Finished 1,000 Day Challenge and Looking for Another One

For those that may have noticed, I haven’t posted on here in a loooooong time.  I finished the 1,000 day challenge and it burned me out soooo bad that I stopped working out for about 15 months.

One of my last workouts was running rounds (3 min jog, 1 min walk) for a half marathon in Indianapolis.  It look a long time since I had a slight injury to my leg and couldn’t run for 8 weeks prior to the race.  This took out any possibility of doing long runs.  I actually did as little as possible toward the end, that is to finish out the 1,000 day challenge.  Then I ran a half marathon.  LOL!

So now, I am looking for my next challenge.  It has to be something big, yet doable and supports my long term goal of health and fitness.  The 1,000 day challenge was in fact a challenge, but the burn out period was so severe, the desire to work out disappeared and THAT is not good for the long term.  My next challenge should included lifting, since I love it, it should include boxing, since I love it and it should include running, since I love it.

Perhaps running and lifting and boxing and then fight?!  A boxing match that is.

Hmmmm.  I’ll have to think about that one.


Great Boxing Class Today

Today was the first evening class at the new location and we were able to fit everyone inside the boxing ring.

I think the class went swimmingly. We worked on defense, blocking, and slipping jabs. Then we did mitt work and finished off with abs.

I’m looking forward to teaching class at the new location and having more people into the class as the weeks and months go by to the end of 2014. I hope everyone enjoyed the class today and I look forward to next Monday.

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New Location: Lakeview, Chicago Boxing

Chicago Fight House is very excited that we have a new location near Lakeview in Chicago, Il 60618.

All Chicago boxing classes and personal boxing training commences on October 8, 2014 at 3718 West Irving Park Rd., Chicago, Il 60618.

Check the website for further details and class times at

Call to register at 773.614.2854

Light Boxing Workout and Training (Sept 19, 2014)

The last few workouts have been extremely rigorous.  We are taking a step back and gaining instruction on technique and proper form, then applying that to today’s workout.  We’ll learn for 20 minutes, workout for 50 minutes.

Boxing Warm Up

•    Shadowboxing – 2 rounds
•    Footwork Review (Cones)
•    Speedbag (instruction)
•    Double End Bag (Instruction)
•    Mirror Work (How to use the mirror to improve your boxing)

10 Rounds

  • Mittwork with Bodyshield (2 rounds)
  • Heavybag (2 rounds)
  • Speed bag (2 rounds)
  • Double end bag (2 rounds)
  • Footwork: Cones (2 rounds)



Damn Tough Boxing Workout

Great workout tonight at 8pm. Everyone went to the limit.

Boxing Circuit:

40 push-ups (the leader): Everyone does their station until the leader is done with their push-ups.. No matter what.

Kettlebell swings
10lb dumbbells bicep curls
3lb dumbbell shadowboxing
Jump rope


2nd Rotation same as the first with 20 push-ups. (Faster rotation)

Heavybag Tabata Drills 12 sets

Abs- (15 minutes)

Boxing WOD: Cardio Nightmare

I love this workout. This is as close to throwing up as I have come from any workout since 2009 during one of my fights.

The boxing part, you can do your own rounds. Warm up with three or four rounds of heavy bag, double end bag, speed bag, shadowboxing… Shadowboxing with dumbbells- whatever.

Then do the following:

20 double-unders (two revolutions of the jump rope for every jump)
5 push-ups
10 wall-balls (A full squat with a 15 pound medicine ball which you throw against the wall and catch, immediately doing another squat)

As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP):
For 6 minutes

Rest for 3 to 4 minutes and then do it again

What?? That’s right!!

Rest for three or four minutes and then do it again – as many rounds as possible in six minutes

I really thought that I was not going to be able to do as many sets as I did in the first round but I was able to do three per round… A total of six.

My double unders were very quick and easy during the second set but I was exhausted by then.

In total, it doesn’t seem like it is very difficult but if you do not have your breathing down for the double unders, it’s very similar to a boxing match in that you have a mouthpiece and you’re not breathing properly and therefore your muscles become exhausted from a lack of oxygen.

I loved it!!

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