Last night was the first time that Noe and I have done Muay Thai since they finished the renovations at East West Combat Club. They basically expanded the mat space, put up about 8 or 10 heavy bags and removed the locker rooms. It was nice having a place to change but we have 2 bathrooms and a shower so it's not that bad.
Muay Thai class was a great workout. Noe and I were a couple of minutes late because of the worst traffic we have ever seen in Syracuse. So we missed a couple min of running and a few sprawls. We jumped in during the sprawls though so we still got to do some. I need some work on those sideways types of sprawls, I always hit my legs on the floor funny when I try those. Anyway, we had a pretty good warm up after that we just did a bunch of push ups sit ups running, the usual.
For the technique portion of class we partnered up, I worked with Noe of course. We were the only two women there, plus the only time I wouldn't work with her is if Guybson told me to work with someone else. We just did a right hook, left hook, the other person escapes both then switch. Then after we did that for a few min. we went over to the heavy bags. Noe was on an actual boxing heavy bag and I worked on a muay thai bag. I like those, we'll have to get one for our house when we buy one. We did one round as hard as we could, like as powerful as possible, then one round with speed.
We did the same thing with jab, cross next. Then we did the same thing with kicks. We did just right leg kicks, alternating kicking each other then we moved to the bags and then after that we did left leg kicks and moved to the bags. OMG the kicking really took it out of me. I'm not sure which one was worse, kicking as hard as I could or as fast as I could.
Finally, we finished off with some conditioning. We each got on a bag and punched, as much as we could without stopping, then he would yell and we would go to the center of the mat and do pushups, then we got back on the bag and punched again. After that round we lined up facing each other, each line on the opposite end of the mat. We basically did sprints. I didn't have a partner so I just "sprinted" the whole time. I need the extra work.
BJJ class was really good too. I did pretty much the whole warm up for that. It was good, so many of us that did MT did BJJ so the warm up was pretty short and we got to get right into positions. He showed us a take down bait into a crucifix choke. It was pretty sweet. Also he showed a movement to take the back and do a choke. He only showed those two positions because he wanted us to roll more. We usually do 3 - 5 min. rounds during regular class but we did 5 - 5 min. rounds last night. It was pretty fun. I did the techniques with a guy named Paul, he's new but he trained somewhere else before and has purple belt. I also rolled with Noe (twice), Maggie, and a guy named Dave.
Overall class was awesome. I thought for sure I was going to be about 128 when we got home. I might have been except I begged Noe to take me to Wegman's so we could buy some fruit. I basically ate a ton of fruit on the way home. I ended up weighing 130.6 or something like that. :-(. It's because I broke down and ate pizza. It's true I have no will power and I ate 3 slices of whole wheat vegan "meat" topped pizza in the last two days. I can't believe how much of a difference that makes.
I reserved a hotel room in Long Beach for the Mundials. The IBJJF has a link on their website for the Marriott close to the airport, they have a special $99 rate. I am pretty nervous and excited and a bunch of other emotions too. I am really glad I'm not doing the open class though I think I wouldn't be ready for that yet. I just need to stick to the good eating habits.