Speed Bag Drills: Part 1 of 3 part series
As you walk into a boxing gym, exactly like the one I train at you can hear a familiar sound that rings through the gym “tat-tat-tat” this is the sound of fighters honing their skills using the ‘speed-bag’ Even if you’re a beginner you will soon realize that this is an important tool for all fighters. The speed bag develops the following skills:
- Hand Eye Coordination
- Rhythm & Timing
- Shoulder Endurance
- Punching Power
When working with the speed bag focus on control, even if you have to start off slow. Sloppy work with the speed bag will result in sloppy technique. AND TECHNIQUE IS IMPORTANT! This is part 1 of a 3 part series for speed bag drills and technique. Come back for more in a few days
12 Things Successful People Do
Founds this great article on LinkedIn. It’s a Forbes article and the link to it is right here
It’s 12 things successful people do and I found it a worthwhile read. I summarized it here for you but if you want to check out the full article…once again it is
I have an entrepreneurial spirit not only an athletic one. And I have had a business for a little less than a year now. Its a website design business. I’ve been working on clients’ websites for a while now and never had time to do my own soooooo without further waiting here is the complete product of my company website. Check it out and feel free to leave your comments.
Fight time October 25th
Im fighting October 25th at welterweight. Cant wait! 2 more wins by the end of the year then i am going on vacation
These data visualizations show the pulse of the most popular cities on Foursquare
So cool! Looks as if blood is running through the veins of a living being…oh wait we do live on a living being and it is mother Earth
Anything worth having is work working for
unknown. Or i dont remember
Saving Your Money Makers
Now your money maker could mean different things to you according to whatever field you are in… for me it is my hands due to the fact that well I am a fighter and I tend to either punch, or grapple people with my hands. This means that I really need to keep them extremely healthy at all times!
Hand injuries are extremely common in combat sports. It does not matter whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete/fighter you need your hands. You don’t want to have a hard sparring session one night, fracture your hand, and then not be able to work the next few weeks or even worse TRAIN!!!
Enough of this blabber below are some techniques to keep those “MONEY MAKERS” HEALTHY & STRONG
- Make sure you have proper technique
- Proper hand wrapping. I’ve seen time and time again shitty hand wrapping jobs. Now this isnt your fault if you are just starting out. If you are new to this ask someone in your gym to show you. Who knows what they are doing.
- Push Ups. Could be knuckle push ups as well but dont over exert yourself. Do whatever you can.
- Chin-ups. Good for strength and everything else in between :)
- Farmers walk. Grab two dumbbells and walk back and forth. Great for grip strength and overall body strength. Tough as shit too
PROTECT THOSE MONEY MAKERS AND TRAIN INSANE
Mouthguard and why keeping it clean is IMPORTANT!!!
I have been involved in mixed martial arts for a very long time. Fighting professionally a few years now and keeping my mouth guard clean is one of my top priorities…well amongst keeping my other equipment clean as well such as my groin protector :) anyways moving on
We are going to stick to a mouth guard for sports not a night guard although some of the techniques here could be used for that as well.
Your mouth guard needs to be kept properly cleaned! I cannot stress this enough. It will save you many visits to the dentist. A dirty mouth guard may lead to: growth of bacteria and yeast/fungus. This is BAD.
Dental professionals recommend that persons who wear mouth guards follow these gudelines:
- Avoid biting and chewing the mouth guard, as this may create indentations where bacteria may grow
- Always brush and floss teeth thoroughly before and after wearing the mouth guard
- Keep all mouth guards separate from other sporting equipment or accessories to minimize the risk of contamination
- After every use, wash the mouth guard with lukewarm, soapy water (very hot water may distort its shape)
- Before replacing the mouth guard into its case, soak in mouthwash to prevent bacteria growth
- Ensure that the mouth guard’s case is ventilated to prevent mold growth inside
- Never share a mouth guard with another person
Consequences of improper cleaning techniques:
- Tooth decay
- Recession of gums
- Gum disease
- Oral lesions
- Bacterial infection, which may cause fever, nausea, wheezing and diarrhea
- Staph infections, which may spread to the lungs and heart
CLEAN YOUR MOUTH GUARD