It’s Halloween! Only on Halloween can you see a clown driving the car behind you, and not wonder if a bank just got robbed!
Sure – tell me they didn’t just creep somebody out!
Was pretty psyched to see today was a NEW WORKOUT. NEW WORKOUT!!!!
I was less psyched when I saw it was 47 minutes. I knew that meant 12 rounds. I should stop complaining about the workout time. Its under 1 hour! But, with stuff like P90x3, T25, Insanity Max 30, and 22 Minute Hard Corp, I got spoiled with short workouts. What can I say – my time is precious.
I had a major revelation today. I decided they are teaching and cueing the push kick incorrectly. That might seem arrogant considering I’m not a martial artist, but I’ve put a lot of thought into this. The move is a PUSH kick. The intent is to push your opponent or your attacker off of you. This means you are pushing the person away from you via your kick. The only way this can physically be accomplished is if you bring your leg into your body and PUSH your foot FORWARD. Kind of hard to push a person away if your foot is retracting. They teach this as a circular kick where your foot moves forward, then follows a circular path back.
Here is an example of a properly executed push kick…
Notice how his hips move forward, and his kicking foot will land ahead of his back foot if he puts it down. THAT IS THE WAY TO PUSH KICK. There is not a way to do a push kick, go full circle, and have your kicking foot return back behind your front foot. If you do that, you aren’t thrusting your hips forward, you aren’t pushing ANYTHING, and it’s a worthless and stupid move.
Once I embraced kicking somebody into the well of souls, my push kicks were better and had more purpose.
Overall, I enjoyed this workout – lots of opportunities to work on side kicks. That is my quest in this program – practice and improve on my side kicks. Today’s session furthered this end. The burners weren’t overly taxing – I felt like I had enough in the tank each round to really focus on technique. They say, “balance and control over speed…” a lot, and I’m taking that to heart. I’m slowing the combos down until I feel like I’m doing each properly, and then I organically add a power element to them. Once I have some power behind it, I try to ratchet up the speed. Some of the combos lend themselves to speed a little more than others, so always default to proper form over speed!
Oh – and they aren’t original on their burner moves – lots of recycling here.
My suggestion to use the 2nd set as your non-dominant stance holds true here also. I did that for all 12 rounds. They only cue it once or twice.
Move of the day: Jab, cross, slip back, cross, roll back (round 7)
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