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Eric C. Stevens is a fitness coach, martial arts coach, writer, television personality, and actor. Read our 12 reps to find out what keeps him going.
The jab may not be the most glamorous of punches, but it can be one of the most effective in disrupting your opponent and setting up your own killer combos.
Do guys just shadow box to try to look cool? No, there's a real purpose and a practice to it, and you can see it echoed in all other sports as well.
The question, "Which fighter wins?" is one that will likely never die. It's the question that spawned the UFC itself. What have we learned from the sport as it evolved? Is there a dominant art?
While we all might like to avoid getting hit, it turns out the best way to learn that is to practice getting hit. Taking a hit, metaphorically and physically, provides a big lesson for us.
Think you're great at double unders and that's all that jumping rope has to offer? Think again. Check out this progressive system of weighted cables from CrossRope for a new and serious challenge.
Knowing the how an event is judged is the best way to decide how to prepare for competition. Let's look at how boxing is judged, and how it relates to our preparations for success in life.
I’ve always been fascinated by the athlete who doesn’t know when to say “when.” I thought about this recently watching a Jens Pulver documentary, but it's a recurring theme in sports.
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.
Nobody knows how to inspire like Rocky Balboa. This speech from the classic film is a message that all of us need to hear from time to time. Take a moment to listen to Rocky's wise words.
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.
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.
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.
A fighter cannot be thinking about his technique in the heat of battle. There’s no time to think, only to be present. Learn as much as you can, and then let go of it all. That's the challenge.
Have you ever wanted to punch someone but also challenge him or her to a game of strategy? Have you ever had difficulty deciding whether to use brawn or brain? If so, chess boxing may be for you.
Fighters may fight alone, but they win with successful combos. Power punches are rarely thrown without a set up. A good combo isn't just about the number of punches, but also timing and placement.
You see it in any and every athletic endeavor - speed is power. Muhammad Ali was great for most of his career because he was faster than his opponents with both his hands and his feet.