Today I did something entirely different in the gym. I hit the punching bag. The thing has been there for 6 months and every day I went by it and wanted to give it a shot, but I was always stopped by, to put it quite frankly, my fear of embarrassment and negative imagination.
I went downstairs and there it was. The gym was nearly empty. I hopped up there and started to punch it with zero training or even a basic understanding of how to throw a punch outside of what I’ve been taught by my uncle.
It was a struggle to get into the rhythm, I decided to to 5 sets of 10 punches on either hand. By the end of it I didn’t want to leave! I was throwing out goofy combos and doing gut shots. It felt great!
I think it’s appropriate that, given my enthusiasm for physical training stuff, I should learn to throw a punch. I’m integrating heavy bag training into my cardio.