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Workout Recap - Week of May 21, 2023

I'm way behind on posting this, due to a busy weekend and sudden illness, so let's just get it posted.

 

Monday

Type: Pass/Fail


Chin Ups - 3 sets of 7 (pass)

Pistol Squats - 3 sets of 7, each side (pass)

V-Ups - 3 sets of 7 (pass) Single-leg Calf Raises - 3 sets of 7, each side (pass)


Bonus: 1 set of 10 bridges

This was a nice little escalation from what I'd done with my previous go at a similar workout. My hand was a lot more comfortable during the chin ups this time, too, which I'm taking as a good sign of continuing recovery.


Tuesday

Muay Thai class


This class as a mix of working on knee strikes and doing parry>counter drills. I got partnered up with an experienced person who was willing to sprinkle in some simulated strikes between drill repetitions to keep my defense honest, so I did the same in return and had a good time with it. On a possibly-related note, my stamina also felt like the best it's been since my temporary departure from this gym back in February, even though I felt tired during warm-ups. Overall, this was a pretty great class.


Wednesday

Muay Thai class


This class had more defense>counter drills, along with working on simple sequences and sustained offense. I felt pretty good for most of it, though there was a drill towards the end involving doing a lead leg round kick to the head where I had some issues with keeping my balance afterward. Fortunately that didn't mean the class ended on a down note for me, though, because we finished up wearing belly pads for body punches, and I got to once again enjoy having someone bigger than me cringe about taking body shots from me (if that sounds sadistic, well, it probably is in some part, but in my defense, nothing was stopping the other person from putting a hand/elbow inside the belly pad to help reduce the impact, possibly aside from their ego being bruised that I was willing to tank their punches without that).


Thursday

Muay Thai class


We did head-to-head defense drills this day, and since there was unusually low attendance, I got to work more with a couple of the bigger fighters than I would typically, as well as with some of the kids. The kru was also feeling sick, so she let the experienced fighters set up drills (with her oversight, and she did modify one of them to be more focused), so we got to do a few things differently from normal. Funnily enough, one of those differences was doing a drill to reinforce the idea of establishing a pattern twice before breaking it the third time, which I think I've mentioned on here before as the "rule of three" that a karate black belt friend of mine had told me about last year. All in all, this was a useful class, and I wouldn't mind more like it.


Friday

Type: Pass/Fail


Chin Ups - 3 sets of 7 (pass)

Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 7 (pass)

V-Ups - 3 sets of 7 (pass) Single-leg Calf Raises - 3 sets of 7, each side (pass)


Bonus: 1 set of 3 SEAL burpees

Slight variation of where I'd started the week to put a bit more stress on my hands, and my injury held up well. There are still a few movements that irritate it, but overall, I'm feeling good about it being healed enough to get back to sparring next week.

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