I did Kenpo X today. The aerobics wasn’t so much the challenge. The lack of coordination was. That Jab/Cross/Hook/Uppercut thing had me twisted in a pretzel. I was having flashbacks to past wedding receptions where I am always out of step and crashing into someone while attempting the macarena. I basically lack the ability to learn a move, while watching it at the same time as attempting it. My brain can’t invert the image to my body movement. When I “got” a move I was fine, keeping with the rhythm and keeping my eyes off the screen. As soon as I look at the screen, I stumble!
So, once again, I have re-learned what works for me:
Tip of the Day: Watch what they’re doing. Pause the DVD. Practice the movement. Then hit play.
This Kenpo X stuff is obviously good aerobics. But it will also help me tremendously with tennis: the footwork, the forward movement, the turning of the hips and punch. This should improve my ability to play the ball, rather than playing on my heels.
+1 for Kenpo X!
Tomorrow: Rest Day, which frees me up to go hiking to Jacks River Falls in the Cohutta.