Jul 24 2014

Life Lessons:The Little Things Matter Most.

Never underestimate how much the little things matter to some people & kids.

The other night I gave 8yr old Douglas a Pilger’s Old Skool Boxing & Fitness Academy T shirt. He was aurprised, he loved it, and said he was gonna sleep in it! Lol.

He father was very happy too and proud. Douglas’ father is really trying. I sign a paper for him when he’s at my gym. The date and time. For his PO. He encourages Douglas and gets on him of need be. But he does not get involved in the training. That’s out of bounds.

Still it’s cool to see their bond growing each workout.

Gyms are more than just gyms. Just as boxing is more than boxing. They both heal.

Jul 21 2014

Money Mayweather: Or Limited Time Money Earner?

I read a very interesting and insightful interview with 50 Cent about his emerging promotional company, his new album, release, and his directing projects, some damn good ones at that.

You see the trend with him here? A true entrepreneur. Investing his money in other ventures and projects, making money outside of what made him first prominent and a big name, the music industry.

He steady grows his business brand.

While Floyd makes $$ in boxing, sure, big $$ but consider the cost to maintain his lifestyle, where is his passive income from other ventures and investments, no crossover business savvy from him.

For as much as I disliked Oscar as a fighter, he took advantage of his cross over appeal, and now makes damn good passive income from the hand that fed him to begin with. Boxing, and now being fed by Golden Boy Promotions.

Remember Holyfield grossed over 100 million in his career, Mike Tyson balled too. Where  is that now?

Larry Holmes will tell you AND SHOW you where his investments are, he owns most of Easton PA by the way, and how he lives quite comfortably of that.

I picked this brilliant quote from an article about Floyd returning to Golden Boy for his rematch with Maidana and him being just a very good earner, not investor, grower in other avenues millionaire on paper at least for now.

“wish you could get a loan for what this “man” spends on rims for one of his collection of depreciating assets” this being Floyd and his cars.

Yet young men, hungry young men look at that as power, while those with lasting money, passive generating in other ventures money, re investing it, steady growing it, respecting it, growing with intelligence as their money grows, see the clear writing on that wall with him, and others in other sports like him, the NBA has been filled with baller to broke ass for years, Allen Iverson for one, hmmm Ray see the the BIG holes, the mirage.

50 Cent sees it too and dissected it in his interview, he and the real Kingpin Jay Z are indeed The Business Man, not mere businessmen, or in Floyd’s case, just big earners for now at least.

I see these young bucks saying… Get Money! Yea, and I say, get brains with that money, what are you going to do with it, to keep it, and maintain it for years, to come?


Jul 19 2014

Boxing Training Tips: How To Maximize Your Performance For A Fight.

Understand this…What will severely limit a fighter’s performance in a fight will not be their training (typically) 6 weeks before a fight, but the lack thereof between fights.

This is where a great pro is truly built in GPP ( getting in real shape, energy system development, strength, speed, power, which all this being the best injury prevention method for a 6 week intense camp.

Camps will then go much smoother.This approach will also enhance SPP in camp, raising the ceiling higher on it.

Fight camps CANNOT be fat camps as Ricky Hatton’s often was and notice the health issues he suffered from that and how he quickly faded as a fighter. His endocrine system was beat up just as bad as he was later in his career as he ballooned up in weight unrecognisable conditions.

How was his camp about performance enhancement and skill. Fernando Vargas did the same in his camps later in his career costing him the same. They both got FAT between fights.

No development whatsoever ever. Just degeneration!

Rethink training. Think period.

Something I strive to do dailey and as coaches we all must to fulfill. our duty in enhancing our fighters growth, performance, and longevity alllowing them to reach their true potential.

Jul 17 2014

Boxing Training Advice: Explosive Power Training Tips.

Here are a couple of tips for you when training to develop explosive speed and power.

When training to develop explosive speed and power you MUST execute quality NOT quantity when targeting the explosive high threshold type IIB muscle fibers.

Meaning.. Each rep should be fast, intense. If it’s a half ass effort, Terminate it. Keep in mind FULL recovery between sets will allow pure quality of execution (intention) hence recruiting the high threshold fibers as the nervous system takes 5-7 times longer to recover than cellular tissue so it will be fresh to allow that focused and 100% intensity speed of movement you need to develop crippling power.

Comment below with any questions.