Conditioning Day 17… 16 rounds, Savage Vag, get in and get out

4 hours of conditioning training. I did not run today. It was 96 degrees Fahrenheit or 35.56 degrees Celsius outside I was not going to run in that. It would have just sapped my energy and I would have not gotten the training rounds in that I wanted to. I don’t like running and that would have been miserable. I run as a cardio component to my workouts, but not for funsies. I tell people I am a water mammal. I used to be a competitive swimmer, and would only run for cross training.

Muay Thai camp is just around the corner. I leave on Tuesday, and it is 4 x 10 hour days of training with the best. I hope I can keep up. =) I hope my form is not crap, I know it breaks down the more tired I get. So I just have to work on making it awesome. Kru Krysta has said my knees are so much better in just a few weeks.

Per Kru Krysta I am taking tomorrow off, hitting it hard on Saturday, and then taking Sunday, and Monday off. Tuesday I will be flying.

Monday I have an appointment with my Chiropractor. One last adjustment before I go put my body through hell. I am both excited and have trepidation.

Mostly I just want to honor my instructors and make them proud. I also want to learn everything. I want to improve on my technique and I want to experience this.

Anyway enough babbling here was what I did:

  1. 1 x 3 minute round of jump rope warm up ( I did not count this in on my rounds)
  2. 1 x 3 minute round of shadow boxing ( I did not count this in on my rounds)

16 rounds of hell/heck/poopy, I am fine no really I am.

  1. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking. Kicks for speed, and kicks for power. My partner and pad holder would call out 1 kick, that was for power, then he would call out 3 kicks left side, and I had to do those for speed. Taking the power out but putting speed and flow into it.
  2. 30 second rest
  3. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking. Kicks for speed, and kicks for power.
  4. 30 second rest
  5. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking. Kicks for speed, and kicks for power.
  6. 30 second rest
  7. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking. Kicks for speed, and kicks for power.
  8. 30 second rest (Note: at this point I am gassed, that is a lot of kicks)
  1. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking (speed and power), and spearing knees or knees to push back
  2. 30 seconds rest
  3. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking (speed and power), and spearing knees or knees to push back
  4. 30 seconds rest
  5. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking (speed and power), and spearing knees or knees to push back
  6. 30 seconds rest
  7. 1 x 3 minute round of mixed kicking (speed and power), and spearing knees or knees to push back
  8. 30 seconds rest (this is the point where you want to die, or be ded, but no sitting or laying down, must just walk it off.)
  1. 1 x 3 minute round of kicking (speed and power), Knees (spearing, push back), and tie ups with #2 knees
  2. 30 seconds rest
  3. 1 x 3 minute round of kicking (speed and power), Knees (spearing, push back), and tie ups with #2 knees
  4. 30 seconds rest
  5. 1 x 3 minute round of kicking (speed and power), Knees (spearing, push back), and tie ups with #2 knees
  6. 30 seconds rest
  7. 1 x 3 minute round of kicking (speed and power), Knees (spearing, push back), and tie ups with #2 knees
  8. 30 seconds rest (dead, just dead, but keep trying)
  1. 1 x 3 minute round of punching and elbows,( jab, cross, elbow), (jab, cross, body shot) indicated by if the focus mitt was in the air, or if he patted the belly pad.
  2. 30 second rest
  3. 1 x 3 minute round of punching and elbows,( jab, cross, elbow), (jab, cross, body shot) indicated by if the focus mitt was in the air, or if he patted the belly pad.
  4. 30 second rest
  5. 1 x 3 minute round on the heavy bag, 30 second burn out of knees and two kicks.
  6. 15 second rest
  7. 1 x 3 minute round on the heavy bag, 30 second burn out of knees and two kicks.
  8. 15 second rest (fin… for now… I stopped there, cause I had class in 20 minutes)

Thai Class – Get in and get out

Thai class we worked on more clenching, defending an elbow attack with a pillar block, then returning a punch combo, like jab to hook, or cross, jab. The deciding factor is where the elbow is coming from, and what opening you have.

Then the upper ranking armband students were split off and we did clench sparring. Whew boy, I was tired. But I got some good pointers on how to deal with taller people. And at 5 foot nothing everyone is taller than I am.

Also Kru Kristen mentioned again, our motto, get in and get out, or often said you go all the way in or all the way out. If you are being aggressive say, then you may want to go all the way in. If you are defending or don’t want to get hit, you are all the way out. Don’t hang around in the middle and get hit.

Kali we worked on espada y daga, and gunting:

In Kali Kru Krysta shows us double stick, espada y daga, and just single knife. Gunting drill 1 – 5. I love kali, but at this point my brain is saying nope, you need to feed me and we need to sleep. So my partner and I just went slowly and worked the drills.

We also did 1 – 12 strikes. With the 1 – 5 gunting response added into it. So for instance your partner swings a one, you defend it, then you gunting, and finish with the 1 – 5 for every strike. This is just to get us to think along the lines of, lets just not get hit, and lets return shots.

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Thanks for reading. I hope you have had a great day. Keep being awesome and working to be the best you that you can be.

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Conditioning Day 15…4 hours, Espada Y Daga, and hitting a wall

4 hours of training today on day 15. I am exhausted. I hit a wall. Not a plateau, nor do I feel like I hit an over training hurdle. I just hit a wall like Wile E Coyote hits the ground after falling off the cliff. Like a Mac Truck hit me. I know that for your body to adapt you must hit these walls/hurdles and keep going, so that is what I did. I got in 20 rounds of training.

Yup that is what it felt like. But I had to keep pushing through.

I started out with a 1 mile run. It was not great timing wise. It was a 13.33 minute mile… it was also 93 degrees out.

I cam back in and did kicking rounds.

  1. Power kicking rounds. 1 to two kicks per side for the entirety of the round.
  2. Speed kicking rounds. Power is taken out, and technique is focused on. Pyramid kicks from 1 kick, 2 kicks, 3 kicks, 4 kicks, 5 kicks, 6 kicks, 5 kicks, 4 kicks, 3 kicks, 2 kicks, 1 kick. All in succession.
  3. Speed and Power kicking rounds mixed together.

I did 4 bag rounds of 3 minutes each with a 30 second burn out.

I also working on rounds of boxing. Jab, Cross, Upper cut, Upper cut, body hook, body hook.

Muay Thai Class

Then we had Thai class. We warmed up with jump rope, then we did clench work to warm up.

Kru Kristen had us then work on punches transitioning to elbows, to knees. I got to work with Kru Krysta so we could both work on our conditioning for Thai Camp. As we are both going. Yay!

Each round ended with an elbow flurry blitz.

Kali – Espada y Daga

Then came Kali class, the 4th hour. My brain had stopped braining. My body was just tired, but I kept working at the drills. We worked on Gunting (scissor) five count. With double stick, Espada y Daga, and with single knife. We worked on pass, cut and disarm.

I know this is not super detailed but I am exhausted, need to shower and get to bed. I hope you all have a great day/night when ever you get to read this. Keep being awesome and working to be the best you can be.

Conditioning Day 10… Rained out, 8 rounds, Sparring is a mental thing as much as physical

3.5 hours of training today. If I include the rounds in class too, I think I did about 25 rounds. I tried to do my mile run but got rained out. I got 8 x 3 rounds straight in today before classes started. This picture is of me looking like some soaked marsupial. I got half a mile in, and the thunder and lightening were over head. The rain came down harder and I threw in the towel as it were and cut my losses. Came back to the gym soaked with soggy, sloshy shoes.

We went in, and I asked H to hold pads for me. He asked me what I wanted to work on. He knows I am conditioning. I told him I wanted to do cardio, and flow. I wanted to work on getting my flow from hands to feet, and feet to hands better.

He is a really great pad holder, and a really great pad holder will make you look awesome. I got some compliments from the gym manager, who was teaching a BJJ class while we were working the rounds.

Training:

  1. Rained out run, only 1/2 mile, but that half was done in 6 minutes woot! So if I did my full mile and kept that pace I would have had a 12 minute mile.
  1. 1 x 3 minute round – 4 counts left to right, and right to left combos for the first round
  2. 30 seconds – burn out kick pyramid. (1 kick, 2 kicks, 3 kicks, 4 kicks, 5 kicks, 4 kicks, 3 kicks, 2 kicks, 2 kick all on one side.)
  3. 1 x 3 minute round – Jab, cross, right/rear knee, right kick – Jab, cross, left/front knee, left kick – jab, cross, right/rear knee, left kick – jab, cross, left/front knee, right kick
  4. 30 seconds – burn out kick pyramid. (1 kick, 2 kicks, 3 kicks, 4 kicks, 5 kicks, 4 kicks, 3 kicks, 2 kicks, 2 kick all on one side.)
  5. 1 x 3 minute round – Jab, cross, right kick, right kick – Jab, cross, left kick, left kick
  6. 30 seconds – burn out 3 kicks with right/rear leg, 3 kicks with left/front leg, lather rinse and repeat for 30 seconds
  7. 1 x 3 minute round – double kicks, to slide in to knee
  8. 30 seconds – burn out 3 kicks with right/rear leg, 3 kicks with left/front leg, lather rinse and repeat for 30 seconds
  1. 1 x 3 minute round – Jab, cross, body hook, striking knee
  2. 30 seconds – burn out elbow blitz
  3. 1 x 3 minute round – Jab, cross, body hook, striking knee, striking knee, striking knee… doing both left and right knees
  4. 30 seconds – burn out elbow blitz
  5. 1 x 3 minute round – Jab, cross, upper cut, upper cut, body hook x 3 each side.
  6. 30 second – burn out body hooks
  7. 1 x 3 minute round – Jab, cross, body hook, striking knees x 3
  8. 30 second – 4 elbows, to 3 knees

I tried to not make to much noise when hitting the pads. I don’t like disturbing the other classes when I am using the gym. However, apparently I made an impression about how hard I was working. =)

Muay Thai Class:

We worked on clenching again, and flowing in clenching. Going from 1/2 clench, to 50/50 clench with bicep control, to off balance, to then breaking your opponents posture, to knee, to elbow.

The Thai Clenches

  1. Both hands on the neck/crown of head = Full Plumb
  2. Neck and Arm control, or Neck and Bicep control (great to give you inside control)
  3. Under hooks ( really good for when you have a taller opponent )
  4. Full Fence (great for off the line/off to the side)
  5. Half- Single Wing (good for control of upper body, done well shuts down their upper body)
  6. Waist and Arm control ( really good for when you have a taller opponent)
  7. 50/50 (is where most people end up, because full plumb is untenable)
  8. Quarter

I was working with a new guy, he is a big dude. I am a short girl and have this clench and tie up, that I like, and a leg bump that we do. I do it all the time, and did it to him. He was surprised at how much I threw him and his mass around with out trouble. He easily has 100 lbs on me. I explained what I was doing and did it again, showing him. He looked surprised again, and Kru Kristen laughed and said, “that’s her favorite clench and dump. And it goes to show you that size does not have anything to do with it. You can do it to anyone if you have the right technique.”

After that we did rounds of sparring. Sparring is a mental thing as much as physical. If you are stressed, scared, or worried it shows. I need to relax. I do far better when I am relaxed. I can respond faster as well. I am standing flat footed, and to heavy on my lead leg. Thai fighters usually do 40 lead leg, 60 back leg. But when I am sparring I am trying so hard to remember everything, keep my shoulders up and hunched at the same time, covering my face, movement, getting hands to feet and feet to hands combos in, and blocking. I forget to be on the balls of my feet. Sigh! I have so much to learn, and get better at.

I however, was able to get 4 good kick blocks in. My friend A. helped me afterward for about 20 minutes working on not being heavy on my lead leg. I just need to keep practicing. I need to work on my hip flexors. I am a little tight there so I can lean back a little.

Anyway I am tired, and have to get up early in the morning. Thanks for reading. I have 12 more days of conditioning to get in before camp. Rest tomorrow, and then Saturday hit it hard.

Keep working on being the best you that you can be. I will try to do the same.

Conditioning Day 9… 9 of 22 A mile and 12 rounds alone

Knees in the morning!

1 hours and 30 minutes Conditioning day 9. I ran 1 mile this morning, and then worked 12 x 3 minute rounds. I intended this blog to write about the good and the bad on my fitness journey. I am doing so, even though I worry it will bother some. I hope it will help others who feel the same.

Reflection on Yesterday’s Feelings

Now that I have slept, gotten up, done a workout, and eaten breakfast. I can contemplate yesterday, and how I was feeling. When I am having a lack luster day, not wanting to do my workout. Tired and annoyed. I get into my head. I worry that I am just a joke to almost everyone. That when I am practicing, I see all my faults, and how ridiculous I look. I think everyone else can see that. I start thinking. Why did I decide to go to this camp. I am going to fail and look stupid.

I have been regularly waffling from so much excitement and anticipation, to oh my God what have I done. I am crazy for trying to get ready in such a short time.

Days like yesterday, a third feeling is added to the mix. I am just a joke and ridiculous. What am I even doing here? I don’t look like everyone else. I make so many mistakes. Am I even improving?

I know I am getting into my own head, and worrying about things. I know some of these feelings are fleeting, but it is hard to get out of your own head and keep pushing on. I have done, and will do just that.

Anyway… onward to better things, and my training that I did today.

Conditioning Training Today

I had a great day of training. I even ignored my run time. I just did the mile run. I was able to get 12 rounds of 3 minutes in today before the gym closed for the morning.

Training:

  1. 1 mile run
  2. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  3. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.
  4. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  5. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.
  6. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  7. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.
  8. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  9. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.
  1. Shadow Box for 1 x 3 minute round
  2. Shadow Box for 1 x 3 minute round
  3. Shadow Box for 1 x 3 minute round
  4. Shadow Box for 1 x 3 minute round
  1. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  2. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.
  3. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  4. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.
  5. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  6. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.
  7. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  8. 30 seconds burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and knees till time runs out, double kick.

Today was a great day. Its always more fun to train with others. But today as I was training in solitude I was able to reflect on my last day. I was able to think about my day and week to come.

I filmed two of my bag rounds to see how I was doing and to review in the future.

If you are still reading, thanks for reading. I hope you have a fantastic day. Keep being awesome!

Conditioning Day 8…4 hours, First Low Energy Day Since Starting

4 hours of training today. My mile run time sucked, it was hot outside, and I did not want to do it. But I did it anyway.  I was/am really tired.

I ran the mile for warm up. It was by far my worst mile. 14 minute mile, and it was hot. 85 degrees F out is not fun to run in.

I then did 12 rounds training. 8 rounds bag work, and 4 rounds of distance management and teeping.

Conditioning Training

Training:

  1. 1 mile run
  2. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  3. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.
  4. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  5. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.
  6. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  7. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.
  8. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  9. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.
  1. 1 x 3 minute round , cross, jab, teep
  2. 15 second rest
  3. 1 x 3 minute round , cross, jab, teep
  4. 15 second rest
  5. 1 x 3 minute round , cross, jab, teep
  6. 15 second rest
  7. 1 x 3 minute round , cross, jab, teep
  8. 15 second rest
  1. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  2. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.
  3. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  4. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.
  5. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  6. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.
  7. 1 x 3 minute round on bag
  8. 30 second burn out Makatune, #6 elbow, and then knees till time out, then double kick.

Muay Thai Class

We worked on elbows today. We did a line drill where we all line up and split up working on technique. I love doing line drills and it was perfect when we were first starting to learn new things. We have a number of new students and it is great review for us.

The drill we worked on was:

  1. L horizontal elbow
  2. R Downward Diagonal elbow
  3. Lead spinning backward upward elbow
  4. Upward elbow
  5. Spearing elbow

These were great and I felt good doing them. Kru Kristen gave me a compliment saying you have been working on these in Ajarn Chai’s seminar right? I said yes. She said, your elbows look good. Yay!

Then the newer students paired off for clench work, and we green arm bands and up, went to sparr with J. He is training for fight coming up, and I am training for Muay Thai camp.

I dropped my hands a few times, and got punched cause of it. But over all I would say kept my hands up, blocking the punches coming at my face. I was able to get some torso shots in, and some kicks in. I was even able to knock his glove down and put one right in his kisser. What I did not do is shield very many kicks. I sucked at that today.

So yeah today was a… I don’t really want to do this today but I did it… kind of training day. Sparring at the end was fun and worth it. First day in the 8 so far that has been lack luster for me.

I have a early morning training day tomorrow. 6 am… weeeeee… so I am going to get to bed.

Thanks for reading. I know that not all days are going to be great, and not all days are going to be the ones that are looked forward to, and that some days are going to be meh. But I just gotta keep working at it. Have a great night/day/morning where ever you are, and keep working to be the best you that you can be.

Conditioning Day 7…Muay Thai camp, Solo Training

1.5 hours of Conditioning training. I got there at 6 am, went for a run, and then did my training. I ran a mile and then did 12 rounds. I had to stop because the gym was closing in the morning.

Listening to the advice of my trainer/teacher, Kru Krysta, I am going to be going with two different styles/pairs of running shoes to Muay Thai camp. So I went out to the outlets and got a new pair. I usually use the Nike Free Run shoes, but I got a different model as well.

She recommends having two different types of shoes so if you get blisters from one set, you have a different pair that wear differently so that you don’t have your foot rubbed the same way. So I tried the Nike Run Swift style. I must say I like them. They are light weight has great support and seems to help propel me. Different from my Nike Free Runs, that feel like almost nothing on my foot. And of course on their maiden voyage, it was raining today. So I am breaking them in for the next few weeks.

Today I did a 1 mile run. It was 13 minutes so not great but not terrible I guess. I then worked on rounds on the bag.

Training:

  1. 1 mile run
  2. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  3. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  4. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  5. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  6. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  7. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  1. Shadow boxing round 3 minutes
  2. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  3. Shadow boxing round 3 minutes
  4. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  5. Shadow boxing round 3 minutes
  6. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick , 30 second rest
  1. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  2. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  3. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  4. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  5. 1 x 3 minute round on the bag
  6. 30 second burn out, Makatune, #6 elbow, knees till time runs out, double kick, 30 second rest
  1. Body builder 8 counts x 10

Some people wonder what I do for my supplements. I take a pre workout that has BCAA’s and enough caffeine to that of a cup of coffee. I take a post workout recovery drink that replaces the glycogen levels.

But that is day 7, and I am steadily moving along. I hope to be ready come Muay Thai camp.

Thank you for reading, keep being awesome, and keep working to be the best you that you can be.

Conditioning Day 5…5 hours of training, Bo Staff, Striking

Conditioning Day 5. I was warned by Kru Krysta that we were going to hit it hard today. We did! I ran a mile in the morning at about 8:45 am my time. My mile is normally 12.5 minutes but today, it was humid and hot, and my mile was terrible. It was 13.5.

We did the same workout we did on Thursday. Its awesome knowing you went through the workout before. Because then you don’t have that worry that you won’t make it through. However, you also have that knowledge of how bad it is going to get. I am and was so proud that I got through it. But it is hard. This is hard. I put in a great day of training. Hopefully I will be ready when Muay Thai camp comes around.

So I pushed through, and just did it. Focusing on form and pushing myself.

Training: 1 mile run and 16 3 minute rounds

Bag work

  1. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  2. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  3. 45 second rest
  4. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  5. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  6. 45 second rest
  7. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  8. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  9. 45 second rest
  10. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  11. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  12. 45 second rest

Pad Work-

  1. Hold pads for Kru Krysta for 3 minutes doing as many as you can of this drill. Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep.
  2. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  3. 45 second rest
  4. Hold pads for Kru Krysta for 3 minutes doing as many as you can of this drill. Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep.
  5. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  6. 45 second rest
  7. Kru Krysta holds pads for for 3 minutes doing this drill, Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep
  8. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  9. 45 second rest
  10. Kru Krysta holds pads for for 3 minutes doing this drill, Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep
  11. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  12. 45 second rest

Bag Work-

  1. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  2. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  3. 45 second rest
  4. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  5. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  6. 45 second rest
  7. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  8. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  9. 45 second rest
  10. 1 round of bag work for 3 minutes (Do any combo you want, just keep it the same.)
  11. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  12. 45 second rest

Pad Work-

  1. Hold pads for Kru Krysta for 3 minutes doing as many as you can of this drill. Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep.
  2. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  3. 45 second rest
  4. Hold pads for Kru Krysta for 3 minutes doing as many as you can of this drill. Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep.
  5. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  6. 45 second rest
  7. Kru Krysta holds pads for for 3 minutes doing this drill, Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep
  8. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  9. 45 second rest
  10. Kru Krysta holds pads for for 3 minutes doing this drill, Makatune, Cross, Right knee, Right kick, Teep
  11. 30 second burn out of makatune, #6 elbow, knees till 30 seconds is up, double kick
  12. 45 second rest

As I was getting tired I was told to keep my hands up especially when tired. Because we will revert to our worst habit when we are tired. So in training when exhausted if we focus on our form and keeping our hands up, you will train your body to do the right thing when tired. It takes so much mental concentration to force your body to do that thing it does not want to do. =) But it is so worth it. I noticed and asked Kru Krysta if I was correct. I was keeping my hands up much better as I was getting tired. I also have been correcting, working on my knees. Kru Krysta said I am doing so much better. Like night and day from my knees when I was tired on Thursday.

This was all training before my classes today. So my classes were the following:

Bo Staff class:

We worked on a drill (first with stick then with staves)

  1. Forehand strike
  2. Redondo around head high forehand strike
  3. Redondo around head low forehand strike
  4. Redondo around head high forehand strike
  5. Back hand low
  6. Back hand high

At this point my shoulders were telling me they were tired.

Then we worked on doing the same thing with staves. This is harder cause it forces you to move, when swing the staff. It is not as easy as with stick. There is much more of the weapon to move around.

We worked this High Box drill next – (first with stick then with staves)

  1. #15 strike to the head
  2. Roof Block
  3. pass off opponents hand
  4. Return a #1
  5. Inside deflect on the #1
  6. Return a #2

I was exhausted at this time but kept going.

Striking class:

We did these drills, I would hold for a student, then they would hold for me. 3 minute rounds with knee burn out.

  1. Jab
  2. Cross
  3. Right knee
  4. Right Kick
  5. Teep
  6. Burn out 25 skip knees
  1. Jab
  2. Left Elbow
  3. Left Knee
  4. Left Kick
  5. Teep
  6. Burn out 25 skip knees
  1. Makatune
  2. Cross
  3. Body Hook
  4. Rear Knee
  5. Rear Kick
  6. Burn out 25 skip knees

At this point in the day, I was exhausted. My muscles were not firing the way I wanted to. I had only eaten in the morning. Took a pre workout before the run, and one recovery drink after the first conditioning training (run/16 rounds).

Muscle Fatigue:

Muscle Fatigue is a decline in the ability for the muscle to put out energy.

Muscle energy is described as ATP. “The source of energy that is used to power the movement of contraction in working muscles is adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – the body’s biochemical way to store and transport energy. ”

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1920-energy-for-exercise

For me muscle fatigue shows up with these symptoms:

  1. Twitching Muscles
  2. Weakness
  3. Soreness

You can combat this with proper nutrition (minerals, vitamins), drinking plenty of water, stretching, rolling your muscles/or massage, sleeping, and making sure you get enough calories in.

Today I made breakfast for the family. I made Eggwhite Pita sandwiches, which I will put a recipe up for you later.

For lunch at about 2 pm today, I went to a burger place, and was able to get an yellowfin tuna burger. It was delicious. I asked for them to keep the mayo off the sandwich. But I did allow myself to have some tater tots. This was delicious and much needed meal.

Today was a great day. I am exhausted and my muscles do not feel like they could do anything else. I may take a nap now. I did it again. I was able to get through Conditioning Training, and through two other classes today. Woot!

I hope you are having a great weekend. Thank you for reading, and keep being awesome. Let me know if you have any questions.