So I decided to sign up for the kickboxing classes for 3 months. After trying out two classes and getting some positive feedback from the instructors and other students I figure this is something that I will really enjoy and maybe even be good at.
The classes are pretty demanding and I do like a good challenge. Plus it’s something that will keep me occupied during football season while Matt is busy coaching.
I’ll try to recap most of the classes so that you can get an idea of what goes down in a kickboxing gym.
Move of the Day:
Sprawl: When the instructor calls sprawl, you get down to the ground then jump up again. It’s a bit like doing a burpee without the push-ups
… funny story about the sprawl. When we were working with the punching bags I jabbed the bag twice, hard and then the instructor called “SPRAWL!”. When I got down to the ground, the punching bag swung back and hit me square in the head, knocking me down. Talk about embarrassing moments!
– 10 High Knee Jumps + Sprint to other end of the mats (x9)
– 8 frog jumps across the mats (x5)
– punching bag: 1 min intervals of performing the punches/kicks called out by the instructor
– alternating roundhouse kicks: 2 min intervals of roundhouse kicks- kick pads held by your partner
– high and low roundhouse kicks: 2 min intervals of high roundhouse kicks and low roundhouse kicks – kick pads held by your partner
– knee/kick combo: 2 min intervals of knee and roundhouse kick (with the same leg) – kick pads held by your partner
– Chin-Ups- pyramid reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
– Pull-Ups- pyramid reps: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
In other fitness updates with my squat improvement strategy I am up to 145lbs for 5 sets of 3 reps.
I’m going to need to stay at this weight for a while until I can get up to 5 reps with good form. By the 3rd rep I find myself looking sloppy and my core isn’t engaged enough to keep myself in safe squatting form.