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Holy Raging Bulls Batman!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Boxercise. It has lots of advantages in the stress busting and bicep building department, but there are issues too. First is constant struggle not to say "check out my guns", especially when one still has bingo wings, though seriously, check 'em out, there's muscle there! Ha! Muscle! Second: smelly gloves. Top tip to anyone thinking of taking up boxercise, invest in little bottles of hand sanitiser. Third: the aching afterwards.

I ache when I spin because those saddles are ambitious amateur proctologists. I ache when I swing a kettlebell because we do so, so many lunges and squats (and swing a giant chunk of metal about). Even so, nothing comes close to the wipe out, "oh my goodness gracious", total body ache of boxing.

The aching is proof of the hard work. Fast punches, hard punches, good core-work, moving the feet. It helps to go in a little angry, like, for example, forgetting to bid on something you really wanted on ebay only to find it sold for a measly £1! Gaaaaaah! Bam!

Shoulders, legs, arms - now everything hurts in that low grade, dull muscle-y way. I can't even image what it would be like if you had to get punched on top! I could almost get all philosophical, "I ache therefore I am"; I don't have anything else that makes me feel as vital or as strong, but I just wish my hands didn't smell of manky gloves.

... And by the way, you should really check out my guns!
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    Ooh, will be trying that tip out!
    1910 days ago
    A Tbsp of baking soday in the gloves, shaken around, and then pop the gloves into the freezer overnight. In the morning, upend the gloves over the sink and clap them together to get the baking soda out! I do this with my climbing shoes! Freezing kills the bacteria, and baking soda draws out some of the sweat!

    1910 days ago
    I love your I ache therefore I am line!
    1911 days ago
    Maybe someone will post a solution to stinky gloves.
    1911 days ago
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