Alright then. I've recently decided to post my training log and SHAARREEE INNNN THE STR-UGGLE....brothers. *nods self-approvingly* Sooooooo0o0ohhhrgg...eehh...EHHERMM.. *clears throat* Ahem,....I'll document the final month of preparation leading to my fight, April 25th at the Icardo center here in GOOD OL' BAKERSSSSFIELD *spits in the grass then climbs back onto his mule*. Let me first start off by saying before this year started, it had been a long time since I had the fire to compete *cough6fukinyearscough* Normally as I touch base with my friends I would genuinely be excited to hear about their upcoming training/fights and then brush off the idea of getting back in there myself. But this Jan. when the subject came up and I got offered a spot on a charity fight card, I decided to give it a go. Why I'm realistic about reaching my ideal fighting shape by that time, I've never shied away from hard work to overcome stagnation. It's been a eye opening 3 months to say the least. So as I've recently been accepted back into the local scene , I've come to garner the name " Old School Madness" due to my obsession with sledge hammers, medicine balls, jump ropes, and all other forms of anaerobic medieval torture. Funnily enough, my growth in intensity has brought a few of these guys around. My after workout run is starting to get crowded. So without further adieu , yesterdays (3-27-08) workout. I'm not sure my lingo is very accurate, so if there's any questions regarding clarification let me know. Warm up. (2 minute breaks in-between warm ups) Stretch 5 minutes body work out wrists 5 minutes, <mini-curls, grip handles, rollers> -- This has become essential, I've literally got the most mangled F*D UP hands you've seen on a 25 year old -- Jacks 3 minutes 2 rounds shadow boxing 5 minutes non-intensive rope skipping drank some coffee. Conditioning. 3 sets pushups 2 sets crunches 2 Cerebral palsy sets of Medi-twistup's /DEATH. 4 sets drawing the gun <rest> 5 minutes rope( intense )< high knees, side to side w/ crossover = Fav's> 1 round resistance band work Left arm. 1 round resistance band work right arm. 2 rounds speed bag + keep my damn hands stable. Just looking at the Sledgehammer makes me sick, so I skip it. (boo - into rest) -- to finish my conditioning segment, I burpee until Iz can't burpee no mo (about 40 with the tuck here) Once thoroughly devastated, 30 second rest into 50 meter suicides! YAAAA HEARRRRD ME!? -rest long enough for nausea to subside LOL.- 5 minutes easy rope skipping to get back into gear. (you'll see a pattern w/ me and rope) Gym 2 rounds heavy bag - jab 1 round heavy bag - body work 1 round Heavy bag - combinations 2 rounds focus mitts - movement/pivot work 1 round focus mitts uppercuts till devastated , right into - 1 round "slap your head if you drop your hands" exhausted -noodle armed- focus mitts <rest> 1 round focus mitts - hooks till devastated (which doesn't take long ) Full rest. 5 mins. Road work 3 minutes rope skipping to stay warm Jogged my usual 1 mile to start off, afterward felt like crap going into the first 600 sprint, was out of it and walking by the second. That damn Vanilla whey flavor is calling me, and I've run out of milk. *shrugs* /day.