Here I go again guys! ‘Rest & Recovery’ was very welcome on Saturday, as I was pretty jaded – but as we entered Sunday I felt revived.
I have to admit to feeling a touch apprehensive this morning. 2 days rest – would it be like starting from scratch again? Have I remembered everything I’d learnt from last week? Although I was quite strict with my diet over the weekend – I did have a sneaky glass of red wine (okay, it might have been 2 glasses :)).
Day 8 – Technique 1 (The Basics)
Back to basics. Well, these aren’t exactly ‘basics’ for me. A week ago I was starting from zero with no boxing training experience. But today the routine started to feel more familiar. I wasn’t overwhelmed. I had a bit more time to think – to set myself up for the combinations. Double Jab, Cross, Hook, Cross. I was getting it – felt more fluid and I even started punching harder.
I’m also more comfortable pushing forward to the bag – judging the correct distance I need to get in a shot. Last week I was approaching either too close or too far away – I’d Jab > Slip > Left Body Hook and then be too close for the Right Cross. 2 smaller steps forward rather than 1 big one is working better.
The speed work section is the killer but good. 20 straight punches, then 20 uppercuts. Then repeat. But you get out what you put into it – if it feels easy, make it harder. It’s your chance to shine – stop thinking and hit the bag as fast as you can.
Sorry Corney. I ignored you here. “Keep yourself moving around during your minute rest”. I opted for a little lay down instead, but it was purely in preparation for the 5 to 1 (press ups, crunches, burpee jumps, star jumps). I’m a ‘work in progress’ but I feel the tide is turning. No lying down tomorrow.
I’ll say it again. “This isn’t boring”.