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Coaches Dilemma : Understanding Psychology of Parents Viz a viz Demands of Boxing


Been thinking on one of the reasons – why kids move away from Boxing at an early stage!!

Thought to share – One of the perspective

Many a times when parents get their kid for Boxing; their expectations are their kid should be able to learn Boxing in about 3 months time and want to see that kid in the ring for a competition… Yet to understand the outlook of the said parents..

Becomes difficult to convince most of them; not necessarily their kid will find a place for competition in the ring; the demands of Boxing are different – as a coach i would not like to put the kid in a ring for a competition without him / her being physically and mentally prepared for it. Yes one can put him or her for a sparring session but not the competition.. Doesn’t the kid deserve that extra time to understand the demands of Boxing and nuances of this special sport..

A loss in a Boxing match can be more traumatizing than a loss in Tennis. Here the kid gets a physical beating when he losses. Thus the recovery mentally and physically is different.. and this may get embedded in the kid’s mind so much; wherein he / she may carry that fear all through.. Would the parents like that to happen to the kid. I am sure the answer would be NO.

But then many a times the desire to see their kid in the competition may over-weigh the desire to groom the kid to take on life positively. This turns out (most of the cases) to make the kid move away from the wonderful game of Boxing to some other sport without having learnt the basics of the Boxing.

Wondering how do we tackle this..

Happy Boxing!

Fitness : Let’s Do it Together V


Hi Friends,

Here comes Saturday workout!

Diwali festival commenced and hence double the workout with lot of sweets and snacks though out the day and days to come…

Jog / Walk 1 km

Surya Namaskar  – 51 –  (if you can’t then start with at-least 21, and if one can, go up to 108)

Followed by Asanas given in the picture. — Each Asan hold for minimum 1 min; keep breathing normal – last Asan i.e. Shavasan – for 5 mins

Aim  – to get your body stretched properly from all angles and sides and recovery is complete from the weeks work out.

Sunday going to be a break day– Try something outdoors..

Why not go fishing this week!! Look for a water body and hang on!!

and Enjoy your Saturday and Sunday…

Wish you All and Your Family a Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali!!

Time to Enjoy is Now, Here and Always!

Fitness Let’s Do it Together IV

Bhiwani 5Hi Friends

Here comes Friday workout:  (missed to write for Thursday – will cover it later)

Jog / Walk -1 km

Warm Stretches – 10 mins

Circuit Training:

8 Stations: if you have a partner would be better – to have a appropriate break between sets.

Each station – 1 min – then break for a min and move to next station — hence it helps to work in buddy pairs — if not avoid making this as a aexcuse!!!!!!!!!

1st station – Step up and down – 2steps with throwing punches (with 1 lg dumbbells).

2nd station – Sit down with legs spread with back to each other and passing Medicine ball to each other.

3rd Station – Bench press (with barbell / dumbbells) with light weights – with speed…

4th station – Clean and Jerk – with light weight – with speed as much as possible

5th Station – Skipping

6th station – sit-ups

7th station – lunges

8th station – hammer

After doing 8 stations break for 3 min and go for another set — total 3 sets!!

Cooling down stretches – 15 min

And then enjoy your Friday!!

Time to Enjoy is Now – Here and Always!!


Fitness – Lets Do it Together III


Hi Friends,

Sorry, Got busy and  forgot to post today’s Yoga session – will do it separately for sure

Here comes Wednesday Workout–

Speed Training –

Warm -up – 15 Mins

Sprints – 100 mtrs – X 5, 50 mtrs X 8, 25 mtrs X 10  after every sprint slow jog same distance. (Try as best as you can – don’t reduce the distance but may do less reps)

Stretching – 3 mins

Step – ups with dumbbells (to start with 1 kg in each hands ) – Throwing punches simultaneously  as fast as you can-

Two steps – one after the other – 2 min – break 1 min

One step – alternate legs jumps – 1 min  – break 1 min

Jump with both legs, – 1 min  — break 2 min

Rope climbing – 5 mtrs — X 3 set  or pull-ups 10 X 3 sets

Sit – ups and leg raises – 20 reps each – 3 sets

Plank – 2 mins X 2 sets,

Cooling down – jog / walk 1 km —  stretching – 10 mins

and then enjoy your day..

Time to enjoy is now!

Fitness: Let’s Do it together – II


 Got busy on Sat – Sun at Outdoors – Fun and Frolic – little trek and Outdoor Fitness Camp – returned few hours back.. Get ready for Monday…

Here comes Monday Workout –

Jog 1 km

Warm –up – Stretching –       10 mins

Endurance run – 4.30 mins – Run with long strides – try and maintain same speed although –

Break 1 min and repeat 5 sets to begin with;

Stretching – 3 mins

Push –ups – 20 – 3 sets — with clapping if possible or else just normal Push-ups

Twisting to sides and passing the medicine ball – 20 reps – with sit-ups – 3 sets of 20 alternately.

Pull –ups –Max you can do – 3 sets

Leg raises 20 reps – 3 sets

 Jog / Walk 1 Km

Cooling down stretches 15 Mins

And enjoy your day…

Time to Enjoy is Now!

Fitness – Lets do it together..

Thought to share – One perspective on fitness lets start doing it together – lets forget the age – that’s all in mind..  

Bhiwani 4

Today’s plan —  To begin do whatever one can – don’t push yourself too much in the beginning ..That will follow – take it easy

Slow jog – 1 km

Worm-up stretching – 10 mins

Skipping – 5 mins 3 rounds with 1 min break

Push up 20 – 3 sets

Sit up 20 – 3 sets

Pull ups 10 – 3 sets or as much one can do start with 1 or 2 and do it for 3 sets.

Steps –  alternate – 5 mins – 2 sets

Rope climbing – 5 mtrs – 3 times

Slow jog – 1 km

Cooling down stretches – 15 mins

and then enjoy the day!!

Time to Enjoy is now!!

Supplements : Is it becoming a norm or fashion or is it really necessary?


Yesterday, one of our Boxing Student having spent three months on Boxing Training came and asked me for Supplements he should start taking.. I was initially surprised as he is only 14 years old but then i learned many of them at that age start taking some or other supplement as it is marketed vigorously and displayed with muscles and glamour.

Is it not that we can get all kinds of carbs, fat, proteins, minerals etc from our natural diet. Even i doubt, athletes working out at National / International levels need supplements. Probably only a balanced natural diet should be good enough..

Just thought of sharing this story, wondering is it becoming a norm or is it fashion!!  or is it really necessary..

May i request all to share their views please..

Happy Boxing!

Sport – Army – Corporate – Governance: What Matters Most is Performance!! A Workshop to Rewind and search for it…

Hi Friends,

It’s been six years plus in to training – Corporate Training; mostly Outbound and some Indoors, post retirement from Army.. The pattern that I have witnessed is unique and mostly all or I may even dare call all by now, have a set pattern of subjects to be addressed / methods / activities / gimmick..

Thought to change the pattern by introducing following Module; let’s see if some change can be brought in; as they say one need to Unlearn to Learn something New.

This I would call it a step towards unlearning…


 Learning is a continuous and unending process; need is to revisit basics intermittently to be on the right track! You can contact me at

Happy Unlearning and Learning!

Preventive Medicine Missing : Alarming dis -proportion : Sporting Facilities vis-s-vis Hospitals / Clinics!

ImageNext to our Boxing Club is one of the biggest Hospital in Pune. However, when i had a good look at it other day, while exercising found that, they are constructing another building behind main hospital, as they are not able to cope up with the rush of patients. The new building is going to be more taller than the earlier one.

What does one make out of it? There is a pressure on Hospitals!!

That set me thinking to check the no. of hospitals and no. sporting / exercising facilities available. To my surprise, i found at every corner / junction there was a doctor clinic or hospital but when i searched for sporting / exercising facilities hardly any when compared to mushrooming of doctors clinics / hospitals.(And still they say there are less doctors!!)

Why do no. of patients outweigh the fit people around!!

is this an alarming site??

Probably yes; is there a need for generating awareness.

Is there a need for getting people move out for exercise or is it an ordinary site every where and take it as a norm!

Does it start with Schools; there are no grounds in the schools for students to play, they have a Physical Training class everyday but what would they be doing without ground?

Is this leading to such a dis-proportion?

Keep wondering about the priorities we have!

Is there a need to start running / jogging / exercising daily; may be just 40 mins a day or is it too big a time to avoid doctors / hospitals!!

Is there a need to develop more sporting facilities than hospitals as a preventive medicine?

Happy Boxing! Happy Running! Happy Cycling! Happy Swimming!

Boxing Weekend Batch: From 31 Aug 2013

Weekend batch boxingHi Friends,

Starting a weekend Boxing batch – Saturday and Sunday – 7 to 8.30 am.

All those who cannot make it on week days due to work or otherwise; can join this batch.

Want to understand self better! Then Boxing is the best sport; that will not only give you Full Body Fitness but when you enter the Ring One against One, realize what one is made of!

One may be pursuing any Sport; all Sports disciplines need a Boxing as a support sport not only for peak fitness but to develop an attitude and much more.

Happy Boxing!

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