So I’m gradually stepping up my heavy bag work and after a 20 min HIIT session on the treadmill, I decided to give it three 2 min rounds on zee bag.
Was really getting into the knee work; I think I didn’t land one properly, and the inner lower quad muscle right around the kneecap got a bit bruised. There isn’t much pain but I feel it stiffen up and there’s mild discomfort as I kneel down and sit with my hammies tucked under.
I’m sure it’s a result of bad form, plus it doesn’t help that our gym heavy bag hovers around waist level. It doesn’t hang down all the way to your shin level.
Also, I worked on arms and forearms the previous day. Now they feel funny too. As in, overworked and slightly numb.
This is all part of conditioning isn’t it? Your body takes a while to adapt. And something that concerns me is weight training and heavy bag work. Should I take a day off after weight training to do heavy bag work, should I work it before, or on the same day?
As always, I would love to hear what you seasoned martial artists and heavy bag enthusiasts have to say about this.
For the knee I’m just going to take a day off and ice it. Good enough?