Day 319: A vast improvement over recent tuesdays
Well, for the first time in a while I don’t have to break out the I hate Tuesdays cat!
It may have been helped by the fact that after a bank holiday I am always slightly uncertain about what day it is…
It may also be because I had excellent PT and did not break anything! Woohoo 🙂
It was the now customary early start, but there was a surprising amount of awakeness all around which is a good sign 🙂
of course we started with a warm up…and some mobility stuff which equates to bending down and standing up and waving your arms around!
we then followed this with some HIIT…with tabata style timing…
I had to do:
All of these were done for 20s with 10s rest…although…on saying that…I am not sure about Matt’s timing…we have no stopwatch so have to look at the second hand on the clock…I am sure the 20s varies slightly 😉
After this we did quite a lot of boxing, starting with the fast focus pads working on mainly punch combos and defence lots of rolls and ducking…and hardly ever forgetting to roll and almost getting hit…
we then moved on to using the thai pads and adding in more kicks and knees partly to stop my arm from taking a complete beating.
However, I was pleased to note that my arm was not hurting during any of this, it is almost completely healed now, and only hurts in very specific twisting motions, and even then not that badly 😀
There were a lot more kicks in this section because I, rather rashly, suggested that they should be between every combo. I must have still been asleep!
It was fun though and I got to kick…I like kicking 😀
following this, Matt suggested some Olympic lifting, but not too heavy owing to the arm healing that is still going on…He spent some time telling my these things were up to me…he mentioned it often…I think he was worried about breaking me… or felt guilty that he had broken me…
I pointed out that I was a poor judge of my own limits and would carry on anyway 😀
So I did…Bench presses (10 @20kg)
Snatches starting with the small bar to test the range of motion, then the 20kg bar when it turned out that it didn’t hurt 😀
then because I mentioned that I liked Tabata (sometimes I should shut up…) we (and by we I mean I) did tabata.
I did the same combination of alternate, burpees with a sideways tuck jump and side to side lunge jump thingies (now nicknamed Twister things, because Matt’s explanation involved a virtual twister board). standard 20s work 10s rest configuration…
After this, I had a go at jump dip / tuck holds on the bars… this was surprisingly not painful on my arm…although the up bit after the dip didn’t happen…
😀 woohoo successful PT with no further damage done, and no existing damage redone 😀
all in all I consider this a successful morning 🙂
Later in the day I went on to walk for 40 mins in my lunch break at work.
And, of course, it was day 6 of the squat challenge, which involved the following:
75 Standard Squats (25 +25 +25)
75 Plie Squats (25 + 25+ 25)
20 low pulse squats
this is beginning to get tough!!
Day 319 Complete 😀