mental game

Don’t Give Your Brain to Boxing Zombies

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It’s been a busy week. I spent most of it on the road, driving the seven hours to Atlanta for the pre-fight press conference and photo shoot for Atlanta Corporate Fight Night. Before that, though, I scrambled madly to make sure I had all my work sent out to clients, so when I hit the […]

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Getting Ready for the Next Fight: Cutting Weight and Mental Prep

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Next fights are always iffy, partly because it’s boxing, and also because I’m in the Masters (over 35), and female. There just don’t seem to be that many of us out there. I went to weigh-ins for a match a month or so ago and didn’t get an opponent, which is fairly standard in boxing. […]

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Overcoming Reluctance to Train

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You might think that I wouldn’t have any trouble overcoming the “I don’t want to work out today” blues, as much as I train. You’d be wrong. For me it happens about once a week. However, I’ve been doing it long enough to have developed a few tricks to deal with my periodic reluctance to […]

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Shiner

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Okay, so yeah. It’s a shiner. And my nose kinda got in the way of a southpaw’s straight left, too. I did five rounds last night but wasn’t on my mental game, which seemed to glue my feet to the canvas. I could see lots of punches coming, but it was like one train seeing […]

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