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How to Punch Harder

Are you getting bullied in school? Are you an amateur mma fighter that dreams of one day fighting in the UFC? Are you a boxer who looking to step your game up? Are you just a tough guy who wants to be ready for the next bar brawl? Hi, I'm Samson Phoenix and I'm here to talk to you today about how to punch harder.

To understand how to punch hard you've got to under stand the punch. A punch starts at your feet and then works its way through the legs, the butt, the hips, the abs the lats, shoulders, arms, and fists. It's like a chain. So when you throw a punch your whole body is involved.

Now that we know the whole body is like a chain when we throw a punch. The next thing we got to understand is size, weight, density, and speed. The bigger, heavier, harder something is and the faster it is moving, the more destructive it will be when it hit something. Think of bullets the smaller they are the less damage they cause but the larger caliber bullets will destroy buildings (I'm talking about the 2500 pounders that are shot from the canon of a battleship at 2700 feet per second. Pure power baby!!!)

So how do we get more size, weight, density and speed. Well for size and weight you are going to have to hit the gym brother and don't give me that I'm trying to make weight crap. Be a man and step up and fight bigger guys it will make you tougher. Now remember the body is a chain and you know what they say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. So don't have any weak links and work the entire body.

Density is how hard something is. You will get some density from lifting weights but for the most part it will have to be developed by hitting things over and over again like a heavy bag. Get yourself a heavy bag and work it over really good every day. Here's a fun fact: The Muay Tai Masters of the past use to kick trees thousands of times a day with each leg. That made the bones in there legs so dense that when they would kick there opponents the would break there opponents legs. So hit a heavy bag daily to increase your bone density.

Next thing is speed. Speed kills. Developing speed is very important to having a powerful punch. Now there is a myth out there that lifting weights and getting bigger slows you down. But that is just not true. A reason why a lot of the bigger guys seem to punch slower is because they rely on the size and haven't really had to develop greasy fast speed but if you look at guys like Muhammed Ali, Mike Tyson, and Lennox Lewis you can see that big guys can punch very fast. So how do you get lightning fast punches. It's called practice! You have to practice and you have to practice fast! Do not ever throw slow punches.Shadow boxing is one of the best ways to get you punching faster. Now when you are shadow boxing make sure your punches are fast as possible. Always throw punches like you mean it. Gradually the body gets use to throwing fast punches. Over time your punches will get so fast your opponent won't be able to see them.

Last thing to work on is form but in order for you to have good form I am going to have to show you in a video. That video will be up shortly.

Samson Phoenix


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Samson's Guide to Weight Loss

Hi, My name is Samson Phoenix. I'm a Phoenix Personal Trainer and the world famous How to Get Skinny blogger. Today I'd like to talk to you about weight loss. Right off the bat I've got to tell you that losing weight is easy and that you can do it! The truth of the matter is that anyone can lose weight; kids, teens, adults, seniors. It doesn't matter what your age or genetic are you can lose weight. So get excited, get your hopes up, and and get inspire because I am going to show you how to lose weight and I am going to motivate you to do it!

Weight Loss 101

So let's jump right into it. To know where you are going you've got to know where you are at. So You've got to answer 3 questions;

  1. How much do I currently weigh?
  2. How many calories a day do I currently eat?
  3. How many calories a day do I currently burn?

Here's a fun fact: Did you know that for 5 foot 8 inch 30 year old woman to maintain a body weight of 125 pounds she need to eat less than 2200 calories per day and exercise for a least 30 minutes.

To change how much you weigh you need to change how much you eat. To gain weight let's say for building muscle you need to eat more calories and do less cardio exercise and for losing weight lets say for burning fat you need to eat less calories and do more cardio exercise. The cardio exercise helps you burn off the calories and once your calories have been depleted your body will burn fat. To burn 1 pound of fat you need to burn 3500 calories. So lets do the math to burn a pound of at a week we need to burn 500 calories per day 500 calories x 7 day = 3500 calories.

Here's a fun fact: For me to lose 15 pounds of fat I'd have to burn 52,500 calories. To burn 52,500 calories I could

  • Walk for 201 hours at 3 mph or
  • ride a bike for 152 hours at 10 mph or
  • play golf for 152 hours (no golf carts allowed) or
  • jump rope for 64 hours straight

So now we are starting to figure out the numbers. Lets set some goals. Are first and most important goal is; How much wait do we want to lose? What ever weight you want to lose mutiply that by 3500 and that will be the amount of calories it will take to lose that weight. So let's say you want to lose 24 pounds of fat. Then you'd multiple 24 x 3500 = 84,000 calories

So how long is this going to take? Well that all really depends on you and how much effort you are willing to put into your weight loss. For my clients I like to get them to burn at least 1000 calories per day that way they are burning 7000 calories per week 7000 x 12 weeks = 84,000 calories or 24 pounds of fat. Once you have reached your goal you can ease up on the intensity of the diet and exercise. But make sure you don't get lazy and think because you lost all that weight that it won't come back. You have to maintain a certain amount of calories if you exceed those calories once and awhile it's okay but do it to often and you will balloon up!