As you might remember, I wrote down all my fitness related goals in a previous article. My first goal was to re-gain all my ring skills at the beginning of January:
“First of all, I want to do as much fitness related things as possible. Unfortunately, I have to join the army for the next 4 weeks and won’t do much more than standing guard for most of the time, so there is not a lot of free time to work out. However, I will probably be able to train on weekends and after the army, I want to re-reach my actual fitness level as fast as possible. In other words, I will train a lot during Christmas break 🙂 I want to keep or re-gain my ring skills including combinations of front- and back lever, muscle-up, forward roll etc. at the beginning of January.”
Time went by and it’s already middle of the month. Fortunately, I had plenty of time to work on my skills as I took two weeks off from work over Christmas. I focused on the Iron Cross and also on the straddle planche during my training sessions. At the end of my holidays, I recorded a video to show you my improvements. At this point, I’d like to mention that I set up my own YouTube channel and I already uploaded some footage from my training. Check it out if you haven’t already and subscribe if you like the content. Back to the topic, you’ll find my most recent video below:
Movements are definitely not perfect yet, that’s being said. However, I’m proud that my iron cross improved and has become L-Cross. In other words, I achieved my first fitness related goal. Of course I’m not satisfied yet and there’s a long way to go. One problem I noticed is that my joints and tendons sometimes were overloaded, so that I barely could hold myself on the rings. I’ve learned that my body needs more rest in between my sessions, because I perform much better when I’m fully recovered.
So far, so good.
I hope you guys enjoy working out as much as I do and wish you all a good training day 😉
All the best