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Month: March 2018

Squats for Boxing

When it comes to weight training for boxing, no other single exercise has made as much of a noticeable difference in my boxing as heavy squats. When I first started boxing I had come from years of weight training and had a decent amount of size and strength. Unfortunately for my height at 5’7″ weighing 177lbs was not going to put me in an advantageous position to win fights. On my quest to drop weight and get myself down to 165lbs for the middleweight I abandoned most weight training and stuck to cardio, push-ups, burpees, ab work, and of course boxing itself. It took me about 4 months to slowly get to my desired weight, by the time I was there I felt great and really light. The funny thing was that even though I had sharpened my technique, my power on a single shot had taken a serious nosedive. I remember at first really being able to move guys back with the jab, and I could throw a right hook to the body that would echo throughout the gym. I didn’t worry about it too much at the time, my skills had gotten better and I thought that losing power was just a natural part of dropping weight and being more precise with technique. It wasn’t until I went to the gym with a buddy one day about...

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The 5 Best Techno Songs From 1995 to 1999

I have picked out, in my opinion, the 5 Best Techno Songs from 1995 to 1999. I enjoy a wide variety of electronic music, so some of these picks might be better classified as Rave, Electronic Dance, Trance, Eurodance, Electronica or maybe even House. Genres are getting a little too specific anyway, and there are way too many different classifications. So, if the song was at least partly synthetic, and had a good enough beat to dance to it, then it made my list. Techno songs usually have several different mixes of the same song, so if there is a specific version that I like it will be noted after the song title. Here are my top 5 picks, in chronological order… 1. Children (Eat Me Edit) by Robert Miles, 1995 I picked this specific mix because it contains the famous piano riff, which ironically was not in the original version of this song. One of the reasons this song was written was to have something more calm to listen to at the end of a dance to help reduce the number of car accidents. No matter what the reason was for its creation, it’s a wonderful song. 2. Insomnia by Faithless, 1995 I was introduced to this song recently, so I didn’t know about it when it first came out. This song was made by a British dance...

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Mind Sales

What I have found in my work in sales is that selling is not a matter of product knowledge, who you know, or handling objections. It is a matter of finding industry to sell in. Something you love, one of your hobbies, a dream. Anything that is you. We are in an age where we need to start thinking more about ourselves as people. We need to find what we love and do it whole heartedly. What I did as a salesman and this bought me more sales in a shorter period of time than anything else I have ever put my mind to and it was pure and simple concentration. I was sick so I decided o stay in bed because I had to work on the weekend from Thursday to Sunday. I focused on the screen of my mind images and movies of myself selling. I mean everything. I showed customers my product, I showed them how my service would help them save money, I even made my customers laugh. But the key was that I imagined closing sale after sale after sale. Now this weekend I was still sick when I went into work. I thought to myself "no one is going to want to talk to me. Look at me!" I was sick with a box of tissue to go along with it. I killed...

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So You Thought Break Dance Was Dead? Think Again!

In the early 1980’s, break dance exploded onto the scene and became a national phenomenon that officially ushered in the “Hip-Hop” era. Then in the 90’s, the popularity of Rap music dominated the scene, essentially forcing “break dancing” out of the public spotlight and back to its underground origins. That is where break dancing has remained for the past two decades – growing in popularity ¬- evolving and developing a massive following that now spans the globe. Break dance – which is now mostly referred to as “b-boying” and the dancers called “b-boys” or “b-girls” – is actually a term applied to anyone who identifies with the “break dancer” culture. The B-boy genre – which is largely unnoticed in the U.S. mainstream – is actually as popular today as other forms of popular sports and entertainment. B-boy now generates millions of dollars of revenue through its own network of live events, websites and retail outlets ¬- which sell their own unique brand of B-boy videos, music, apparel and related paraphernalia – and is searched on-line as much as other forms of popular sports and entertainment. B-boy entertainment is viral, a bonafide phenomena that is re-emerging in the U.S. B-boy – which technically stands for “break or beat-boy”- is the art of traditional break dancing, but now combined with elements of gymnastics and mixed martial arts or what is now...

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Should Husbands Love Their Wives Like Christ Loved the Church?

We live in a topsy turvy world, and but one example of this is it is misogynistic one moment, feminist the next. The former treat women with disdain, the latter hail the glory of women at times to the derision of men. Both situations are overreactions, and I see them weekly if not daily. Being prone to being more feminist than misogynist, I favour the closing of the gap in inequality between women and men, but not to the extent that men are significantly disadvantaged in the process – that itself is the inequality borne of overreaction. Let’s extend the discussion and focus on marriage. Here is what I think is theologically true: Christ died so that we may live, Without burdens put on us He’d never give, We bear our cross But let’s be aware, Of the devil’s plan Because perfection’s his snare. The apostle Paul instructed husbands to love their wives just as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). Remember though who Christ is – perfect and sinless in every way. Husbands are exhorted to strive for the standard, daily, but not to be beholden to it. It is too much for anyone to attain perfection. But certainly this is what repentance is for; when we fail to live up to biblical standards. I know I have made the error in the past of suggesting that husbands...

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