7/7/07 – Saturday stretching and Karate workout.

I spent a little over and hour stretching while my son took class.  I did the splits against a wall, hamstring stretches and some other moves.  My hips felt pretty loose afterward and most the rest of the day.

At night, I did some kicks with the pad.  In order to get my kicks up higher and have more accuracy, I had my wife a thick pad and I did 15 roundhouse kicks with each leg.  My right leg can kick almost chest high with good control and power but my left leg is only about belt level and I am having a hard time getting my hip turned over to complete the kick.  I am also having a problem returning to my stance after I complete the kick with the left leg.  I am going to continue practicing every other day or so until I get them right.

I also did 15 side thrust kicks.  Those were better than my roundhouse kicks but I was turning my back too far over when kicking with the left leg.

My kicks have come a long way in the three years that I have been doing Karate but they still have a way to go.

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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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