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Boxing: A Pinnacle of Conditioning

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Boxing.

One of the oldest sports and forms of combat in the world. The earliest known evidence of it comes from a Sumerian relief form the 3rd Millenium BCE. Boxing can be found all over the ancient world. Its honestly still a thriving form of exercise, sport, and combat.

So, why am I talking about Boxing? It’s one of my favorite pastimes. But even if you don’t want to “fight”, its one of the best ways to get your body in shape and gain some internalized strength.

Lets take a look at some of the benefits:

  • You can burn around 700-1500 calories in an hour and that isn’t a bad thing.
  • You get a great metabolic workout and steady state depending on what you’re focusing on.
  • You run through multiple movement patterns.
  • You build skills while testing your brain with a variety of mental exercises.
  • Finally, its a form of stress relief because you get to hit something.

So what does this add up to in the end?

It basically is another excellent choice for you to get active and I get to include you on a piece of my life outside of movement and handstands.

If you are interested in what boxing looks like or want to see me actually spar, check out the video below!

Stay Inverted and let me know if you want to learn more about boxing!

-Jonathan Magno

PS If you’re looking for another way to get into shape, check out The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Conditioning!

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How to Learn Parkour

Merry Christmas!

Regardless of whether you celebrate this holiday or any other this time of year, I’m in the spirit of giving.

I mentioned this before and now its ready. Grab my new interview with Mark Toorock of American Parkour

In just over an hour we covered tons of information from the beginnings of parkour on to how to learn parkour. Here’s a few of the things you’ll discover when you listen:

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  • The difference between doing Parkour and training Parkour.
  • What your fitness level should be before you get started in Parkour. The answer may surprise you…
  • Tips on keeping the knees, ankles and other joints healthy so you can train a long time while avoiding crippling injuries.
  • What a typical Parkour training session should look like.
  • How to find other Parkour practitioners (aka Traceurs) that you can train with.
  • Tips on finding places to train (including the legal aspects of doing so).
  • The fundamentals you MUST focus on and why neglecting to do so will mean slower progress.
  • And much more…

We do talk about the Parkour Tutorial DVD, available here, but besides that its all great content on how to get started learning and training in parkour.

Good Luck and Good Free Running,
Logan Christopher

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