1 hour of Muay Thai training today. It was short and sweet. It was full of intensity and focus. I really enjoyed having a shorter workout. I have grown accustom the longer 2, 3 and 5 hour training days.
The gym I go to OSMA (One Spirit Martial Arts) Just added two more Muay Thai classes and I could not be happier about it. I rearranged my work schedule so that I could attend them. Does that make me weird? Maybe obsessed? I like to think it just makes me dedicated, and working to hone my skills.
For this class we started with some band work to keep our feet in line with our hips, and contralateral movement.
Contralateral movement = means moving opposite sides of the body. So moving right arm up and left leg up. Then moving left arm up and right leg up at the same time.
Not only is it great for your muscles but great for your neo cortex. Your brain, works harder when you force it to move opposite sides of your body and opposite limbs at the same time. Its like teaching your brain to pat your head and rub your tummy.
Needless to say we did those contralateral movements with these:
- Bear crawls across the mat
- Bear crawls backward
- Bear crawls sideways
We then worked on knees. Shadowboxing long leaning knees to 4 count.
For the drills we did a parry the jab or cross, with a post to the shoulder and knee entry. Then we followed with a 4 count.
- Feeder feeds a Jab
- You parry Jab
- Check the shoulder with your left hand
- You return Left knee
- You return a cross
- You return a hook
- You return a kick feeders choice, left or right round house
We finished with:
- 100 knees on the bag
- 50 knees across the floor shadowboxing
- 30 sit ups
- 50 Russian Twists with or without the medicine ball
- Then stretching
This was a fantastic class. Thanks to Kru Kristen. I am so happy to have been able to take it.
Also was feeling ok about the body today. It feels like and looks like I have made some progress. Mostly just toning, but maybe just maybe I am starting to change again.
Anyway enough of my prattle. Have a great night. Thank you for reading. Keep working to be the best you can be. My respect to you and yours.