First blog entry.

Last night was my first night back to class after the holiday break.

We did some new moves that we have not done before. It was interesting to learn new things since I am now an orange belt but I was having a little trouble getting coordinated.

I did notice that since I stopped smoking my endurance has improved a great deal in class, even though the class last night was intense with no breaks.

Today I started lifting weights again after a long layoff. The workout tonight was good. Since I am just getting back into my workouts again, I am taking it slow and using light weights.

Warm up first.

Front Pulldowns – 4 x 80 x 5
DB Bench Press – 4 x 40ea x 5
Alt DB Curl – 4 x 35ea x 5
DB Shrugs – 4 x 55ea x 5

Total time in the weight room about 25 minutes.

After that:

Kata – 3 Heian Sho-dan and 2 Heian Ni-dan.
Basics – Practiced some of the new moves from last night.
Dynamic Stretching – front leg stretch and side leg stretch 2 x 10 each leg.

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Doug is a Shotokan Karate student that enjoys sharing his Karate training experiences with everyone. He is a Computer Consultant, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, blogger and a freelance writer..

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