Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wednesday Training

Today was a good workout day. Here's the breakdown:
  • 42 minutes of roadwork
  • 6 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 8 rounds of work on the pads with Bernard
  • 3 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 3 rounds on the uppercut bag
  • 3 rounds on the heavy bag
  • 2 rounds of situps and other abdominal exercises
  • 1 round of stretching

That makes 26 total rounds. I am cranking it up. Today, we had a decent turnout: Mark V., Kevin, Cory, and me. Tim is still in Dallas. I'm hoping a few new guys--Ron, Rich, and Dan--will join us soon.

Bernard had us working on an intense drill on the pads. He has us alternately ducking a left hook, then countering with a hard left hook of our own, then ducking a right hook, and countering with a right hook of our own. It's brutal on the legs but it's an awesome drill for staying focused, staying on balance, and counterpunching. I managed to stay up on my toes pretty well and keep my balance and punch hard with either hand. It will be great if I can use that counterattack against a real opponent. We'll see. Hopefully, I'll get to try it out in sparring on Monday.

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