Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shauna, The Arm Slayer

We played run around the boxing bags to warm up (apparently, a warm-up favorite) then grabbed a kettlebell. In between kettlebell swings, we did a progressive number of push-ups and I was in complete disbelief that Shauna wanted us to pick up the boxing gloves and put them on because my arms were a lost cause.

Shauna reminded me, twice, that I should lead with my left foot since I'm right handed.

She also had to remind me of combinations because anytime she threw out a five sequence combination, I got lost after the first three punches: jab, cross, uppercut...what?

Forgetting the combos didn't bother me because I was still punching and I figured that I was still burning calories.

We did routine calisthenics: mountain climbers, jumping jacks in the upright position and jumping jacks in plank position. We also did planks and, of course, ab work.

We ran sideways around the bags too which seems more draining than running straight.

I've learned to take extra clothes because I'm usually drenched after these boxing classes and, with it being chilly, I don't want to push my luck.

After four classes, I think that I prefer boxing over kickboxing; I can only put so many demands on my coordination. As we got ready for class, this one guy practiced his kicking and he made the most explosive, thunderous sounds when he made contact with the bag.


  1. Girl, you are a machine! I need to get back to the gym. Since I got sick over a week ago all I've done is yoga :p

  2. Sara,

    I try to be. ;)

    It's been six days since I've done yoga and I can't wait to get my bare feet back on the mat.