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Arms up, Kick, Breathe.....

Posted Apr 01 2009 2:52pm
What a great time had by all last night - I highly recommend KickBoxing to anyone who wants a new challenge. The class starts off with jump rope yep the jump roping we did as a kid would really come in handy here (you do 3 sets of 3 mins of continuous jumping wow) but with my ankle I was only able to do a little bit of it (the instructor said as long as I kept my legs moving that was fine). The next step are some drills (running from one side of the room to the other for 3 mins, then you run again but then drop and do one push up for 3 mins, and then you go back and squat). In all the first 15 mins lets you know that you are in for a fun ride in this class.

After we finished up the drills we were all put into groups (1st and 2nd timers and experienced) of course I was in the 1st timers (about 9 of us) which is good for me since I have not done anything like this in months. We started off by learning the correct standing stance (left foot 12 o'clock and right foot at 5) and then proceeded to learn the art of punching and kicking. I was really nervous (because of my ankle and my weight I cannot always do what everyone else can) but I think I did a better job than I thought I would. I felt really good afterwards and I am ready to give a try again. Dee was ok with the class she said she hated me when we first started (lol) but in the end she was like yeah we could do this!

Today I feel a little sore but in all really good - but of course my ankle is bothering me so off to the Doc I go today (keep your fingers crossed I get some relief I know I am). I will let you guys know what he says and how I can proceed with my training.

Have any of you tried anything new this year in your exercise program?
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