Friday, February 20, 2015
I went on hiatus late last May because I realized I was post whoring a ream of videos on my 035 journal with little change from one to the other, and realized that I was getting a good traffic of views with nigh to no feedback. this somewhat creeped me out. Also, keeping a journal in a sense keeps a person accountable, but also makes one anxious to keep up the routine.
I haven't arranged myself another coach, I approached a local MMA place that never returned messages and realized that funding wasn't realistically happening anyway. As to what I have done with money includes this:
It is an upgrade over my old setup, much quieter for the upstairs neighbours who have been gems letting me so far pound away at things. It is also ideal not just as a heavy bag stand, but it improvises perfectly both as a double end ball stand and chinning bar support, therefore increasing overall value to me.
My focus is boxing skills training, I want partly the fitness aspect, the skills use of my brain and overall capability if I need to call on it.
Several people have posted threads asking critique of their programs, and this is partly what spurred me to come out of hibernation. My current routine is essentially the same as I last indicated, largely. it is as follows:
Some sort of leg lifting work, currently:
Warmup of 5 minutes footwork in random directions, 5 minutes of that with combinations to emulate fighting someone. Or 10 reps clock drill, another 5 with combinations.
Deadlifts, 3 sets of up to 5
Monday - Friday
footwork warmup as Sunday
Several rounds shadow boxing in front of a mirror. Occasionally casual form work on a bag, just form and not driving a pace.
3 rounds on the heavy bag, pushing a high work rate.
[Friday: after above 3 2 minute sets, 30 seconds between, 10lb medicine ball rebounded off a wall. DB hammer curls, 3 sets of up to 8]
Tuesday - Thursday
rope skipping, 3 3 minute rounds, switching up foot patterns every minute.
3 or 4 rounds on the double end ball, lately 1-2, 1-2 step over, continue.
Dips, Body weight, 4 sets of up to 7
chinups, body weight, 4 sets of up to 7
DB shoulder press, 3 sets of 6 - 8
I just gave up on prefab pre workout formulas and just started with Creatine 5g with 3 grams of Beta Alanine preworkout, 5g of creatine post. Still use creatine on off day.
My rationale for this program is it gives me 6 rounds a week on the bag, with I hope adequate recovery time for muscles during let's say Tuesday when I use my shoulder for just Double end ball work. Weight work on Wednesday is the same, and leg work on Sunday doesn't end up causing a conflict.
So, I stick my neck in the guillotine for feedback on my program, and if anyone suggests useful changes I will appreciate them and gladly consider them.