Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Wildlings, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    Circuit 1:
    -push ups 20 (not full ROM :( )
    -20 lying leg lifts
    -50 mountain climbers
    Circuit 2:
    -OHP from deep squat 15
    -bicycle crunches 40 (each side is half a rep)
    -body rows 4
    3 times each, rest between circuits 1:00

    Still sore for isometrics - foam roller to me!

    Relaxed stretching
  2. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster


    Running 5 km - achievement unlocked! I'm officially awarding myself one dancing banana: :banana:

    Isometric stretching: side split, level 6

    Relaxed stretching
  3. Princess Haru

    Princess Haru Valued Member

    :running::running::running::running::running: :running:Well done! next stop 6km:happy:
  4. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    Thank you mate! :evil:
  5. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster


    Some kick pratice: thai style kicks, especially leg kicks.

    Isometric stretching: front splits, level 6. I really like how these are turning out, I'm about 15 cm off the floor now. Also, they're nowhere near as painful as the side split isometrics. :evil:

    Relaxed stretching
  6. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster


    No time for training today.
    Took a push up test to see how many I can do. I struggled to do 20 crappy-slow ones. Blah. :mad:

    Then did some greasing the groove all day:
    80 push ups in sets of 5
    8 negative pull ups in sets of 1 - more blah.

    Relaxed stretching.
  7. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    Pretty awesome log - I think I might try this circuit when I'm feeling bored :D

    Have you found trying to do the splits has actually helped all that much with your running and kicks, or is there no real difference?
  8. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    I don't know with kicks - I spent my last three months of classes correcting the terrible technique I learnt in another gym, so my instructor has forbidden me any serious kick practice without his supervision, just in case I go back to the old habits. :D
    And for running, too, I don't know. I've started it again after a long period of no activity because of shin splints, so most of the improvement must be due to training again. :D
  9. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    Moved back to town with some bad news for my training: I have no more places to run unless I find someone to run with me who has a car, no pullup bar until I get to fix the stairway I'd planned to use - which may take several months - and not even body rows! - the table I tried to use nearly fell over, good luck I was able to avoid the suicide rows.
    :woo: to all the above.

    03/09/2013 and 04/09/2013
    Some greasing the groove - style pushups, moving suitcases all around and up and down the stairs, some stretching.

    Total rest.

    Can't wait to start MA classes again. The gym should open by late September/early October. :)
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  10. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    For body rows try getting a broomstick handle and placing it between 2 chairs.
  11. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    Oh, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the advice! ;)
  12. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    No actual training but stayed active cleaning houses and the likes. A special mention to a special stairway that took me over an hour to clean, trying not to lose balance in a squat-like position with an 80s vacuum cleaner weighing an awful lot. :D

    Finally back to training. Some bodyweight training experimenting with supersets.

    A. 5x
    push ups 12 - alternating sets of regular and military
    body rows 5 - cheers to Frodocious for suggesting the chairs!

    B. 5x
    OHP from deep squat (8 kg) 10
    renegade rows (4 kg) 10 each side

    C. 3x
    adductor pulldowns (weight?) 15 - just to try if the home-made device worked
    lying leg lifts 25

    Isometric stretching: side split, level 6

    Hindu squats:
    this actually felt good. If it's allright I'll go up to 150!

    Relaxed stretching
  13. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    50 burpees
    1 minute rest
    50 burpees

    Isometric stretching: front splits, level 6

    Relaxed stretching
  14. zombiekicker

    zombiekicker bagpuss

    i still dont think i can do these as i have one moaney knee and a slight homer simpson ankle
  15. zombiekicker

    zombiekicker bagpuss

    how bigs your stairway? do you live in castle rock?
  16. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    Eh, wasn't mine. Living in a castle wouldn't be that bad though. :D
  17. zombiekicker

    zombiekicker bagpuss

    mo would be very cool all those spiral starcases to run up, trolls chasing you, watching out for gollum giant spiders.............serious training
  18. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster


    push ups 12
    body rows 5

    OHP from deep squat 10 - I'm stuck, bah.
    renegade rows 10 each side

    lying side leg lifts 50x2 each leg

    Isometric stretching: side split level 6 - I hate my floor

    Hindu squats 100x3

    Relaxed stretching

    Quite lazy training today, too much unnecessary rest. :mad:
  19. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    First kickboxing class after the summer break!
    Lots of greetings, the same awkward we-all-have-no-social skills atmosphere :D, lots of new people too. Very light training today, either because it was the first class or to make it easier for the new guys. Or both.
    So it was:

    Warm up: some jogging, high knees, jumping jacks and push ups.

    Footwork drills: very basic stuff
    jab-cross while moving forward and backward jab-cross-hook with slight lateral movements front kicks while moving forward and backwards

    More solo technique:
    10 x all basic punches
    10 x front, roundhouse and side kick

    Then had to teach the three new girls the very basics. This drove me up the wall. I generally like working with beginners as I get to revise the basics, but these ones were clearly there just to check out the boys and had no interest in learning. Time wasted.

    Situps and chinnies - 30 each

    Isometric stretching: side split level 6
    Relaxed stretching

    So. Very meh training, but anyway. My punches seem to have improved, and so do my front kicks. It seems as though there is a lot less resistance. My roundhouse and side kicks are still very awkward, I feel I need to become more comfortable with the technique before trying to kick higher.
    EDIT: I'm very satisfied with how my hamstring flexibility has improved. I couldn't even touch my toes in the sitting stretching, now it's super easy. :happy:
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
  20. Wildlings

    Wildlings Baguette Jouster

    Kickboxing classes. The whimpy girls have magically disappeared, probably heading to the aerobics class for the joy of all mankind. :evil:

    Warm up

    Solo drills

    Drills with partner:
    first part: punches , focus on power and speed, second part: all-round combinations, focus on technique and accuracy.

    Sparring (no contact)
    first part: first you attack only and the partner defends only, then switch roles
    second part: regular sparring, changing partner every 1-2 minutes

    One all-out round on the heavy bag

    Some abs exercises

    Relaxed stretching
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013

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