Well, the new boxing training has shown up the weaknesses in my aerobic strength and muscle resilience. I have noticed a loss 0f strength using the kbs this week due to the increased workload I am placing on my body with boxing and conditioning training.
This is to be expected; the main issue at this point is to work through it and beyond until I re balance myself accordingly. Definitely I can feel I am in an over training mode, and have rolled my training back a little so that my body recovers its footing.
Yesterday was a full day off- no training whatsoever, just rest and some good food. Its interesting to note for me that at this point in the past, I have often quit pursuing my goals, and given in for some reason or other. Instead of that, I will just throttle back and ease up on things for a bit till my body signals its readiness to go further. I can say that I am not experiencing a lot of muscle aches and pains, but is more of a general feeling of debilitation and of having pushed a little too hard of late.
As my buddy Rannoch would say, the trick is work at the the middle and the edge, not beyond. For me, I am still learning to define what that edge is with me, and to notice it coming before I drop over the edge unwittingly. Definitely developing a sense of patience is key here; patience to let my body adjust as it needs to, yet a continuing willingness by me to keep at it and focused.
Came home and hit the bells for a 40 minute session, and pinpointed where the weakness lies: the hands. A new, safer grip feels much weaker with the 24 kg bell, and I will have to build up both my forearms and hand strength to compensate.
Patience Grasshopper. Its all in the journey.