Monday, January 15, 2007

Monday's Workout

I had a good workout today, but I was the only one at practice with Bernard! I don't know what happened with the rest of the guys. I hope they will be there on Thursday. (Our next workout is on Thursday this week instead of Wednesday, but unfortunately, I won't be there because I have to attend a meeting.)

Here's the recap for today:
  • 25 minutes of roadwork (yes, it's still cold out there)
  • 9 rounds on the pads with Bernard
  • 4 rounds practicing slipping with the rope (actually a string) across the ring
  • 2 rounds on the heavy bag
  • 1 round of practicing the left jab while holding a 3-pound weight
  • 1 round of stretching
That's 17 rounds plus the shivering, I mean roadwork. Working on the pads was challenging today. We worked a lot on hooks and uppercuts, in groups of 5. We also used the punch shield to practice a quick attack and retreat, an effective move to use against taller opponents. We'll be doing more of that, but today's routine consisted of stepping in with a double left jab and hard straight right, then backing out with two quick steps, moving in again, scoring, and moving back out. Getting the footwork down was kind of challenging, but I'll master it. It's great to have new challenges and to feel I am making progress in this sport.

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