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Box Jumps

If you are looking for a new exercise to increase your explosiveness, your vertical, and your stamina, box jumps may be a good part of your lower-body mix. They are a pretty intense exercise, and I wouldn’t recommend them for anyone who is just starting a workout routine. I’m fit and these bad girls kicked […]

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8 Reasons Women Should Take Up Boxing

You will burn calories like a buzzsaw. I am not kidding. You may think you’ve done serious workouts before but you haven’t touched the level of output it takes to go hard for three minutes in a boxing ring. This is anaerobic activity; your muscles literally don’t operate the same way under this kind of […]

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I {heart} skull crushers

Maybe it’s just the name I heart. No, it’s the glow of danger. Who wouldn’t love dropping this offhandedly into a conversation: “Yeah, it was a pretty good workout; got some solid skull crushers in.” Sign me up, baby. I found it in my Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Boxing book as I was […]

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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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Does Boxing Hurt

Does Boxing Hurt?

It’s funny how many people ask me this about boxing. Short answer: yes. If that’s all you need to hear, that’s cool, but it’s one of those simple questions (like “Is there really a Santa Claus?” and “What does Paris Hilton do?”) that perhaps calls for a more complex answer. Lucky you! I’m here to […]

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I'm Learning to Box

I’m Learning to Box

It sounded good at the time, anyway. This summer I decided to shift away from running as my main aerobic exercise since I felt like I was always complaining about how many miles I wasn’t able to do. My right knee has that distinctive Rice Krispies sound that tells me I may have to schedule […]

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Runner Lisa vs. Bad Lisa

Runner Lisa: It’s a gorgeous morning for a run! Bad Lisa: We haven’t run for over a week. This is gonna hurt. RL: We’ll get back in the swing. BL: I need to pee. RL: You just went! BL: It’s freezing. RL: That’s what this nice jacket is for. BL: What if a neighbor sees […]

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