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Putting Snap in Your Punch

Power is an open secret in boxing, and most fighters hear their coaches talking about “punching through” and “putting your body behind” a solid, powerful shot. But there is another, sneakier and equally effective method to score punches, intimidate an opponent, and win your game, and that’s in developing a stinging snap in your punch; […]

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Let Go of the Rope!

Wipeouts happen, right? But there’s a trick to getting through them that I just didn’t learn in boxing. But I was recently reminded of that lesson in the facefull-of-water kind of way that only a real wipeout can teach. Learning to hang on to the rope My grandfather had a cabin on Pickwick lake and a […]

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It Will Be Enough

There are days when you train really hard. You put in so much effort, you sweat and sprint and throw and suck for air. You push yourself through the last rounds, then the ab work and the slow stretches intended to keep your muscles from cramping on the long drive home from the gym. Or […]

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Evander Holyfield Workout

Evander Holyfield Workout

Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield is a four-time heavyweight title winner in the pro boxing universe, with a Golden Gloves championship, an Olympic bronze and a Pan American silver to show off from his amateur days, too. He has fought greats like George Foreman, Larry Holmes, and (of course) Mike Tyson. He’s been painfully bitten […]

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