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    Back in the saddle

    Over the past few months/years, working out has definitely fallen a bit more by the wayside. I used to work out every day, but lately I work in a once per week taekwondo training and one run every two weeks and that seems to be it. I want to be a lot more consistent though, so for accountability reasons: a thread!

    CONCRETE GOALS:
    1. Run once a week consistently.
      • Goal: 5K! Doesn't have to be fast, but I would like to get the endurance to get there.
      • Current: 2.8 km in 20 minutes
    2. Do some form of workout 3-4 times a week, at least
      • Not taking taekwondo training into account.
      • Not counting yoga
    3. More yoga!
      • Eventual goal: Back to a every day yoga before bed.
      • Current goal: Every other day.
    4. Taekwondo goals:
      • Level up to a yellow belt! (currently still white)
      • Proper form for kicks (keeping back straight!)
      • Gain confidence to Kihap and make noise.

    Starting today!
    • Whisper workout - 3 sets, 1 minute rest

    #2
    Welcome

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      #3
      Hello and welcome!

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        #4
        Welcome! There are so many awesome workouts here - I hope you find inspiration!

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          #5
          Good luck!

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            #6
            Welcome

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              #7
              Thank you for the warm welcome, you all!


              20/02: Taekwondo focus
              Did some taekwondo video's, practicing getting my form proper both in Hogu and without. Did some Hip Flexors stretching, and half a video of yoga

              21/02: rest day
              Was supposed to be a taekwondo day, but storm Franklin decided to make that impossible. Rest day for me.

              22/02: ??
              Busy day, but still on the docket for today:

              In case of Apocalypse: 5 sets, 1 minute rest
              Poomsae practice
              YWA: Release

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                #8
                23/02: REST

                Planned to do today:
                Adira Workout (5 sets - no rest in between)
                Poomsae practice - focus on il jang, ee jang, sam jang
                YWA: 10 minute core flow
                Notes:
                Planning out my week based on the Fighter training plan so I won't work out aimlessly. Programs will be in there later (Fighter's Codex should be right up my alley!) once I have built up the habit a little bit more and have a little more faith in myself when it comes to actually finishing a whole program.

                Balance was absolutely terrible today, don't know what was wrong.

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                  #9
                  24/02: Skipped

                  Planned to do today:

                  Maximum HIIT workout
                  Stretching for splits
                  Yoga


                  Notes
                  Tacking this onto this update, as it is not really worth creating a new post for. Came home with aching legs after a mentally very draining day, to constant news feeds about Ukraine which drained me further. Instead of working out had some much needed online gaming time with a friend, and an early bed time.
                  The intent was there, but the follow through was severely lacking. Still on track 3/4 workouts a week though!

                  25/02: Strength

                  Planned to do today:

                  Agent of Chaos Workout, 4 sets, 6 kg dumbells.
                  Poomsae practice (sam jang, sa jang, oh jang)
                  Stretching for splits
                  Yoga, a few minutes of an own flow



                  Ended up doing the Agent of Chaos workout - low rep count, but despite not really doing any weights work in a while the dumbells felt lighter than I remembered them. positive things! Still mixing up some things in taeguk sa jang & oh jang, trying to pay more focus to the transitionary movements, need to find some good slow-mo videos.

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                    #10
                    26/02: Rest/run
                    Run: Couch to 5K, W6D1
                    Total Burn, Day 1, level 2 30 seconds rest
                    15 minute stretch for splits
                    10 minute Yoga for self care || Yoga With Adrienne


                    Overall, not too good a day - very low mental day. However, I did get my best km time in a long time, maybe ever (6'10"). Don't know if I would be able to stick to that pace for 5k. I only did about half of the run day as halfway through I got around to a lot of self-doubt and self-chastising and I couldn't push through.

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                      #11
                      27/02: Combat
                      Total burn, day 2, 5 sets no rest
                      VI, 5 sets no rest
                      Yoga: Glow Up
                      Overall Kicks practice
                      Poomsae practice (Il jang up to oh jang)

                      Notes:
                      Incorporated some footwork practice into VI, Still not super great at doing that with any kind of fluidity, but it definitely upped the intensity of VI.

                      Poomsae practice was a little rusty, especially oh jang. But I think I've found a good series of videos which goes slow enough to actually see the arm movements, so hopefully no more "stiff as a board poomsae", as one of my instructors called mine. Not that he gave me any guidance on how to improve them, and what about them was actually that jarring so I have no idea if I'm improving or not.

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                        #12
                        Greetings! Good luck with your goals.
                        Poomsae is difficult to do with perfect fluidity (or perfect anything!). How long have you being doing Taekwondo? I was surprised to read you're still a white belt but working on Oh-Jang.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by TopNotch View Post
                          Greetings! Good luck with your goals.
                          Poomsae is difficult to do with perfect fluidity (or perfect anything!). How long have you being doing Taekwondo? I was surprised to read you're still a white belt but working on Oh-Jang.
                          Thank you! Only two to three months, and I am only really able to attend one of the training days a week, so progress is somewhat on the slower side. I just really enjoy learning the poomsae, so I've been learning them on my own in between training sessions. My trainers would only really have taught me ee jang & il jang by now. (Or well, they usually tell the white belts to feel free to stick around, but if we don't want to focus on more advanced poomsae we usually can go over ee jang and il jang with one of the other trainers).

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                            #14
                            28/02: Taekwondo practice
                            Didn't end up doing any of my workouts. Class was intense and a little exhausting with lots of endurance and speed drills, afterwards cooled down with some Hosinsul. No specific yoga or Darebee workouts today, but training had a lot of those elements involved, so counting this as yoga and workout.

                            01/03: Combat
                            Freeflow yoga, 10-ish minutes
                            Total burn, day 3 level 2 (30 seconds rest)
                            Spitfire, level 1, no rest
                            Better abs challenge, day 1

                            Notes:
                            Overall, not the worst day but struggled with postponing workouts later and later as I was still doing school work, but I managed! Off to bed early today though, I am absolutely exhausted.

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                              #15
                              Poomsae is my love too, which is why I'm a couple of patterns above my grading pattern. One training day is better than none, and if you're really interested, you can learn a lot from even a short time.

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