All Power, No Speed.

After a few days off (for drinking and barbecuing), I returned once again to High Wycombe Amateur Boxing Club for yet another gruelling session.  Beforehand, however, I managed to catch a word with John, who said he should be fully healed by next week, so we can start our intense training.  I’m simultaneously excited and a little terrified…

Tonight’s training involved a fair amount of skipping and running on the spot, as usual, as well as the normal sickening amount of endurance and speed work.  In addition, however, we also worked quite a bit on defence technique; ducking, dodging and blocking, as well as the ancient art of being punched repeatedly in the stomach.  It may sound odd to say, but there was something gratifying about actually being knocked around a bit!  It’s all well and good throwing hundreds of punches and running around in circles, but it doesn’t really feel like boxing until you take a few good punches…

…is that odd?  Never mind.  Having just about got to grips with the power element of the sport, I’m now working as hard as I can to improve my stamina and speed, as both are somewhat lacking.  I’m hoping that developing my technique should go a long way towards building speed, whilst regular training should handle the stamina element…but what the hell do know?

In short: more pain, more gain; more gain, more glory; more glory, more money for Action for Children. (Or so goes the song, anyway).

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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  1. Debbie Reply

    Ed – you are totally awesome. Love your blog and keep up the hard work. Don’t forget to save some energy for Little Face when you get home xx

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