Boxing footwork is the foundation of a successful boxer. Everything stems from the boxer's stance and his or her ability to move fluidly around the ring. All power and technique comes from the legs. All offense and defense originates from the stance. To neglect the importance of footwork is to force yourself on a path to boxing mediocrity.
You can never learn enough about boxing footwork. Even when you think you've mastered all there is to know, you need to keep practising and drilling. That's where "The 7 Secrets of Boxing Footwork" can help.
The main product itself is a short ebook (26 pages) with links to 10 boxing footwork drills (The Boxing Footwork Drills Series) presented in presentation video format (more on that below). The ebook can be read or an accompanying MP3 version lets you listen to it when it is convenient. In addition, the package also includes another ebook interview with British Olympic Boxing Coach Terry Edwards on the importance of boxing footwork and many of the mistakes that he's seen training these vital skills.
As added bonuses, the package includes two other ebooks - "How to Be an Ace Athlete" and "Sports Supplements".
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle has been around a long time, at least in Internet years. It was released in 2003 and was one of the first diet and nutrition e-books ever published. Today there are e-books all over the web, not to mention more supplements, weight loss programs, ab machines, workout videos and “magic” diet pills than you can keep track of.
Even when your gut instincts tell you all these “fast and easy”, “just take a pill” weight loss claims are too good to be true, sometimes the advertisements press your emotional buttons so well that your curiosity gets the best of you.
But after getting burned enough times, you eventually smarten up. You swear off “quick fixes” and you finally figure out the long way (through your own experience), about what really works; a calorie deficit, proper nutrition, intelligent training, changing your lifestyle and replacing your old negative habits with positive new ones.
Through all the Internet diets that have come and gone in the last decade, this e-book is one that has stood the test of time. It has been an Internet best seller every year since 2003. Men and women of all ages in over 141 countries have lost anywhere from a few pounds to 253 pounds using Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. The program consistently gets positive reviews and has earned a reputation for being sensible, science-based, honest and effective.
Update: This experiment is over. I've stopped - read the full article to find out why.
About a week ago, Joel Marion came out with an Extreme Fat Loss Diet that promises to help those in need shed as much as 25 lbs in just 25 days. Normally, I have a really hard time suggesting people should go on "diets" or take extreme measures to lose weight fast. They always screw up their metabolisms and they end up having to gain control of it again to achieve any long term results. Any results they do obtain in the short term never last.
I do realize that there are so called legitimate emergencies where people might feel they need to lose weight quickly. Brides, beach season, health concerns, making weight for a fight are a few. Considering that and Joel's claims that this extreme fat loss diet actually prevents the starvation response from kicking in keeping the metabolism burning hot - I felt it was worth a look.
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The key to this program is timing. Eating the right combination of foods (or lack thereof) coupled with training that works with what is or isn't going in your mouth maximizes its effect either in preserving lean muscle or persuading the body to use fat as the primary fuel source to create massive caloric deficits and thus huge fat loss numbers.
Running Time: Depends on set. 2-6 hours.
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This review has been three months in the making. Alan Kahn, author and producer of The Speed Bag Bible sent me a package just before Christmas in 2006 and it has taken me nearly three months to get through it due to the sheer volume of information his speed bag program provides. I don't want to explicitly compare Alan's program to others I've looked at, but I will say that Alan has created his program to be highly adaptive and flexible and there is nothing I have seen that compares in this regard. He teaches 24 individual punching and elbow striking techniques that can be combined into hundreds of combinations. His program will basically unleash your imagination and his training will have you hitting the speed bag with rhythm and style. In essence, you can create speed bag music and a good portion of his training shows you how to hit to music using the speed bag as a drum.
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running time: approx 69 minutes
Did you know there are 21 different combinations you can do on a speedbag? In all reality, there are probably a lot more, but 21 is definitely a good start. This instructional video is nothing short of a miracle for anyone trying to figure out how to hit that little ball and make it look like you actually know what you're doing.
The speedbag is an elusive little ball that is completely unforgiving. Either you have the technique or you don't, there really is no inbetween. And that's really too bad, because that rapid little thump, thump, thump looks and sounds awesome. It's kind of therapeutic. Every major Hollywood boxing movie has some scene where the champ is training on it (Rocky, Million Dollar Baby, etc...). When someone is hitting it with the proper technique, one doesn't really see it being hit at all - it just moves really damn fast.
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Whether you are following the Commando Boxing System or just using boxing in your own workouts, you'll quickly discover that you need a way to time your rounds and rest intervals. The Gymboss Interval Timer and Stop Watch is the answer you are looking for.
Back in 2010, Jake from Gymboss contacted me to see if I'd like to try out a Gymboss and report about it on How to Box. After laying the ground rules, that I will say exactly what I think, good or bad, one quickly showed up in the mail, I clipped it on and for a couple weeks - used it exclusively to put it through a thorough beating...I mean testing.
It's now 2012 and this is the timer I use for all my workouts. It's been going strong for two years (on the same battery which I think is remarkable in itself) - without any issues at all.
Back in September, 2008, I first introduced the online fitness program - Fast Track to Fat Loss - when I presented 9 members of the program competing for a trip to Mexico based on their body transformations. I also mentioned at the time that once the Fast Track to Fat Loss site opened to the public that I would test it out to present my honest opinions about it.
Well it opened and I signed up. Knowing the quality of the owner's work in the past, I have to tell that I had high hopes for the Fast Track to Fat Loss site. I've followed one of the founders, Chad Tackett, since he first started offering online fitness programs with another site called Global Health and Fitness. That site grew and helped thousands and thousands of people get in shape. The impact he has had on so many lives is both amazing and inspiring, and I hoped he could repeat it with Fast Track to Fat Loss.
He has since sold Global Fitness in order to devote himself full time to this new online fitness site, teaming up with fitness superstar Kim Lyons (you may remember her from The Biggest Loser) to bring easy to follow online meal and training programs focusing on fat loss to the internet masses.