Category Archives for "Reviews"

Honest reviews of products and services that are going to help you achieve your boxing and fitness goals. Nothing gets put here unless I’ve used it and believe in it. I promise to give you both the good and the bad in every review so you can make informed purchasing decisions.

Holiday Boxing Gear Gift Guide

Whether it's Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or the Holiday season - all of that boxing gear you've been eyeing up all year round tends to become even more affordable. There are deals to be had if you know where to look - and I know where to look...

If you have a boxer or wannabe boxer on your list then look no further for ideas than the holiday boxing gift guide.

Let's get to those deals...

The Speed Bag Bible – Review

This review was three months in the making. Alan Kahn, author and producer of The Speed Bag Bible sent me a package just before Christmas in 2006 and it took nearly three months to get through it due to the sheer volume of information his speed bag program provides.

I don't want to explicitly compare Alan's program to others I've looked at, but I will say that Alan has created his program to be highly adaptive and flexible and there is nothing I have seen that compares in this regard.

Top Twenty Boxing Websites

I like to think that Commando Boxing is the best of the boxing websites on the internet, but of course that would just be plain arrogant.

There are many boxing websites that are worthy of mention and a great place to spend some time, so here are my top twenty favorite boxing websites on the internet.

It's a hodge podge of different boxing categories, but I'm sure you'll get the jist.

The Best Boxing Heavy Bag: The Aqua Punching Bag Review

The thrill of hitting flesh was just too much...

Boxers form special bonds with their heavy bags. 

Bad Boy Blue Aqua Training Bag

It's a love-hate relationship.  You show up each day to try and kill it and it just hangs there taunting you - winning every single fight you have with it.  But you love it still the same.

I was perfectly happy with my 100lb heavy bag and then Eddie Rivera, inventor of the Aqua Punching Bag sent me one of their water filled bags to try out. 

For the last week and a bit I've been cheating on my heavy bag with this unique teardrop bag from Gloversville, New York, USA.  I love my old heavy bag so I'm almost ashamed to admit it - but I'm certain that my week-long affair with the Aqua Punching Bag will turn into something more serious.

Yes, we really did have that good of a time...but let me start at the beginning...  

The Best Boxing Training Round Timer: The Gymboss Interval Timer and Stopwatch Review

This is a super detailed review of the Gymboss Interval Timer and Stopwatch. It's a great little gadget and I'm guessing most of you have some idea of what it does or you wouldn't be here. However, for those that don't, let's start with what it's really good for.

What is Round Timing?

Boxing workouts are basically forms of interval training. You reap all of the benefits of that type of training which includes more calorie burn during and after training, muscle gain, ability to do more work, increased power, and so on.

Any type of interval training requires you to work hard for a specific length of time, followed by a rest period of a specific length of time. It is a mistake to try and do this without some type of timer to keep you on track. If you don't, you'll find your periods of hard work getting shorter while your rest periods get longer - resulting in a less effective workout. If you're going to workout, you might as well get the most out of your time.