Category Archives: Sports

The Fighter – Fight Like a Pro

Morning after... Still a bit shaky from the aftermath of more adrenaline than I've ever weathered before. I realised last night that this feeling of power and energy is what fighters must get addicted to...it's a level beyond winning a race, walking on stage to an appreciative audience or yelling at the umpire at a football game! This is a world entirely Continue reading ...

Fight Night – Fight Like a Pro

So many people have commented this final week of training... "you don't seem the boxing type." My doctor, the pathology nurse taking my blood sample, work associates and school mums all look at me as if I have two heads. What does a health practitioner who helps people find the subtle balance in their lives want in the ring with someone wanting to Continue reading ...

Week 7 – Fight Like A Pro

Video Evidence of Lumbar Injury Not a debilitating injury... after 15 years of moving well my back can handle most things I throw at it. However, I'm sore... I can't twist to the left without a rude shock of pain in my left lumbar. It's really tight and only one thing is going to solve it... lots of Relaxaback. But this time... I actually have a Continue reading ...

Week 6 – Fight Like a Pro

Numbers Are Getting Low...They're falling like flies. Injuries - well, to be truthful... none of the "injuries" are from the actual training. The rest of the hurting bits are from past issues that haven't been dealt with. e.g. knees, ankles, shoulders and of course backs. If there are any underlying weaknesses in the body, this training is going Continue reading ...

Week 5 – Fight Like A Pro

Second week of sparring Fun! Unbelievable really… that I could be feeling enjoyment out of this non-intuitive sport (for me). Last week I was quite literally worried… fearful, tight, unbalanced and trying too hard. Of course I wasn't wearing head gear either! Today I felt like there was more time. Sure, I got hit quite a few times, but rather Continue reading ...

Week 4 – Fight Like A Pro

Sparring Begins... Mouthguards in today for the first time. Except mine isn't in. The dentist I've employed hasn't completed the job yet, so I'm coming into this a bit worried. Great mindset to have when you're facing off against a bloke that's aiming at your face. Light sparring is the directive though and everyone is instructed to "take care of Continue reading ...

Week 3 – Fight Like A Pro

Why Boxing? What does a happily married man find in a boxing ring? Maybe what he's searching for. Maybe stuff he's not even considered. This morning the first bit of fear surfaced. Being hit doesn't feel good, that's a given, but it's the ferocity that this guy swings at me which is more unnerving. It's week one, why are you even thinking about Continue reading ...

Week 2 – Fight Like A Pro

Fitness and Strength I came into this course reasonably fit. Surfing for a few hours at a time several times a week guarantees a pretty solid core strength.  Stamina and strength in the upper body is my advantage. When it comes to leg fitness though… I'm underwater. Circuit training, running and staircases are the territory of a boxer…I doubt Continue reading ...