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13 Time MMA World Champion Shonie Carter Demonstrates Insane Hanging Abb Routine At Team Doctors

  You don’t have to have a flabby stomach or weak abdominal muscles…….   Weak Abbs can cause your Human Spring to lock and cause back pain……. Pain is not fun!!! Having strong sexy Abbs? That can be fun!!! You can train your abdominal muscles and achieve those rock hard abbs. Watch 13 time world […]

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Shonie Carter doing insane Abb Routine at Team Doctors

You don’t have to have a flabby stomach or weak abdominal muscles…….

Dr. James Stoxen DC and Shonie Carter at Team Doctors, Chicago IL

 

Weak Abbs can cause your Human Spring to lock and cause back pain…….

Pain is not fun!!! Having strong sexy Abbs?

That can be fun!!!

You can train your abdominal muscles and achieve those rock hard abbs.

Watch 13 time world MMA Champion, Shonie Carter train his abbs and strengthen his Human Spring at Team Doctors in the video below:

Watch Anthony Field Training his abbs backstage on the flying trapeze  with Dr. James Stoxen Dc below:

The Abb exercises you see are advanced exercises.

Do not hang upside down without consulting a doctor

This is an advanced exercise which must always be done with a spotter

Start with beginning abb exercises and work your way up.

Below are the Getting Fit At The Playground Hanging Abb exercise posts:

Video Tutorial # 195 “Getting Fit At The Playground” Series: The Hanging Abdominal Raise With Pike Demonstrated By Dr. John Petrozzi DC, Spotted By Dr. James Stoxen DC, click here

Video Tutorial #196 ‘Getting Fit At The Playground Series’ The Hanging Abdominal Split, Demonstrated By Dr. John Petrozzi DC, Spotted By Dr. James Stoxen DC, click here

Video Tutorial #197 ‘Getting Fit At The Playground” Series, The Hanging Abdominal Raise With Lateral Flexion, Demonstrated By Dr. John Petrozzi DC, Spotted By Dr. James Stoxen DC, click here

Video Tutorial #198 ‘Getting Fit At The Playground Series’, Beginners Hanging Abdominal Stretch-Strengthening, Demonstrated By Dr. John Petrozzi DC, Spotted By Dr. James Stoxen DC, click here

Video Tutorial #199 Getting Fit At The Playground Series, Beginners Hanging Abdominal Swing,  Demonstrated By Dr. John Petrozzi DC, Spotted By  Dr. James Stoxen DC, click here

YOU CAN HAVE ROCK HARD ABBS TOO!!

Below are two comical and intriguing interviews Dr. Stoxen had with Shonie Carter:

Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews 13 Time World Champion MMA Fighter, Shonie Carter, Part 1 of 2, click here

Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews 13 Time World Champion MMA Fighter, Shonie Carter, Part 2 of 2, click here

ENJOY

Video Tutorial #167 Side Shuffle

  excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back‘, page 170, Stand with your feet slightly wider than a shoulder-width apart and bend your arms at the side. Slide the left foot forward to the right, then step to the right with the right foot. Keep your shoulders over your knees. Change speed […]

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excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back‘, page 170, Stand with your feet slightly wider than a shoulder-width apart and bend your arms at the side. Slide the left foot forward to the right, then step to the right with the right foot. Keep your shoulders over your knees. Change speed and direction for fresh challenges.

Repeat 3 times, then reverse, leading with left foot.

side shuffle

Spring Action: This drill develops spring in all levels

Special Tip: You can add speed and directional changes to put positive controlled stress on the supportive structures to develop them.

You can do a variation of the side shuffle in a circle when performing martial arts or wrestling drills.

This exercise should be performed barefoot but can be performed shod.

What’s Your “Excuse” For Not Exercising This Time?

What’s Your “Excuse for Not Exercising” This Time? By  Dr James Stoxen DC Original Article: http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00000654.htm I hated every minute of the training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”  – Muhammad Ali   We all know that you need to make every boxing-training session […]

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What’s Your “Excuse for Not Exercising” This Time?

By  Dr James Stoxen DC
Original Article:

http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00000654.htm

I hated every minute of the training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” 
– Muhammad Ali

 

Dr. Stoxen works with a boxer at his clinic

We all know that you need to make every boxing-training session and do some cross training a few times a week to stay on top.

But it’s a challenge.

It can even be disheartening when we create these goals but can’t stay on schedule to achieve them.

Even the top professional boxers athletes we treat and train in strength and conditioning at Team Doctors miss treatments and training now and again.

I am amazed when a boxer turns pro and gets the knockouts in their first fights, then decides they don’t really need the strength and conditioning training after all.

It’s ironic that when an athlete that has a knockout rate of 100%–or seven fighters kayoed in seven fights—doing strength and conditioning, they abruptly stop the training that brought them success!

When they quit, the knockouts don’t come–they are now at two knockouts in eight fights–yet they still feel that they don’t need strength and conditioning training!

Ever heard of the phrase:  If it works, keep doing it? Hello!

If you desire to be a champion and your career as a professional boxer is your only source of income then there is no excuse you can give me for not training.

That’s right:  THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT TRAINING!

I remember when Chicago Cubs homerun hitter, Sammy Sosa, missed opening day of practice because he had obligations in his charity work.

The media had his head on a silver platter!

I read each story in the paper as the writers ripped him up and down for not being a team player.

Boxers are team players. They have a team represented by the trainer, cutman, sponsors, strength and conditioning coach, doctors, lawyers, agents, promoters, sometimes TV contracts, venues, the opponent and their family of course. You miss a training session and you are letting the entire team down.

I’m going to go over all the common excuses I hear all the time. And I’m going to give you a way to overcome each one. But first:

THE GOAL.

Of course, in order to break training, you need to have a training schedule to break. If you don’t have a written and carefully planned schedule you aren’t even “in training.”

The first step to getting in training is determining your goals.

Everybody’s goals are different but there are some fundamental components that have to be in place for your goal to work for you.

After determining your goals you need to draw up a schedule IN WRITING that will allow you to achieve these goals.

The first thing I see the more serious boxers do is look at the tapes of the last fight or sparring sessions and have a 30 minute meeting with all your team members to get the game plan together for the next fight.

I see some guys after a fight “just chill” in the house eating and getting fat on the time off. The most time off I have seen any professional athlete take after a season is a week or two and then they are back in the gym strength and conditioning and sports specific training.

All these characteristics must be in place for a goal to be a goal:

1. A training goal has to be measurable. You have to be able to quantify the goal so you can monitor your progress.

2. The training goal has to be attainable. Your goals have to be realistic because if you set your goals to an unattainable figure you are assured to fail.

3. Training goals have to have a time limit, with a definite date attached to them.

Now, to the excuses.

WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

I didn’t have time today.

Where are your priorities?

What you’re saying is everything else you wanted to do that day was more important than training. You need to sit down and have a meeting every night for 15 minutes with a pen and paper that has all the time slots on it and put sleep in first, breakfast lunch and dinner, work (if you work) then boxing training and the assistance exercises necessary to be a champion.

After those are scheduled then you can schedule the rest of the other things you have to do.

WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

I hate training!

- Maybe you hate training but you like winning, the money, being in the ring or something. It could be time to get yourself a different trainer, new sparring partners or a total change of scenery.

A good trainer will give you structure and come up with workouts you don’t have to hate quite so much. A trainer is an even greater authority than your own conscience. A great workout partner should help to encourage you not to skip a workout with him or her if they care about you enough.

- Sometimes you are doing boring workout routines. Do something different next time! Read this web magazine, go to the library or a new gym for some ideas.

- You may hate exercise but love the result. Focus on the result and treat it like a necessity. So you loved going to school and work every day?

Sometimes you cannot like it and don’t have the motivation and on those training days get there and treat it like work. You could be working in some boring office, factory or a doctor’s office like the rest of us stiffs somewhere so stop whining and just go!

WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

I have to look after my children.

Kids have bounding energy and would rather run around the park than sit home so do what they do!

If your children are overweight then you should be working on that solution immediately!

My 9-year old daughter, who weighs 60 pounds, walks into my training center one day and knocks off 10 pull downs with 50 pounds. I never told her or taught her to do that! She learned at the indoor tube park places. I take her there on the weekends and play hide and seek.

She and I have to meander through different obstacles all day as we scurry after one another. I’m always the only adult in the tubes, which is pathetic if you ask me.

I see parents in gym shoes and a warm up suit sitting on the sideline lounging and talking about how hard it is to find the time to work out or how wasted they got the night before. When asked on Monday what they did over the weekend they said they spent time with their kids. HA!

They did nothing but sit on their butts again and made excuses. For those guilty of this, listen: Get in those tubes next time and really spend quality time with your kids and not just time!

All the bobbing and weaving through those obstacles will help your balance and agility as long as you are moving fast.

Sure it was tough at first and I ached all over the next day but I got better and next time, my daughter didn’t think I’m an out of shape old man.

She loved it and so did I!

If your kids are toddlers or preschoolers or early grade-school age, then take them to the park for a game of tag. Find out what kind of tag they play.

Remember, sometimes they will cheat and force you to run around more than them, but don’t complain and quit like a big baby! You are playing to get in shape and this running around will help your footwork and balance.

Also running or walking forward all the time builds the same muscles in the same direction, and you hardly get the lateral stabilizers or the groin muscles involved. Your body will soon get out of balance and more vulnerable to injury and soon you will have fallen and cant get up!

Have your kids chase you and allow them to change the rules, run zig-zag and circles around them to get away. Bust your best move. If they want to gang up on you, let them so you have to run harder and faster.

What ever you do don’t make excuses in front of your kids.

They will turn into excuse makers too.

WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

I don’t have time.

Then ask yourself this:

- Do you have a written schedule of your daily tasks planned in advance or do you just run by the seat of your pants?

- What kind of time will you have to train if you cant make enough money to train full time. If you don’t train consistently and effectively you will be spending time at a job or two.

- For athletes time is limited to make enough money to retire or live off. For boxers its even less than other professional athletes.

When you are at the height of your career there is no time so you need to train as hard as you can and never miss a training session.

WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

I have an injury and no insurance.

Why don’t you go to a sports doctor and ask him if he can help you treat your injury and maybe give him sponsorship in return from your next fight or wear your gear with the centers name on it.

We do it!

Some of our athletes we see have good potential and treat and train them in exchange for sponsorship. Go visit the best and find one that is into creative accounting.

Read this blog www.teamdoctorsblog.com and look at the self treatment tips and treat yourself.

As for injury recovery: I always recommend a sports doctor that is connected to a great rehabilitation team preferably based out of a health club to make the transition from injury to rehab to training without a break or in a seamless fashion.

That’s what we do with our athletes and patients. One day they are rehabbing the part and soon they are training without realizing it. These specialists will help you with your limits and help you to set measurable and attainable goals.

Also I have found that doctors for professional sports teams usually have more experience and tricks to get you on the training field faster. Many times there are professional athletes in the rehab and training facility, and just seeing them can motivate you to train harder.

WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

I’m too out of shape to start.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Many fighters take these long “chillin’ out” breaks. The break is so long time that it is even difficult to even train the first day back. This plan of chillin’ so much that you can barely get back the level you were the last fight doesn’t fit the plan if you want to get better fights and eventually make some decent money does it?

Now what are you going to do? G

et your butt kicked in front of a few thousand spectators and your girlfriend too?

Yikes!

Don’t be discouraged – the results can come quickly. If you plan on increasing the talent, strength, power, and skill level of each opponent so you can increase your paycheck then you better increase your talent, speed and strength at a better rate than your opponent. If you keep this in mind you may get to the level of world champion.

Remember: If you are too tired to train and you don’t train you will only lose more stamina, the more tired you become, and the less likely you are to get back into training.

Sooner or later you have to get off your butt and make this happen. You must break the cycle.

Let me tell you my true story. After a very long layoff, one of the fighters I worked with would run across the street, and then literally couldn’t catch his breath. He was 15 pounds over weight with 2 months till his fight.

That’s bad!

I knew that if he wanted to achieve his goal to win the fight, it would be easier if he worked his legs hard and long. The bigger engines burn bigger amounts of fuel and the legs are the biggest muscles of the body. I knew that if we could get to the point where he could run for an hour that he could burn a lot more fat per exercise time.

What we decided to do in our meeting was to have him run for as long as he could and then stop and walk until he caught his breath. He’d start running again, and then after a period of time catch his breath again. I set out a course of three miles. He had to stop 27 times the first time he ran! It was quite discouraging but he finished.

Two weeks later, he was running a little further each stretch and only had to stop 14 times.

Hey! He was gaining stamina! Encouraging!

At the one-month mark, he ran the three miles without stopping. After that we added miles and sprints.

One month is nothing in the long scheme of your life. After 15 months he is still undefeated and now he runs miles and feels and looks fantastic in the ring! You can do it too!

WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

I should get up an hour earlier and run but Im giving up need that an hour of sleep.

If you’re not getting enough sleep, you must find a way to get that sleep. Your longevity in the ring depends on it, just as it does exercise. But boxers without stamina don’t win.

They get knocked out in the ninth or 10th round. You can’t compare an hour of roadwork training to an extra hour of sleep. – You get energized, increased stamina, increase your metabolism, burn fat, stabilize and protect your frame, get motivated with one hour of training a day and you cant get any of that from laying in bed an extra hour.

Put a chart of the positive effects of training on the wall or in an 8×10 picture frame in front of your alarm clock.

- If you get up one hour earlier and do the roadwork you will get a more restful sleep that night and chances are you will find it easier to get up an hour earlier then next day and thus you have your clock reset. Now, get out of bed!

- When you train in the morning, the pumping action brings blood to the tense stressed muscles and flushes them of tense aches. You will feel more relaxed in the ring. Can you get that by lying in bed another hour? NO!

- When you train in the morning, you will feel like you got the one of the day’s most difficult tasks out of the way, and a sense of accomplishment. You can fit sparring sessions in easier because your roadwork is out of the way.

Here are my tips to sticking to morning workouts:

- If you are constantly resetting your snooze, just open your eyes and keep them open even if you are staring into space. Turn the light on and soon the life will come back to your body enough to get out of that bed and do your thing.

- Tell your girlfriend or wife to kick your butt out of bed.

- Set your workout clothes out the night before. Plan an extra 10 minutes into your training time because you have an extra clothing change – into your work/daily clothes.

- You don’t need a shower in the morning before a workout. Especially you guys.

OH MY GOD, YOU CAN’T BE A BOXER!

Splash some water on your face put a hat on and wherever you need and get out there fast!

- If you get sidetracked for 10 or 20 minutes, don’t blow off the entire training plan. Remember even if you walk five miles per hour at that pace you can walk two miles in 30 minutes. Do something! Run to the Starbucks! You’ll feel good for overcoming the adversity and not missing a day.

WHATS YOUR EXCUSE THIS TIME?

What if the weather sucks?

- Go to a gym and run the treadmill, bike or one of those other cardio machines. Play some indoor soccer or floor hockey.

- Have an area set aside with a boxing video from a fight and be the opponent to the guy who won and act like you are really fighting him.

Get some motivating music on the stereo in advance. Do home workouts on the low motivation days – consider them a gift to yourself that keeps you on your schedule.

Hey, I really know about excuses. I have used them myself. While I am not a boxer I have worked with hundreds of top amateur and professional athletes and the bottom line is if you don’t train hard you will always lose.

There is something to be said for heart and soul but when the 9th round comes and you are feeling some heavy arms then you tell me where the heart injection doctor went.

The secret to being a great anything is showing up and giving your best effort. If you want to be a world champion and I have worked with many you have to have the cutting edge everything.

You need the cutting edge, nutrition, training, ergogenic aids, medical care, boxing trainers, cut men, promoters and even a cutting edge wife or girlfriend.

If you find yourself missing a lot of training or sparring sessions you need to stop one day and say “That’s it! No more excuses!” NOTHING is going to get in my way again. Personally, I learned how to say “NO” to insignificant distractions from myself and others that took me away from my goals and put my energies behind my task. Can you say…NO? Practice it!

You know your individual fights and career will be made easier with all the extra energy and stamina that you have to put behind your boxing career, personal and professional life.

Now, stand up like a man, look in the mirror and say…  NO MORE EXCUSES!

Time get to work!

Dr. James Stoxen DC posing with ‘Macho’ Miguel Hernandez (left) and Al ‘Speedy’ Gonzalez (right)

Video Tutorial #112 Abdominal Oblique Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez And Fighter Adrian Grenados at Team Doctors

  Abdominal Oblique Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez    The Abdominal Rotation Exercise targets the oblique muscles. The exercise is performed from a sitting position with the shoulders positioned against the support pad. It involves rotating the torso in alternate directions, to the left and to the right. Watch Pro-Boxer […]

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Abdominal Oblique Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez 

Miguel Hernandez On The Rotary Torso Machine, Abdominal Rotation Exercise

 

The Abdominal Rotation Exercise targets the oblique muscles.

Miguel Macho Hernandez training with Dr. Stoxen at Team Doctors

The exercise is performed from a sitting position with the shoulders positioned against the support pad. It involves rotating the torso in alternate directions, to the left and to the right.

Watch Pro-Boxer Adrian Grenados On the Rotary Torso Machine Work His Obliques At Team Doctors With Dr. Stoxen Below

Instructions

Sit down,  lightly grasp the handles. Pull your bellybutton into your spine to activate your rectus abdominis, the main ab muscle, which helps brace your torso. Exhale as you rotate to one side. Pause for a count and then slowly return to center. Perform each repetition slowly and with control.

Considerations

Do not grasp the handles too tightly. If you do, you are more likely to use your arms to twist, which takes away from the work of your obliques. Do not swing or perform the rotation exercise quickly or with momentum. It is easy to begin swinging back and forth with no control or purpose, but this does not benefit your obliques.

 

Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews 13 Time World Champion MMA Fighter, Shonie Carter, Part 2 of 2

  Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews 13 Time World Champion MMA Fighter, Shonie Carter, Part 2 of 2 At Team Doctors Training Center, Chicago IL July 20th, 2011. Shonie discusses his next fight and his total body weight suspension training routine. He also discusses his work as a chef, a master mechanic, and an architect […]

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Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews 13 Time World Champion MMA Fighter, Shonie Carter, Part 2 of 2
At Team Doctors Training Center, Chicago IL
July 20th, 2011.

Shonie discusses his next fight and his total body weight suspension training routine.

He also discusses his work as a chef, a master mechanic, and an architect in the health industry.

He gives advice to men and women that are assured to make you more socially, culturally and aesthetically pleasing in a relationship.

Shonie announces his newest venture as a radio show host of MMA WEIGH IN on Chicagoland Sports Radio. He is also a published journalist for PRO MMA NOW published by USA Today.

Transcribed Interview:

Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews Shonie Carter Part 2

Dr. Stoxen: Now your next fight could be the Titan Fighter Championship?

Shonie: yea, the Titan Fighter Championships… I don’t know how this will go because Im 40 and they want me to make 170. And…

Dr Stoxen: What is your weight now?

Shonie: Not 170

Dr Stoxen: I see

Shonie: Im like healthy. Look at that… (points to bicep) that’s the bad arm

Dr Stoxen: Yea, I see you are in shape

Shonie: Yea, Im doing total bodyweight suspension. All I use are dumbbells for bicep curls.

Dr Stoxen: Now didn’t we go over that suspended abb routine with you about 5 or 6 years ago?

Shonie: I am going nuts now. Doc, Im taking it to another level. Im doing TRX, Ripped 6, Rushfit

Dr Stoxen: Yes but wasn’t that total body suspension training something I introduced to you several years ago?

Shonie: Doc, Im going nuts now. Ive got two ton tow chains. Im talking about what you would find on a boat on navy pier a drift. Ive got these chains that I hang off an overhead apparatus of the ceiling of the health club and Im doin gymnastics.

Dr Stoxen: Do you have videos of that?

Shonie: Not yet. But Im doing it and I want to get someone with a cam recorder to film me.

Dr Stoxen: We could record you doing that

Shonie: yes because Ive got 40 exercises with plyometric boxes

Dr Stoxen: Would you share some of your exercises for our visitors on video?

Shonie: Sure

Dr Stoxen: That would be great.

Dr Stoxen: Now one very exciting thing I see is that you will be doing your own radio show. Tell us about that

Shonie: Yes, they are really… taking a risk.

Dr Stoxen: hahhahaha

Shonie: The world please stand by and put your seat belts on because Red Fox and Bernie Mac has now been introduced to MMA

Dr Stoxen: ah ha

Mr International Shonie Carter MMA Weigh-In Radio Show

Shonie:I’m me. The show is called MMA Weigh In with me and Lisa Aparati and me and this is recorded live at the Illinois Center forBroadcasting where Jerry Payton, he’s one of the dudes over there. Yea this is where they teach people to be radio DJs

Dr Stoxen: Isn’t that downtown right?

Shonie: Downtown

Dr Stoxen: Right by Grant Park

Shonie: exactly

Dr Stoxen: That’s a nice building

Shonie: Nice Nice

Dr Stoxen: So you are going to do a show there

Shonie: Im doing a radio show without any formal education

Dr Stoxen: Is it a weekly show?

Shonie: It’s going to be Sundays I’m on the web site www.chicagolandsportsradio.com

Dr Stoxen: You can google it and find it

Shonie: You can google me

Dr Stoxen: You can google Shonie Carter

Shonie: Nevermind those pictures of me in those gold speedos, Roberto Cavalli’s

Dr Stoxen: Do we need to take those photos like that of you down from our wall of fame? The pictures of you in the gold speedos?

Shonie: No keep those up to keep the women coming in

Dr Stoxen: People ask, who is that man? Now the other thing you are doing is very exciting is the USA Today column. You are a writer…. A writer

Shonie: Im a published journalist

Dr Stoxen: You will be a published journalist

Shonie: Yes

Dr Stoxen: But you have no formal journalist training

Shonie: No, I can talk to you about Kurt Vonnegut and stuff but I cant spell his name

Dr Stoxen: I don’t know if I could spell his name

Shonie: Most of my deals and shenanigans come from facebook and the guy sent me a facebook message and asked me if I would be interested in writing for Pro MMA now which is partners with USA Today

Dr Stoxen: Very good

Shonie: I said yes because I have done advice columns before and those were fight magazines.

Dr Stoxen: ah

Shonie: On the record, people that do MMA training and some fighters are just socially, culturally, relationship-wise, inept.

Dr Stoxen: Inept

Shonie: Yes

Dr Stoxen: And you are not

Shonie: I am not… Especially when it comes to the fairs of the hearts of women. I have a special place in my heart for women, especially latin women.

Dr Stoxen: Yes, and you can help them. You can provide special advice on how they can protect themselves from the goons and the creeps of the world.

Shonie: Yes I can help the women protect themselves and I can help guys… become more asthetically pleasing and relationship-wise acceptable.

Dr Stoxen: And gentlemanly

Shonie: And guys get up out your seat, don’t ask a woman her age, how much she weighs, don’t buy lingerie

Dr Stoxen: Don’t keep asking her what she does

Shonie: Don’t, she will tell you if she wants you to know.

Dr Stoxen: That’s right

Shonie: Im a trainer. I have to break all those rules but its for professional purposes.

Dr Stoxen: I see and also for research

Shonie: That’s what I do. Im a research development director. I am a mechanic. I am a chef. I am an architect.

Dr Stoxen: Ah, all those wrapped into one

Shonie: All within the health industry because I have to have the recipe like a chef. I have to be able to help fix or repair their bodies daily like a mechanic. Subsequently as an architect I have to be able to build from the recipe by having a technical proficiency of a mechanic to help people to be able to guide those to help them in reaching their health and fitness goals.

Dr Stoxen: An architect involves building something that is aesthetically pleasing and stands the test of time

Shonie: Right, and in an efficient manner Dr Stoxen: And that aesthetically pleasing body keeps out all that riff raff

Shonie: riff raff

Dr Stoxen: Listen it was great hearing about all of your adventures.

Shonie: Thank you

Dr Stoxen: Certainly everyone will want to know and would like to be as adventurous as you. They can take lessons now from your radio show and USA Today column

Shonie: Im hoping

Dr Stoxen: And you can teach them how to be more like you

Shonie: Im going to have you on the show

Dr Stoxen: That would be very nice

Shonie: Because you have helped me for years. Even now I come to you because Im waking up with numb feet falling to the left.

Dr Stoxen: We are going to try to fix that. It was great having you and we are going to put this up on our blog

Shonie: thank you

Dr Stoxen: and I know everyone will want to know. If you want to know more about what Shonie is doing you can hit him up on facebook. You are always accepting new friends

Shonie: Always. Listen ladies I will kick guys off to put you on

Dr Stoxen: There you go

Shonie: Fellows, don’t send any friend requests if your profile picture is when you are glistening, you know with your shirt off and you just did some situps and push ups with Vaseline and baby oil all over you with shades on like these. Look this is the un-famous Shonie. Don’t do that!

Dr Stoxen: No, no glistening bodies

Shonie: And you look like you are wearing Apple Bottom jeans for men or Baby Phats with the snaps undone almost don’t do that.

Dr Stoxen: That’s not aesthetically pleasing

Shonie: I will block you. I will block you.

Dr Stoxen: Its not an architecturally sound development according to Shonie Carter. Its your first lesson from Shonie.

Shonie: The first step is the most important step

Dr Stoxen: None of those aesthetically unpleasing photos

Shonie: Don’t be looking like the last Chip and Dale dancers. They are all in Vegas. God bless those boys but I just don’t need that in my life

Dr Stoxen: So we have learned there are rules to being a friend of Shonie Carter on Facebook…. Please abide by the rules. With that Shonie we are going to wait to hear about your next fight. We are going to post the news of your next fight on our blog. Stay tuned

Dr. Stoxen: Thank you again Shonie

For more information on Shonie Carter click here

Latin Showdown: “El Gallo Bravo” Ready for Return to the Ring

  Latin Showdown: “El Gallo Bravo” Ready for Return to the Ring Original Article: http://hardcoreboxing.net/8countpro_1082004.htm Further details of LATIN SHOWDOWN, Chicagoland’s biggest professional boxing card of 2004 have been announced as Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated along with Miller Lite returns to Hawthorne Race Course on Friday, October 15th. This […]

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Latin Showdown: “El Gallo Bravo” Ready for Return to the Ring
Original Article: http://hardcoreboxing.net/8countpro_1082004.htm

Further details of LATIN SHOWDOWN, Chicagoland’s biggest professional boxing card of 2004 have been announced as Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank Incorporated along with Miller Lite returns to Hawthorne Race Course on Friday, October 15th. This marks the second straight month that Telefutura’s internationally broadcast Friday night boxing series originates from the South Side of Chicago.

The Hawthorne Race Course is located at 35th and Laramie, just minutes from both the Stevenson and Eisenhower expressways. Doors for this internationally televised event open at 6pm, with the first bell at 7pm. Tickets, starting at $25 are available now by calling 312-226-5800. For this event, the very spacious second floor ballroom at the Hawthorne Race Course will be used to allow for the expected large audience.

Dr. Stoxen (left) with Miguel Hernandez (right)

Headlining the live, internationally televised action packed card is the return to Chicago of Mexican legend, former world champion, Cesar Bazan, 43-6-1 (20KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico in a ten round welterweight battle against tough veteran Francisco Campos, 17-1-1 (9KO’s) of Cartago, Costa Rica. Bazan made his first appearance in Chicago this past February in a fight shortened by his opponent’s continual low blows resulting in a second round disqualification win for Bazan in front of a packed DePaul Athletic Center of 3,500 local fight fans.

Just announced is a terrific co-headlining bout featuring Illinois State Middleweight Champion “Macho” Miguel Hernandez, 13-1 (8KO’s) and the highly skilled Texan, Victor Lares, 8-1 (2KO’s) of Corpus Christi in a scheduled eight rounder.

Also just added to the card is the return of welterweight fan favorite Luciano “EL GALLO BRAVO” Perez, 9-1 (8KO’s) in a scheduled six rounder against Joseph Pujoe, 3-2-1 of Gary, IN. Speaking after a long sparring session at JABB Boxing Gym, Luciano said “the last fight was very tough, but I look forward to putting on a terrific show for the huge 8 Count crowd. I wasn’t at my best last time and need to get back in the winning column. Buendia was tough, but I can do better and I’d like to fight him again.” Perez also promised a full mariachi band as part of his walk to the ring on October 15th.

Speaking of Pujoe, Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions said, “I just saw him fight in Merrillville, IN a couple of weeks back. He had been off for a couple of years, but he looked very good winning a six round decision. Luciano’s facing a tough guy, but that’s how we do things–there’s no easy fights at an 8 Count event.”

Other bouts on the card include the Chicagoland middleweight cross-town showdown between David “The Weasal” Estrada, 6-1 (4KO’s) and Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker, 4-0 (4KO’s) of One in a Million Promotions, in a scheduled six rounder.

A four round featherweight bout features local newcomers, Frankie Tafoya, 1-0 (1KO) and Omar Reyes, making his pro debut.

Other local favorites appearing on the card include middleweight Don “DA Bomb” George, 2-0 (2KO’s) and “Hurricane” Ivan Rodriguez, 1-0 (1KO) in separate four rounders.

In a special feature women’s bout, newcomers Rita Figueroa and Courtney Elliott will battle in a scheduled four round junior welterweight bout.

Dr James Stoxen DC at Team Doctors

The weigh-in will be held at the Grand Opening of the new TEAM DOCTORS location at 6432 S. Pulaski on the southwest side of Chicago at 7pm on Thursday, October 14th. Team Doctors and Dr. James Stoxen handle many of Chicago’s finest athletes including a large number of professional and amateur boxers. More information can be obtained by visiting their expansive website at www.teamdoctors.org

Open for only ten months, JABB Boxing Gym has quickly become the premier workout location for an array of professional and amateur boxers as well as a large contingent of those looking to stay in great shop through their multitude of classes, camps and private lessons. JABB Boxing Gym is located at 410 N. Oakley on the near northwest side of Chicago. Visit their terrific new website at www.jabbboxing.com

Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews Professional Boxer, Jimmy Sandoval About His Upcoming Fight, Friday, March 30, 2012

Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews Professional Boxer, Jimmy Sandoval, ‘Superfly’ at Team Doctors, Chicago IL March 20, 2012 They speak about his upcoming fight: Friday, March 30, 2012 at The Radisson Hotel Star Plaza 800 East 81st Avenue  Merrillville, IN 46410 Doors open at 7:00pm General Admission – 30.00 VIP Table Seat – 50.00 Ringside […]

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Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviews Professional Boxer, Jimmy Sandoval, ‘Superfly’

Dr James Stoxen DC Interviews Jimmy Sandoval


at Team Doctors, Chicago IL
March 20, 2012

They speak about his upcoming fight:

Friday, March 30, 2012
at The Radisson Hotel Star Plaza
800 East 81st Avenue  Merrillville, IN 46410

Doors open at 7:00pm
General Admission – 30.00
VIP Table Seat – 50.00
Ringside Table Seat – 100.00

To Buy Tickets Call:
1-888-550-6570
Call Dr. Stoxen if you plan to go at:
1-773-735-5200

 

 

 

 

Dr James Stoxen DC Unplugged: Speaks Candidly about Training Miguel Hernandez for Luciano Perez!

Dr. Stoxen Unplugged: Speaks Candidly about Training Miguel Hernandez for Luciano Perez! By Juan C. Ayllon Original Article: http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=19204&more=1 CHICAGO – Doctor James Stoxen, DC is a chiropractor that enjoys notoriety working with athletes and show business people. He owns a clinic called Team Doctors on the Southwest side of Chicago and, as an expert on the […]

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Dr. Stoxen Unplugged: Speaks Candidly about Training Miguel Hernandez for Luciano Perez!
By Juan C. Ayllon
Original Article: http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=19204&more=1

Dr. Stoxen (left) with Miguel Hernandez (right)

CHICAGO – Doctor James Stoxen, DC is a chiropractor that enjoys notoriety working with athletes and show business people. He owns a clinic called Team Doctors on the Southwest side of Chicago and, as an expert on the foot, he’s given lectures around the world to medical doctors on his techniques for strengthening the client quite literally from the ground up…

Dr. Stoxen has been helping local middleweight boxer, Miguel Hernandez (20-8, 10 KO’s) prepare for his fight this Friday against vaunted slugger Luciano Perez (16-9, 14 KO’s), who in November 2007 nearly beat ex-World Boxing Council Welterweight champ Carlos Baldomir little over a year after Baldomir upended Arturo Gatti in nine rounds and has campaigned at welterweight most of his career, but recently moved up to middleweight, or 160 lbs.

A popular Chicago boxer, Hernandez won the Illinois State Middleweight Title in April 2005, the WBC United States Middleweight Title in February 2006, was stopped in fights versus former champions Raul Marquez and Yory Boy Campas that same year, and participated in the boxing reality show “The Contender” in 2007. Their showdown will be held at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

About a month ago, Dr. Stoxen spoke candidly via telephone about his work with Miguel, who’s been a longtime client of his.

On having both fighters as clients:

Well, you know that his fight is with Luciano and both of them are clients of mine, in some respects. Miguel has been a more active participant in our office than Luciano [who] used to come some time ago – I haven’t seen him recently.

[Still,] I have worked with Luciano. He’s a great guy. One time, he came to our office and we gave him a treatment, told him that we would sponsor him. About an hour later, he came back with a whole big pan full of ribs – you know, short ribs. He showed he really appreciated it – he’s a real nice fellow. He was really grateful for the work we had done in the past. I have nothing bad to say about Luciano – I wish him all the best. If he needs anything from us, we will certainly extend that courtesy to him.

On weighty issues:

I have been talking to Miguel about his fluctuation in his weight over the last couple years. He has not been training with us for the last year, so he’s had some difficulty making weight and I had asked him if he would just come in and go back to the old days where he used to do exactly what we told him.

He really likes the ab routine that we setup for him, but what we really setup for him was a full routine that had from the tip of his toes to the top of his head. It started from the arches of his feet and developed all the muscles from the bottom all the way to the top to get a linkage of power, you know, incorporating all the muscles from the different floors of the body and improve the summation of force to have better quickness and punching ability.

But what’s happened is that he goes to Sports Fitness and he does some training there, and he goes to our office and he would do some abs – he didn’t do the full routine anymore and his performance wasn’t as good as it was in the past. He didn’t have more knockouts.

About four years ago, when he first started to lose the weight, he was at 220 and then he went down to like 180, and then he came to me and said, ‘What should I be?’ And I said, ‘I think we should do it scientifically, where we evaluate your weight with electronic scale.’ And then we did, and we found out that if he cut himself down to nine percent body fat, which is what we like to see our fighters at by fight time, then his weight should be at 147. I told him that and he said his trainer said his weight should be 175 (he had been at 220 before). I said, ‘we can get him a lot slimmer than that and safely, not where he’s really having to put his health at risk.’

So, I said to him, ‘Let’s go to 147.’ So, he got to 155 and he won a fight and said, ‘Well, I promise you the next fight, I’ll fight at 147.’ And then he went up instead. He fought at 165, I believe for ‘The Contender.’ So, he’s really 18 pounds heavier than he should be. In ‘The Contender,’ he was fighting guys that were probably walking around at 175 and dropping down to 165. He really should be at 147.

So, you see what I’m saying? He really has never fought at the weight I think he should fight at. But, he’s fighting at 160, which I think he’ll be 13 pounds heavier than he should be, and Luciano’s a hard puncher, and so Miguel can’t just exchange punches just like he used to cause Luciano can hit pretty hard.

And Luciano’s got to think about the same thing. So, these guys can knock each other out at any given time.

So, mainly, we’re going to get through this fight and then he promises me that he’ll go down to 155 and then 147. So, we’ll see how it works out.

On Miguel’s motivation:

One thing is he’s fighting this one for his son – he’s got two titles, one for each son, and they have one more – and so he’s got motivation. He came in the other day and trained real hard and he was sweating real good. He felt good, and his attitude is good, so I think that’s a good start, right?

More on the sticky weight issue:

But you know, the weight thing is what throws you off. If you do all these fluctuations all the time, up and down, the body doesn’t really like that very much. All these ups and downs, diet changes – it’s best to hover within 10 pounds of your [fighting] bodyweight. It’s not good to go up and down.

But that’s the main thing I’ve been asking him, like last fight at the weigh-in at our office; he had such a difficult time on the weight that he was maybe not as strong as he should be because he had difficulty making weight. I think he weighed-in at eight pounds over. I’m not sure. That was at our office about a year ago.

On mitigating factors:

Miguel’s got two jobs, you know? He’s got a full family to take care of [and] he’s got two jobs now. Before, he used to be able to train at will when he was a professional boxer, but now he’s working full-time and has a part-time job on top of that. That’s what makes it difficult on him, more than it was before. There’s not a lot of time to get the training in.

On Miguel being in the twilight of his career:

He’s got a few losses in a row, hasn’t he? You know, he’s got a lot of experience, which helps and he’s got a pretty tough chin. I mean, he’s weathered a lot of tough fights and never been dropped very often. He knows what to do to prepare for the fight.

Honestly, though, I have a feeling if he would drop down to 147, it would make him train a little harder, and he’ll be in better shape at fight time, and also he will be fighting people that are more along his [natural] weight level – his true weight, which would be a lot easier for him.

So, we’ll see what he does from here. I mean we can only see what happens, you know?

On Team Doctor’s New Facilities:

Team Doctors is excited that we’re hosting the weigh-in. It’s a new facility. We finished our shoe store and our sports wear store, and we’re going to try and stock it for the big event. It [includes] shoes that are helpful for taking care of painful conditions from bunions and backaches, to shin splints, to sciatic nerve problems. This project has been going real well for us. We also built a larger training center in our facility to accommodate more training equipment – treadmills and cardio equipment in our training center, so that’s been some additional things that we’ve been doing.

We’ve [also] put in an online shoe store called Teamdoctorsstore.com and people can pick up footwear that is good for diabetes, more sure-footedness in sports, everyday work boots and things like that for hard-working people. [I did this] because of my affinity for the foot, the way the foot strikes determines the fate of the rest of the kinematic chain. I found that that’s very important, so instead of having people running around town to find a pair of shoes to start the healing process, I built a store right there in the facility so we can get them fit in the right pair of shoes and get that foundation nicely anchored so that healing process can happen faster. The results are much better now that we can fit them with the right shoe and the exact fit…that’s extremely important that people don’t end up in the future with medical problems.

On whether Hernandez uses his gear:

Miguel just started training with us about two days ago, and so we mainly focus on full training and not just the ab work – he just mostly trains his abs, which I’m not a fan of – one area. He does the rest of it at another gym. I told him it’s not a good idea, so we’ll see what happens. We’ll see how it shakes out. We’re going to work him hard, though!

On whether he has a prediction on Hernandez’s fight versus Perez:

No way! I would say that it’s going to be like a slugfest between those two and it’s unpredictable what’s going to happen because they both can hit real hard and, seeing that they’re both clients, I’m not going to make any predictions.

I know that we’re going to be monitoring very closely. We’ll work with anyone who’s really interested in working really hard and puts their all into it. And so, right now, Miguel is plugged into our system of training, so that’s who we’re watching now.

On Friday’s boxing show at the UIC:

It’ll be a good group at UIC. I talked with Dominic at Andre’s party. Andrei Arlovski celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday. And it was quite an event. It was about a hundred people. There was a band and a singer came in…wow! It was very extravagant.

Warrior Diaz Refuses to Fold, Goes Out on His Shield in 9!

  Warrior Diaz Refuses to Fold, Goes Out on His Shield in 9! Pacquiao wins fourth weight class title by Knockout in his best performance yet By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside Lead photo by Tom Barnes LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Blood streamed down the right side of his face from a one inch cut […]

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Warrior Diaz Refuses to Fold, Goes Out on His Shield in 9!
Pacquiao wins fourth weight class title by Knockout in his best performance yet
By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Lead photo by Tom Barnes

Diaz (left) attacks Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Blood streamed down the right side of his face from a one inch cut over his eye. Right hooks, straight lefts and uppercuts slammed into his head over and over. Still, he kept moving forward. As early as the fifth round, some people in the press corps were calling for them to halt the brutality. Yet, in the end, it took a smashing left hook to the jaw he didn’t see coming to terminate the championship of World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion David Diaz in the ninth round.

His conqueror, highly-favored and rising 130 lb. champion Manny Pacquiao had won a title in his fourth weight division, but he had to earn it the hard way. And he did just that in convincing fashion.

Former WBC Super Featherweight Champion Genaro Hernandez said afterwards, “That was a brutal beating! They should have stopped it a round before. When I fought Floyd Mayweather, Jr.,he was Pound-for-Pound [King], but he didn’t have [Pacquiao's] power. Imagine if he’d had his power?”

The Crowds

The halls of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino bustled with energy as gamblers worked the tables and machines, sunburned lovers strolled in from the pool and grabbed a late lunch, and yet others made their way to the convention center to watch the fights.

No doubt, there were some who were casually interested, as the young man in shorts, sandals and T-shirt on the elevator en route to his room to recover from late night escapades and the 100 degree temperatures at poolside. Spying the media credentials hanging from my neck, he asked when the “big fight” started. Yet, for many, this bout had a polarizing effect: A huge contingency of Filipinos were rooting for their hero, Manny Pacquiao, while significant numbers of Latin fans rooted for Diaz. And, of course, there was the small but spirited pro-Diaz crowd who’d made their way from Chicago, Illinois.

Prior to the fights beginning, one enthused Filipino put it succinctly: “He’s going to win!”

IBF and IBO Flyweight Champion and fellow Filipino, Nonito Donaire, described Pacquiao’s popularity in the Philippines this way:

“He’s a national hero. The crime is zero percent—even negative one, negative five, whatever—what I’m saying is that nobody does anything when Manny fights. Everybody stops what they’re doing—even if they’re robbing somebody, they’ll stop to watch Pacquiao fight…What I’m trying to say is that with Manny’s victories, it’s everybody’s victory. So if Manny’s defeated, everybody’s defeated. So, Manny has a lot on his shoulders, pressure and everything, but he’s always done that and he’s always been good at keeping the end of his part, you know? So, it means a lot. Manny’s their hero, so they’re going to support him a hundred percent.”

To his credit, Donaire predicted the outcome with chilling accuracy. “I think Pacquiao is too fast, and he’s strong; he has the power,” he said. “[Even though he’s moving up in weight], I think that with Pacquiao’s style, the way he throws his punches, he’s still going to be a devastating puncher. You know, a devastating puncher like him will always have that devastating punch. I think with his speed, he’ll make things happen.

“But you of course don’t want to underestimate Diaz—Diaz is a great fighter. He has a lot of heart, although he knows that he’s slower, so he’s going to be a bull in there and try to make things happen.

“For me, I was a hungry fighter. I still am a hungry fighter. When I fought Darchinyan [to win my titles], I had everything in there. And then for him, he has twice as much. I mean, he’s the champ and he has everything to lose. At the same time, he has everything to gain. So, he’s very determined to make things happen. That’s what makes him really dangerous for this fight, but for me Pacquiao will try to take that in the early rounds like always. It’s always going to be an exciting fight when Pacquiao fights.”

Of course, a Latin fan begged to differ, saying “I think Diaz is gonna win—he’s going to kick Pacquiao’s ass.” Asked if he’s a fan of Diaz, he said, “Yeah, he’s from Mexico and we’re Mexican, too. Cina a lo, Mexico!”

Packed at roughly 95 percent capacity, the Event Center at the Mandalay Bay Casino rumbled with shouted strains of “Manny, Manny, Manny.” A middle aged Filipino held up a sign reading, “PACMAN MARRY ME,’ while his companion held up another reading, “PACMAN #1 LB. 4 LB.”

The crowd exploded in cheers as Pacquiao made his way to the ring to a foundation rattling bass riffed hip hop song. Fighter? This guy’s a friggin’ rock star!

Reaction to Diaz’s entrance, while loud, isn’t quite as imposing—as mirrored in the traditional Mexican fare replete with trumpets and Spanish vocals—and is laced with boos.

Cheers of “Manny, Manny, Manny” echo as celebrity announcer Michael Buffer says, “Ladies and Gentlemen…” The cheers sound like Boeing 747 jets blasting on take-off as Buffer shouts, “LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLE!”

The Fight

Diaz covers, crowds, and attacks in round one. Pacquiao lands straight lefts and uppercuts at range. Diaz lands two rights flush in close as Pacquiao holds. It’s Pacquiao’s round, but Diaz makes an impression.

Down goes Diaz (photo by Harry How/AFP/Getty Images)

In the second, Diaz’s head slams into Pacquio’s as he charges in. Diaz is bleeding above the ear on the right side of his head.

There’s an unwritten rule that reporters aren’t supposed to cheer, but I think I’m going deaf in my left ear from shouts of support from several Filipino reporters seated directly behind me.

Pacquiao dominates the round as he is battering Diaz with right hooks, uppercuts, and straight lefts.

Somewhere between the second and third, Diaz lands a pair of right hooks to Pacquiao’s head. However, they fail to stem the tide, as Pacquiao nails him with hard straight lefts to the head. He’s simply outworking him. Diaz continues to rally back in spots and finishes the third banging hard to Pacquiao’s body with both fists.

In the fourth, referee Vic Drakulich halts the bout momentarily to have a doctor examine a cut over Diaz’s right eye. Resuming, Pacquiao cracks Diaz with a hard right to the head and has Diaz holding and ducking. Another right smashes off Diaz’s right cheekbone. Pacquiao is raining down punches on Diaz. Diaz roars back, battering the sides and midsection of Pacquiao near rounds end. This draws an appreciative roar from the crowd. This kid simply won’t quit.

Pumped up, Diaz smacks his gloves together at the bell signaling the beginning of round five and proceeds to rake the body of Pacquiao. In turn, Pacquiao turns Diaz’s head with a right uppercut and unleashes furious two-fisted salvos. Three right hooks to Diaz’s head follow. And four more flush shots. The crowd roars. Diaz bleeds. Yet still, he comes forward, banging away with both fists.

There is a deep one inch long cut just over Diaz’s right eye. His manager, Jim Strickland who’s served as cutman for such notables as Evander Holyfield, stems the bleeding for now.

Diaz jars Pacquiao with a right to the chin in the sixth. Blood flows freely from his face and stains both his and Pacquiao’s trunks, yet he continues marching forward, with both fists pumping. He smears Pacquiao’s face with a glove in a clinch.

Pacquiao lands four straight lefts to Diaz’s head, staggering him. Referee Drakulich calls time once again to have that cut examined by the ring doctor. Okayed, the two resume.

In the seventh, both are warned for roughness by Drakulich.

Pacquiao’s sharp-shooting with straight lefts and right hooks in the eighth. A hard straight left stuns Diaz. Pacquiao traps Diaz on the ropes with an avalanche of blows. Clawing his way free, he fights his way to rings center. The systematic beating continues. Game and proud but outgunned, Diaz snorts out blood and wades back in.

It’s now the ninth. Diaz is rallying and mixing it up. A hard straight left jars Pacquiao. Pacquiao rocks Diaz with a straight left, right hook and straight left combo.

Choruses of “Manny, Manny, Manny” thunder down.

Suddenly, an unseen left hook to the jaw caps off a vicious combination, sending Diaz crashing face first to the canvas. Referee Drakulich waves off the bout. It’s over at 2:24 into the ninth round. The crowd cheers in sheer bedlam.

Michael Buffer scowls, and then lauds Diaz’s efforts as he puts an official wrap on the coronation of the new WBC Lightweight Champion, Manny Pacquiao (134 ½ lbs at weigh-in). This brings his record to 47-3-2 and 34 knockouts. Meanwhile, Diaz (135 lbs.) slips to 34-2-1 with 17 knockouts.

Diaz remains on the canvas for several minutes as doctors examine him.

“He was conscious, but he was out,” says Dominic Pesoli, promoter of Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, afterwards of the knockout.

Diaz’s wife, Tanya, greets him with a tender kiss as he steps down from the ring for the post-fight television interview.

The After Party

It’s a seven minute walk to the 40/40 Club from the entrance of the posh Venetian Hotel and Casino—with its towering, frescoed ceilings, indoor waterfall and swank shops calling to mind Schaumburg, Illinois’ Woodfield Shopping Mall, as interpreted by Donald Trump.

There’s a list to get in, and Dominic Pesoli and his wife, Tina Park, join Diaz trainer Mike “Fly” Garcia, retired basketball player and sometime boxer Kendall Gill, Chicago Sun Times reporter Roman Modrowski and several others in a small room in the back. Within an hour, the crowd swells to some fifty to a hundred people. The party has now expanded to two rooms and the veranda outside.

The thumping music is loud, and the room is warm with all these bodies and the constantly opened door letting the 90 degree desert night air in, but people don’t seem to care.

Chicago Boxing Club owner Rick Ramos ambles in. Diaz’s chiropractic trainer, Dr. James Stoxen DC, joins the fray, along with Illinois Boxing supervisor Joel Campuzano and his wife. Diaz’s teammate from the 1996 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, Fernando Vargas, shows up notably bigger than his junior middleweight championship form and poses for pictures, and Seattle Seahawk receiver Nate Burleson makes the rounds.

Stitched-up with blood still seeping from one of his wounds, David Diaz arrives fresh from the hospital wearing a pressed shirt, vest, and slacks. His wife, Tanya, walks in at his side looking resplendent in her black dress. Her sister and several others wear similar dresses. Diaz’s brother Jose, his father, and other relatives join the well-wishers. No doubt, this was supposed to be a victory celebration, but the mood is decidedly festive—and why not? He fought like a warrior.

“I’m glad you’re here,” Tanya Diaz says to me with a hug and peck on the cheek. I’ve become the unofficial photographer of their after party and find myself shooting photos of everybody and their best friend sidling up to David.

“With this fight, his kids’ college is paid for,” Tanya says. “That makes him a winner.”

Ever accommodating and gracious, her husband shakes hands, laughs, hugs and converses with nearly everyone. He’s a little guy at 5’ 6” and maybe 140 now, but he’s bigger than life to those present. In an unguarded moment, however, I see a little sadness in his eyes. He’s still smiling, but his shoulders slump just a little. Beat up and no doubt exhausted, he sits wearily on a lounge chair. And the party rages on.

Hoy Chicago Newspaper Feature Article: “Does Your Back Hurt? Look At Your Feet”(English Version)

Hoy Chicago Wednesday, June 25th 2008 “Does Your Back Hurt? Look At Your Feet” By Elio Leturia  Dr. James Stoxen DC, David Diaz’s chiropractor, reconstructs the patients feet who have different aches. “Your right leg hurts and your right knee cracks”, I was told by Dr. James Stoxen DC, chiropractor, born in Chicago. “Is this doctor […]

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Hoy Chicago
Wednesday, June 25th 2008
“Does Your Back Hurt? Look At Your Feet”
By Elio Leturia 

Dr. James Stoxen DC, David Diaz’s chiropractor, reconstructs the patients feet who have different aches.

“Your right leg hurts and your right knee cracks”, I was told by Dr. James Stoxen DC, chiropractor, born in Chicago.

“Is this doctor a wizard?” I ask myself in silence. I am with him to interview him, not to consult with him medically”. Where did he get that from?” I ask him, surprised and interested.

“The way you walk”, he answers. Wizard or not, Stoxen is right.

Known worldwide for his revolutionary technique, Stoxen has dedicated many of his years to study the biomechanics of our body; the way we walk and move and how this determines the stage of our body. We live in an era of knee pains, hip, and spine.

The traditional doctors, according to Stoxen, only observe the area in pain and treat only that area, not the origin of the problem. “If you see that a bridge is not stable, you don’t just put a patch on it, you fix the structure”, he says in a comparative example.

Stoxen explains the root of the problem that a lot of his patients present. “ A lot of people come to consult with me about their terrible low back pain or sciatica. A lot of them were referred to surgery as the only solution”, says Stoxen.

With a teenager’s excitement and energy, Stoxen throws himself on the floor to explain to me how our feet work. Using his hands as example he adds “We take about 10,000 steps a day, 5,000 with each foot. Our feet have to be exercised to function like springs, but we wrap them in leather (shoes) that are not appropriately designed”.

“Think of the ancient man”, he continues “ he would walk barefoot, over uneven fields, he would get up to look for food; then would rest” With this, Stoxen draws on a picture on which humans were not on their feet so many hours a day, walking in different directions, over rough surfaces, and not wrapped in shoes that are made for fashion and don’t go with the natural necessities of our feet”.

“I reconstruct the structure of the patients feet and retrain the patients to walk the right way. Generally the arches of the feet have collapsed and that’s the cause of their aches. The bad steps cause un-alignment to the knees, which affect the hips and back”, he adds energetically.

This problem is not only present in older people. “The actual fashion of teenagers to walk with untied gym shoes does not offer the correct support; which will cause for aches to show up afterwards.

But Stoxen does not only blame the feet for aches in our generation. “We live in an era in which food is altered genetically, in obesity, unhealthy eating. We cause inflammation to our bodies and that inflammation is the cause of a lot of our illnesses”. And if to that we add the stress caused by bad posture and the wrong use of our feet, the inflammation raises and our lives are shortened, says Stoxen.

Among his patients, Stoxen doesn’t only mention the boxing world champion David Diaz (who will face Manny Pacquiao for the lightweight title on June 28th) but other celebrities. He shows me dozens of working backstage passes he collects of artists he treats, among them the tours of Alicia Keys, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Luis Miguel, and the participants of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, among others.

PREVENTION

1. Kids should walk without shoes everyday for an hour.

2. Control your weight. Every pound is five pounds (when running) and two pounds (when walking) extra work on your feet.

3. Wear shoes with good heel support.

4. Shoes should not be worn loose nor tight.

5. Avoid ‘flip-flops’, they make your feet move in an unnatural way.

6. Athletic shoes should not be worn for more than four hours and only for athletic activities.

7. Do not walk only forward.

8. Remove your shoes after four hours of use, exercise your feet before putting them back on.

9. Don’t be on your feet for more than 45 minutes at a time.

10. Flat shoes might be worse than shoes with heel, they move the heel further in than they should be.

 


Dr. Stoxen Unplugged: Preparing David Diaz to Beat Manny Pacquiao

Dr. Stoxen Unplugged: Preparing David Diaz to Beat Manny Pacquiao By Juan C. Ayllon Original Article:  http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00004473.htm CHICAGO—With the media hoopla surrounding his upcoming defense against three division champion Manny Pacquiao this Saturday, World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion David Diaz has a secret that may have been overlooked, but may give him that extra pop to get the job […]

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Dr. Stoxen Unplugged: Preparing David Diaz to Beat Manny Pacquiao
By Juan C. Ayllon
Original Article:  http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00004473.htm

David Diaz (right) enlisted the help of Dr. James Stoxen, DC, to help prepare him for Saturday’s mega-fight and defense of his title against Manny Pacquiao, seen here on the left with him at a presser held in Chicago (photo by Juan C Ayllon)

CHICAGO—With the media hoopla surrounding his upcoming defense against three division champion Manny Pacquiao this Saturday, World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion David Diaz has a secret that may have been overlooked, but may give him that extra pop to get the job done: It’s the nutritional, strength, balance and conditioning help of chiropractor and owner of Team Doctors Sports and Training ClinicDr. James Stoxen, DC.

“We had worked together on other fights in the past, for instance the fight against Armando Santa Cruz,” Stoxen says. “He called about eight weeks before the fight and said, ‘I could use your help.’

“Then he came in and we put together a training program that would help him with additional balance, agility, speed and power and also to be more resilient to endure the punishment in the ring better. So, when he won over Santa Cruz with a knockout in the tenth round…I [reminded him]…that every time that he did the strength training with this approach for a fight, that he had a knockout. So, use this as an extra tool!”

Fast forward to preparations for Saturday’s defense versus Pacquiao. “I received a call about six weeks prior to this Pacquiao fight and he said he’d like to come in and have a talk with me, Stoxen said. “And I said come on in, and by the time he walked in the door, I already had all his protein drinks and his supplements ready on the desk. When he walked in, I said, ‘Well, here’s all your drinks, nutrients and supplements for the next six weeks’ and he grabbed the box, took it out to his car, and that was the beginning.”

Speaking by phone from his clinic, Dr. Stoxen, DC talked about this training experience.

“He came in and I went through his body like a fine tooth comb and I checked him very carefully to make sure there were no potential risk factors from his feet all the way to his head, to make sure that all the joints…had good joint play and elasticity, [that] there was nothing that might cause problems during his training. And what little minor things that we found that were insignificant in the scope of things we took care of immediately.

“[Next] I asked him what his strength and conditioning was like and he said that he was happy with it. But I asked him a few questions and I said, ‘Well, the last two fights, you didn’t get a knockout’ and I said that there were a couple exercises in our gym that we felt were key in getting the knockouts. And I said, ‘All I can say is you can’t argue with the statistics—you can’t argue with the results: nine fights, nine knockouts.’

“He said, ‘That’s it! Set me up for Monday. Tell me what to do. I’m ready.’ And that was it.”

“He showed up, ready to go.”

“We had a program set-up for him in advance when he walked in the door. All the exercises that he had to do were set up on a card and also some handouts on some exercises that he did on his own. He has certain strength and balance exercises that he does in our Team Doctors training center and then I made copies of certain agility training exercises that he was to do outside of the gym on the grass during his running and his conditioning.

“So, we set up his training and nutrient regime—you know, types of drinks that keep his nitrogen balance up, protein, levels good—and good diet. A lot more fish, no red meat—fish is high in Omega 3 in the fish oil to keep the…anti-inflammation, pro-anabolic diet.

“[Anti-inflammation pro-anabolic diet is important] because when the body gets hit with sparring punches, the muscles create inflammation. And too much inflammation creates a chain reaction in the body that makes insulin less less sensitive, and that makes the body crave more sweets and carbohydrates. And high insulin levels lower the level of [natural] growth hormone in the body. That’s natural hormone is needed for fat burning, to build lean muscle mass and for repair of damaged tissues during sparring. So, it’s counter-productive for boxing athletes to have too much inflammation in their system.

”But the diet has the ability to lower levels of inflammation or raise inflammation. Certain foods are pro-inflammatory like egg yolks, high glycemic carbohydrates, red meats, and any food that has high levels of a substance called Arachadonic acid.

“Arachadonic acid fuels the inflammatory pathway, and that’s called the “Billion Dollar Pathway” in the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry studies this pathway. High levels of inflammation are damaging to the body. They’re related to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and even some cancers.

“Also, it creates a catabolic effect on the body—which means breakdown of the body’s tissues. Weakening, as opposed to an anabolic effect, which is build-up or strengthening.

“Foods that are high inflammatory foods, like steaks, are counter-productive in training.

“I read stories of boxers who are interviewed during training saying that they went out and had a STEAK after training which creates a high inflammatory effect on the body, and creates more of a catabolic effect that can weaken the body.

“You definitely don’t recommend that the athlete go out and eat steak after a hard training session. A better idea would be to go out for a good tuna steak or a nice piece of salmon and some colorful vegetables and some good fats and complex carbohydrates.

“[Also], growth hormone is released at night while you’re sleeping, and what it does is repair the tissue that’s been damaged over the day’s events—any type of cuts, internal damage or whatever it may be, and also it helps to burn fat.

“And you want the level of natural growth hormone to be as much as is required to be able to rebuild and repair the muscles that have been exercised that day.

“If you have a high inflammatory diet, it reduces the level of growth hormone and then it can’t repair the muscle tissues. So, achy-ness from sparring, elbow injuries and shoulder pains like that will linger longer and become nagging injuries that will interfere with training. If the diet isn’t right, then the body can’t go through natural repair and regeneration.

“Also, we like to ensure that our athletes aren’t eating things they’re allergic to, as allergic reactions cause weakening to the body, as well. If you’re allergic to something, the body becomes inflamed.

“Those are some of the things that are necessary to evaluate during the training process. And also to make sure the athlete gets good sleep, as during the rest time, the body repairs tissues.

“With David, the training process is different than other athletes, which is great in a positive way. What is good is that he says, ‘Okay, put me on a program and then I’ll just do it.’ And he wants to know what the exercises are and what the proper form and technique is. He doesn’t question each exercise. And he doesn’t cherry pick the exercises that he wants to do and does them only, like other athletes.

“The key is that David doesn’t cherry pick; he just goes right through them with tremendous intensity.

“[Sometimes], I see that in let’s say the shoulder rotary exercise. I’ll say, ‘It looks like you’re throwing that weight around pretty easy.’ That’s all I’ll need to say to him, and he’ll throw three extra plates on there and the speed and power is the same!

“For instance, on the rotary torso [machine]—it’s like you’re sitting down and throwing hooks with 60 lbs. of pressure on your body—he was doing 60 pounds, throwing it around like it was a toy. And I said, ‘put it up to 70.’

“He said, ‘That was really hard.’ And then I said, ‘Did you think this was going to be easy?’ And then he came back and he was on his third set and I told him to put it on 80, and then he did 80 and he didn’t say a word.

“The next week when he came back, he did three sets of 70. In the next few sessions, he did three sets of 80 with huge torque and speed. And then the next few sessions he came back, he did three sets of 90, same speed. Then, the next few sessions he did three sets of a hundred. I have been training athletes for years and I’m not easily impressed. That strength gain was impressive to say the least. He stayed at three sets of a hundred for like three weeks straight, throwing it, pushing it very easily. Why didn’t he go up from 100? He was stacking the machine! It doesn’t go past 100.

“Toward the end, he had to have a tremendous amount of power and torque in his upper body to throw that weight around. He has never been this strong in such an important strength and speed indicator in the past which inspires me and tells me a lot about what his power and speed might be like in the ring on June 28th.”

“He has never trained this hard for any fight in the past. Like I said, in the nine fights he trained this way in the past he has had nine knockouts. So we will see what happens on the 28th. He is definitely ready for this fight!”

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So, there you have it: Unexpected tools such as anti-inflammation and pro-anabolic diet, nitrogen drinks, rotary torso machines, and a chockfull of modern day mumbo jumbo shoe-horned into David Diaz’s box of tools. Will it be enough to overcome the odds and upend Manny Pacquiao? We’ll see Saturday. But, with Diaz’s heart, skills and determination combined with Dr. Stoxen’s know-how, it’s very possible.

See you at the fights!

Why David Diaz Will Knock Out Manny Pacquiao

  Why David Diaz Will Knock Out Manny Pacquiao Original Article: http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189345 On June 28th Hispanics and boxing fans worldwide will be cheering on Chicago’s David Diaz to beat Manny Pacquiao, “The Mexicutioner.” in Las Vegas for the WBC Lightweight crown. Over one million viewers will watch the fight on HBO Pay-Per-View. Manny Pacquaio, the WBC […]

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Why David Diaz Will Knock Out Manny Pacquiao
Original Article: http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189345

On June 28th Hispanics and boxing fans worldwide will be cheering on Chicago’s David Diaz to beat Manny Pacquiao, “The Mexicutioner.” in Las Vegas for the WBC Lightweight crown.

Over one million viewers will watch the fight on HBO Pay-Per-View. Manny Pacquaio, the WBC super featherweight champion is the most cherished athlete in Philippine history (the government has just issued a stamp in his honor.) To win a fourth title in four weight classes, Pacquiao is relying on Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.

David Diaz (right) and Manny Pacquiao (left) (photo by Juan C Ayllon)

To stop him David Diaz is counting on his boxing trainer, Mike Garcia for the boxing training and Chicago’s Hall of Fame trainer and celebrity chiropractor, Dr. James Stoxen DC for the strength and conditioning.

Diaz has had only three knockouts in his last nine bouts. Yet he predicts, ““I will shock the world and beat Pacquiao at his own game, power for power.”

Why does Diaz have so much confidence he can go power for power with Pacquiao and why does Stoxen think Diaz might easily knock him out?

“He’s 9 knockouts-for-9 fights,” says the world-renown chiropractor. “When David has trained with this approach he has had nine knockouts in nine fights. Diaz brings the heart to this fight: but Dr. Stoxen brings the science. He’s mentored more than 1000 national and world champion athletes and high profile celebrities over the last 20 years. He’s also routinely asked to speak around the world about his unique treatment approaches including lectures to over 30,000 doctors and scientists from 60 countries in the last 2 years. “The key,” says Dr. Stoxen, “is to give David’s punches the maximum snap by developing and using the natural elastic recoil in his body. When you unleash those recoil mechanisms, you can hit hard, fast and with incredible power while conserving energy.”

David Diaz (left) with Dr. James Stoxen DC

Stoxen’s unique training regimen includes exercises he’s designed to improve the recoil in the muscles and tendons of Diaz’ feet, ankles, hips, torso, and neck to increase the speed of his punches. (Diaz also does a special set of abdominal exercises favored by many celebrity clients, including the Wiggles front man Anthony Field).

“It’s all paying off,” says Stoxen. “In just 3 short weeks, David is doing speed training with 100-pound torso twists. Only a few of our heavyweights can train with this heavy weight. The

key is how fast he is moving the weight. It’s almost scary to watch how much speed he’s generating with that much weight. I don’t care who you are or how strong your chin is, the physics tell me that if you deliver a punch with that much force on a 135 pound body is going to knock you out. And no one will cheer harder than Chicago’s Hispanic community. The Philippine fighter has been nicknamed “The Mexicutioner” after beating legendary fighters such as Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manquel Marquez, Oscar Larios and several other Hispanics.

Now Diaz is determined to stop that streak. “I’ve worked too hard for this title and won’t give it up for him,” he says. Dr. Stoxen, who practices on Chicago’s tough south side, says, “This is all my patients talk about. It’s all a matter of national pride. And David will display that pride on June 28th. “ “David will be very well prepared to take this fight to Pacquaio.”

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