It’s been 100 days since I started my training. Beginning today I increased the training to 40 sets with each hand.
I think 100 days is some sort of milestone in iron palm training. I don’t know if I “have iron palm” now but I know I’ve made progress since I first started. I am more aware of my hands now. If I wasn’t such a skeptic I would say I feel more “energy” in them than I did before.
And I still look forward to and enjoy training. It’s relaxing in an energizing sort of way. I’m sure that doesn’t make any sense.
To celebrate I’m going to order myself the next bag (the one with gravel in it). I don’t think it will be time to start using it anytime soon but I think having it will motivate me (not that I need the motivation. This is fun!)
And soon I’ll be breaking bricks like in the photo!
Training is still going well. Again, still nothing out of the ordinary to report.
My friend has one of those rebreakable boards that I broke with a palm strike. That was pretty cool. Of course, it’s not like it’s really a hard board to break anyway. It didn’t hurt when I broke it, though. So am I making progress? I think so. Eventually I’ll try breaking an actual brick.
So just to recap, I’m doing 35 sets with each hand now, and the qigong is up to 8 minutes per set. I realize I’m spending more time on qigong and massage than on the actual training itself but I think this is part of the ways to progress safely. You don’t just wanna go bang on the bag for a long time and then not do anything to help your body heal. Well, some people might. I wouldn’t recommend it, though.