Month: May 2016


Danny Jacobs and the 5 Most Inspirational Boxing StoriesBilly Miske

William Arthur Miske, aka the “Saint Paul Thunderbolt,” started his career as a middleweight in 1913, during what would later come to be called the “no decision era,” eventually fighting at light heavyweight and heavyweight for the remainder of his career.
In 1918, Miske was given the inconceivable news by his doctor that he had Bright’s disease, a kidney related ailment, and that he had five years to live, if he was lucky. In a sport where a punch to the kidneys can end a boxer’s night, Miske was given the life-ending equivalent by his doctor.
Yet, not only did Miske keep the news from his family, only telling his manager, but he continued to box, most notably losing to Jack Dempsey in a third-round knockout in 1920.
Despite the loss to Dempsey, Miske continued to fight and win for the most part, going 19-1-1 from 1921-1922, but by 1923 his health was failing and his chances were fading.
In November 1923, struggling financially and with a strong desire to give his wife and three kids one last memorable Christmas together, Miske convinced his manager Jack Reddy to get him a fight. His opponent was Bill Brennan, whom he knocked out, taking a $2,400 payday in the process, which he used to make his last Christmas with family unforgettable. He went on to die on New Year’s Day 1924. The Trainer Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River http://www.thetrainerhoodriver.com #thetrainer #hoodriver#personaltrainer #functionaltraining #functionaltrainer#rusticparkour #psychology #muaythai #fitness #functionaltrainer #health #running #fitnessaddict #workout #cardio #mma #training #healthy #parkour #boxingfunctionaltrainingclubhoodriver #columbiarivergorge #active #strong #motivation #determination #lifestyle #getfit #fatloss #fatfighters7 #boxing


Danny Jacobs and the 5 Most Inspirational Boxing StoriesDanny Jacobs
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When middleweight prospect Danny Jacobs initially saw a doctor in May 2011 because he was experiencing concerning pains in his legs, he came away believing the cause to be a pinched nerve.

However, in the weeks following that visit, the problem worsened to the point that Jacobs was wheelchair bound from the inability to use his legs. Upon a second doctor’s visit he was told that he had a form of spinal cancer called osteosarcoma, and had he waited even a few more days for a diagnosis, he could have died.
Jacobs was able to undergo successful surgery to have the cancer removed, but despite this, was informed that his ability to walk normally was in doubt, much less returning to the sport that had been his life’s desire.
With the dual inspiration of being told that he wouldn’t be able to fight again, as well as the innate responsibility to provide for his family, Jacobs rigorously rehabilitated and less than six months after the diagnosis, walked up the stairs and through the ropes of the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to face Jush Luteran.
Luteran was a standing opponent for all of 1:13 of the first round when Jacobs ended the fight with a knockout win.  He has won both of his fights since returning from what was seen as potentially paralyzing cancer, and intends to continue keeping busy with another fight in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on February 9th against Billy Lyell. The Trainer Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River http://www.thetrainerhoodriver.com #thetrainer #hoodriver#personaltrainer #functionaltraining #functionaltrainer#rusticparkour #psychology #muaythai #fitness #functionaltrainer #health #running #fitnessaddict #workout #cardio #mma #training #healthy #parkour #boxingfunctionaltrainingclubhoodriver #columbiarivergorge #active #strong #motivation #determination #lifestyle #getfit #fatloss #fatfighters7 #boxing


Do you think that your mind and body is important and should be treated that way? Do you treat your mind and body with respect or do you keep mistreating it by putting junk in it and then barely moving? Time to clean house! The Trainer Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River
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7 Benefits of Functional TrainingFebruary 23, 2015 

Graham Richardson

What are the benefits of functional training and what makes functional fitness training so good for you?
Visit almost any gym, fitness club or wellness center nowadays and you are likely to see an increasingly large number of people applying functional training techniques into their workouts – and for good reason. With so many different training styles and proclaimed miracle workouts, it’s sometimes hard to sort through the nonsense and figure out which style is best for you.
Below are some major benefits of functional training, strengthing not only our bodies but also our philosophy that functional training can be right for everyone.


Movement Matters; Our bodies are designed to move, not to sit slumped over a computer all day. The less you move, the less blood sugar your body uses. Functional training focuses on training movement patterns rather than isolating individual muscles. If you spend most of your working day sat down in the office, sitting on the chest press machine at the gym is probably counter productive.
Posture; Functional training can help to correct bad posture and muscular imbalances caused by the daily grind, stressful jobs and hectic lifestyles.
Fat Burning; Functional training provides fantastic fat burning workouts, by using full body exercises that improve strength, endurance and boost metabolism, not wasting a minute of your session.
Muscle Tone/Density; It develops strong, lean bodies, look at gymnasts at the Olympics, they are constantly training movement patterns and lifting their own bodyweight, not doing bicep curls or poundng away on the treadmill for hours!
Stability; Every session includes flexibility, mobility, core stability, balance and strength training principles to keep your body constantly challenged in all areas of a strong, healthy and vibrant body.
Sports Specific; Functional training provides essential training for sport specific conditioning. Enhancing the relationship between the nervous and musculoskeletal system, providing quick, reactive, and powerful movement patterns – whether your chosen sport is golf, rugby or MMA.
Core Strength; in functional training every exercise involves core activation, teaching the core to stabilise the spine against external force, throughout an array of differing movement patterns and body positions. Therefore mimicking the demand placed upon the core and spine in our every day tasks and recreational activities. Crunches alone, unfortunately just don’t cut it!
Written by
Graham Richardson


Independent Business Consultant at G. A. Richardson

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6 weeks! 6 weeks till the end of the 7th year of Fat Fighters! What do the winners receive? All the entry cash received, one full month of sessions, all they can get in(calendar month up to 20 sessions), the awesome title and the knowledge (you know I am all about knowledge) that you can achieve any darn thing you wish! That’s it! It looks to be a photo finish! Stay tuned! The Trainer Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River
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This will be “ONE” of the questions of the day this coming week for my clients. What is it? The Trainer Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River
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Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River  butt kick in’ obstacle course!Timed!
20 burpees/ 200 knees to pads alternating(done high)/ 20 push-ups(forehead to pad) / 1:2 punches 200/ 20 iron mikes(must touch knee down every time)/15 pound slam ball slamming  standing 100 times( ball over head each time) run city block down an back(on a hill)  10 times with 15# slam ball tucked in. The Trainer Boxing/Functional Training Club Hood River http://www.thetrainerhoodriver.com #thetrainer #hoodriver#personaltrainer #functionaltraining #functionaltrainer#rusticparkour #psychology #muaythai #fitness #functionaltrainer #health #running #fitnessaddict #workout #cardio #mma #training #healthy #parkour #boxingfunctionaltrainingclubhoodriver #columbiarivergorge #active #strong #motivation #determination #lifestyle #getfit #fatloss #fatfighters7 #boxing