Day 137: I should think before I speak sometimes…
Well..more than sometimes actually, but that is not the point.
The point is…if you enthusiastically tell your trainer that one of your new long term goals is to do a hand stand press up you shouldn’t be too surprised if you start getting given exercises that work towards said handstand press up!
Actually I think this is pretty awesome…and I would be
practising attempting handstands already if I didn’t have a fear of falling on my head in a gym full of people!
In case you hadn’t realised, I had PT yesterday, it was Tuesday, that is (often) what info on a Tuesday…and it is the thing that makes Tuesdays into put-up-with-able days! Would you be surprised to hear that it was awesome? No I didn’t think so! 😀
Well…it *was* awesome! And It was hard work…
I actually managed to arrive early for once so did a short warm up on the cross trainer before Matt arrived, then some mobility warm up exercises which I think I am improving at 🙂
After that came the crazy circuit that consisted of 2 rounds of:
5x kettlebell press up
5x squat and press with a 12kg kettlebell
10x 1armed rows with each arm with a 12 kg kettlebell
30s plank with hands on kettlebells.
On the second time through…I had to do 1 armed planks…me..one armed planks! I never thought I would see the day 😀
Then came the step towards handstand press ups…I had to do pike press ups!
Although mine didn’t look quite as graceful as that…but…in my defence I did have my hands on kettlebells! Just in case I was not unstable enough already 🙂
And just in case we hadn’t done enough kettlebells I then had to do:
5x double clean and press
5x double bottoms up clean
5x double high pull
Next came the power clean and presses…first with a core bag, which was tricky because those things are unwieldy then with a ViPR with was also fairly unwieldy but better than core bags! I should point out that we were going to go into the free weights area to do this with a bar…but it was crazy busy! So I am apparently getting quite good at these, I eve managed some clean and jerks without wobbling too much 😀
Have I mentioned I am loving this strength/power training… Well I am 😀
After all of this it was time for some hitting stuff 🙂
We worked on one giant combination this time, which Matt kept adding stuff to the end of to the point that it was amazing that both of us remembered it!
But we did…and it went something like this:
5 punches, 2 kicks (r leg), Switch stance kick (l leg), Switch stance knee (r leg), 4 punches, Roll and counter (3 punches), Kick (r leg), 2 punches, pull defence and counter (2 punches), kick (r leg)
Yes…it was as tiring as it sounds…but it was excellent and so much fun and it was really fast once we got going 😀 and we did get going, and we did it enough times that we finally remembered it!
There was then core work…with a cable machine…and holding steady while the machine was trying to pull me sideways…it is surprisingly effective!
Then I collapsed in a heap…
Well…ok…no I didn’t I did some stretching and went home but collapsing was definitely on the cards!
Day 137 awesome and complete 😀