Sep 25 2007

Want to Build Some Trap Mass? Give Jump Shrugs A Try.

I often get questions on what exercises I like to use to add mass to the traps.

Deadlifts, Pull ups, Chins, Rows etc are great compound exercises that will add some beef to your upper back/neck.

Jump squats though are great to use to shock new growth in your traps…

To perform this exercise…Grab some heavy db’s and drop down like you are going to box jump and then explosively jump up..with using heavy weights you won’t leave the ground you will end up on the balls on your feet…

Perform 3-4 reps and start off with 3-4 sets…Try 3min rest periods…

Be sure you are good and warm when performing jump shrugs….

I can tell you that cycling this exercise in your training will build your traps to new heights..

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Sep 18 2007

Fans Actions Speak Louder Than Words….

It was announced yesterday that Mayweather vs. Hatton SOLD OUT in a half hour!

Ricky will have thousands of fans, possibly over 9,000 coming from England to support him… The atmosphere for this fight is going to be NUTS! with all the drunk English blokes singing and yelling.

It’s obvious “Pretty Boy” Floyd can sell tickets too…

The gate generated 10.5 million placing it as the third highest non heavyweight gate ever…

Across the big pond the mega fight Calzaghe vs. Kessler has already generated over 30,000 ticket sales! Ticket sales are projected to be over 50,ooo for this fight that will be aired live on HBO…

Cotto’s next fight vs. Mosley is projected to sell out…. AGAIN.. as Cotto’s last fight with Judah sold out with over 20,ooo ticket sales!

We have a big middleweight championship fight at the end of this month in Alantic City Taylor vs. Pavlik…

Ticket sales have been soaring for this much anticipated middleweight championship fight that promises lot’s of action and another sellout! HBO is airing free( non pay per view) so that’s great for the fans all around the world to save some coin and enjoy this big fight…

Hmmm… You guy’s see what’s going on with all these big fights coming up? Allot of ticket sales huh…

Allot of interest from fans for a sport that seems to be…… No.. I don’t want to say that word along with the other bullshit all those F****** idiots have been trying to preach….and has all that shit they been talking come to pass?!

Judging from the above ticket sales I think not!

I think it’s hilarious and telling… Boxing fans actions… keep proving those dip shits words… wrong!


Sep 15 2007

Shadow Boxing… More Than Just A Warm Up…

Shadow boxing is often looked at as just a warm up before the actual boxing workout. How untrue this is! Shadow boxing no doubt serves to warm and prep the body for the upcoming workout.

More importantly though, shadow boxing helps you to groove the skills you have been taught.

It is best to shadow box in front of a mirror were you can monitor your technique that has been taught to you. I often say‚Ķ the mirror doesn’t lie. Once you know what to look for, it’s impossible to have bad technique in front of the mirror!

If you really focus on what your doing while shadow boxing, progression is heightened. Your trainer won’t have to keep barking at you to keep your hands up or throw that hook right when your working the bags. He will be very pleased to see your fast progression do to your commitment of solid technique when shadow boxing.

Great fighters will tell you… that when they shadow box and move around they envision real situations that may come up in the ring. They envision having an opponent in front of them. From offensive combos, to defensive tactics, all is covered.

Look at an experienced fighters body language and eyes when doing this. It shows they are in a different world. Indeed they are, a world where they see themselves dominating. You wonder why these fighters get so good? Because they see themselves doing it first.

Think about that next time you shadow box.

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