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Olive Lifting Weights

Olive Channelling Henry

Most of the time Olive is just as sweet and empty as a grassy lawn with no trees. Once in a while she channels Henry, who uses the word “douchebag” and ruthlessly shreds anything people call darling. And while I rarely catch Henry being charming, I sometimes see Olive being grouchy, and those are the […]

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Boxing Playlist

I’ve been listening to this one for a long time now. The First made it for me a while back and I slapped it on my Shuffle and BOOM got smacked down by the sound. There’s not much traditional about it (well, Metallica’s Breadfan does make an appearance) but it will definitely get you through […]

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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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Basic Boxing Workout

It comes and goes in waves: you get in really good boxing shape and stick there for a while, then you suddenly remember that you have to parent, your job heads toward overtime, you get behind in the universe, and one day you are in the ring wishing you had one of those oxygen canisters […]

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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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Playlist for Training

New Playlist for Boxing Training

One of my super-tough MMA chick friends (who will box with me periodically and who is helping me learn ju jitsu: fist bump Junie!) sent me a few suggestions for refreshing my quickly-getting-tiresome Shuffle playlist for training. Her main additions to my existing soup were: Nine Inch Nails, Head Like a Hole Alice in Chains, […]

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Test Yourself

After recently learning my body fat percentage I decided to incorporate heavier weightlifting into my training in order to trade a bit of fat weight for muscle weight. I dreaded it, frankly. For some reason I had decided that I was already lifting heavy enough weights, and in fact I think I had it in […]

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