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Why everyone should learn to box…..

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a blog, you could say things have been a bit busy. I’ve started training for fight for in July and right now I’m out in Spain on retreat helping my client find clarity and a plan to create her ideal business and life
And that in-between boxing

I want to start by telling you a bit about my fight training, how it’s completely rekindled my love for boxing. A month ago I decided I was going to get back in the ring. It’s been 4 years since my last fight. For a while I just didn’t have the energy or focus to put into my own training. Now with our new fight skool programme just starting, it seemed like the right time

Kat and MarkTo get my training started I re-connected with my old boxing coach. With any coaching whether it’s in sport or business I think it’s so important to find someone that you completely connect with. For me Mark is the only coach who can push me to my limits and at the same time keep me motivated. Over the last few weeks we’ve had so much fun as he’s kicked my ass around the ring again

Here are a few things about boxing I’ve been reminded of over the last few weeks

Always learning
In boxing you never stop learning. Not only do I have my own coach but I’m super lucky that I have a team of pro fighters and expert boxing coaches that I learn from everyday. After almost 10 years I’m still learning how to position my feet and set up angles to sharpen my jab and generate power from my cross
Team bond
Training with a group working to the same goal is something really special. The support and connection in our training group is unbelievable. I’m so proud of the team and the coaches for how much they go out of there way to help one another and make sure everyone feels supported. And there’s the competitive element that makes you work just that little bit harder.  You don’t want to be the one to quit.  This is what got me through the hill sprints (my least fav thing) a few weeks ago! sprints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progression

Abs picAfter just 2 weeks of training I’m seeing my body and fitness level start to change. My abs which had been buried under a layer of fat have been starting to make a come back.  Because I know I ‘have’ to make weight my diet has improved. I’m more conscious of being prepared with my meals and making sure I’m eating enough protein and carbs to support my body. My fitness is def starting to improve to. Consistency equals results. Knowing that you’ve got to be able to survive 3 rounds in the ring is a sure fire way to make sure I make every session

 

Focus
Focusing my mind is something I’ve always struggled with. Working on my boxing skills is like a form of meditation for me. It forces me to concentrate, brings me back to the present and actually calms me down. If you have a very ‘active’ racy mind and find the thought of yoga or meditation terrifying, boxing is a great alternative

Confidence
Knowing you are strong in body and can throw a punch and take a punch is pretty powerful. It’s no wonder that boxing is renowned for building confidence.  Knowing that I am fitter and making progress all the time def helps me feel stronger and more confident mentally

Fighting is not for everyone but I think that getting learning to box should be.  Simply joining the training will give you all of the above
If you want to start your boxing journey, we still have spaces in our June Fundamentals course starting Mon 12th June

18881874_1676731399023716_5359729922346460621_nDrop us an email to info@12roundsboxing.co.uk and pop along to a taster session to find out for yourself

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Over-indulged this summer? Time to get back to fitness!

Lets been honest, how many of us haven’t over-indulged on holiday?  I left for Portugal last week with the good intentions of training everyday and cooking healthy lunches from our holiday apartment.  I did manage to stick to a training plan (if only to feel less guilty about the chips, ice-cream and alcohol I had consumed!  Yes, the diet did not go quite to plan.  One slip up led to another until I gave up completely and let myself go, thankfully it was only a week!

So Mon 3rd of September and it’s time to get back on track with the diet and exercise.  Here’s a few tips to help you get started!

  1.  Make yourself an exercise plan!  Whether it’s coming to classes or fitting in runs or exercise at home.  Set aside time to exercise and put it in your diary.
  2. Don’t overdo it on the first week!  Don’t attempt to train everyday and make sure you get adequate rest in between sessions.  Rest and recovery are just as important as training!
  3. Detox – start by cutting out the obvious culprits, processed food, sugar, wheat and alcohol.  After a few days you’ll feel better already as you’ll be less bloated.
  4. Drink water!  No less than 2 litres per day.
  5. Plan your meals for the week and go food shopping.  Don’t get caught out unprepared and hungry and this is the surest way to slip up. 
  6. Don’t beat yourself up if you have put on a few pounds!  Holidays are for allowing yourself a few indulgences!   Just don’t let it continue now your back. Set yourself a realistic goal and timeframe to get back to the weight your happy with.  With a little bit of controlled eating and hard work we’ll all be looking fab again just in time for the Christmas parties!    

Look forward to seeing you all at class!

 

Kat