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Thursday February 1st, 6:15am-7:15am:

Breakfast at 5:45am: 1 banana

In class warm up: 5 minutes of skipping
5 minutes of stretching
5 minutes of hook kicks
2 minutes of shadow kickboxing
2 minutes of foot work
2 minutes of foot work/jab/punch technique
10 minutes of takedowns and submissions with partners
10 minutes on the heavy bag - jab/punch/hook/roundkick combos
35 regular pushups
5 pushups - holding halfway/holding just off the floor/holding halfway again

Post work out breakfast at 8:00am: Green smoothie (vega, vanilla rice milk, banana, blackberries, apple, ginger, kale, cayenne)

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Friday February 2, 10:00am:

45 minute trail run.

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Saturday February 3rd, 9:45am-11:00am:

Breakfast at 8:00am: Green smoothie (vega, rice milk, water, banana, pear, kale, flax oil)

Pre warm up: light stretching
Warm up: 5 minutes of running
2 minutes of front kicks
Stretching
5 minutes of hook/upper cut combo drills
2 minutes of shadow kickboxing
5 minutes of karate stance drills
5 minutes of fighting stance footwork
2 minutes of hook kick drills
15 minutes of hook kick drills on kick paddles
4 minutes of skipping
100 crunches
50 squats

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Sunday February 4th, 11:45am-1:15pm:

Pre warm up: stretching
Warm up: 2 minutes running, 4 minutes of jumping jacks
Stretching
5 minutes of jab/punch/roundkick combo drills
15 minutes of heavy bag work
10 mintues of conditioning training - jab/punch/uppercut/hook combos
2 minutes of crunches
2 minutes of squats
45 pushups
35 crunches
15 super wide pushups
15 narrow pushups
15 super narrow pushups

After class:
20 full strength roundkicks on the heavy bag (each leg)
30 hookkicks -- slow for technique
10 regular pullups
8 overhand pullups
Light stretching

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Sunday February 4th, 11:00pm:

100 regular crunches
100 side to side crunches
100 cross crunches
40 pushups
10 minutes of sparring drills with Trev

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Monday February 5th, 8:30am:

3.2K run on the gravel track down the street.

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Thursday February 6th, 8:00pm-9:15pm

Pre warm up: light stretching, 10 pullups, a bunch of roundkicks, hookkicks and sidekicks.
Warm up: 3 minutes of running
Stretching
10 minutes of sparring
10 minutes of frontkick, roundkick, sidekick and hookkick drills
10 pushups
20 minutes of kata practice
25 pushups

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Saturday February 10th, 9:45am-11:00am:

Pre warm up: light stretching
Warm up: 2 minutes of running
Stretching
15 minutes of sparring
15 minutes of kata practice
70 squats
15 pushups
2 minutes of running
2 minutes of roundkicks on the heavy bag
10 regular pullups
6 overhand pullups

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Sunday February 11th, 11:45-1:00pm:

Pre warmup: Stretching
Warmup: 2 minutes of running
Stretching
10 minutes of jab/punch/kick combo drills
10 minutes of hookkick drills on floppy targets
2 minutes of running
2 minutes of crunches
2 minutes of pushups
After class: 10 pullups, roundkicks on heavy bag, precision roundkicks on dummy.

We headed up to Whistler on Sunday afternoon because Trev is shooting a TV show up here for a few days. The show is putting us up at the Four Seasons Hotel, which I believe is the fanciest hotel in Whistler. :shock: The gym up here is crazy good. :shock: :shock: 6 treadmills, 6 stairmasters, free weights, every weight machine imaginable, and a mirrored studio area for stretching, yoga... and kickboxing training :boxer: :D

Sunday February 11th, 5:00-6:00pm:

Went for a 3 mile run on the treadmill. This was my first time ever on a treadmill and I discovered that running on a treadmill is way easier than trail running. After that I did some stretching then had a go with the free weights. I'm used to bodyweight exercises so I found the weights a bit foreign. My favourite machine was the lat pull down machine. I was able to do my bodyweight, just over a hundred pounds, for a few reps. Hopefully this will help me with my overhand pullups.

Monday February 12th, 12:00-1:00pm:

Another run, this time 2.5 Miles. The hotel staff brought me some lemon water about 20 minutes in on the machine (they must have known I was getting tired), it gave me a good boost and I ended up running for a full half hour. After that had a little swim and a long soak in the hottub.

In case you're wondering... no I don't ski or snowboard. Such a waste, I know, being in one of the premier ski destinations in the world. :oops: BTW -- Whistler sucks for vegans. There are fur stores all over the place and all the restaurants seem to be steak houses. We went out last night with a big (carnivore) group and the only thing on the menu we could have was the baked spring roll appetiser. The waiter felt some sympathy -- he said he was raised vegan but has since gone to the dark side and now eats bacon veggie burgers. :? I asked him to talk to the chef about adding something to the menu and he said he would. Tonight we're gonna try Thai food. Hopefully we'll have better luck.

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Whistler update: Trev and I went out for Thai Food as planned last night and ended up having a fantastic vegan meal. The waitress was super nice and went and talked to the chef for us. We ended up getting a few custom vegan dishes -- spring rolls, pad thai, roasted vegetables with cashews and rice. It was a good thing we were there for a late dinner -- around 9:30pm, any earlier and they said we would have been out of luck with the custom order. We were very appreciative and tipped super well in hopes of helping the next vegans who wander in.

So, today is my last day up here. No more working out. I have a sore knee from all the running. I did however take advantage of the pool, hottub, and steam room today. I will be very sad to leave. It's pretty crazy staying at a place like this for free. :P

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Saturday February 17th, 2-4pm:

Sparring Seminar

The seminar started out very well. Full face contact sparring at about 80% strength. I learned tons, had some great partners, took some good hits and gave some good hits.

I did two rounds with the scariest girl at our club. A better description of her is possessed-demon-street-brawler, actually. I survived the first round without getting too hurt and then I figured her out and was able to hold my own.

So I was feeling pretty good and I got paired up with another girl, a low belt and a southpaw. Very early on into the round we both roundkicked with the same leg, clashed, and because she outweighed me by forty pounds I lost my balance and fell over -- landing on my right wrist. It wasn't even a body shot or foot sweep for cryin' out loud. My hand went instantly numb. And that was the end of the seminar for me.

I spent the 2nd half sitting on the bench moping and icing my wrist. I'm not sure if it's broken or just badly sprained. I can't move my wrist, I can't put any pressure on my fingers or make a fist, it hurts to squeeze, and it's throbbing constantly. It's been almost 24 hours now. If it's still not better in a day or two I think I'll get it x-rayed.

The worst part is that I'm out for a while now. :cry: I always like to say pain is good, so I think i'll just sit back and try to enjoy the pain for a while.

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Saturday February 24th, 9:45am-11:00am:

Breakfast at 8:00am: Green smoothie (vega, vanilla rice milk, banana, apple, kale, baby spinach leaves, flax oil)

Pre warm up: light stretching
Warm up: 5 minutes of running
5 minutes of kickboxing drills
2 minutes of jumping jacks
2 minutes of stretching
5 minutes balance drills -- standing on one leg and kicking with other
2 minutes of core conditioning
30 hindu squats
50 crunches
2 minutes of holding pushup position on elbows
3x2 minute rounds of no contact sparring
2 minutes of 1 handed dips (due to sprained arm)
60 lunges
Ended off with some leg conditioning kicks on the heavy bag and some kata practice on my own.

I wrapped my wrist up tightly with a hand wrap and managed to get through class. Hopefully it'll heal back fully pretty soon so I can get back into doing pushups.

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Sunday February 25th, 11:45am-1:15pm:

Pre warm up: stretching, light contact sparring
Warm up: 2 minutes jumping jacks, 1 minutes knees up running on the spot
Stretching
2 minutes of shadow kickboxing
5 minutes of leading front kick/jump scissor kick combos
15 minutes of heavy bag drills (jab/punch/roundkicks)
5 minutes of squats
100 crunches
100 squats
40 knuckle pushups (only ones I can do right now with injured wrist)

After class:
3 x 2 minute rounds of half contact sparring
Light stretching

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Sunday March 4th, 11:45am-1:15pm:

Pre class warmup: stretching, 10 pullups, kick drills (round kick and hook kick)

Warm up: 2 minutes sprinting, 2 minutes of sideways running
Stretching
2 minutes of kickboxing target training
2 minutes of crunches holding medicine ball
3 x 2 minute rounds of kickboxing on the heavy bag
2 more minutes of kickboxing target training
2 minutes of jump scissor kicks with target paddles
2 minutes of stretching
2 minutes of anternating jumping exercises

After class:
20 full strength round kicks on the heavy bag (each leg)
10 regular pullups
3 overhand pullups
60 crunches
30 pushups
another serious stretch

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Tuesday March 6th, 6:15am-7:15am:

Pre warm up: light stretching
Warm up: 5 minutes of skipping
5 minutes of stretching
Circuit training:
2 minutes of leg raises on yoga ball
2 minutes of kickboxing on heavy bag
2 minutes of hook kicks on floppy target
2 minutes of shadow kickboxing with hand weights
2 minutes of pushups (5 sets of 10) with elastic for resistance
2 minutes of sprinting and jumping
2 minutes of kickboxing on heavy bag
2 minutes of crunches on yoga ball
Cool down: light stretching

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Thursday March 8th, 6:15am-7:15am:

Pre warm up: light stretching
Warm up: 2 minutes of running, 2 minutes of skipping
5 minutes of stretching
2 minutes of shadow kickboxing
2 minutes of Leg raises with elastic for resistance
more stretching
30 pushups with elastic for resistance
40 crunches
a bunch of running
2 minutes of squats
15 minutes of kata practice

pretty mellow workout today :|

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Sunday March 11th, 11:45am-1:00pm:

Pre warm up: stretching
Warm up: 2 minutes of knees up running
Stretching (horsestance, splits, side to side, etc)
2 minutes of shadow kickboxing
2 minutes of shadow sparring
More stretching (horsestance and splits)
6 minutes of jumping side to side over an obstacle
60 hookkicks (30 each leg) on floppy target
4 sets of 5 one footed frontkick, roundkick, sidekick without putting foot down for balance training
100 crunches
10 minutes of karate stance drills
10 minutes of sprinting drills with partners
6 minutes of takedowns with submissions

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