ABC’s Of Boxing Not That Simple

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on February 22, 2014
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I didn’t have a good day at the gym today.

Like anything that’s new, you start at the very beginning, and go from there. ABC, 123.

But boxing requires you to mix it up. It’s not a ‘by the numbers sport.’ Which means I need to know how to do BCA, 321 or 1BC 23A. Because once you get into the ring, …

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Fear Is My Friend?

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on February 20, 2014
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“Are you scared?”

Since people found out I started boxing, and am training for my first fight, I get that question a lot. But it’s only been this week that I really, really started thinking about it. And the honest answer is, ‘a little, yes.’

I’ve never been a ‘sports kind of guy.’ So for me, ‘fear’ is taking on a new …

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Disabled U.S. Army Vet From Portland Goes For Gold At Paralympics

Posted by Steve Leader on February 17, 2014
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Rico Roman lost a leg in 2007 when a roadside bomb blew up while he served with the U.S. army in Iraq. Before that, Roman had been very athletic. And once again he is. Roman says he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to be on a team.

Roman is a member of the U.S.A. sled hockey team that’s going to Sochi, …

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Anchor Learning ‘Fighter’s Body’ Is Made In The Kitchen

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 17, 2014
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“Abs aren’t made in the gym, but in the kitchen. How many trainers and fitness junkies have I heard that from” says KXL Afternoon News anchor Dan Mitchinson. “But guess what, it’s true” he adds laughing.

As he trains for his first ever boxing fight, Mitchinson is on a ‘clean,’ 25-hundred calorie a day diet plan.

“I eat five to six meals …

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Enjoying The (Small) Successes

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on February 15, 2014
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My lesson after coming out of three hours of conditioning and sparring today: Getting good as a boxer in practice is 95% physical and 5% mental.

An article I read said  that means you have to work hard on your conditioning and “physical game” to make it happen. However, once you step into that ring for a fight the percentages flip …

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