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Combat Confusion...
les mills combat combat 1st day of combat combat 30
1/7/13 7:25 PM
I just started Combat today…doing the Ultimate Warrior Workout. I did Combat 30 and everything seemed very confusing. It might just be me but during the workout the instructors would say right jab but were throwing jabs left handed and vice versa. They'd also do the same with kicks. Am I missing something here? Or did I forget my left from my right? LOL. I realize I'm facing them but I'm pretty sure when they say right jab they're throwing left jabs. Any help would be greatly appreciative as I'm already frustrated and ready to send it back.

Also, I've always prided myself being pretty coordinated and quick footed but I look like a hot mess when I started this thing. Any advice to help overcome this would be greatly appreciated as well.
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1/7/13 7:29 PM as a reply to jnoe1023.
I used to teach Taekwondo. And that was how we did it. I would say everyone to the left, and go to my right so it made it easier for the students to follow along. I started today too with combat. And the foot work is changeling but I'm sure we are going to nail it soon.
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1/7/13 7:30 PM as a reply to jnoe1023.
Hey,
Yeah they do the opposite so that you can just mirror them.
To help you follow, just listen to the music, the music will cue you when things are going to change by speeding up or slowing down in tempo. Also everything is pretty much done in 2,4, or 8 so it helps to count how many punches they are doing to help you follow along. I hope that helps.
-Bre
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1/7/13 9:06 PM as a reply to pisces13579.
I feel your pain. I have been practicing karate since I was a kid but I find the program confusing. Not only because of the points you mentioned but also because of the constantly changing camera angles. I would have preferred 1 slow proper repetition and then move into it. It's also confusing because they just start throwing punches and I didn't know how many until the second round. I think I just need to do it enough times to commit it to memory like I did Kenpo X. I find that I spend half my workout trying to figure out what just happened instead of working out. I was super excited but now I am super frustrated.
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1/8/13 6:14 AM as a reply to CanadaTrevor.
Yeah, I know how you feel.. I got used to the Left/Right mindset when I did Insanity.. When Shaun T would say start to the "Right" he would point to the left so the folks behind him would go the way he was going.. After a bit, it comes natural.. When you have your right foot forward, they have their left and you will be punching the same arm as them. Consider them a "Mirror Image" if you..
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1/10/13 1:53 PM as a reply to jnoe1023.
The mirror image thing doesn't bother me as that's how alot of videos and classes are done.

However, I did Insanity prior to Combat and now feel I was a little spoiled by Shaun T. The instructors have great energy and the workouts are fun (now that I'm in my 3rd week and have an idea of what's going on). I've studied martial arts for years, so the punch/kick combos came pretty quickly, but their cues for changing moves are terrible. I have a hard time knowing when pacing changes or how many reps of each move in the combo to do before moving on. Most of the time, I figure out the combo and just try to do as many as I can in the allotted time (a la Insanity).

With Insanity, the progress bar across the bottom was very helpful for knowing when to change moves and Shaun T gave great audio cues. I could just listen and focus on my form. At this point, I could probably just have the audio of the Insanity workouts and be able to complete them. Granted, I've just started my 3rd week of Combat, but I don't feel I can take my eyes off the TV b/c I'm worried I'll miss a change.
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1/15/13 7:57 AM as a reply to jnoe1023.
Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I took this past week since posting and decided to go through each workout but only sat and watched all the DVD's first and then try moves I thought I would have problems with. I restarted my first week yesterday with Combat 30 and would have to say it was much easier the second time. I'm for sure keeping Combat now! Combat 30 kicked my butt in such a short time frame, so I can't wait for the other videos.

To anyone who whose like me and when you're working out wants to be working out and not standing around trying to figure out what they're doing I would definitely recommend sitting down and watching all the videos first before you go into "Day 1". If you see a move or a combination of moves you think you'd have issues with get up and try it. The cues are terrible in this program compared to P90X or some other Beachbody programs so watching first and trying a few moves helped me a ton.
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1/15/13 8:05 AM as a reply to jnoe1023.
I'm with ya, it is a bit confusing but I find the more I do it the better I get. The issue with me is that I am beyond uncoordinated so that makes it even harder. I get totally lost so only after a few rounds do I finally get it and then when I do that round is over. I think I finally have Combat 30 down which is good but last night was Combat 60 and I was lost again. I think it is really just a practice makes perfect thing. The same thing happened with TurboFire, I was lost until I did it a lot.

Good luck!! It's worth it for sure.

Jo
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1/15/13 10:57 AM as a reply to jnoe1023.
jnoe1023:
Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I took this past week since posting and decided to go through each workout but only sat and watched all the DVD's first and then try moves I thought I would have problems with. I restarted my first week yesterday with Combat 30 and would have to say it was much easier the second time. I'm for sure keeping Combat now! Combat 30 kicked my butt in such a short time frame, so I can't wait for the other videos.

To anyone who whose like me and when you're working out wants to be working out and not standing around trying to figure out what they're doing I would definitely recommend sitting down and watching all the videos first before you go into "Day 1". If you see a move or a combination of moves you think you'd have issues with get up and try it. The cues are terrible in this program compared to P90X or some other Beachbody programs so watching first and trying a few moves helped me a ton.


Good idea! I find a few of the combos confusing. After going through a few times I am much better. I am always mixing up my right & left lol

I did Live 30 this morning- awesome! Just wait until you get to Combat 60. That one kicks butt & calories!!!!

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RE: Combat Confusion...
1/15/13 4:41 PM as a reply to jnoe1023.
I had never even noticed that. I guess because I'm such a visual learner it never even crossed my mind. I have noticed that the cuing isn't as great as other programs, but that hasn't bothered me. I also noticed that they do and say same things that are quite like other BB programs.
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1/15/13 5:28 PM as a reply to jnoe1023.
I never even noticed either Molly. I just follow the audio cuing more then the visual clues. its easier for me to listen to what they have to say then figure it out by looking. I find the cueing is easier for me to follow along vs when I've done Turbofire workouts. Chalene is just to confusing for me.
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