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boxing training after 40

Boxing Training After 40

If you’re over 40 and in the amateur ring, boxing most likely isn’t (and isn’t going to be) your career. But you can pretty much guarantee that it will change your life. I’m not trying to convince you of something, I’m mostly reminding myself. It helps to remind myself, because boxing will gobble up your […]

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Trying Out a New Gym

Walking into a new boxing gym for the first time is excruciatingly difficult for me. In this particular case, there had been a number of obstacles to overcome even before I walked in the door. I’d heard about them, but couldn’t find an up-to-date website. Rumor had it they had recently relocated, and I knew […]

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Agility Dot Drills

Agility Dot Drills

Light, agile, lightning-speed footwork can make the difference in winning and losing in the ring. Great boxers have the ability to win a round on footwork alone, and if you have ever been put in the ring with a newbie and instructed to use defense only, you’ve had to power up your best footwork in […]

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9 Reasons to Start Boxing After 40

1. Street cred Think about the difference between saying, “Yeah, I play a little basketball,” versus “The stitches don’t bother me. I have another fight next month; you should come.” C’mon, it’s just cool. And when was the last time you had legitimate Cool Points, when you downloaded the Zippo lighter app to your iPhone? […]

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The Shame Line is Open

Three months ago I picked up a jump rope for the first time since I was eight years old. Watching me try to manage a few hops was probably like watching a drunk steer stagger around a corral, except with cursing. I couldn’t believe something so simple, so universal, so obvious could be so impossible. […]

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Runner Lisa vs. Bad Lisa

Bad Lisa: Okay, this is freaky. Have we EVER run with Mom, Dad, and the First on the treadmills next to us? Runner Lisa: Uh, no, this is a first. Hit six, would you — a 10 minute mile pace should do us. Bad Lisa: We should walk, ’cause you know, MOM. Runner Lisa: Oh, […]

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