June 20th equaled 2000 punches today!!!  I’m finding at this point completing the punches isn’t the challenge, it’s counting them!

I had flashbacks today to one of my first jobs out of college where clients had to complete 6 reps of an exercises doing 10 seconds each direction.  We had to count out every one of those reps and seconds…..and the end result was me waking up in the middle of the night constantly counting out loud.  Since those dark days of 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, I have pretty much done away with counting that much during training sessions.

So keeping track of all these punches requires some organization and simplicity.

Today I wrote the numbers 1-20 on my white board and set out to knock out those punches and kicks!  The plan: 10 kicks/100 punches x 20 sets.

This proved to be a great recovery workout for me today since yesterday I hit the weights really hard and was still sore.  Plus, with keeping the kicks to only 10 each set, it allowed me to exert maximal force on each one.  One of the hardest parts about continuous kicking is that your heart rate jacks up quickly and within 20 seconds you are toast.  10 is that perfect amount where you can really get after it and then use the punches to recover.

Every time I completed a set, I simply erased a number off the board.  This made it so much easier to keep track of, but also having the goal right in front of me provided extra motivation.  It took just under 30 minutes to complete everything today!

Give this one a try mixing up the style of punches and kicks you are doing, but making sure that each kick is at full force!

See you all tomorrow for Warm Up Wednesday, we’ll have a live video coming at you from the gym!

-S

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