Tuesday Karate workout – 1/1/08 – First workout of the new year.

I always try to finish the last year with a workout and start the new year with a workout.

I didn’t do my normal workout at home yesterday but I did have a good weight workout at the gym to finish up 2007. Even though I was doing high rep sets of 20, the weight felt really light and my muscles felt strong.

To start out the new year with a bang, I did the following workout:

Arm circles – 19 both forward and backward
Arm swings in and out – 19
Arm swings up and down – 19
Trunk twists – 19 each side
Weighted side bends – 20lbs x 19 each side
Glute ham raises – 19
Reverse crunches – 19
Crunches – 19
Pushups – 19
Plank – 45 seconds
Lying side leg raises – 19 each leg
Medicine ball squats – 4lbs x 19


One each of Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan and Jion.

I really plan in stepping up my Karate workouts this year. Since I became a 3rd Kyu, I feel that I need to work even harder going forward. I plan on dropping another 20 to 25 pounds over the next six months to help improve my moves.

About doug

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..


2 Responses to “Tuesday Karate workout – 1/1/08 – First workout of the new year.”
  1. Karateka says:

    Just found your site.. I’m staring Shotokan classes tonight after two private lessons with Sensei. I’m going to read back over your blog to read about your experiences.

  2. doug says:

    Good luck with your classes.


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