Coach Ian – Week In Review: 06/27/2021

Coach Ian – Week In Review: 06/27/2021

Book I’m Reading

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

I’m excited for this one. Sleep impacts everything. I used to think of sleep as some unnecessary part of my day. The prevailing notion was to be successful, you should get used to sleeping less. But sleeping more may help you to be more productive.

The book covers a bunch of interesting topics such as how sleep interacts with:

  • Athletic recovery
  • Productivity
  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Blood sugar control and appetite/weight gain
  • Longevity
  • Mental health

As a former boxer with a predisposition towards Alzheimer’s, I’m really interested in learning more about the glymphatic system and how the brain flushes itself of toxic plaques during deep sleep.

Don’t neglect your sleep!

Run Streak and Running Goals:

Progress: As of 6/27/21, I’ve now run 772 miles for the year, while maintaining my 178-day run streak.

Boxing Highlights:

Gabriel Rosado breaking down his knockout of Bektemir Melikuziev with Bernard Hopkins.

Last week, Gabriel Rosado scored a brutal knockout over the highly favored prospect Bektemir Melikuziev. This is an awesome exchange where Rosado talks about what set up his knockout punch.

Rosado was dropped in the 1st round with a body shot. Melikuziev was heavily attacking the body thereafter, and Rosado seemed to be overreacting to protect his body. He had his elbows tucked in and was bracing himself for Melikuziev’s body attack.

At this point, I was waiting to see who made the next adjustment. Typically, a heavy body attack can set up shots to the head. But Rosado was the one who made the first adjustment, opting to stand in there and throw with Melikuziev rather than be reactive and only try to defend those body shots. He threw a perfect overhand right while Melikuziev was targeting his body to score the knockout. Rosado, the veteran, was baiting Bektemir Melikuziev before landing that shot.

This Week at Dreamland Boxing:

Our classes have been increased to 16 people per class. Also, open gym hours have been extended from 9:30AM to 12:30PM and a Beginner’s Boxing Class on Saturdays at noon with Coach Eric. See the full updates here.

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 virtual practices this week featured the following:

  • Breakdowns of Gabriel Rosado and Naoya Inoue’s knockout
  • Takeaways from Jermall Charlo’s win over Juan Macias Montiel
  • Footwork drills, always being in position to punch
  • 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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