Muay Thai 2 (Garage gym post!)

Surprised to see another garage gym post again so soon? Well, the other day – that would be Friday – our houseguests took off in the morning, and Callaghan went back to work. I could’ve done any number of useful things, but I was feeling better after a couple of days of medical shenanigans, and the garage was just sitting there in the fine spring weather.

I had no plan, so what ended up happening was a Muay Thai workout, because that’s usually the direction I go when I wing it in the garage.

Whatever the case, I recorded my workout again. That’s just the best way for me to see where I can improve. It also allows me to share a few pics with those of you who enjoy these garage gym posts. Thank you for that, by the way!

During the 45-minute workout, I practiced the techniques in haphazard sets, mixing it up at random. Instead of jumping rope, I started with a little resistance-band rowing for a warm-up.

Speaking of which, it’s already getting warm in that garage! This year we must find a way to make it survivable during the hot months.


Let’s get this party started.


rowing (with resistance band)




(dummy migration)


lower-body warm up with a little side-shuffling (tentatively, because of my knee)


keeping warm


round chamber (warmed up and feeling okay)


round kick


(I was mindful of how I felt during this workout; I wasn’t going to continue practicing a technique if it was causing discomfort.)






(teep pullback)


(down elbow dummy set-up)


down elbow chamber and throw


down elbow


(same thing on the other side)


down elbow


down elbow – sticking it


back to the bag for side elbow strikes (this one’s a jump)


(That whole move right there should’ve been higher. I didn’t get in close enough, so I missed my target. I cringed when I saw the footage! I threw this strike something like 30 times throughout the workout, and it was all terrible.)


side elbow


(My ground side elbow was a little better. To be fair, though, it’s hard to get in close on a bag with a base such as this one, especially with my short reach.)


back to the dummy for knee strikes


(Left side only, since my right knee had just recovered.)

(Also, I would LOVE to have a B.O.B. again, especially for knee strikes.)


back to the bag for speed punches


(I also practiced power punches and combinations on the bag.)


to the floor for stretches (holding a modified plank – active rest)


plyo push-up (top)


plyo push-up (descending)


I finished with speed punches on the dummy, sitting on the floor and stabilizing the upright dummy between my lower legs. That was a good core workout as well as a speed and knuckle-conditioning workout…. the dummy provides a more solid punching surface than the upright bag.

Oh, there’s no “walking back” pic this time. I walked away around the edge, for some reason. But there’s a “walking on” pic at the beginning, so maybe that’ll be the new tradition. Haha.


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