Monday Karate and stretching workout – 10/8/07 – New (old) oblique exercise, weighted side bends.

I warmed up on the mini trampoline for 5 minutes.

I moved into my ab workout but instead of doing twisting situps, I replaced them with weighted side bends.  I used to do these many years ago and they kept my obiques in really good shape.  I was not feeling much doing the twisting situps, maybe because of my lack of flexibility so I am going to do the side bends from now on or at least until I can develop enough flexibility to feel the twisting situps.

2 x 15 – situps
3 x 15 – weighted side bends with 20 pound dumbbells.
2 x 15 – lying leg raises

After that, I did my kata:

10 – Tekki Shodan

And once each of:

Heian Shodan
Heian Nidan
Heian Sandan
Heian Yondan
Heian Godan

After the kata I did some static stretching.

It was a pretty good workout overall.

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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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