Workout Recap - Week of January 22, 2023
Double-weekly-recap posting, part 2/2, the end of an era. It was a lighter week than I'd wanted to finish on, since I had a terrible mental-health day on Tuesday and the gym was closed due to weather on Wednesday, but I made the best of it, and in all, I'm happy with what I accomplished in 110 total training sessions (include extra solo sessions and the Carnage seminar) over 184 days.
Muay Thai class
This class was all about knee strikes. For all that I tend to enjoy those, something was off with me today. I had trouble remembering to thrust forward to finish the impact as I got tired near the ends of rounds, and my footwork for switch knees just felt weird in general. It wasn't my best day, but I did my best to put in the work, so ultimately, I can't fairly be too hard on myself from there, I guess.
Muay Thai class
There was a lot of wearing a belly pad for this final class focused on teeps and body punches. I feel like I kept my balance quite well, and I did well to adjusting my mechanics based on the spacing after the teep for when we were following them up with round kicks. The last few rounds involved a lot of pounding out multiple body hooks, which was a fun burn-out to finish on. Although I'll be going elsewhere to train for the next few months, I enjoyed my time at this gym immensely (even with the complaints I sprinkled in at times) and expect to come back by summer for more Muay Thai training here.
Pull Ups - 1 set of 12 (pass)
Pistol Squats - 1 set of 10, each side (fail)
Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 15 (pass)
I've got some time between gym memberships for a bit of recovery as well as a trip to see some friends, so I'll have a return to some of my classic workouts in the meantime. My lower back had a bit of an ache to it this day, and it was enough that I didn't want to force the pistol squats after trying a few. Otherwise, nothing too remarkable here, other than to say that I'm glad my overall fitness level seems to have been maintained pretty well despite the radically-different training I've been doing for the past few months.