Training Log: Entry 369
Trained a ROTC cadet in some boxing after that trainwreck of a self defense class taught to us by some Shoto guy from JKA. Reverse punch, kiai! I can't believe I used to believe in that crap.
Managed to finally throw a decent left hook in sparring. Threw it a couple of times. Stop turtling when the pressure is put on. Fire back, move out to the side, counter, do something. Just wish my partner had some more meat on him so that I could hit with a little more force. Still, glad he's getting better.
Bench press of 225
Notes: Despite having not benched for 6 weeks, the form was perfect on this. The bar had to travel a shorter distance than usual though. I suppose that ribcage expansion actually worked. My fiancee said my chest looks a lot broader on bench than usual.
Powerlifting style below parallel squats of 300
Notes: Wow, total culture shock after the 20 reps. My first set felt so foreign and alien. Breathing was all wrong, form as jacked up, nervous as hell, etc. After that though, sets of the best squats I've ever done. Wasn't going ATG, but deeper than parallel, with a pause on every rep. Knees traveled in slightly, but weren't buckling. Really drove through on the heels. Try not to come forward.
Pull-ups of bodyweight
Notes: And so we start anew. Form was nice and tight.
Weighing in at 199. Cutting too fast. Up food intake.