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5 Tips To Help Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

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New year new me.

A lot of us say that each January 1st. And a lot of us say the new me is going to get in better shape.

Making a resolution to get in better shape has been proven to be easier said than done. 37% of 20 year olds will succeed with their fitness goal. And only 16% of people over 50 will succeed with theirs. Not good odds by any means. But by following these tips, it might just increase your odds of succeeding.

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Boxing

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Top Benefits of Boxing

Boxing as a sport requires a high level of athletic prowess: strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, nerve, and power, just to name several required attributes. Boxing as a fitness activity enables the average person to hone those same athletic skills, all without having to take a punch.
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Should you wear hand wraps for Muay Thai?

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<<The content in the article below was originally written by and for fightquality.com >>

Chances are that at some point towards the beginning of your training you were told you need hand wraps to wear underneath your gloves. Hand wraps of course make your hand safer, but not many people actually know how they do that.

How can hands get damaged?

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How To-Properly Wash Your Jiu Jitsu Gi

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We all love our BJJ Gi’s and we all hope that we can make them last as long as possible. It is not only important to properly care for your Gi to make it last for many years, but the proper care of your Gi will also prevent you from being the loathed “stinky person” to roll with.

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The Art of the Jab

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What makes a jab special and what does the jab do?

The jab is quick, fast, and it sets up your shots. People with excellent jabs have calm and relaxed jabs that hit like a small spark of power and hit very accurately. Jabs can be made stronger by stepping forward, or using proper timing with proper footwork and effective angles. Your jab should be strong enough to stop your opponent in the middle of a combination. No more, no less. From there, your jab should set you up to throw your power punches. When used defensively, a jab can make space, keep your opponents away, and distract your opponent while you slide off the ropes.
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New to Boxing? Here Are 16 Tips To Make You Better

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TRAINING TIPS:

    1. Stay calm and punch lighter on the bag so you can last more rounds, keep your form together, and punch sharp. This will allow you to get in more minutes of quality bagwork. You want to have energy to hit the bag with correct form and keep your punches snappy, instead of spending most of your bagwork panting and huffing to show that you have “heart”. Don’t waste energy showing off on the bag – nobody cares. Read More

11 Tips For Newcomers to Muay Thai

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1. You don’t need to be in shape to start training Muay Thai. MuayThai is a skill based sport. If you focus on the techniques you are being taught, drill them with focus and patience you will naturally get more conditioned as you practice, being able to do things faster and harder as you get better. If you are gassing out on the first round of pad work try going lighter, it will help you focus on your technique anyway. Sure the warm ups and the conditioning drills will be challenging at first, but you probably signed up to be challenged and improve your fitness. Besides, your instructor and the other students know you are new. No one expects you to be in top shape coming in and no one will make you feel bad if you aren’t. If you feel genuinely uncomfortable in class find a gym that makes you feel welcome. There are many different types of Muay Thai gyms with different vibes and gym cultures. If you are lucky enough to live in a large urban area you should have a variety of gyms to choose from.

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Seminar: Professor Wendell Alexander

Fit Plus will hosting Professor Wendell Alexander February 11th and 12th.

Noted as one of the founding members of Nova Uniao, Professor Alexander has trained and graduated some of the sports most fierce BJJ black belt competitors, including Leo Santos and Bruno Bastos.

Check out more on Professor Wendell on BJJheroes.com.

Seminar Date & Times

Saturday, February 11
1:30PM to 3:30PM

Sunday, February 12
1:00PM to 3:00PM

Sign Up

Call (902-404-8424) or drop by the Fit Plus front desk between 5PM and 8PM Monday to Friday to sign up for the seminar. Spaces are limited.

 

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