Regrettably, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated the blog. My work as a boxing coach has kept me quite busy, so I’ve struggled to maintain the site. Thus, while I apologize for the recent inactivity, I’m also grateful to be in a position where I am busy. With that said, I hope to do a better job at updating the site with fresh material.
As for what I’ve been up to in recent months, my own training remains largely the same. Little has changed. I’m still as old school as ever and have no plans (or reason) to change. As the old saying suggests, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. With that in mind, I’m not about to change.
In fact, I’m shocked to say that there are exercises that I’ve now performed for over 30 years. It feels strange for me to even type that. Where did the time go? It’s amazing how fast it flies. Yet, while I might not be a spring chicken, I always think back to Satchel Paige’s old quote.
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”
Physically, I don’t feel any different than I did 10 or 20 years ago. And my reason for that is quite simple. When you wake up and train each day, you never feel that much different than you did the day before. It (the work) becomes a part of who you are and what you do.
Hard Work + Consistency
As for my old school approach, the short video below shows a few exercises that you can perform almost anywhere. There’s nothing fancy about the movements, and I have no secrets to share. Anything I’ve ever developed is nothing but a product of hard work and consistency.
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Same Old Questions
Yet, since sharing the clip above last week, my inbox has been filled with a plethora of questions. Ironically, many of the questions are no different from those that I saw 15+ years ago when I started the site. People are still asking about what exercises to perform, how many reps, how many sets, how many days per week, etc.
Unfortunately, none of those questions have single or universal answers that can be applied to the masses. Regardless of what you read and learn, the time will come when you must figure certain things out for yourself. And I don’t say this to suggest that it isn’t useful to ask questions and seek knowledge. I’m simply reminding everyone that one of the best ways to learn is by rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty.
In other words, experiment with different ideas and learn by doing. There’s no reason to be bogged down by unnecessary complexity. Yes, the work is hard, but the specifics can be quite simple. Effective training is not nearly as complicated as many of today’s gurus would like you to believe.
With that said, I will now shift gears for a moment…
Since I haven’t posted in a while and I’ve got your attention, here’s a shameless boxing plug for everyone to tune in to Sky Sports or the new DAZN network to watch us in action on October 20th when Katie Taylor defends her world titles against Cindy Serrano.
And if you’re wondering what to expect, here’s a few highlights from our recent fight in July.
— Ross Enamait (@rosstraining) July 31, 2018
Be Back Soon!
Although I’ll be busy in training camp for the next 2 months, my goal is to update the site at least once per week during that time. So, apologies again for the recent inactivity, but I look forward to bringing the site back to life in the weeks and months ahead.
And if I don’t, feel free to email me and curse me out! I always check my messages even when I’m not actively updating the site.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier