I finally went back to combat last night following the dreaded “sneeze”. The strain in my SI joint seemed to take it fine and I’m finally on the mend again and can start to build strength and fitness again.
In the meantime I’ve been doing a lot of vive, pilates and balance fill ins, and the extra glute stretching and strengthing has really helped a lot. I’m pretty sure the key now to getting back the strength I had is to work on my glutes, which have become tight, hard and weak. The pilates classes have made me hardly be able to do the hamstring curls in bodyvive, lol………so lots of glute stuff going on.
The thing is, I’ve been doing balance so long that teaching “active” classes has reminded me about the “fun” active side of teaching. So the slightly crazy side is coming back out. Which means, last night after doing combat first, in my balance class there was a thunder storm (and being in an upstairs fitness room with 3 sides of glass windows it was pretty awesome) so Sun Warrior became “Thunder Warrior”. In a previous vive class, the pose in the cooldown where you roll onto your side over your arm, that pose felt so “delicious” that I now call it “de lekker bevaging” (the delicious move……I expect it sounds funnier in Dutch). Well hey, since it doesn’t have a name, I had to make one up!
But as for my first class back to combat, it was awesome to do combat again! First time I did the entire release of BC40 and it’s not a bad release. I love track 3………SPEEDBALL…….the music really motivates me in that track and my shoulders are CAINING me this morning. Track 7 I think really doesn’t work. I know some people have that kind of music taste, and personally I’m pretty open to many different music types, but the choreography in this track really doesn’t work with the song, meaning for some people this is just going to be a rough song with some poor moves thrown in.
Need to do this release a few more times to get a better feel for it though.