More like 5 dollar baby, to be fair.
I have taken up boxing. Not to fight – I hate fighting, I'm just doing it for the training. I started this morning. It was FANTASTIC. I was instantly addicted (mind you, that's not surprising – I get instantly addicted to many things). It was a really hard workout. That is one of the reasons I love it. As an exercise freak, I am constantly looking for a new way to get that endorphin high. When you do the same gym routine week in and week out, you tend to get a bit complacent, so anything new is welcomed. By the end of the session I could hardly lift my gloves above my head. Just as well I wasn't in the ring. It would have been a KO.
Training consists of bag work (power and speed), ab & core work and jogging & skipping. I was fine with everything except speed work. You have to whack one of those little bags stuck to the ceiling, as fast as you can. I couldn't even hit it slowly! It just kept alluding me. It's a coordination thing, and coordination isn't really one of my strengths. On the plus side, it got me so frustrated that there was definite power in my 3 punch combos!
Today's session was cross-training. Tomorrow is hard-core. Can't wait.