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Coach Ian – Week In Review: 10/31/2021

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  • October 31, 2021November 6, 2021

Coach Ian – Week in Review 10/31/2021

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy trick or treating, but be wary of the foods that are often handed out. For healthier options, swipe through this Vani Hari post with some better candy swaps!

Book I’m Reading

Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing by Tris Dixon

Thirty Dollars and a Cut Eye by J Russell Peltz

Run Streak and Running Goals:

Progress: As of 10/31/21, I’ve now run 1,288 miles for the year, while maintaining my 304-day run streak.

Share of the Week:

I wrote about many of the blood tests that I order and my results here. The article by Levels Health presents similar findings, but also shows 6 very well-respected doctors recommendations for each type of blood test. Great read!

Boxing Tutorial of the Week: What to Do When a Fighter Leans on You

Boxing Highlight of the Week: Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas (Coach Mustafas Boxing)

Coach Mustafa has an interesting take on why to avoid throwing the slip-2 over the jab. While it does work, it almost becomes a race to land the two after you’ve slipped. Mustafas take is that when someone throws a short right hand behind it, they will most likely beat you to the punch.

You have to be smart and have a feel for when to use each counter. Most of the time you see fighters throwing a jab by itself, and being countered with the right hand. Floyd was a master at the pull-counter. But even the great Floyd Mayweather was caught with a good shot by Marcos Maidana, when trying to counter with his right hand.

There’s a time and place for everything.

The Oura 3: The New Oura Ring is Coming Out in November

I’m a big fan of the Oura Ring and use it to track my sleep and recovery. I’m stoked to try out the new model, which features better workout data (24/7 heart-rate data), SpO2 sensing, improved sleep staging, and more wellness content. Similar to the Whoop Band (but much cheaper), they added a subscription model for additional insights and access to content for $5.99/month. Luckily, existing users get a free lifetime subscription and $50 off the new device!

Levels Health vs Supersapiens: I’m going to have a detailed write up comparing these two glucose monitoring startups next week! I like a little about each companies philosophy, but let’s just say Supersapiens has an early lead by integrating it with the better product, the Abbott Libre Sense. Compared to the Freestyle Libre, the Libre Sense is much better as it stores more data without having to constantly hold your phone/tracker to your skin to “read” your blood sugar. Furthermore, Supersapiens has paired glucose data from the Libre Sense to Garmin devices, which is super helpful while racing!

This Week at Dreamland Boxing:

Our classes have been increased to 16 people per class. Intro to Sparring and Members Only Sparring are underway. See the full updates here. 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:

  • Slipping towards your back foot
  • Anticipating counter punches
  • Keeping technique while tired
  • Footwork
  • How to hold mitts
  • Body weight circuits
  • Balance drills
  • 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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