Coach Ian – Week in Review 02/07/2021:
The problem with training for vanity goals, why the fitness and diet industry is toxic, why obesity is a policy failure not a moral failure, and how to approach your health and wellness
What I’m Trying:
I finally was able to get an invite to the Levels Health App. Levels is a start-up that is making CGMs (continuous glucose monitors) more accessible to all for individuals to track their blood sugar levels before encountering health issues. In general, I think we should direct our efforts towards preventative healthcare and, as I wrote about here, there is a large population of America that is pre-diabetic and undiagnosed.
I’ve written in the past about my experiments with CGMs, but the part I’m most excited about with Levels Health is their interface and interpretation of your CGM data. While I think I have an understanding of what’s going on, I’d like to see my “metabolic score” throughout the day while wearing one of these things.
Run Streak and Running Goals:
Since the start of the year, I’ve started off a Run Streak. I’ve run 5K/day every day, except for Saturday’s which are for my long distance runs. While a lot is up in the air, my current timeline is as follows:
- 25 miles/week
- Kaiser Permanente Virtual Challenge
- 10K: 1/23/2021 (50:45)
- 5K: 2/3/21 (22:26)
- Half-Marathon: 2/6/2021 (1:57)
- Overall mileage: 100 Miles in February
- Targeting a full-marathon in the second half of the year
- 1,000 miles
Progress: As of 2/7/21, I’ve now run 148 miles for the year, while maintaining my 38-day run streak. I’ve now finished up the Triple Peaks Challenge for the KP SF Half Marathon with a 1:57 timeand am shooting to run another 100 miles in February.
Boxing Match I’m Excited For: Joseph Diaz Jr vs Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
Writing about this one because I think it’ll slip under the radar but I’m excited to see Joseph Diaz Jr. fight undefeated prospect Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov next week. Joseph Diaz is an often overlooked boxer who was on the 2012 Olympic Boxing team. I watched him early in his career fight at the StubHub center (then the Home Depot Center), and he is a skilled counter puncher with a high boxing IQ.
This Week at Dreamland Boxing:
Dreamland Boxing has re-opened for outdoor classes. Classes will be capped and there will be no waitlist for classes. Come join me on Fridays at 4:30PM for a workout!
Also, I have continued to host our virtual boxing sessions. Thank you to our members for keeping your memberships active and continuing to support our gym during this time. And I’m personally glad to have been able to aid in your boxing development all year!
Our practices this week featured the following:
- Caleb Plant vs Caleb Truax: Where Caleb Plant needs to be careful
- Mastering range with the jab
- Changing levels: Double hooks vs Body hook – Uppercut combinations
- Body weight circuits
- Kettlebell Single-Arm Swings and Turkish Get-Ups
- And more!
You can find a full list of drills if you are a current Dreamland Boxing member in the Premium Drills section of my website.
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