Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Day 35 Pics: Boxercise Part 2

Day 35 of 84

Status - Round 4: Phase 1: Day 3


For something different today I did some boxercise for my cardio training. While not exactly high intensity I was still sweating nonetheless. I am actually quite lucky because there is a boxing gym free to use right near my workplace.

I warmed up with 15 minutes of skipping doing lots of different combos. Skipping is highly under-rated as a cardio exercise. There are so many different things you can do with skipping to make it more intense, like double & triple jumps, switchfoot, heel & toe, etc. Skipping also improves your co-ordination and endurance.

I then did 20 minutes on my new favourite exercise, the speed bag. This is the one where the small ball hangs above your head and rebounds of the wooden surface when you hit it. This is also great for building hand-eye coordination and shoulder endurance.

I finished off with the punching bag. The bag I used was filled with water, a little softer (and safer for my wrists) than the heavy sand bags. I actually broke my thumb a few months back hitting a heavy bag so I don't want a repeat of that. I hit the bags with a left-left-right combo. I'm fairly new at this so I'm still working on my technique.

Tomorrow I'll be going hard with "Lactic Acid Training." I'm looking forward to seeing how I stack up compared to my Last LA session 12 days ago.

Here are Day 35 pics for December 13, 2006.

Cheers, AJ

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