Boxing Bootcamp Day 11 — Why I Don't Keep Bouncing

At the request of our noble boxing leader, Simon Redmond, I'd like to explain why I occasionally do not continue bouncing after a long uphill run, even though I've been told to do so a billion times, and will continue to be told billions of times until The End Of Time (or The End Of July, 2007 — whichever comes first).

Some background: To keep our calves agile and strong, and to maintain/increase lower-body stamina, we're encouraged to bounce alternately on the balls of each foot, essentially imitating rope-jumping without the rope, whenever we're not going somewhere or boxing. Basic premise: never stand still during a workout. When we bounce in place, Paul Wade says: “that's a boxer doing nothing.” Amen.

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