Super 8 – #WhaleRyder update – first week of training



Last Friday at the photo shoot for the Sunday Star-times I met my trainer, Henry Schuster for the first time.

Seemed like a good bastard…little did I know that the emphasis is on the second word.

He said turn up on Tuesday at the gym ready for the first day’s training.

I duly did as instructed and that is when the pain started.

Our focus right now is on fitness and core work…lots of bag work, lots of pad work, plus the core exercises. An hour and a half later I stumbled out of the gym sweating buckets hot as all hell and heading home.  

static1.squarespaceI felt my arms and shoulders stiffening driving home.

I managed to eat dinner then struggled up and went for a brisk walk as well.

The next day I was sore as hell in my arms, chest, and shoulders.

I still did two long brisk walks on Wednesday and then turned up to training again last night. Just as I was leaving home a courier turned up with some sponsors gear, new gloves, some wraps, t-shirts, gear bag and the like…I tried out the new gloves at training…comfortable and with a Super 8 logo on them.

I have to say the guys I am training with are a great unit, and there is real camaraderie there, I feel real welcome and there are some top blokes there and all will be helping me with sparring and techniques, guided by Henry.

Henry punished me again…more bag work, more combination work, more pads in the ring so I am moving heaps.

Again I am sore, and have the shakes in my arms…but I feel great.

Even better since Monday I have lost about 5 kilos.

You guys on Blubbergeddon are going to get caned…your only saving grace is that I can’t drop too much otherwise I will be giving away weight to Jesse.

Training again on Sunday…

It’s tough work, but will only get easier…as the guys in the gym say…Train hard, fight easy.


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