Monthly Archives: August 2010

Supplemental Reading: Hugh McIlvanney and my 2004 self

Earlier this week I was reading some old diary entries from back when I first started learning how to box. I threw my first punch in a class at a New York Sports Club back in 2003, and I loved … Continue reading

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What’s Best for Your Chest

The New York Times posted in their Well blog today that a bunch of Australian scientists have made huge strides in sports bra technology, concluding that the ideal support would both lift and compress. Their final solution had foam pads … Continue reading

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Pink Boxing Accessories Are Having the Best Week Ever

I watched so much boxing over the weekend, it’s not even funny. While I unpacked things in the living room, I finally had time to start cleaning off the DVR, and I caught three really amazing fights from the 2010 … Continue reading

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How I Know It’s the Future

As much fun as it would be, boxing training is not entirely putting on gloves and hitting stuff. No, there’s a wide variety of things most boxers do over the course of their training schedule – strength training, agility, cardio … Continue reading

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I apparently missed the memo that said it was “mess with the blonde chick” week

Dear trainer who is not my trainer at gym branch that is not my usual gym branch: Presumably you have your own clients to train, just as I have my own trainer who trains me. Therefore, interrupting a round of … Continue reading

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This shit is bananas (and not in a good way)

This is not exactly related to boxing in general or my training regimen in particular except insofar as I was on my way to the gym when it happened, and I deeply regret not beating the crap out of the … Continue reading

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The Art of Losing Isn’t Hard to Master

I was a small kid – probably no more than 5 or 6 – the first time I saw the show. It hadn’t been on the air for very long by that point, at least not in this new incarnation. … Continue reading

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