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Coach Ian – Week In Review: 07/04/2021

Coach Ian – Week In Review: 07/04/2021

Book I’m Reading

No facet of the human body is spared the crippling, noxious harm of sleep loss. We are, as you will see, socially, organizationally, economically, physically, behaviorally, nutritionally, linguistically, cognitively, and emotionally dependent upon sleep.

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Interesting fact: Ten days of six hours of sleep a night was all it took to become as impaired in performance as going without sleep for twenty-four hours straight.

Run Streak and Running Goals:

Progress: As of 07/04/21, I’ve now run 800miles for the year, while maintaining my 188-day run streak.

Boxing Highlights:

Coach Anthony put out a great video explaining something that I’ve been correcting in our boxing classes – blocking your opponent’s jab using your rear hand. In short, you don’t want to block your opponent’s jab with your lead hand (assuming you’re fighting someone of the same stance) and leave yourself open for a cross. See his video for a detailed explanation.

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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