Fight club, K-1, muay thai, strength training, training

Mix it day

Great day today!

‘Morning’ session:
15 min running (stupid machine wouldn’t let me see distance only time)

Little play with snatch and Clean & Jerk, with a 20K barbell

Then of to the good ol’ stuff:
Deadlift
1x 10x 30K
2x 5x 40K
2x 5x 50K
2x 5x 60K

Full Contact twist
1x 10x +5K
5x 10x 10K

Evening:
1½ hour muay thai in Siam with Clemme as coach. Really nice combos – even did a ‘dutch man’. Very cool – and about 20/ 25 min sparring. Also really nice!

 

Also saw a really good friend today. Made me so happy to talk to – and so nice to be supported in being me!! Just a very good day! Tomorrow will be a really good day aswell: Fight Club finally airing the big boys! K-1 Grand Prix – Final 8 – 2010!!

 

K-1 2010

 

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Short training note

Fitness.dk ABC

5k – 20.43

Clean & Press 4×6 (11 & 12 kg)
Pull Ups 4×6
[Super set: Clean & Press 4 reps, move on to Pull Ups 4 reps – 6 sets total]

½ TGU 4×6 (8 & 9 kg)
Wall Squats (1 min) & Jump Squats (10)
[Super set: ½ TGU 4 reps, move on to Wall Squats/ Jump Squats]

Stretch and finish

Pull Ups were easier than I had imagined, but also just did 4 in a set. shifted between under/ overhand grip. Nice to feel the progress. Clean and Press weren’t so cheerful. Had to back down from 12Kg to 11 after 2 rounds, due to my wrist. ½ TGU’s was good, and 9Kg was fine (did 8kg first set and 9 for the rest). I think, I can up the weight soon. Wall Squats and jump squats was nearly killing me in the first 2 sets. After that, it seemed like the body adjusted and got the hang of it. Great workout!
Thaiboxing later!

Wall Squats in my toning class - fit.dk ABC

Post Thaiboxing class @ Siam

90 minutes of muay thai with Clemme! Very nice – picked a bag as partner tonight on purpose, as my wrist are making trouble again. Can’t hold pads for the big guys. (Don’t think it really like the press and clean).
Got to sparre 2 rounds with Klingen – which was very nice, except he landed his knee on my elbow – on the ‘funny bone’.
But great to see, my knees are beginning to get incorporated more natural, and also a few of the moves from Amsterdam, was able to pull them out.

Also: 5 rounds of teeps, knees and angle work.
Felt very good afterwards!

Only issue – ate too quick, when I got home, so have a pretty bad stomach now 😦

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Bustet up, Siam style

Friday night with Muay thai training in Siam.

Really good session with Abdul, that left my triceps burned out!
Lot of pad work, finished of with bag work – that actually did kill the poor upper arms.
3 min drills bag work:
30 sec: Hard n’ heavy boxing
30 sec: Pushing bag (in front of head, switching from shoulder to shoulder)

30 sec: Left/ right kicking
30 sec: Hug bag from squat position/ stand up w bag/ down again

15 sec: Fast hands
15 sec: Hard n’ heavy

Class finished of by 100 push ups! (did 30 on knees)

On the heart attack note:
Calmness has settled in, and I’ve retired to a waiting position.
Heartache is a terrible condition, so exhausting and leaves you for dead.
I need to live again, smile – and maybe feel the warmth of love, so I wait
and see where to go from this.

Choices are always hard, once made it opens a window and closes a door.
When to make the choice, and which to choose is the hard part,
So therefore I wait, and hope for a sign
Waiting for the sun

Love this album btw

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Amsterdam III

Back in Copenhagen, it’s always nice to dream away. And as I’ve been going back in time, to write my piece on Lucien Carbin for World Muaythai Magazine, I just remembered my new lost friends in Amsterdam. Didn’t really got around to name them, cause they constantly moved – so sometimes I wasn’t sure, if it was one of their cousins, that moved in. But managed to snap a few photos of them:

They don't look big here, but they were!!!

Not and Afraid sitting in the corner

And NO!! They didn’t crawled under my skin and laid eggs!  Liam and Rich – bad boys for teasing me. Was really not that funny!!

Asides from that, we were a strange little bunch of people – gathered just to train with Carbin. Rich – a friend from UK/ Phuket, Liam (boyfriend from Ireland) and me (Banana girl from Denmark). Like my two earlier posts says, training was much more challenging than from what I’ve ever tried before. In lots of aspects, way tougher than Thailand, and I have to agree with Rasmus Zøylner – friend from Siam Gym – that after a certain point, one would learn more from training in Holland, than the usual trip to Thailand.

Thailand is great – but if you have a lot of fight experience and got your basics down – Holland is the place to take your skills to the next level. Maybe not all of Hollands gyms – but Carbins Fighting Factory, Golden Glory, Pancration, Mike’s Gym etc. They all have world-class fighters! Also – dutch fighters works a lot on the angles and not only focus on power, as the thais. Which makes it good – like Lucien says: Mix it up!
And to top it off – the dutch have always been a nation of fighters. No matter who in the martial arts world you talk too: Taekwondo, karate, Jiu jitsu, boxing – they all know the dutch reputation – which is kind of odd, one would think they would take it more easy in Am*dam city, hehe 😉

Am*dam btw definetly still one of my favorite cities in Europe!  Only had a brief encounter with the city this time thou, as more important things were on the menu for this trip (read: Training and learning new stuff!!). Guys for some reason didn’t have the same feeling about the city. Tried talking to both Liam and Rich about the splendid architechture in Am*dam, but could just as well, has been talking about the Bridget Jones Diaries – didn’t really get any respond. Odd!

Anyway – back home and single girl for a while, its back on training and stuff… (work). Had a great training in Siam yesterday evening, and felt good enough to join Johnny De Limas morning box today. 1½ hour of boxing – really good, just to focus on the hands. I’ve noticed over the last couple of months, that my speed in the combos has slowed down. (If training in Amsterdam, I’m sure they would pick up, cause the combos are so crazy – and he (Lucien) wants them with speed). So being back in a straight boxing class felt very good and needed.
Did try out some combos, and it went surprisingly good.

Later today its the teaching marathon in Fitness.dk ABC! Looking forward to see all my superwomen and men again!

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Mission half accomplished

The mission with the last weeks enjoyment at Siam, had two ends. One and primarily – getting used to the good ol’ kick n’ punch after two months break. And secondly – I also wanted to make it out alive = make it to Amsterdam with no major injuries, that would sideline me.

Would be a shame to go and train under one of the most acclaimed coaches in Europe, and then sit out with an injury.

With today’s morning jog and evening at Siam, I think it’s safe to say, I’m pretty much there. Meaning – I can’t get up my condition anymore before Wednesday, and with todays last 20 minutes blasting on pads, my arms are dead. (Kim – a guy same size of Liam teamed up with me – and holding pads were just as hard – if not harder – than to perform myself. Haha – that’s the way it is to be ‘lille’).  I even said no to sparring, not to jinx it – but then, those damn pads.
So now I need rest and recovery to make it fresh into class thursday. Body just not up for the workload yet – guess its one of those things, that comes with being older 😦

Last two days here, will therefore be tomorrows classes at Fitness.dk ABC and morning run – with Pui Yee, if she’s up for it – Wednesday. And then off for a new adventure Wednesday evening. Looking so much forward to breathe the dutch air again, meet old and new friends – and hopefully, write another great article for WMM

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Friday 13th

It creeps up on you, doesn’t it? The horror, the feeling of the unexpected – the terror of a stranger… Friday 13th. Can a date have more associations to us?

My friday 13th started out with a run with Pui Yee. Tried to get a little more speed under the feet today. Felt harder, but only resulted in an increase of about 600 meter. And left me baffled. I could have sworn, it should have been a 1K increase. Haha

We finished off again with a nice mix of ‘flexibility’ drills, and I’m struggling with a chest drill. So am excited for the day, when I can do it: ‘no problem’.

Had a nice afternoon with some work done, and went to Siam this evening for a Muay Thai class. My third in a while. Was really good! Nice techniques, good combos and Abdul did a great job passing stuff on today. And also survived about 4 rounds of light sparring. Was very happy I came – but it was hard!!! Im pretty fucked up now.

Class ended with – what could be a session from Ross 50 Day Challenge: Circuit with burpees, pull ups, woodchoppers etc. Not bad.

Started to count the days for Amsterdam!

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Blood Sweat and Tears

Wednesday night @ Siam:

Not so bad as I had feared. Clemme, the usual general in charge was out holiday-like, so Mr Silverfox took over and kept me busy for 75 min, then I made a mistake – and focus went – and I went home instead of doing the last 15 min sparring. Which I kind of regret now… but what can I do?

Anyway training was bloody hard, after being away from the gym for 2 months – simple stuff like kicking, punching and even holding pads turn into a dreadful story. My right wrist is completely fucked from holding the thaipads. Left is only half. Fortunately it should be something, that would get ok for Amsterdam. Last thing I need is an injury – a week prior to departure.

Looking much forward to Amsterdam. The guys from the gym who went this summer, all speaks highly of the dutch guys (and I would expect nothing less) – and I get to meet up with old friends. Couldnt be better.

Bruises in a very different place

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Baby steps

So tonight was my first night in Siam, in a very long time. Actually I think my last period of committed muay thai training is two months or more – so it was with a heavy heart and hesitating feet I went to what use to be my other home.

Time passes by so very fast, and since Liam broke his hand, it has been so easy to just do the Ross with him and forget about gloves, wraps, mouth guard and a fist full of love. But now, when I’m back in Copenhagen on my own, I really can’t sit around eating popcorn every night – even I tried. Plus yet another assignment for WMM – and my own curiosity and will to learn, takes me to Holland for a week with legendary Lucien Carbin. So I better get started.. and today was first day back.

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Could have been worse – the guys could have killed me. Easily! But fortunately everyone took it easy – also from orders from Abdul and Rasmus, who’ve been taking over for Tony. Man, I’m gonna miss him so much. For various reasons he was one of the best trainers, I ever had the pleasure of training under.

Was great to see some of the guys again, thou. Reys, Morten, Michael, Abdul and Rasmus – in heavy training periods, they all becomes a big part of the gym-life. In a way, I kind of missed it, but also, I have been content with a happy heart to do the Ross thing with Liam – and enjoying all the other stuff in life.

I noticed going home from training, I got myself a small headache. Nothing major or painful – just a little hint of having sparred again. I never noticed this before. Well gonna see how the days pans out.

On a ruin in Ireland

Check out the gym:  http://www.continental-ffc.nl/home.html

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GPP # 5 and core 10

Saturday with Ross in Siam!! (weiii!!)

GPP #5
* 30 sec burpees
* 30 sec shadow box

6 rounds of 3 minutes, 30 sec break btw rounds

Very hard work! After first round we looked at each other and couldn’t believe we had 5 more rounds to go. My burpees in every 3 min. round was: 12, 11, 11. Tried to push hard in the shadow box breaks – and left my self out of breath several times.

Phillip, Munta and Kasper – had a clinch clinic going, great to see Phillip really upped his game!! The lads are off for Amsterdam tomorrow to train with Lucien Carbin. I so wish, I could join them!!

After this, Liam took me for 4 or 5 rounds of pads. Plain boxing. Felt good to punch something again. But arms feels tired and there was no speed left in my double jab. Just shows that you should never skip training 😉

Finished off with core # 10
* 5 Dragon flags
* 25 Knee hugs
* 15 Supermans
* 30 Side crunches, 15 pr side (slow cadence)
* High rep crunches (todays number: 50)
3 rounds
Dragon Flags are killing me. Wonder if I will ever be able to do just one correct?!

Felt good to be back in Siam. Hope I can remember this feeling, and get my as* back in training. Wonder if I should try to get a fight in September?

Watching Germany vs Argentina! Interesting!!

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