Inspiration

It Starts in the Heart

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One of the biggest compliments a boxer can be paid is when someone says that he “has heart.”   Inside the boxing ring, that means you can take a punch, you show an undeniable will to win, you relentlessly fight to the finish or are just plain unstoppable.  As much as any fighter would take pride by having his name associated with that particular phrase, “he’s got heart”, how many actually work on it? Wait…what…you can work on it?  Yep.  If you think that having “heart “is something you’re either born with or not, then think again.

Resolve Yourself

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If you happen to be one of the millions of “Resolutionaries” to make a fresh fitness goal at the start of a New Year, then you might also be taking the time, right about now, to do some soul-searching.  You either never made fitness goals, you made them and failed to reach them or you hit your marks and are motivated and fired-up going into the second half of 2013.  Let’s hope the last scenario is the case, but if not, then what?

Fight for Your Life

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When it comes right down to it, everyone is a fighter in one respect or another.  You may be fighting to become the next champion of the world or simply fighting for a better life. You may be fighting to get that next big promotion at work or fighting to improve your health.  No matter what your particular pursuit may be, it has similarities to what a boxer encounters every time he enters the ring.  That’s actually part of the allure of the sport.  It can easily be seen as a great metaphor for life.

Rednecks and Black Eyes

There are a few people who get introduced to boxing, but it never quite matches their perception of what they thought it would be. The workout is harder than they expected.  The training and technical aspects end up being more complicated than they can grasp.  The moves require more coordination than what they are capable of.  Or they actually make it into a ring and the reality, the brutality of it all, really hits home and it’s too much for their hearts to bear.