I’ve had the flu all week. No working which was good. No training which is bad. But I did have a lot of time for soul searching and planning. So here is what I’ve come up with. Sans the flu, I’m in good shape right now. Here are some sats:
*I have been a martial artist for 32 years- karate, tae kwon do, jujutsu, kempo, Muay Thai, Judo, boxing. So my boxing workouts have elements of all these styles, not only sport boxing. I also have done “sprint” triathlons in the past.
My workouts are pretty much the same each week:
Mo: Deads 3x5; pullups 3x8-10, bentrows 3x5, some kind of curls 3x5; abs, 20 minute intervals
Tue: 1.5 hours boxing: all for 3 minute rds- jump rope, heavy bag, focus mitts, speed bag, double end bag, sparring, pushups 2x25, abs
WE: Back squat 3x5; stiff legged deadlift 3x5; Overhead squat or front squat 3x5, abs; 20 minute intervals (running)
Thur: Boxing- 3x 3 minute rounds; heavy bag, focus mitts, jump rope, abs, some kicking drills, sparring if my partner shows up, if not, mobility stuff, slip bag, double end bag, breakfalls, etc.
Fri: Flat bench 3x5; Incline DB or BB 3x5; Military 3x5; upright row 3x5 or side lateral raises 3x5-8; close grip bench 3x5, skull crushers 3x5
Sunday: Some kind of cardio- walking, running, road bike, track work (at a local HS where there are tires to flip, sled to push, stuff like that)
My goal is in the next 100 days:
To be crazy strong. Current maxes are (don’t laugh, never lifted heavy until last summer):
Deadlift- 325 lbs.
Bench- 235 lbs.
Back Squat- 265 lbs.
Ripped and vascular.
Improve my fighting skills. I still have all the technique, but my flexibility, speed, coordination, have started to go.
Compete in a sport jujutsu or continuous fighting tournament or even a master’s boxing tournament. I know my mma ( I was always a traditionalist anyway) days are over, but something more controlled and light contact would be ok.
Improve my diet and eat cleaner.
So, I post for accountability’s sake as well as get your advice on how I can reach these goals and improve my routine.