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Core strength has become a buzzword in the last decade or so, yes surprisingly many people don’t know what this term refers to. Your core is the area around your trunk and pelvis comprised of three layers of abdominal muscles. It connects the upper and lower parts of your body, …

Shadowboxing – the practice of throwing punches without an opponent or bag. Often using boxing gloves or small weights. This allows you to focus on form, technique and proper movements while building muscle memory. Shadowboxing has many benefits even if you never intend to fight anyone in your life. First …

One of the fastest ways to get into a better shape is to jump. The “jumping” muscles are Also called “fast twitch” muscles and without them quick movements are not available to you. This is because there is a certain part of the brain that activates these and if not …

We all have our own race to run, and Our own struggles to bear, but we should remember that we are not lone wolves out there. Like wolves need their pack, We need each other- each other’s encouragement and motivation. We need to be accountable to each other. Surround yourself …

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When you think of Back Street fighting, what movie moments come to your mind? Is it the Gladiator, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon? the brawl in Bourne Ultimatum, Is it Rocky? or the most famous back street fight ever…West Side Story? Back Street fighting is different from Boxing Ring fighting in …

Anybody who’s ever pretended to punch or kick somebody and not really gone through with it knows how much fun it is to get a reaction out of the other person! In a real fight to fake punch or kick Your opponent, could mean the difference between winning and losing …

Remaining physically active can be tough at any age, but adding a Parkinson’s diagnosis can make it even tougher. Two recent studies from England now add more evidence that We have more control over our muscles and immune system as we age than previously thought. Both studies looked at recreational …

There are four basic styles of boxing, that the professional boxers fall into. Even if you’re not a professional boxer you will quickly find yourself moving in one of these four styles. The style is largely dependent on your Height and weight, and your personality. The four styles are: the …

People often asked me, “why do you teach boxing classes for Parkinson’s patients? “. I haven’t either had Parkinson’s in my family, nor have I ever studied boxing, until now. My journey to becoming a rock steady boxing coach begin with a simple request from a woman who was a …

Many people have experienced, or heard that boxing type exercises are effective to counter the stiffness that is a side effect of Parkinson’s disease. However, many people do not know why it works that way. As a trainer with Rock Steady boxing for Parkinson’s for over four years now, I …

Feeling frazzled, anxious about the future, Down in the dumps? Then, this new study is for you! In a recent study from the University of Limerick, Ireland, Researchers looked at how weight training could improve mood and feelings of well-being. The study used simple weight training routines such as squats, …

Many people have heard this statement, “exercise is medicine”, Yet they translated to themselves as “exercises like medicine “, or “exercise is similar to medicine”. None of these statements are true, because they fail to describe how exercise really affects the body. Study after study has shown that exercise has …