And present. And future.
Terri has recently been sharing how she's getting her buff on at the gym - the new exercises, the classes, the question of whether to wear or not to wear (underwear)... Her latest adventure included some boxing action. More power to her, I say!
Several years ago, I was looking for
I'd heard good things about boxing. It's good exercise, builds both strength and stamina, and helps with self-defense awareness. Plus, I liked the idea of boxing. It seemed so "basic" - nothing fancy. In fact, it's very UN-fancy. Almost primal.
I looked around and found a gym that not only trained "real" boxers, but also had classes for kids. We signed up, and they did twice-a-week (or was it three?) classes for a year.
Meego was too young at the time, so while Chaco and Wolfgang were going through their paces, he and I would hang out in the waiting area.
And, gee it looked like fun.
So I was paying attention, and I bought some stuff and started playing at home. I still play at home. Wanna see my stuff?
I got one of these Wavemasters. It's not quite the same as a real heavy bag, but it doesn't require any hardware to hang from the ceiling and wreck your house and it can be easily stored out of the way. This one is actually the second one. I literally punched the stuffing out of the first one! When I'm not punching the stuffing out of it, it resides here, in the space between my giga desk and Chaco's corner.
Another must-have is the gloves. I got mine on the cheap online.
Hand wraps can be found pretty easily too.
And that's really it. See? Basic.
And it's fun, but I don't think it's technically "boxing". I think qualifying as boxing requires that I get hit.
HAHAHAHahaha.... Not gonna happen. "Primal", not "crazy"!