Day one - wouldn't go down, have buried it in toilet paper and attacked it with a knife, will try again later I wasn't going to post a log, but my wife and I had a few disagreements lately on the quantity of training I've been doing of late and my attitude toward it. I'm never satisfied I've been doing enough. She thinks I'm being too harsh on myself and I should be Ok with it. So she recommended posting a log and seeing how I do. So here we go. BTW, walking, does it count as a form of exercise? Also, apologies if I get some terminology mixed up, still trying to learn it from my new style . 26/08/13: Only pad and bag work today, come the evening I was in too much pain to do much more. Thai pad (tied to a tree): Hook punches x 60 Straight punches x 60 Mae geri (Front Kick) x 20 Mawashi geri (Round House Kick) x 20 Elbow strikes x 60 Uraken Uchi (back hand strikes, emphasis on impact with the two front knuckles on the temples) x 40 Heavy bag (hanging from a tree) Mae Geri x 80 Mawashi Geri x 120 Hook Punches x 40 Ude Uchi (forearm strike) x 40 Knees x 40 500 metre jog to warm down. 20 minutes carrying the heavy bag on my shoulders, 2 mile daily walk for shopping. Total time - 1hr 20 mins (roughly) On the plus side, I found out I can hit a lot harder than I thought. Downside? I injured both my shoulders on the thai pad because I was hitting it while angry. Couldn't do much more leg work as my hips were stiff. Also fell over because trying to perform a powerful round house kicks in the mud is fun. 27/08/13: Focused on kihon waza tonight (fundamental techniques). Couldn't do as much as usual as my injuries from yesterday were bad. (Moving medium speed): Shadow combination (jab, jab, cross, hook) x 48. Mae Geri x 48 Mawashi Geri x 48 Ushiro Geri (spinning back kick) x 30 (this one put a lot of pressure on my knees and ankles which were bad) Shadow boxing x 3 minutes Tsugi Ashi Gyakuzuki chudan ipponken (move the back foot up to the front, front foot moves forwards, reverse punch, single knuckle from the middle finger slightly more prominent) x 36 Ayumi Ashi Jodan Junzuki (move forward as if walking normally, pushing off on the back foot, punching to the face with the same hand/foot - right foot, right hand - while shifting your weight forward) x 36 Mae geri nagashi gyakuzuki chudan ipponken (front kick, dropping weight off centre so the feet are on the same line, reverse punch with middle knuckle prominent, return to natural stance) x 24 Standing techniques in naihanchi dachi (stance where the feet are apart about twice the width of the shoulders, toes pointed in): (EDIT: All medium speed) Jodan Tsuki (Face punchy goodness) x 50 Jodan Uke (Upper level block) x 50 Gaiwan Uke Chudan (middle level block, semi-circular motion, thumb turned to the outside deflection) x 50 Naiwan Uke Chudan (middle level block, semi-circular motion, thumb turned to the inside deflection) x 50 Gedan Barai (Lower level sweeping block) x 50 Uraken Uchi Jodan x 50 Nuki te Uchi (spear hand strike) Chudan x 50 Shuto Uchi (knife hand strike) Jodan x 50 Total time - 1hr 10 mins Also, 3 mile walk for shopping.