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Dean Pattinson
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Final amateur bout
My final amateur bout went by very quickly. It wasn't the biggest show I'd performed on and, cards on the table, the guy I fought didn't match my experience level, this made me slightly cautious about my next fight which was already lined up a couple month ...
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Part 1 - Is it speed? Or just "Familiarity"
Pattern recognition is an integral part of any complex activity that requires you to respond to a stimulus in a timely and accurate fashion. For example in a game of tennis, the player is gathering information from his opponent's body before they have hit t...
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Pre-fight nerves don't affect performance.
My most recent fight was the worst I have felt mentally going into it. I have never felt in a deeper rut psychologically than for this one. My mind was racing in the weeks coming up to it. Also this is the most scared I have been. Constant 'what if's and do...
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On dealing will unfavourable circumstances.
So less than a year since my post about how against cutting weight I am, I agreed to take a fight where I would have to cut weight... I managed it quite well following a legit program I'd seen work for others. When it came to the sweating part, I had less t...
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A word on real cardio.
There is a point in a workout where your body is calm in the knowledge of the hard work you are doing. A blissful state where trouble and doubt fade away, leaving only your harsh breath, the beat beat beat of your heart and the thud thud thud of your feet a...
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Why is dying so bad?
During my surfings of the various internet communities I'm connected to; I find increasingly frequent posts relating to longevity and prolonging life. Many headlines tout the click bait of "Vegan lives to 205 years old" Or "70 year old wins body building co...
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Angry and powerless? Is alright, you'll be dead soon enough!
Anger and a dull background of resigned loathing has become all too regular in my life. I can identify and reel off ten substantial problems in my life but haven't one practicable solution to any of them. I often consider ending it all. Not because my life ...
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