Coach Ian – Week in Review:
Air Quality – Purple Air vs. AirNow: (REPOST)
Reposting this – because, unfortunately, it’s applicable again after about a week of fresh air.
I’ve often gone to both Airnow and Purple Air to track the air quality in the Bay Area, often confused by why the numbers were so different. This article gives a great description of the difference in the metrics. In short, PurpleAir’s data is much more timely (averaging the past 10 minutes vs the past few hours) and has many more sensors scattered throughout a region, but when you filter on PurpleAir, you should apply the LRAPA or AQandU filters.
What I’m Reading:
President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Supplementation:
A bunch of the health influencers (Rhonda Patrick, Dave Asprey, Max Lugavere, etc.) that I follow are adamant that Zinc and Vitamin D are protective against COVID-19. While I don’t think that it’s the miracle cure that they tout it to be, I find it telling that this was specifically recommended to President Donald Trump as a result of his diagnosis.
I wrote about my supplementation protocol to focus on my immune system during May, and also included Vitamin D and Zinc into my protocol.
I have been taking the following since March:
An interesting conversation I had:
Recently, I’ve been catching up with members of our boxing, running, and fitness community to see what they’re up to! I enjoy highlighting some of the members of our community and bridging different communities – boxing, running, and fitness, so people can see a little bit of what others do.
This week, I spoke with Chris Gaines the founder/owner of PerformanceGaines. PerformanceGaines is a functional fitness and wellness gym in Palo Alto, CA. You can learn more at www.performancegaines.com.
We talked about Chris’ background in Football, Rugby, and Bodybuilding, his training philosophies, him being part of the crew for John Tarlton a cyclist who biked in RAAM (Race Across America) to raise funds for the Stanford Cancer Center (as featured in the Netflix documentary), his thoughts in minimalist shoes, and various podcasts and books (Muscles and Meridians, Atomic Habits, Art of Possibility, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, etc.) that he’s reading today.
What’s New at Dreamland Boxing
As you may know, I am currently donating my time to host virtual online boxing classes for the members of our 501c(3) non-profit boxing gym, Dreamland Boxing. As an active member of Dreamland, you will receive the materials and video recaps of each lesson through my website under the “Premium Drills” section. This week, our primary focus was the importance of shadowboxing as a tool to get better at the tactical aspects of boxing. A highlight of our week, was doing a “follow-the-leader” drill, shadowboxing to a Floyd Mayweather video and breaking down all of the subtle things he does when he’s in the ring.
On Friday, my drills focused on range, keeping your punches tight, and also generating power from the hips. Due to the air quality, we had a small indoor class of four people. You can view the full practice and related drills here.
Visit http://www.dreamlandboxing.org or email email@example.com for more information on how to sign up today!