Friday, April 6, 2007

Entry #404

Weigh-in: 226 lbs.

On the stand-up bag, it would be better to adopt a compact stance, with the head kept low. The difficulty in avoiding the recoil is made harder that way. Placing it next to the hanging bag for bounce is proving very effective in adding a degree of unpredictability to how it will return.

RE upper-body

2 X 20
1 X 12
10 lbs.
3 X 10
25 lbs.

Tate presses:
4 X 8
30 lb. dumbbells
> Poundage was low to compensate for the foreign movement. It was little challenge, but this is a light day.

4 X 8
1 X 4

Hise shrugs:
3 X 15
225 lbs.

I concluded with rounds on the gym's heavy bag, bare-knuckle. My wrist folded in one instance (luckily, on a jab and not anything heavy). I rely too much on the assistance of wraps. This is something that should be drilled further.


  1. I had to look up what Tate presses were. They look pretty neat. I like having a go at the bag bare knuckles sometimes, too. Hope it pays off for you.

  2. How do those weighted push-ups treat your back?  I imagine that's a lot of strange pressure right on your lower back.

  3. Place the weight up between your shoulder blades and it won't affect the lower back. Then the weight is focused over your arms.

  4. They feel fine, actually. It wasn't a very heavy weight.