Diary of a captain – Boxing

May 3, 2021

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first_imgSOME flirt with the idea for a few sessions, maybe even a fortnight, but you can spot the reaction in people’s faces: this is hard. When you enter the ring you know that there’s no team to back you up. The guy in the opposite corner has trained for weeks and has dedicated hours of his life to ensure these are the hardest three rounds you’ll ever face. You can’t afford to be weak, you can’t afford not to train hard and you can’t afford to make a mistake. For the squad the pinnacle of the season is Varsity. But to get there you need bouts, which means a continual cycle of peaking physically for fights throughout the season. No one can afford to be on anything other than top form for a contest, so the training is intense from the word go. Preparations begin before the start of Michaelmas when our nutritional plans kick in and the hard work starts. All squad members train 7-10 times per week with the emphasis on building up split second explosive power and technical ability. In a typical session sprints precede circuits on the rope, then sparring. Rounds on the bags are mixed with drills, shadow boxing and more body weight circuits. Track and hill sprint sessions are run two mornings a week, conditioning the body through intervals to reach maximum performance quickly with the fastest recovery time possible. You don’t eat before these! Weight circuits run in the evening focus on explosive movements to build strength and stamina without size, where dedicated sparring sessions focus on building the finished product. We have a mature squad this year, retaining talent from past Blues and others who have trained with the club before. The female squad has gone from strength to strength, receiving recognition from the Blues’ committee, although not counting towards our Varsity fight. We stand to make it 3 wins in 3 this year at the Town Hall, and the pressure of wanting to achieve is already bearing down on us.last_img read more


Gold Coast waterfront retreat hits market with $6 million price tag

September 28, 2020

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first_imgNow that’s what I call a fireplace! The outdoor entertainment area overlooks the water and fairways. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living is perfect in summer.It worked out just as the Streets hoped and Mrs Street said one of her favourite parts of the home to spend time in was the patio area, which had a barbecue and was a great spot for outdoor living.Inside the home, all five bedrooms have ensuites and there is also a powder room.The house was built on a north facing 864sq m double block of land, which overlooks the lakes and fairways of The Palms Golf Course.There is a study and a media room as well as formal and informal living areas.Tiles and neutral-toned carpets are used extensively throughout the home and there is a study and a media room.There are multiple living areas within the open plan home including formal and informal areas.The kitchen, which has stainless steel appliances and a butler’s pantry, has a long island bench, which can accommodate six chairs. This area overlooks the dining room, which has pendant lighting. This kitchen it fancy enough to film a cooking show in. The pool is lit – perfect for midnight dips. This Sanctuary Cove home is described as an “immaculate property”.JOHN and Lynne Street built their five-bedroom home at 4832 The Parkway, Sanctuary Cove 10 years ago.Before they bought the site, they had lived in another property across the road, so when the block became available they sold and started to build their new home.“We loved the view, location and north facing section,’’ Mrs Street said.The home was built by Eric Roth and interior designed by his daughter Jessica. The home has a huge street frontage.The home also has a central fireplace in the main living area and there is airconditioning.This area leads through to the outdoor undercover entertainment dining area, which overlooks a swimming pool.Beyond the pool are views across the water to the golf course.The property has landscaped gardens and is in a central position, which allows quick access to Sanctuary Cove Resort’s facilities including the golf course, Marine Village and The Rec Club. The home can accommodate three cars and has a security alarm system and there is also a sauna.last_img read more