Category Archives for "Inspiration"

Sometimes we all need a little extra motivation to train, eat right, or generally just stay the course. These inspiring tidbits and articles aim to help keep you on track to become the best boxer you can be.

Expanding Your Fortress

I read something interesting today that made me think a bit.  I love when that happens – as it opens my eyes to new possibilities and often results in a little extra motivation for whatever I’m doing.  This little tidbit was all about attitude and how we can easily get caught up in believing things […]

Staying Motivated to Train

It could have started anywhere… It might have started when you watched Rocky, Cinderella Man, or Million Dollar Baby.  Maybe it happened when you were at a UFC, amateur, or professional boxing match or tournament.  Maybe a friend keeps talking about how awesome their boxing club is and the incredible changes taking place in his or […]

You’re Never Too Old to Start

I don’t remember exactly when it happened, but sometime around the age of 29-30, I started noticing more and more people around me blaming their poor performance, injuries, and lack of motivation on their age.Given the actual age of people I hang around with, it is increasingly common to hear things like “my body doesn’t […]

Never Ever Quit – Period.

Combat simplifies life real quick.In that moment – you fight for survival with no time to worry or decisions to mull over – and how you react in a fight says a lot about how you approach your life.You’ve probably heard of the fight or flight response – the two instincts that control how you […]

Fight One Opponent at a Time

You can’t push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.”- Andrew Carnegie Imagine you are in the boxing ring. Across from you is your opponent. You’re both sizing each other up knowing that when the bell sounds you’ll be toe to toe throwing punches.The bells sounds and you move forward. Suddenly, […]

Walk the Talk

“What set Thomas Edison apart was that, with all his boundless exaggeration, he conveyed the feeling that he would succeed. No matter what the obstacles, he would pound away until they were demolished.”- Robert Conot Remind You of Anyone?Reading that quote above, do any boxers come to mind? When I first read it, I thought […]

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