Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Monday's Workout

It's warming up here in Chicago--almost 90 degrees today. That means that the temperature inside our gym is in the 3-digit range. Unlike last Monday, I drank a lot of water today. Dehydration is not allowed!

It was a good, intense workout. I'm sure the additional heat and humidity helped to crank up the intensity. Here's the report.
  • 46 minutes of roadwork (quite humid outside, too)
  • 6 rounds on the pads with Bernard
  • 4 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 2 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 3 rounds on the heavy bag
  • 1 round on the uppercut bag
  • 1 round of stretching
The work on the pads was as tiring as ever. Tonight, though, Bernard had us doing speed drills for the last 30 seconds of some of the rounds. During those 30 seconds, he had us throwing nonstop punches--either straight punches, hooks, or uppercuts--with good form, as fast as we could. That is an intense drill, but I like it. It's a real confidence builder.

Attendance was a bit lighter than I had hoped. Rich, Kevin, and I were there. Tim is still in Europe and I think Andrew is still in Ireland. Matt, our new member, will rejoin us on Wednesday. I'll be talking with Marie, our athletic club's membership director, on Tuesday to plan on inviting the "fighting engineers" from Boeing Corporation to one of our workouts. If that goes well, we could realize a few dozen new members.

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