DAY 348: Taekwondo Leg training

Kuro obi. #blackbelt #tkd

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Back at Taekwondo training. Started off with some stretching and did a lot of kicks. Also did some footwork drills and some sparring. Even though it was quite a light session, my legs were really feeling it by the time it ended. I had difficulty sleeping as my legs were so tired and there were aching.

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DAY 346 & 347: Muay Thai elbows/ light swim

Monday

Start Warm up: jumping jacks, running on the spot, tuck jumps, burpees
Stretching
Shadow box
20 push up, 5 clap push ups, 20 squats, 5 tuck jumps, 40 crunches, 10 jack knives
Teaching 1.      Jab then step in jab, ensuring the 2nd jab passes through the partner till the elbow joint. This teaches the correct distance for throwing an elbow strike.

2.      Jab, vertical elbow. Ensure elbow hits partner’s chin and pushes his head upwards.

3.      Slow elbows: vertical elbow(left/right), horizontal elbow (left/right), cutting elbow (left/right). Make contact with partner’s face slowly to get a feel of how it feels like when the hit connects.

Practice 1st round

Combination: Jab, long left hook,  right roundhouse, cross, tab block against jab, left shin block, jab, step in vertical elbow, right horizontal elbow, left horizontal elbow, right vertical elbow

Conditioning:  [50 jab cross, shin block followed by roundhouse X10 ] X2

2nd and 3rd round

Combination: Jab, long left hook,  right roundhouse, cross, tab block against jab, left shin block, jab, step in vertical elbow, right knee, left vertical elbow, right horizontal elbow, right cutting elbow

Conditioning:  [50 jab cross, shin block followed by roundhouse X10 ] X2, after each round

Practice technique Shadowboxing, elbows only 3min

Tuesday

Went for a very light swim with Daniel. Only swam for 10 laps. It has been a while since I last swam.

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DAY 345: Some body weight exercises and a 5km run

It was raining rather heavily today and I had to wait till night before I could go out for my workout. Did some simple body weight exercises. Just 10 pull ups and 10 parallel bar dips X5 sets. Even though I have not been lifting for just a month, I could feel myself a lot weaker. This exercise used to be easy but I find myself panting by the third set. Im quite satisfied with my run though. It was quite easy. I wasn’t out of breath etc.

Neighbourhood stray cat, running best companion. #running #catmassage

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DAY 344: Shin block roundhouse

Did loads of shin block and roundhouses. Easy techniques but really hard to execute due to the timing. Need more work on reacting with shin blocks.

Start Warm up: jumping jacks, running on the spot, tuck jumps, burpees
Stretching
Shadow box
20 push up, 5 clap push ups, 20 squats, 5 tuck jumps, 40 crunches, 10 jack knives
Teaching Shin block drill with partner: shin block against pool noodle, lean backwards against high swings

Conditioning and practice: Shin block followed by roundhouse X200

Practice Combination: Jab, right roundhouse,  right shin block followed by right roundhouse, inside shin block, step in cross, left hook

X3 rounds

Conditioning:  50 jab cross, shin block followed by roundhouse X10

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DAY 343: Muay Thai- catch side kick and throw!

Start Warm up: jumping jacks, running on the spot, tuck jumps, burpees
Stretching
Shadow box
20 push up, 5 clap push ups, 20 squats, 5 tuck jumps, 40 crunches, 10 jack knives
Teaching Part 1: Jab and shuffle back at the same time, teep to face, right roundhouse

Part 2: Jab and shuffle back at the same time, teep to face, right roundhouse,  catch opponent’s left side kick, step in and take down

Part 3: Jab and shuffle back at the same time, teep to face, right roundhouse,  catch opponent’s left side kick, unbalance opponent, double left roundhouse

Practice Combination: Jab, cross, left hook, right elbow, left elbow, jab and shuffle back at the same time, teep to face, right roundhouse, left teep, catch opponent’s left side kick, unbalance opponent, double left roundhouse

X3 rounds

Conditioning:  50 jab cross, 20 roundhouse, 50 upper cuts, 20 roundhouse after each round

Conditioning 20 leg raises, 4sec up, 4 sec down on each rep
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DAY 342: Wed night run

Wed #run a group of old men is cathing pokemons in the sheltered area

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Went for a Wednesday night run. Im still getting stitches as I try to run faster. My muscles are still not used to moving that fast even though my cardiovascular system is able to take it. I think I just have to condition myself a bit more.

The night was especially quiet. Very few people around. I used to see a lot more people running in the park. I wonder where they went?

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DAY 341: Muay Thai- side kick, hook kick?!

Hook kick is one of the rarer kicks thrown in Muay Thai. I used to be skeptical of this kick as it doesn’t look devastating and I felt it would at most give the opponent a slap. I was wrong. In muay thai, the striking area is the back of the heel. Due to the small area, the force is magnified! I could feel my partner’s heel eating into my forearms when he misses the thai pad. It could be devastating if it hits the nose or any other sensitive areas in the face!

Was really exhausted after the session due to the high number of kicks and the take downs. Great class though!

Start Warm up: jumping jacks, running on the spot, tuck jumps, burpees
Stretching
Shadow box
20 push up, 5 clap push ups, 20 squats, 5 tuck jumps, 40 crunches, 10 jack knives
Teaching Part 1: Jab, teep to face, right roundhouse

Part 2: Jab, teep to face, right roundhouse, step in overhead right elbow, reverse elbow, shuffle back

Part 3: Jab, teep to face, right roundhouse, step in overhead right elbow, reverse elbow, shuffle back, right side kick, right hook kick

Part 4: Jab, teep to face, right roundhouse, step in overhead right elbow, reverse elbow, shuffle back, right side kick, right hook kick, catch opponent’s left side kick, step in and take down

Practice Combination: Jab, teep to face, right roundhouse, step in overhead right elbow, reverse elbow, shuffle back, right side kick, right hook kick, catch opponent’s left side kick, step in and take down

X4 rounds

Conditioning:  50 jab cross, 20 roundhouse after each round

Conditioning 200 crunches
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