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Old 09-08-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Orlando Magic Add Boxing To Offseason Workouts

http://aol.nba.com/magic/news/Magic_...35666-800.html

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

No, we are not talking the great Muhammad Ali. We are talking magic, as in Orlando Magic. Strength and Conditioning coach Joe Rogowski has introduced boxing into the Magic’s off-season conditioning regimen. Several players, including Dwight Howard, Tony Battie, Keyon Dooling, Trevor Ariza and Jameer Nelson, have taken up pugilism to get ready for the coming season.

From foot work to hand-eye coordination to hand speed to pure conditioning, boxing is the ultimate workout. “It’s a way to push yourself to the extreme physically, while also developing mental toughness,” says Rogowski.

The Magic box twice a week. The first 15 minutes of each session are devoted to footwork. The next 45 minutes come in the ring, gloved up. Players basically shadow box, hitting the hand pads of the instructor. Between rounds they work on a heavy bag. The last 10 minutes are reserved for abdominal and core work.

General Manager Otis Smith has gone through some sessions and doesn’t look like he wants too much more of the pain which comes with the conditioning gain.

After all, this is no rope a dope
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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That is a great idea. Boxing is one of the best workouts you can get and it should be a common workout for all teams. I wonder if they let the players spar with eachother?
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:51 PM   #4
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why isn't jj redick doing it? :
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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Look at the guy in the backround he looks like hes making out with the heavy bag
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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they need to add yoga and ballet for Dwight so he can try to acuire just a little bit of touch on his post moves...

Because its unacceptable that after these years in the NBA he still has such horrible form on his hook shot..
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:58 PM   #7
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I thinks these our great idia . Very smart on theres part if you asking me. Boxing is a grate way to stay in shape. Very smarts Orlando.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:07 PM   #8
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Imagine Dwight Howard vs. Jameer Nelson.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:12 PM   #9
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BTW, Kobe's been doing this since the summer of 2002.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:31 PM   #10
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unless they add offense to howards game everything is useless
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:10 AM   #11
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Imagine Dwight Howard vs. Jameer Nelson.

Well, if you think about it, Jameer is almost officially a heavy weight guy (if we go by his listed weight of 191, while in reality he really might be over 200lbs), so there is nothing wrong with that matchup.
Nelsons quickness might even win him a few rounds. (before Dwight lands one punch )
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:52 AM   #12
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Look at the guy in the backround he looks like hes making out with the heavy bag

youve never boxed in your life, have you?
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I thinks these our great idia . Very smart on theres part if you asking me. Boxing is a grate way to stay in shape. Very smarts Orlando.

huh?
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BTW, Kobe's been doing this since the summer of 2002.

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