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Below is a link to an incredible story about a boxing gym that exists under a viaduct in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The photographer did an amazing job. I highly recommend taking a few moments to look through his work.
Stories like this are a welcome slap in the face to today’s fitness industry. As you will see within, the fighters at this gym excel in an environment that is as low-tech as anything you’ll ever see. Clearly, access to equipment is not what determines their success. Success instead comes from the obvious desire that these athletes possess and apply to whatever tools are available to them.
And while this gym may appear crude and barbaric to some, fighters have thrived in minimalistic settings for longer than we’ve all been alive. Many of the greatest fighters of all time came from poverty-stricken environments.
As countless athletes have demonstrated before, greatness does not come from a piece of equipment. It comes from a ravenous desire to succeed. If you are passionate about improving, you will find a way to advance with anything, or nothing.
If there was ever any doubt about low-tech training, these fighters have ended the debate.16 comments