Eric C. Stevens

Eric C. Stevens

 

 

 

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Men and women might seem alien to each other in regards to their gym behavior, but really we're just on opposite ends of a continuum and could learn some good lessons from each other.
Rhythm is essential for all athletes - awareness of movement, tempo, and body. But it can be hard to learn. Three tools I have found helpful: music, jumping rope, and making mistakes.
While I'd be happy with pretty much anything, if anything goes, well then - here goes! Boxing lessons with Freddie Roach and an Audi to take me hiking and biking on the weekends!
The most devastating kick in martial arts is the roundhouse kick. There is significant technique to the muay Thai roundhouse kick, though. I'm going to walk you through it, step by step.
When preparing for a fight we study our opponent and prepare a strategy. But we should also study ourselves, through their eyes. And we should plan for all outcomes, without attachment.
Grunting might get you kicked out of Planet Fitness, but all athletics come with their version of a forceful, audible exhale. This exhale serves a purpose and your performance will lack without it.
Are martial artists actually 'artists?' What does it mean to be an artist? Is it about what you do, or is it more about truth, focus, and craftsmanship. I think Bruce Lee said it best...
What do John Lennon, Bob Marley, and accomplished athletes have in common? Authenticity. There is a beauty to be found in following our passions, be it sport or otherwise, famous or not.
An athlete has many seasons - seasons of competition, seasons of injury and wellness, seasons of aging. How do you deal with these seasons? I think accepting them and evolving is the best choice.
The left hook is a brutal punch, but it's often thrown incorrectly. Learning to sit back on the rear leg makes all the difference when throwing this potential knockout punch.
Chris Herren was living the dream, playing for the Boston Celtics. And then he threw it all away on drug addiction. In the eye's of fan he went from hero to villain. Now, he works to be a real hero.
The liver shot is an infamous punch, but what is really happening? How do you execute it and how do you defend against it? Let's look in-depth at this one, brutal punch.