How to Play Fantasy Football Confidence Pools

Mru0bvypaybe you’ve been playing fantasy sports for a while and you’ve been asked to play in your first Confidence Pool. Or perhaps you’re new to fantasy sport games entirely. In either case, a Confidence Pool is actually a pretty interesting way to bet on games. We say “bet” because you’re picking a team to win each of each week’s games, though you are not actually placing a wager.

The game is pretty simple. In a standard Confidence Pool, you’re asked to pick the winners of each NFL contest for the week (yep, all 16 games; less during bye weeks). Then you weight each pick with a number of confidence points between 1 and 16 (where higher is better). You can’t re-use a number, and you must use all numbers. When the team you picked to win actually wins, you get the points you assigned to that game.

Scoring and Payouts

So how do scoring and payouts work? Many pools will collect an entry fee. That fee is collected from all participants and dispersed in the form of weekly and/or season prizes. The weekly winner is the person whose coin flips yielded the most points from correct picks (as close to 136 points as possible). Those rankings are tabulated throughout the season to determine standings within your league. You can win one week to win money, and you can also win the aggregate scoring for the season.

This kind of award structure means that even rookie confidence poolboys can compete with experts. Even a novice who uses the “animal strategy” can pick the best during any given week. (The “animal strategy” is whereby you pick the winner as if it were a cage battle in the wilderness. For example, in a game pitting the Chicago Bears versus the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bears win every time. Of course, this strategy has a few pitfalls: see “Detroit Lions” or on the other end, “Arizona Cardinals.”)

Variable League Settings

A good fantasy sports site will allow pool commissioners to pick from a wide variety of customizable settings. We’ll address a few of the most common league options below. You will want to weigh the options and the cost amongst a few of the providers. There are some good websites out there that offer Free Confidence Pools. You just have to do a search for them.

Confidence Pools usually allow each team owner to discard a certain number of bad week’s worth of picks per season (say, your lowest 2 weeks out of the 16 weeks). These are often referred to as “Drop Weeks.” This feature allows you to forget about the week when you were heading out of town and didn’t read up, and it helps to brighten your spirits after an unusually bad week.

Another common option is to not rank weekly straight-up winners, but rather rank winners against the spread. This tougher option requires that if the Broncos – Raiders spread is 6 points (in favor of the Broncos in this …

Boxing Gyms and How to Survive Them – 3 Golden Rules


Golden Rules to Survive Them AND Learn How to Box!

Being an active, competitive boxer requires that you attend one of the many boxing gyms scattered throughout many towns and cities across many countries all across the world. Even in those countries where professional boxing is banned (for example Norway and Sweden), there are a wealth of well-run amateur boxing gyms where the skills and techniques of the noble art are taught for a very reasonable price. To learn how to box is really one of life’s cheaper pursuits (assuming the cost is not measured in blood, sweat and tears of course).

It being the case then that there are many boxing gyms and it will only be by a quirk of geography, a lack of desire to box competitively or some medical-type reason (for example acute agoraphobia) that might prevent you from joining one of the community boxing gyms to learn how to box, I wanted to write a short article to provide 3 simple rules to observe if you are about to cross the threshold of a local boxing gym in your area.

Without further ado, let’s go over the simple considerations that will allow you to cope with the new environment of the boxing gym and learn how to box in double-quick time.

Rule 1:

Don’t feel the need to go and spend piles of cash on sparring gloves, head-gear, boxing boots and so on. Keep it simple in the short-term. You will need as a minimum training clothes and shoes, boxing wraps and shower gear. That’s it. You don’t even need in the short term to buy bag gloves or a skipping rope as the gym will provide these. As time passes and you make a decision as to whether you like being around boxing gyms, you can spend your dollars on the bag gloves, skipping rope, boxing boots and gum shield. All other gear will continue to be provided by the gym.

It is worth understanding that you might want to avoid buying gloves for sparring as the coach will often want to assess their suitability to be used in his or her boxing ring. On a number of occasions I’ve had to disappoint boxers by refusing to allow them to wear their freshly imported and eye-wateringly expensive gloves for sparring because of the lack of padding in the knuckle area. A boxing coach’s primary responsibility is to the safety of the boxers, so they will not mind at all leaving you with a very, very expensive pair of bag gloves rather than allow those gloves into their sparring ring where the risk of injury to one of his or her boxers will increase.

Rule 2:

When you join, don’t feel upset that the coach does not immediately welcome you to the gym with open arms and spend every waking moment bestowing their knowledge upon you. The reality of most boxing gyms is that the coach is very, very busy and time is always a …

Sports Comparison – Tennis and Basketball

Can we describe the differences and the similarities between such different sports like tennis and basketball? This question seems a little unbelievably but I will try to make such comparison and we will see what will be the result.

In my opinion the similarities between these two sports are easier to point out – and there is much lesser number of them. Every sport is injuring – and these two popular sports are injuring too. Breaking legs or wrists happens as often as other serious injuries. Bruises and scratches are so common that I should not even mention about it.

Basketball is much more contact sport than tennis. Basketball players are fighting with each other to make a rebound or steal the ball often pushing themselves and staying on the opponent’s way. On the other way – tennis players have got no direct contact with each other. They are touching themselves only on the beginning and the ending of the match by shaking theirs hands or even giving themselves a hug.

A tennis match is taking place in the open air mostly while the basketball matches happen only in sport halls. The time of the basketball match is limited and fixed while the time of the tennis match may be different. The result of the tennis match is determined after two out of three won sets by one of the player (sometimes these values looks like three out of five).

As you can see (and for sure know) – tennis is a different sport than a basketball but it has some similarities too.…

How Men and Women Communicate Differently

Romantic relationships often end due to miscommunication between the man and woman. It’s not that either party didn’t have good intentions. The problem is that they didn’t adjust their communication enough, to make it more effective. But having a better understanding about how men and women communicate will help to improve your romantic relationship.

Due to socialization, male and female humans interact differently with each other. Competition is more important among males, while cooperation is more important among females. Boys on playgrounds often enjoy competitive activities such King of the Mountain or Tug-of-War. Meanwhile, socialization of girls is often based on who their best friends are, and how many “secrets” they’ve collected. In a sense, males’ relationships with each other are “vertical,” while those among females are “horizontal.”

This phenomenon even impacts how men and women communicate with each other. Studies show that as males age, their face-to-face communication eventually resembles two people sitting in the driver’s and passenger’s seats, in the front seats of a vehicle. Meanwhile, girls often sit or stand in a circle when communicating, which allows them to form a bond with each other. Women tend to prefer this face-to-face communication.

We’re all-too-familiar with the iconic scene of a husband who’s just returned from work, and buries himself in the daily newspaper. His wife wants to talk to him about his day, but he’d rather enjoy the escapism that the newspaper provides. In this scenario, neither the man nor the woman is “right” or “wrong.” Instead, they’re exhibiting the common communication style of men and women, in a particular situation.

That brings us to the function of communication, for men and women. When men communicate, they tend to focus on the transfer of data. This includes facts, figures, and other objective information. On the other hand, a woman tends to use communication as a means of enhancing her relationship with the person she’s communicating with. Some experts have described this phenomenon as the “report vs. rapport” communication styles of men and women, respectively.

This is particularly evident in the body language of women, when communicating with someone. They tend to lean forward when having a chat with a person, to indicate that they’re listening intently. Also, a woman tends to provide feedback while the other person is talking, to indicate that she’s listening to the speaker. She’ll often use words such as “yes,” “right,” and so on. While men also use these mannerisms when having a conversation, it’s less common. Men tend to focus on exchanging objective data, such as sports scores, instructions for performing a task, and so on.

So how can this information improve your communication with your sweetheart or spouse? By understanding how the opposite gender tends to communicate, and by using some of those methods yourself–you can prevent miscommunication and strengthen the relationship with your special someone.

What seems to be a major argument between sweethearts and spouses is often the result of miscommunication. But by learning how to communicate more effectively …

What Happened In The UK In 1991?

Breaking 1991 down into the biggest news, sports and entertainment events; here’s what happened…

At the start of the year the ‘Gulf War’ kicked off as a result of Iraq invading Kuwait, leading to UK forces heading off to fight Saddam Hussein’s army. The fighting lasted just a couple of months but is well remembered due to it being the first war that was televised on the news.

The little loved media tycoon Robert Maxwell met a mysterious end whilst holidaying on his boat off the coast of Tenerife. Struggling under financial pressure, with his corporation on the brink of collapse, he was thought to have gone overboard although no-one really knows what happened.

Another mystery to arise was an outbreak of ‘crop circles’. Some 600 new ones appeared (one in the Prime Ministers garden!) in the UK throughout the summer of ’91, putting Britain under the world media spotlight. Some experts pointed the finger at human hoaxers, some claimed abnormal weather conditions were the cause, whilst others were 100% sure that they were messages from aliens.

In terms of sport, England hosted the 1991 Rugby World Cup but, despite having home advantage, they were edged out in the final by the Australians. Paul Gascoigne, the new star of football, damaged his knee whilst playing for Tottenham in the FA Cup final leading to a year long spell on the sidelines.

TV saw a couple of newcomers make their mark and an old-hand return. Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer (better known as just Vic & Bob) debuted on channel 4 and their brand of bizarre humour quickly caught on, making their surreal show a 1991 hit. Back with more silly games, less than special guests and ‘gunk’ was Noel Edmonds on his live show (broadcast from the fictitious ‘Crinkley Bottom’) ‘Noel’s House Party’. Accompanying Edmonds, was his pink and yellow friend Mr. Blobby who surprisingly managed a number one single despite not being able to speak!

The top film of 1991 was ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ with leading roles from Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. As Hannibal Lecturer (a psychotic cannibal) and Clarice Sterling (a young FBI cadet) they form a strange kind of partnership in order to hunt down an even stranger serial killer by the name of “Buffalo Bill”. Also out that year was one of the few sequels to better the original; he said “I’ll be back” and Arnold Schwarzenegger was in ‘Terminator 2’. This time playing one of the good guys trying to protect the boy destined to save the human race.

On the UK music front in ’91, the year belonged to Bryan Adams and his HUGE hit ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’. The title track for ‘Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves’ topped the charts for a record 16 weeks and was in the Top 40 for a total of 6 months. As for the best selling album of 1991, that went to Simply Red and their album ‘Stars’. The Christmas number …

A Brief History of Cheerleading

Whenever you go to a sporting event, no matter what sport or level, fans love to cheer for their favorite teams. This has been so as long as sporting events have taken place, but organized cheering (or cheerleading) dates back to 1898. Thomas Peebles brought cheering to the University of Minnesota from Princeton University, but student Johnny Campbell took it on and led the crowd in the organized cheer of “Rah, Rah, Rah! Sku-u-mar! Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Minn-e-so-tah!” His leading of the cheers at the game merited a write up in the November 12, 1898 edition of the “Ariel” stating that Campbell and the others leading the crowd in cheers would “see to it that everybody leaves the park today breathless and voiceless.” Shortly after this game, an organized squad was formed at the University of Minnesota that consisted of six male students.

At the turn of the century, cheerleading as an organized activity or sport began to expand. By 1903 the first cheerleading fraternity, Gamma Sigma, was formed. In the 1920’s women began to become active in cheerleading, because until about 1923 cheerleaders were only males. When women joined the ranks of cheerleaders, items like megaphones and acrobatic or gymnastic moves were added to the routines. The pom-pom (what some might consider the ultimate symbol of a cheerleader) was invented by Fred Gastoff in 1965.

The National Cheerleaders Association (or NCA) was formed in 1948 by Lawrence “Herkie” Herkimer, a former cheerleader for Southern Methodist University. He formed this association to hold clinics for cheerleaders, and the first clinic (held in 1949) consisted of 52 female participants. He also formed the Cheerleading Supply Company in 1953, which retailed skirts and sweaters for cheerleading teams and groups.

During the 1970’s cheerleading gained a boost – a very glamorous boost – when the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders became a recognized group with the trademark revealing blue and white uniforms and stylish dance moves. Professional football teams weren’t the only ones with cheerleading squads – other sports such as basketball, baseball and hockey caught on to the popularity of cheering and created their own cheerleading squads for themselves.

In 1978 the first Collegiate Cheerleading Championship was aired on television on CBS, as competition among cheerleading squads began to grow. In the 1980’s the cable sports network ESPN began to air the National High School Cheerleading Competition. As the popularity and love of the activity grew, so did the difficulty and complexity of the routines. Along with the increase in degree of difficulty of the routines came concerns for the safety of the participants. Most cheerleading organizations have adopted universal safety standards to help ensure the safety of the participants and decrease the number of injuries sustained.

In today’s society, cheerleading is a big part of the American culture. There are movies that have made the sport of cheerleading popular (such as the Bring it On series of movies). Reality television programs have featured cheerleaders (“Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Making the Team” and the …

Candlestick Park Tickets and Ahmanson Theatre Tickets and Seating Arrangements

Opened in 1960, the CandleStick Park is situated in San Francisco, California and is home to San Franscisico 49ers football team. The Park is also used for other functions such as concerts and trade shows. It has a full sitting capacity of 70,207 people.

The seating area is divided into the lower box, lower reserved, lower east stands, upper box and upper reserved. Rows 15 – 20 of the lower box are the best in the park as they offer the best view of the field. If you want to take photos of the game, then the best seats for you would be the rest of the 24 rows in the lower box as they are the closest to the field. The higher the seats the more you pay.

The touchdown club seats offer private luxury suite amenities. Though it costs more than the other seating arrangements, it offers unparalleled comfort. With a touchdown club membership, you get 2 tickets which you can use for 10 home games as well as a single VIP parking pass. You can also get Single Game Tickets and experience the ultimate VIP experience. Tickets for this suit only cater for 16 to 20 seats depending on the section.

Other ticket offers include the Luxury suite. With these tickets you not only get great views of the field, you also have access to televisions from where you can watch any NFL game of your choice. These tickets also cover all 49ers’ pre-season and home season games. For the Group Ticket Suite, you and your friends can have all your seats in one place.

The Ahmanson Theater is also located in Los Angeles. It is part of the renowned Music Center. The theater consists of different configurations, with between 1,600 and 2,000 seats. Seating in this theater is divided into four parts: The box, mezzanine, orchestra and the balcony. The orchestra is the main floor, the mezzanine is the mid level seating and the balcony makes the upper level seating.

You can order tickets to watch a concert, or play a sport through the internet. The ticket prices differ with the place you choose to sit. The balcony section is the cheapest, followed by mezzanine and then the orchestra. People using wheel chairs can access all the levels without any problem.

You can also get a full season ticket if you prefer sitting at the same position every time you visit the theater. These season tickets come with a number of benefits which include big discounts and gift cards. There are also special tickets for people with Passport membership. With these tickets, you can get up to 50% discount and other benefits. Full time students also get season tickets at lower prices. If you feel that you are not satisfied with the first show on your season ticket, you can get back your money for the next shows.…

Soccer Rules-Fouls- Holding

Most acts on a soccer field are fouls only by degree. Most actions during the run of play are, in large measure, harmless in themselves and become fouls only if done in an unfair manner. Players often bump into each other while running, or push past each while each is trying to avoid a collision. They tussle over the ball, or leap to head a long pass and collide another player who is trying to do the same thing. They may kick at the ball and narrowly miss kicking their opponent’s shin. These actions are considered to be just part of a good game of soccer, where most bodily contact is incidental to the players’ attempts to win the ball, and most of them pass quite uneventfully during the course of the typical game.

A few acts, however, are deemed fouls whenever they take place–regardless of how or why they occur. One such act is the foul of holding.


The dictionary tells us that holding means to restrain. In the context of a soccer game, the foul of holding means means restraining an opponent by use of the hands, arms, or body. This means holding the opponent, though; it does not mean catching hold of the opponent’s shirt, socks, or other apparel–unless it also hinders his freedom of motion, and prevents him from moving where he wants to go. To put it simply, while grabbing a fistful of shirt may be offensive to the player, it does not need to be whistled as a holding foul. But holding onto that same fistful of shirt to slow the player down, win possession of the ball, or gain any other tactical advantage would warrant punishment as a foul.

Ordinarily, holding consists of using the hands or arms. But it can also include the use of other portions of the body. Struggling to remain on top of a fallen player, or using the legs to someone from moving would both be instances of holding even though neither involves use of the arms.…

Snowboarding Tricks – Basic Steps Before Learning Tricks

Snowboarding by itself is a fun and safe sport that is basically a cross between skiing and skateboarding. Like most adventurous sports, snowboarding is most definitely not for the weak or frail hearted. But for those who are up to the challenge, it promises one of the most exciting blood rushes around.

Here are few basic Snowboarding tricks for a new learner:

1) You have to keep in mind that snowboarding is somehow similar to snow skiing. Body movements for snowboarding are similar to skiing as you control and stabilize your snowboard the same way. So if you are skilled skier you will find it easy to learn snowboarding tricks.

2) A very basic tip is that don’t get boots that are very tight. Boots you wear should be comfortable.

3) Don’t get long snowboards in the beginning of learning snowboarding tricks.

4) When you are starting to learn snowboarding don’t start riding down the snowy slope. You can start with snowboarding across a small patch of snow. Start feeling comfortable about equipments and your movement before starting snowboarding.

5) While snowboarding be in a relaxed position. Similar to any other sports snowboarding requires a calm mindset. Most of the accidents and injuries happen among snowboarders while they are performing snowboarding tricks in tensed position.

6) Before starting snowboarding you should find a flat area or gentle incline. Keep away from high-traffic areas.

7) When you are starting to learn tricks don’t practice alone. Always practice with friends so in case you hurt yourself you will have someone to look after you.

8) One of most important things in snowboarding is dress. You should dress comfortable and loose fitting snow clothing. You should wear goggles, glove and hat or helmet. You should also try to get wrist guards and helmet specially in the beginning.

9) You should practice skating around for 10-12 minutes before you go near the chairlift and start snowboarding.…

Ski Gear or Snowboarding Gear – What’s the Difference?

For the novice skier or snowboarder the main differences between ski gear and snowboarding gear are quite apparent. Skiers have two skis; their boots are very rigid plastic and are held in place with metal bindings at the toe and heel. They also carry ski poles. Snowboarders, on the other hand just have one large snowboard, their boots are soft and comfortable to walk in, their bindings are more like straps and they don’t carry poles. If you are unfamiliar with any of this you just need to go to any snow sports store and compare them both. It is also simple to go online to compare the differences in only a few minutes.

Ski Clothing Versus Snowboarding Clothing

The equipment is where the real differences end. When it comes to ski clothing (ski clothes, skiing clothes) and snowboarding clothing different manufacturers tend to have an image as targeting one or the other but the bottom line is that they are actually very similar. The top quality brands are all designed to give maximum protection from the elements whilst remaining breathable for perspiration to escape. The rest is all about image and looking good. It is simply fashion. Burton, for example, are well known as snowboard suppliers and their target market was originally snowboarders. Many skiers however, also buy Burton gear because it looks good and is considered cool. These days the brands tend to target different demographic groups as opposed to skiers versus snowboarders. Also the style of skiing plays a factor. Young gun skiers who like to do park skiing, also called slope and style, are more likely to favor snowboarding styled garments whereas other skiers would generally go for more traditional styles of skiing clothes.

Many brands target the younger market because they are more into looking cool on the slopes and are prepared to spend the money to do so. That is not to say that there aren’t older skiers and snowboarders that still want to look good as well, but they generally aren’t as image conscious. The current fashion for snowboarders and freestyle style skiers leans towards big and baggy men’s ski pants and tops either in very bright colors or combinations of dark colors such as black, browns and greys. Men’s ski jackets are often also big and baggy whereas more fitted, figure flattering, women’s ski jackets are in favor for the girls.

Skiing Accessories Versus Snowboarding Accessories

When it comes to the three, all important accessories that are essential for both skiers and boarders; there really is no difference in either style or function. These are of course, goggles, helmets and gloves. The main thing that you should be looking for here is function. Do not scrimp on price as poor performing items can ruin your day quickly. As long as you shop carefully and hunt for bargains you will be able to find good quality items at heavily discounted prices, just don’t buy cheap quality.

Ski goggles and snowboard goggles are exactly …

Indoor Ice Skating

Moving on ice using skates can be done either in indoor tracks that are specifically built for this activity, or in outdoor tracks, which can be both man-made and naturally occurring frozen bodies of water like ponds, lakes, and rivers. Ice skating is a popular sports and recreational activity, as well as a means for travel.

There are thousands of ice skating rinks throughout the world, but for now let us center on indoor ice skating. It is noteworthy that there are many temporary ice rinks that have surfaced, but these make use of wax instead of ice, making them very difficult to skate on.

Indoor ice skating rinks has an advantage over outdoor rinks in that it is more consistent in terms of its surface, as opposed to outdoor rinks, which can have varying ice quality. Indoor conditions can be set and controlled, like for example, keeping the skating surface at 24 to 26 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity at around 30 percent. It also permits adjustment in periods of warm outdoors, in order to adjust in turn the quality of the ice. Indoor ice skating rinks have dehumidifiers in the building to attain a low humidity and keep the air dry, as high humidity creates fogs over the ice.

As already mentioned, ice skating was used in order to get across frozen waterways in Europe thousands of years ago. In the early 1900s, however, modern ice rinks became very popular, thanks to brothers Lester and Joe Patrick, who started hockey leagues in Canada. The first ever indoor ice skating rink to be opened was in Victoria, Canada, an initiative of the two brothers, and this was then cost a little more than $ 100,000, with a capacity of 4,000 people. Vancouver, Canada saw another ice skating rink days after, doubling the cost of the previous rink, but was able to seat 10,000 people. The brothers then started building ice skating arenas also in the United States and western Canada, and to date, the US has more than 1,700 ice skating rinks, and cost millions of dollars to built, in contrast to the hundred thousand dollar arena in Victoria.

Indoor ice skating rinks work pretty much like air conditioning units and refrigerators. Underneath these rinks are enormous refrigeration and ice-making systems that maintain the ice surface all year round. The refrigerant in this system cools brinewater which is actually a calcium chloride solution, and which is then pumped through pipes embedded underneath the rink. Because good ice is attained through controlling both indoor and outdoor temperatures, there can be great variations during temperature changes, even with just a one-degree change. In countries with warm weather, there is a possibility for the ice to soften, while in the low temperature countries, skating rinks need to be heated still to maintain good ice. …

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Muay Thai Kickboxing

The sport of Muay Thai has certainly taken the martial arts stage by storm, as year after year, more people are becoming aware of the sport. Even though it’s not as popular as western-style boxing, Muay Thai combines your 4 limbs into a deadly, yet elegant combination of strikes, making it one of the most intense martial arts discipline.

It is one sport that requires dexterity, strength and stamina. Of course, it isn’t complete without adding one’s mental toughness to the equation. The sport goes beyond self defense and aesthetic values. The conditioning endured during Muay Thai sessions will greatly help your body, strength, stamina and overall health.

Fit Body

For those wanting to beat that dreaded weight scale or perhaps just wanting to sculp their body into perfection, Muay Thai is a great addition to your fitness agenda. The intense exercises and drills will vigorously burn the calories and melt the fat, as almost every part of your body is constantly moving in a speedy combination of kicks and punches. With the jab of a left arm and a devastating strike from your right knee, the exercises will get you lean, fit and also a proportionate body.

Mental Toughness

Like all martial arts, it’s not about haphazardly punching and kicking, but the mental strategy that every good fighter must have. Your mind will be trained to make decisive moves and when to use those moves. Your mental alertness must constantly be on point at all times. Inside the ring, your confidence will be tested, as the hungriest fighter will most likely win. Muay Thai doesn’t only incorporate your physical body, but the brain that controls that body, so it’s always tested.

Leg Strength

The use of your lower body is what gives Muay Thai its unique reputation. You’ll find that the exercises and drills will strengthen your leg just as effective as going to the gym. Learning how to deliver a bone-cracking kick strengthens the muscles of your quads and calves. In addition, your knee will greatly benefit from its various exercises as it trained to help deliver that knock out blow. From roundhouse kicks, to a knee strike, every muscle in your lower body will greatly benefit.

Increase in Overall Vitality/Core Strength

It won’t happen overnight, but with proper discipline, the Muay Thai student can improve their overall strength. Most people think of strength as having a six-pack and towering biceps and although Muay Thai could help achieve that, it’s the strength you’ll earn after the hard work you clock in that matters. You might have to take a couple of punches at first, but the boost in your strength is simply priceless. The fast-paced movements of the sport will truly push the boundaries of your body.

Stress Relief

You build up a hefty load of stress during the day and sometimes it’s a nice feeling to punch, kick or elbow something. Due to the physical stress (the good kind) and the fast-paced action you’ll endure during training …