When your friends ask you to put together a workout. That is what you do.
Since we are training conditioning to get ready for our level 1 test. I was asked to help make some weight lifting classes we could do this week I did a kettle bell session.
At the same time one of my trainers has upped our conditioning. At one point in the week I… lets say it hurt to do my daily activities. I hope to get stronger, get toned, lose more weight, and just get better over all in my martial arts.
I have the discipline to get into the gym and work myself up to 100%, however, I noticed I need the coaches to push me up and over my 100%. To get me to get past my top level to 110%. To pull one more set out, one more rep out. It is great to know your limitations and what you need to success.
Tuesday 11/12/2019 – 1.5 hours… Muay Thai
Guess who has two thumbs and 2 months about to get ready for her next test. Yep that is me.
Tony said, “strong arms gives strong clench, strong claves helps you move more.” What he means is this conditioning we do when we make our muscles stronger we can hold on better, and the better we work our calf muscles the better we will be at being light on our feet. Being light on our feet is necessary to be able to move around and get out and away from a strike.
Below is the training we did today.
- 2 x 3 minute knees 188, 221
- Plank for 30 seconds between each round
- 2 x 3 minute jump rope
- Squat and hold for 30 seconds between each round
- 2 x 3 minute rounds of 10 kicks on each side continuously
- Jumping Jacks between each round 30 seconds
- 2 x 3 minute rounds of Knees
- 2 x 3 minute rounds of 4 knees then 4 kicks
Wednesday 11/13/2019 – 1.5 hours… Muay Thai, and Kettlebells
Whew what a workout today. I am going to be feeling it tomorrow. I put up the kettlebell workout I had myself and the guys do today before class.
My friend, husband, and I want to get more weight lifting in, and I am the one they turned to. So I made the above workout for us. Then Tony my instructor kicked out butts with this conditioning workout below. I am a dead girl as I type this. Here is hoping my recovery drink will help me shake off most of the D.O.M.S. tomorrow.
10 exercies for 45 seconds with 10 seconds rest between them
- Star burpees
- pushup and arm raises
- rotating squats
- lunge back and kick
- single leg hip raises
- squat on ball of feet
- star push ups
- sit up grab knees
- Ali – foot shuffle
- Bear crawls
Pushing knees across the mat 4 minutes
3 minute kick bag 5 times, switch with partner, then kick other leg 5 times and switch with partner.
Then he had us do abductors/core workout: Whew!
- flutter kicks
- single leg pike
- horizontal sissor kick
- single leg pike
- flutter kicks
Thursday 11/14/2019 – 2 hours… Muay Thai
Today was one of those days where I am exhausted. I am hurting because of delayed onset muscle soreness, and I am just done with the day. We did technique training today
In Muay Thai we worked on elbows, entries to elbows, countering elbows and combos with elbows.
We worked on a kick called the bicycle kick. It was very Capoeira-esc. I kicked the pad two times, but all the other times I looked silly.
In Kali we worked on sword and shield. It was cool cause we got to do the shield and responses. This is different than the high box, and full box we have been doing. We did that as well, but it was nice to do a shield a hit and respond.
I am exhausted, I am kinda cranky, and my muscles hurt. Today was a great active rest day for me. I was running out of juice quickly toward the end of Kali, and just did not want to be there any more. But I made it in, and I put the mat time in.
When I am having this kind of day I know it is normal to have once in a while. I just don’t like it. Its important to just rep the skills out even if you are not having the best time.
Friday 11/15/2019 – 1+? hours… Muay Thai
Today was a better day. I thought about not going cause I was hurting a great deal from D.O.M.S. But I kicked my own butt in gear and went in.
1 hour or more of workout! It may be more cause our trainer Tony kicked our buts again. He kicked our butts so hard that we lost rack of time. It was a fantastic class. I went in hurting you know the good kind. Like it hurts to sneeze, it hurts to walk up your three story town home stairs, and it hurts to lower your butt to the toilet cause your muscles are dead. I don’t hurt now cause I stretched and my body is warm but it will hurt tomorrow.
Thank you so much Tony that was awesome class of conditioning, fast feet and core workout!
- 100 kettle bell swings
- 100 push ups
- 50 mountain climbers
- 100 rear lunges
- body weight squats
- 50 clean and press kettle bell
- Burpees – 20 seconds as many as you can. 10 seconds rest, 8 sets of 20 seconds.
- Agility ladder x 5 rounds, at end of ladder either kick, knee, or kick and knee as instructor decided.
- run around the gym then back to the agility ladder
- Ball pike
- stir the pot
- medicine ball sit up and press up
- Russian twists
- ab roll wheel
- stir the pot
- bosu ball plank kicks
- ball pike
Even though I was tired and my muscles hurt. I am glad I went in. I worked hard and over came my pain for now. Now I am exhausted and need sleep.
Saturday 11/16/2019 – 2 hours… Muay Thai
2 hours of training. Kali and Muay Thai training was awesome. Thank you Khun Kru Krysta it was awesome.
We worked on the running Saints, Saint Chameel and the Saint Villabrille in Kali. Then we worked on countering the jabs in and controlling the opponents arm/body in Muay Thai.
It was a great day. I got to work with my team mates and friends. I got to work on my skill, and technique.
Our training has just metamorphosed this way, or maybe it is a product of our increased level and training needs (getting ready for our level 1 test). However, our Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday classes tend to be technique and our Wednesday, Friday classes are our conditioning days. It is probably both.
My husband and I were talking about how our classes, just our technique classes would kick our butts. However, it is not the case any more. We have to do conditioning-centric classes to get our conditioning in.
It has been a great week of training. I may not have wanted to go every day, but I went in and got my training time in. I was insanely sore after Wednesday, then kept going. Training conditioning on Friday seemed to help with the soreness. I am sore now, tight and just need to rest.
Thanks for reading. I hope you are having a great weekend. Feel free to ask questions.