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04-05-2011, 05:43 AM
I'm going to take advantage of this space on K4L and write me my very first workout journal. Hopefully, I can continue advancing and one day have an awesome look back at who I am and what I've been doing.
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Age: 24 years old
Rank: 10th Kyu
Compete @ Next Month's KKNY Goodwill Tournament
• Get into decent shape
Take June Promotion Test
• Becoming as proficient as possible for requirements for upper grades.
Go to class 5x a week
Jogging 5x a week for 30 minutes
Fight @ next years U.S Weight Category
Trim down to a more manageable 185lbs.
I've just recently came back on from a short hiatus and been lazing it out ever since. I managed to tear my calf and I've been sitting out for almost 2 months, gaining 20lbs in the process. The injury has been relatively quiet up until 2 days ago where I felt that slight pain again. I'm going to take a chance and train.
04-05-2011, 06:46 AM
Be careful, I know from bitter experience the bad outcomes that can arise from training when Injured.
Maybe you could just do some walking as a way to build back into things? and hammer the torso with pressups, pullups and situps etc?
04-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Definitely be careful with injuries, and be sure to let your instructors know of your injury so they don't push you to use it. I still have a slight nagging hamstring injury so I've been taking it easy on my legs for the time being.
04-05-2011, 10:57 AM
Looking forward to following your training misterxegoist. I'll echo the others about taking care of your injury - see what you can do to train around it.
Well done on logging your training. Calves can be troubling. One of mine tore his muscle for a second time. (First time was playing with his kids) The scarring is part of the problem, and the load on the calf can be significant.
04-06-2011, 10:33 PM
Wednesday - April 6, 2011
Osu!! Thank you all for your advice!! I decided to be a little more prudent in my training and wait a couple of extra days after my new discomfort.
Getting the rust off.
Rebuilding my stamina.
Rebuilding my mental strength.
Strengthening left calf.
Today, I took the 12:15-1:15 class and it was taught by a Sempai, who's name escapes me but it was his first official class as a teacher. It was a helluva session and he told us this was an appetizer of things to come & not the main course which I found both to be pretty funny & and something to looked forward to. It was great seeing all the old faces & some new ones as well. About 12 people in class, pretty decently sized.
I was thinking about my leg the entire morning. I almost ended up not going... but this inactivity has killed me and I just had to find out. I got through the class and did not struggle or feel any pain. I did STILL feel there was something wrong on certain movements like when I jumped and even blocking low kicks with that leg bothered me a bit.
• Regular KKNY warmups
• 30 pushups
• 20 reps each for standing kihon. 100 reps for standing jodan mawashi geri.
• Zenkutsu dachi Mae Keage. 3 counts in each direction & we built up to 5 reps per count.
• Fighting stance Power Jabs. Same deal as above.
• 3 rounds of 1-minute of non-stop Jab-Straight combinations.
• Gedan Mawashi Geri block training. Took turns working the leg in different ways. Nothing fancy.
20 minutes treadmill after class.
All in all though, I got through it easily and I held back very very little. It was a great class to clean away the rust and give me that energy boost I needed. Can't wait till tomorrow.
04-08-2011, 02:55 PM
I like your enthusiasm and hope you achieve your goals. Since you are nursing a not too insignificant injury, I'm going to ask you, is training 5 days a week a good thing? You do need to recuperate and mend.
Good luck! I look forward to following your progress.