Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Sunday Morning Workout

Sunday's training provided a good workout and a good start to my year (yes, happy birthday [November 28] to me). I've decided to renew my commitment to health and fitness and a good workout on the morning of my birthday seemed like a good way to do it.

I don't know where the rest of the guys were, but Glen gave Howard (a fellow lawyer) and me plenty of intensity. While I prefer to have a larger group of guys (more camaraderie, more chances to train with different styles, and a faster pace on rotations), it's nice to get the more intensified treatment when just one other boxer attends the workout. Here's the recap:
  • about 30 minutes of roadwork
  • one round shadowboxing
  • one round on the punch mitts with Glen
  • two rounds on the punch mitts, working on combinations to the body and head
  • lots of rounds of drills, several of which reminded me that Howard is a southpaw
  • two rounds of sparring with Howard
  • three rounds of heavy bag drills
  • five rounds of abs
  • three rounds of 30s as the finishing touch
 I felt good and finished strong. I always strive for a solid finish. Physically, it's always good to build up more endurance so I can control the pace and keep the pressure on my opponent. Mentally, the strong finishes during training reassure me that I have a little left in the reserve tank when I need it most. That increases my overall confidence.

1 comment:

Build Muscle Fast | Sam Timmins said...

Hey Steve,
nice work on the renewed commitment. I think the best workouts I ever had were between 5 and 6 am. It's a great way to start the day off.

Keep up the good work,
Sam