Friday, December 5, 2014

Les Mills Combat: Day 1

I started Les Mills Combat today, and it was SO FUN - seriously. Combat is a 60 day program based on 6 different styles of martial arts (Boxing, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Capoeira and Jiu Jitsu) so it's really physical and active, but more fun than just repeating basic workout moves over and over again. I mean, who wouldn't like kicking and punching and pretending to beat down bad guys? (ok so they kept saying "your opponent" during the workout like you're in a ring or something but come on, kicking bad guy butt is so much more satisfying.) There are two instructors - one woman and one man - and 4 other participants including someone modifying the moves to make them low impact.

Day 1 was Combat 30: Kick Start - a high paced cardio workout with a lot of upper body punches and a crazy stretch of hundreds of kicks (literally hundreds) that was only 30 minutes. I'm wondering if I'll be sore tomorrow; I think I can feel it in my shoulders already.  I'm excited to see what tomorrow's workout is like, and that's always a good thing because it makes it that much easier to press play!

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