So, this is how I work out. This is only a very broad view of my training.
When I say I do a round of "ground and pound," this is what I mean. I basically go to town on a 90 lb heavy bag on the floor with punches, hammer fists, elbows and knees. You can go from either side or sit on it with one leg on each side.
This is what I mean when I say I'm "hitting pads." My trainer will physically hold pads for me and call out offensive and defensive combos. Combos include punches, kicks, knees and occasionally elbows. The pads you see in the picture above are Thai pads, which we use but we also use punch mitts. Those are smaller and require more accuracy.
In my last post when I said "the rope," which I'm sure isn't even close to the proper name, this is what I meant. Your goal is to keep the rope moving using your arms. She is lucky that a lot of the rope is coiled around the pole. I usually have to go the full length. I am not going to lie, if I had to choose my least favorite workout this would be it. It hurts!!
Since I showed my least fav, I figured it is only fair to show one of my favorite workouts (if we aren't including actual striking in that). This is a sledgehammer strike. We used to have one of those ginormous 600ish pound tires in our back parking lot which was left behind by the MMA gym that used to be next door to my gym. They switched locations and left the tire. Unfortunately they came back for it a few weeks ago so my sledgehammer days are over for now. Basically you raise the sledgehammer above your head and strike with full power alternating sides. I felt extremely powerful when I did this exercise and I think I was the only girl that did it :)
This is a diagram of a burpee. This is a very common drill. I included it because a sprawl is very similar to this and I know I mentioned sprawls yesterday. The only difference between a sprawl and a burpee is that the hips go down a little closer to the ground (it is used as a takedown defense in fighting) and instead of a jump at the end you just stand up and start over. Imagine doing that for your minute "rest" between 3 minute rounds!
That's a very quick overview of the very basics of my training. I do a lot of striking, switching between the pads (thai pads and punch mitts), the hanging heavy bag and ground and pound. The others I included mainly because there have been questions about them. There's a lot of other stuff (I can do another full post on abs alone if you want) I do but I figured I'd clarify the basics first :)
Hope this didn't totally bore you! I hope you all have a lovely Friday and a great weekend! I'll hopefully be back with some yummy food tomorrow!
PS. Ingrid, I thought of you when I saw this pic! I can't even deal, it is so cute and funny!