Mar 29 2013

Throw Back Friday Edition: Joe Gans

Joe Gans 131 wins (88 KOs) 9 losses and 13

Before Jack Johnson, there was Joe Gans….

” The Old Master ” Joe Gans 131 wins (88 KOs) 9 losses and 13 draws was a sensational fighter. He was lightweight champion of the world form 1902-1908. He was well ahead of his time and the same could be said of him today if he fought in today’s age of incomplete fighters.

He WAS the definition of a complete fighter. Amazingly fast while equally deadly with his heavy hands. He was a viscous body puncher, clever counter puncher, slick with his feet & hands while punching in on unique angles.

Many historians consider Gans the best ever at evading/blocking punches. His heavy and pin point combos allowed him to stop opponents almost at will.

Pretty hefty praise for Joe huh? Well consider what these boxing legends said about Gans.

Jack Johnson in regards to Gan’s footwork… (Ring 1941, 16), “Joe moved around like he was on wheels.”

Bob Fitzsimmons… “Gans is the cleverest fighter, big or little that ever put on the gloves. He is also a hard hitter. He uses one hand as equally well as the other and can score a knockout with either”, Seattle Times, Sep. 2, 1906.

So those that think Floyd Jr is one of the best ever, or the unproven Broner is a boxing genius, Think again. Watching Joe Gans makes today’s so called great fighters ordinary.

Now see for yourself ” The Old Master ” at work.

Mar 28 2013

The Missing Ingrediant in Training.

Mar 25 2013

Boxing Strength Training Tip.

This is our new 80lb weight vest. Weight vest are great tools to use in your training as you can use them virtually with any exercises. We like to use weight vests with s;ed drags, pulls, and lateral pulls. We like to use it with the push/pull sled.

You can use it with the wheel farrow and farmer walks. Battling ropes, or any type of strength exercise like chin ups and pull ups.

A great benerfit of using it is learning how to breathe and recover when it’s wrapped around your body. It SUCKS having this on when you are out of breathe. But as in a fight, after a hard round that has you gassed and uncomfortable as you try and recover, the vest can help you in this aspect.

This vest is adjustable, start off with a smaller one according to your strength levels. A bigger one that is adjustable works too. Just start using weight vests in your training!

Mar 19 2013

Boxing Workout Conditioning Tips: Louie Simmons Breaks Down The Wheel Farrow & Sled.

Louie talks about the many bio motor abilities the wheel farrow & sled develop. Rethink the sled, listen to Louie as he discusses the different ways of using the sled.