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  • Thousands Already Have this Priceless Gift, Do You?

    Thousands Already Have this Priceless Gift, Do You?
    Coach Keith Keppner | December 3rd, 2018 We all idolize The Fighter, whether it be the the warrior of times long past, the individuals that stood up for human rights or the athletes who compete in combat sports like Boxing. Something inside our human DNA connects with the fighter, the person battling against a force, putting everything on the line for something or someone they believe in and abandoning all other options and committing to one thing, the goal of succeeding and winning. I’m writing this to tell you that you have something inside of you too. Maybe you don’t show it to other people, but sometimes it ....

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  • The #1 Thing You Gain the Second You Walk into Keppner Boxing

    The #1 Thing You Gain the Second You Walk into Keppner Boxing
    Coach Keith Keppner | November 26th, 2018 If you were to be honest with yourself, how much would you say fear dictates your life? Well, maybe you don't call it fear, maybe you call it stress or anxiety. Or maybe you worry about what might happen or what people might think. Fear is an important emotion for survival, but it’s also a double edge sword. Your fear and hesitation may be holding you back! I talk to so many people that say they’ve been thinking about coming into Keppner Boxing in Athens GA for awhile, but they just haven’t done it yet. Some people tell me they’ve hesitated or ....

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  • Have Your Own Back

    Have Your Own Back
    Coach Keith Keppner | November 14th, 2018 Whether you’re working out at a CrossFit Gym in Athens, a Martial Arts School, a Big Box Gym or one of the many great boutique fitness gyms in Athens, GA it can be easy, especially if you train by yourself, to neglect one large and complex muscle group. Think of the stereotypical guy for instance that comes in a gym, if he’s going to do weights, what lift is he probably going to do? You guessed it! ...The Bench Press. If you’re in any throwing sport or activity like Martial Arts or Boxing you are often stuck in the world of largely only activating your extensor muscles that make your arms project from ....

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  • Listen to Your Body!

    Listen to Your Body!
    Coach Keith Keppner | November 5th, 2018 Once you’ve gotten into a great workout routine doing Boxing classes, Martial Arts, or general gym workouts in Athens, GA it can be easy to make a big mistake. You see, it took some will power for you to start. Your body might have told you “No! I Don’t Wanna!” But you took charge and dragged it into the gym and put it to work, and now your body is more agreeable. Once you’ve gotten your body in the swing of working out, it’s important to listen to it. If you have some constant aches and pains or fatigue, then that is your body telling you to either back off a little (or a ....

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  • How to get a Better Core Workout with Boxing

    How to Get A Better Core Workout With Boxing
    Coach Keppner | October 15th, 2018 Sports like Boxing have been known for decades to help you create an awesome core. By the very nature of constantly rotating to throw a punch you use the muscles of the core in a dramatic fashion. Later on I’ll tell you how you can double the effectiveness that a Boxing workout can have on chissiling and strengthening your midsection. Almost everyone looking to join a Gym in Athens GA or anywhere in the world wants a stronger and more defined core. If you go to a big box gym like a Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Crunch Fitness or Athens Health & Fitness you can certainly get a ....

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  • 3 Reasons you should join a boxing gym

    3 Reasons you should join a boxing gym
    Coach Keith Keppner | October 8th, 2018 Do you ever feel kind of stuck? Maybe sometimes you feel like you’re missing out on all the results and excitement that others are having. What is it that you could be missing? Many of our clients were where you are now. They wanted to push their limits and achieve more because they knew, somewhere deep inside, that they were capable of more. Sometimes you have to try something radically new and different if you want something radically different than what you got… this is where Boxing comes in. Maybe you’ve thought about joining a Gym in Athens, GA, maybe you have joined a ....

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  • One Simple Tip For More Powerful Punches

    One Simple Tip For More Powerful Punches
    September 25th, 2018 | Coach Keith Keppner In Boxing, there is the age old question, “Are Punchers born or are they made?”. Some of the greatest coaches and fighters in the history of the sport have disagreed on this matter. Since I have become a Coach and opened my Gym in Athens, GA my opinion on this has slightly altered, as well. I know that through my own experience of Boxing training in Athens, and in Mexico, that I did certainly learn how to optimize my power. As I became better at the Sweet Science I became more effective at all the tools of the trade. Power is not simply the technique of the punch, it’s also ....

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  • Why Learning Boxing Will Make the Rest of Your Life Easier

    Why Learning Boxing Will Make the Rest of Your Life Easier
    September 17th, 2018 | Coach Keith Keppner There once was a young boy who lived up North in a middle class family in the 1950’s. He was always second tier to his older brother, who his parents did everything for. They bought the older brother a car, paid for his college and intended for him to be the successful one of the two boys. His father told the younger boy that he should aspire to work for the post office as his main goal in life. Even though his parents loved him, they didn’t believe he was capable of much and was destined to make it by at best, or probably just be a complete failure. ....

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  •  in Athens - Keppner Boxing - Best Martial Arts School in Athens, GA!

    Best Martial Arts School in Athens, GA!

    The Best Martial Arts School in Athens, GA!
    September 10th, 2018 | Coach Keith Keppner We are so excited to announce that we were awarded The Best Martial Arts School in Athens GA ! Big thanks to the Athens Banner Herald and Online Athens for holding the voting and hosting the award ceremony! This is the result of 6 years of putting in hard and consistent work day after day in our Gym in Athens. It’s amazing how simply doing your best, day after day, has such a wonderful and cumulative effect. We could not have achieved this without our amazing members, staff, coaches and supporters. The Athens community has been so loving towards our business and we have done our best to ....

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  • Tabata Boxing Workout

    Tabata Boxing Workout
    September 4th, 2018 | Coach Keith Keppner Do you want to ramp up your workout? Tone up? Increase lean muscle? Challenge yourself? Then you need to try this NEW Tabata Boxing Workout from Keppner Boxing in Athens Georgia! Tabata is an interval (20 sec work, 10 sec rest) popularized by a study done back in 1996 by Dr. Tabata of Japan, and has been used by serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts ever since. It is one of the greatest interval structures for increasing your conditioning dramatically. With any High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) you get what you put in. If you go slow and steady for 20 seconds then you won’t reap the benefits. ....

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