Thursday, December 17, 2009
"wanting to" becomes DOING IT!
9 days till Christmas!! and Grandma is on her way....my kids are so excited!!! I am excited too, but have lots and lots to do before the holiday! I was engulfed in Gracie's birthday and now I am prepping for my "day in the life photo-story" interview with the paper on Friday, that I must force myself to get some FOCUS on Christmas!
Anways guess what????
After years of "wanting to" I finally did it! I took my first MMA class...it was so fun!!! For those of you who don't know....MMA is mixed martial arts...are you familiar with the UFC? it's basically training that encompasses boxing, kick-boxing, grappling (wrestling), ground fighting, submissions, etc...
We did some mitt hitting/boxing training yesterday :)
And today I am sore in weird places from it, like my rib cage? and CALVES! wow- we did some major jumping drills. Let me see if I can remember what we did:
tabata intervals 20 sec on; 10 sec off 5 rounds of each exercise:
Staight punches on heavy bag
Kettle ball squat/front raises- 15# KB one arm each round- I should have gone a little heavier on these
Hooks on heavy bag
Squats on Med ball as fast as possible- hands up by face- man that's low!
Kicks on heavy bag
Jumps touching knees to palms- these were totally killer!
Mitt hitting with trainer (3 or 4 rounds total)- learned how to do several combinationsusing the following: jab, straight, cross, hook, uppercut
While the other girl hit with trainer I did coordination training with:
Double end speed bag
Then we watched a video of the trainer's fight she had over the weekend...it was very cool to see! She's a little firecracker!
After the training I went directly to the gym...I lifted a little back, bi, shoulder and abs then ran intervals on the tready
Assisted pull ups (2 sets)
paired with weighted roman chair knee ups (20 pound DB between feet)- 15, 10+more unweighted
Cybex Lat pulls- 3 sets
paired with knee ups on bench
hammer strength bicep curl machine 3 sets
paired with shoulder press machine- 3 sets
Bicep focus inverted pull ups (2 sets)
paired with T-bar Row- 2 sets
abs on ball 2 sets
paired with db bicep curls 2 sets
20 min running intervals at 8, 9 and a couple at 9.5mph rest mins off for 20 sec then 40sec at 7mph
Well, i am off to clean, shop and workout before Grandma arrives...she spent the night in Council Bluffs so she'll be here in around the time the kids get home.
Have a super stellar day!!
Posted by Michelle Berger