Sledgehammer Training with Intent

Intent - Power Training

Long time readers of the site know that I’m a fan of the sledgehammer, both for power development and conditioning. World champion fighters were swinging sledgehammers before any of us were born (ex. Jack Dempsey), and they continue to do so today. As a result, it’s no surprise that I’ve demonstrated sledgehammer swings many times. As a professional boxing coach, it’s an exercise that I strongly believe in. Yet, whenever I demo the sledge, my inbox fills with questions about the ideal weight of the hammer. And while I welcome all questions, size shouldn’t be the primary concern. The intent behind each swing is more important. (more…)

How to Make a Homemade Punching Bag

As mentioned recently, if you’re stuck in quarantine and unsure of how to train, it’s useful to study those who thrived in minimalist environments. In other words, learn from those who walked the walk. And some of the best examples you’ll find come from old school fighters. It was their life, not just something they […]

Resistance Band Handles and Accessories

Following a recent entry about resistance band training, I received numerous questions about the handles demoed throughout the video. With that in mind, I’ll use this entry to provide a few answers and instructions. Resistance bands can obviously be used on their own, but there are times when I enjoy adding a handle or modifying […]