Thursday, April 20, 2006

An Easy Thursday

Today I did only 21 minutes roadwork. In the early part of the day, I was a little sore from yesterday, so I decided to take it a bit easier. I'll hit it hard again tomorrow.


Todd Reinhard said...

Yo AS! You are truly the Lord of the Rings! Great idea you have here with this new blog. Bringing law and order to our renegade sport! I do hope that this site will encourage others to learn more about the essence of boxing and its potential to bring, ironically enough, peace of mind to its fans and participants. Volumes more could and should be said on this, but I will spare you all for now. I do have a couple of words about your training though, Steve. Remember that boxing is a sport that requires the ability to punch for a long time. Therefore, make sure that the large majority of your training energy (ie your calories expended in training) is spent throwing hard, crisp, clean, effective punches. Concentrate your energies on the heavy bag and the mitts. No real need for all that roadwork. Running is a great exercise for general health and conditioning, but if you are an athlete wanting to get the most out of every second of training, focus on the most sport specific activities you can think of. You don't want to be running in the ring--you want to be punching, and punching, and punching, and punching, and.... Take care Buddy!

Todd R.

Steven Imparl said...

Todd, thanks for your training suggestions. I appreciate them. I am going to keep doing a decent amount of roadwork, for a base level of overall conditioning, but I will also follow your recommendation of increasing my sport-specific activities. Thanks!