garage feeling empty, but satisfied.
And it’s just 37 days later. At just under 16lbs lighter, I’m breathing easier, I’m working faster and I feel more toned. And on top of all of this – the true reason why I’m here – my boxing skills have improved immeasurably.
The biggest bonus though has to be how much I’ve enjoyed every second of it – I’ve loved the challenge of fighting myself fit. I love the variety of having a different punch bag workout every day, and I love the fact that there are always skills to work on and master. Ultimately I just love hitting that bag and getting such great results across the board is a bonus!
Just one moan for today – it was hot again so I’m still on the look out for some sweatbands – maybe a matching head band too. 🙂