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When the Referee Rings the Bell

posted on April 29th, 2014 by |

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First trophy EVER…and I get TWO! WOW, what an experience. So Saturday started the same as any other day; 6km run with my puppy, rugby practice with the boys, lazy Saturday lunch, snooze at the nail salon, etc. Except this isn’t any ordinary Saturday, this is “FIGHT NIGHT”! Soon enough, it’s time to grab my […]

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posted on March 23rd, 2014 by |

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  Just under 5 weeks to go and there is still so much to do to train for fight night…but alas, I am down with a mega cold (Probably Man-Flu). Yesterday after our video shoot, I knew I was coming down with a cold. I tried everything short of bathing in dettol to chase the […]

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Ego

posted on March 6th, 2014 by |

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  The weeks are passing by so quickly, but fight night still seems half a year away. After a terrible “hump day” a couple weeks ago, which gave my ego a huge bruising and left me pathetically standing in the ring, gloves at my sides, trying desperately not to cry.  feel I have bounced back […]

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Is Pain Only A State of Mind?

posted on February 25th, 2014 by |

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Is Pain Only A State of Mind? So yesterday a friend asked me this as I had my elbow firmly pressed in his ass (that sounds so much funnier than “as I applied compression to his tight Piriformis muscle).  Good question!!! We have all experienced “pain” in varying  degrees at one time or other. In […]

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The Great Australian Snake Conspiracy!

posted on February 16th, 2014 by |

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  “Hello my name is Dorean and I am a Gummy Worm Addict” As a Sports a Therapist, I KNOW,  a boxers diet consists of: Protein ( for muscle building and repair, oily fish is best) Carbs ( fast before exercise, starchy after, to give muscles fuel) Veggies ( anti-inflamitory, vitamins and nutrients) Electrolytes (to […]

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In the Lions Den.

posted on February 8th, 2014 by |

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Game on! So today was a relatively mild training day, although not any less frustrating than previous sessions. I have come to realize that I am going to get my ass beat in the ring, I will just have to beat harder and faster to win! My feet are getting better, but my defense is […]

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The Elephant in the Room

posted on February 7th, 2014 by |

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The excitement and nervousness is building as we get closer to sparring day.   It’s a slightly surreal situation to be training and shadow boxing  with and alongside 5 other woman(who are all super nice), one of whom you will be in a punch up with for a trophy.   It’s the elephant in the […]

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