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post #61 of 270 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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I can finally say my arms are feeling much better now, I was able to work on my shadow striking after 3 days of having to sit without working on the regimen...

I did the shadow-work like before but I was wearing my 12 ounce boxing gloves this time around.

I gotta say that doing this work is extremely satisfying but difficult.



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post #62 of 270 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Gotta love the punch-drills, worked on busting another one of them out tonight.

I also added a new ab-workout that I go into in-depth detail here: http://www.mmaforum.com/training-nut...ml#post1305995

I can feel the affects after doing 3 sets of 20 for the toe-touch, directional crunches and side crunches.

It is great I actually worked up a decent sweat doing this and I plan on incorporating this style of core-work into my overall regimen.

I notice if you constrict as tight as you can and hold the breath it hurts that much more when you do these exercises which I love.

I won't be doing a whole lot this week except for sporadic light-lifting, the punch-drills and this new core workout-plan.



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post #63 of 270 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Things have been going well this week no major injuries to speak of which is extremely pleasant.

I have gotten three punch-drills in over the course of monday-wednesday and friday.

I have been working hard on my new core-workout plan, I have built a simple but brutal circuit around the standing core-work.

I will start with 20 standing sit-ups/crunches, 20 45-degree crunches and 20 side bends. From there I go and do 5 80 pound overhead presses, 5 80-pound dual curls and 5 80-pound squats.

I have been able to go through this cycle 5-times in a row. I love the insanity of this circuit.

I am having some difficulty stretching my right leg due to a slight issue that hopefully will be resolved.



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post #64 of 270 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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I must say that I can notice slight-improvements to my overall cardio in relations to being able to throw more punches without gassing out and being able to keep stricter form of them when I do.

I was able to work the kink out of my right leg with a weighted split, it popped a few things into alignment and now I can resume my kick-training.

Overall I have been working on my core daily with 12 circuits of 3 to a set with each set I am doing 20 standing situps (constricted core toe-touch stretch), 20 standing 45 degree angular crunches and 20 side bends.

From there I do 5 75-pound overhead press, 5 75-pound dual-armed curls and 5 75-pound squats.

I have also been targeting my flexibility a fair amount I can see improvements from 3-days work on this, spending an hour a day solely on increasing my range of motion.



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post #65 of 270 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Things have been going well, I have been working on my core and power circuit all week and am loving every pain-filled moment.


My punch-drills are coming along nicely, I am able to keep an increasing number of strikes crisper both in their power and technique.

I was foolish earlier today though... I thought that my right leg was doing well, but I guess not. I was working on my right thai round-house kick and was able to strike to around 5 foot a few times but trying to push higher gave me some issues.

When I worked on this strike with the bag this summer I never ran into the issue I've got now. Which is lying inside of the thigh.

"Basically there is a tight-spot in the center of the inside leg that starts a few inches in from the groin that runs a few inches to the knee.

Has anyone ran into this before?"

Other than that things are good.



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post #66 of 270 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Things have improved drastically, over the last five days.

I owe a great deal of thanks to Squirrel Fighter, that lovable bastard knows what he talks about when it comes to stretching. I cannot say that I can pull a chinese split off yet but I am working my way up to that potential.

I modified the stretch to be able to do the same end result. For example my right leg was needing stretched...so I try to scoot it out as far as it will go currently.

In essence this isn't modifying, but just my flexibility hindering me from going further...at least with this stretch.

I have been making strides with the butterfly stretch, got mom conned into helping me. She got a ruler out, and I am 4 inches away from having my knees touch the floor!

In other news, I have been able to get into a rhythm that is punching out workouts that are at least twice as brutal than I was going into October "pre-injury".

I have been working on the cardio/explosive power circuit with the calestinic sit-ups. I am able to go through the cycle 6 consecutive times in a row now. I have moved from 12-cycles per day to 24. Which translates to 1,440 calisthenic sit-ups, 45 degree crunches and side bends and 120 75-pound dual arm-curls, overhead press and squats.

I am looking forward to bumping it up to cycles of 12 for 4 a day. Hopefully with that and my punch technique/endurance training my cardio will sky-rocket during the winter.

My goals for the new year are simple:
1 work on boosting my cardio.
2 work on overall explosive power.
3 buy another straight-bar and 2-3 hundred pounds of plates
4 when I move north buy a 6-foot thai bag and another straight bar.

My plan of attack is to maintain the punch-drills.
Work on utilizing 3-straight bars with 75-100-125 pounds and use those three in the cardio/explosive circuit drills, going from light to heavy in a set of three and doing that for 4 cycles.

I have several people who are wanting to help me with advice in my training locally:

I have a friend who is willing to work with me one on one to hone my striking skills.

The other works at a community college as an assistant coach for a soccer-team who supervises the weight-program for the team. He is giving me various ideas on how to tweak my regimen.



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post #67 of 270 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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New style pushup

I am always looking for ways to keep things rolling with a varied plan of attack on my body and last night I found a unique style that I can actually pull-off with relative ease.

I don't know what the name of the push-up is...but you basically form a diamond like you would for diamond push-ups and place your hands out in front of you. From what I can tell your arms should be at a 45 degree angle to your body.

With my limited knowledge on targeting body-parts in workouts I would have to say that this style targets your triceps more-over than most push-ups would.

I have implemented this into my cardio/power circuit with 5-reps per circuit. We will see how torn my body is come Monday.



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post #68 of 270 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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Holy Crap

That new overhand-diamond push-up is bloody brutal....this is what my cousin at west-point calls it at least.

My triceps are aching after doing two sets of 15 yesterday, I want to continue but it is too painful to force the work both in my arms and my core.

I felt a fun sensation in my core yesterday, but just a moment ago I was starting to get a hell of a workout...it feels like it targets your entire center-core from the waist-line all the way to your pecs.

It didn't help with the last set of 15 I constricted my core as tight as possible before starting haha!

I am more than happy that I was playing around yesterday morning searching for new push-ups, this overhand diamond push-up is going to be put in full swing when I recover from this momentary shock to my body. I feel it will be a great addition for my core/explosive power circuits.



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post #69 of 270 (permalink) Old 12-14-2010, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Things were going great, I was in as close as I can call full-recovery from my injury in October.

I had finally worked out my kink in the left inner-thigh last night and started working on shadow-kicking.

I decided after kicking for 15-minutes that I was going to do some intense cardio as a warm-up for stretching. I did box-jumps for 15-minutes, and 6 cycles of the cardio/power conitioning.

I ended up stretching my quads per quad for 5-full 1-minute periods rotating back-and-forth till I hit the 5-minutes. From there I went onto a semi-advanced dual-quad stretch where you lay you back to the floor while you're stretching the quads.

I had touched my back to the floor, but I raised it slightly...like a bounce I think and then my left knee started popping I think 3-times in total.

Now I am in fairly horrible pain, I took a epsom salt bath last night and tonight. I am not sure how long this injury is gonna side-line me...but when I come back I'll be easing into the stretching regimen with extreme-care.



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post #70 of 270 (permalink) Old 12-14-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Things are improving little by little, at least I can go through a 5-hour shift without having too much discomfort.

It sucked though, today I was working on a regular cash-register. I had troubles if I would face the computer in front of me and then try and rotate left which is my bad leg now haha.. I didn't have nearly as bad of a time monday when I was working on express due to the fact that the bags were to my left on the same counter as the computer..all I had to do was shuffle left haha.

I have some good news in light of all this shit. I found some old elastic braces from high-school. I wrapped myself up last night and started to stretch lightly for 90-seconds on my bad knee. I was able to work on some thai-kicks with the braces on.

I wonder due to this injury...if I will need to continually wear a soft-brace during training or even matches. We shall see though.



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