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 […]
Over the two weeks we concentrated a lot on boxing technique. Trying to improve footwork, body movement and our punching. We spent more time shadow boxing with partners learning how to put combinations together. We went through basic blocking and weaving defense and expanded our punching repertoire to include uppercuts and hooks. Learning the techniques is a slow process made more […]
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; How to pick a boxing name. I didn’t think this would be such a difficult choice. Last year when hurricane Dorean hit the Caribbean, as horrible as it sounds, I prayed for some sort of destruction so […]
How to ruin a mouth guard in 3 simple steps! So I have had this mouth guard for ages. It’s black and makes me look tough. Except, it doesn’t fit very well, so I don’t look so tough when I’m constantly sucking it back against my teeth. Along comes the bright idea to re-heat it […]
Everyone deals with stress and crisis in their life in different ways. My way has always been ‘fight or flight’. For the past year and a half, I have tried the ‘flight’ by burying myself in studies, and building my small business. This wasn’t enough, and so I thought, ‘let’s try the ‘fight’, and thus […]
At the start of the first week I faced one main obstacle: a lack of fitness. Not to mention I have no boxing experience, but many of my fellow squad members were in the same boat so it is not a major concern yet. Now for someone who never visits the gym the fitness element […]
It’s hard to know where to start for my first blog post. I could start writing about how I decided to to get in shape (It means something different for about everyone, I know) just over a year ago following a period of inactivity. Alternatively, I could go on about the desire to do something out of […]
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