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.