I met with John Salgado this afternoon for my kickboxing training session. 4 days in a row of exercise! I’m proud of myself. 🙂
Bosu Ball: We did warm ups on the Bosu Ball– running in place and front kicks. Then a series of Bosu Ball exercises combining side lunges, side kicks and squats. There are a couple of useful online videos available.
Here are a couple of online videos from eHow.com:
Stability Ball: We followed the Bosu Ball exercises with tucks and push ups with the stability ball. Strength exercises for today used 15 lb. weights doing triceps exercises and biceps curls using the stability ball. John also had me begin wall squats with the balance ball.
Here is a website called Ball-Exercises.com that lists a number of exercises for the Stability Ball.
Free Weights Continued: Also John had me sit and stand while doing bicep curls and dumb bell shoulder presses.
Cardio Rounds: Clearly, the worst thing about returning to the gym after a long absence is the lack of stamina. I couldn’t finish a whole round because I simply couldn’t breathe and felt nauseous. I guess that’s my newest most important goal. 😉
To develop stamina, Livestrong.com suggests:
- running [can’t do it because of my knees right now]
- sparring/training bouts) [yeah, I don’t appreciate people hitting me]
- circuit training Yes!
- jumping rope [see bad knees excuse above 🙂 ]