Factors that could make even the strongest Mayweather fan worry

By now a lot of my social media friends who are Mayweather fans think I am nuts.  I have been analyzing this fight for quite some time.  Some may ask what my experience is. I had fought competitively for 8 years was a two time finalist in the Vermont Golden Gloves and was the 1989 New England Diamond Belt Boxing Champion.  As a mixed martial artist I competed in the Teams Fighting Championships in Latvia ( 5 on 5 fighting).

Many will argue with boxing only rules it does seem like a mismatch, and if Floyd does what Floyd usually does in calling all of the shots it may be.   But if Conor and his team can work the negotiations this could be an extremely competitive fight and here’s how.

  1. Glove Size– Welter weights (147 pounds) can fight with 8 ounce gloves. Anything above Welter weight is 10 ounce gloves.  If they fight at Welter advantage McGregor.
  2. Glove Type– The Reyes gloves are made with horse hair.  They are known as the “punchers glove”.  If McGregor is allowed this type of glove advantage McGregor.
  3. Size of ring– I do believe that the smaller the ring the bigger advantage for Conor, but he does fight in Octagon which is bigger than a ring. But a smaller ring will help McGregor be able to get to Mayweather more often.
  4. This is probably the biggest factor.  Who the referee is will make a huge difference.  Floyd picks the referee, Conor will not be able to get rough in close situations.  He needs a referee that will be let them fight on the inside.

Other factors are the size difference.  Conor is taller, has a reach advantage and by fight time will be the much heavier man.  If the negotiations are worked correctly this could be a very interesting fight.

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

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Why Are Women Boxing In Sykesville, Maryland

Boxing is a fantastic workout.  It will help you physically, Mentally and spiritually.  At Shaddock’s MMA And Fitness a large percentage of our classes are boxing related.  Lately I have noticed more and more women coming in the door to take my classes . The Huffington Post helps to demonstrate why more women are boxing in their blog.

PHYSICALLY– “Boxing burns 500 calories/hour builds lean muscle, develops stamina and endurance, and ramps up metabolism” according to the post.  The Fitboxing and Girlboxing classes at my gym get you in shape through boxing footwork drills and calisthenics as well as bag work.  The IronBoxing class combines weight training with training on the punching bags at the gym.

MENTALLY- The post blog suggest “The research on successful aging urges us to learn something new, strategic and to keep testing ourselves with new sequences and moves.” In our classes there are a variety of skills and drills that not only work you out physically but mentally as well. Each class has different stations and different drills, my classes train your body and your mind.

SPIRITUALLY– In the post they stated “nothing works one’s complete attention and concentration”  Boxing takes focus.  A lot of the skills require extreme focus.  A portion of my class my students participate in meditation.

Some boxing facilities turn women away, we welcome that.  In fact we have a women’s ONLY boxing class called GirlBoxing on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Come in and give us a try.

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

Shaddock MMA Fitness To Celebrate 10th Anniversary

My name is John Shaddock and I am the owner of Shaddock MMA Fitness. I am proud to announce the April 2018 will be our tenth year in business. I do want to thank all of the residents in Carroll County and the surrounding areas. I understand that coming in to a new gym can be hard and coming into an MMA and boxing gym can be even more difficult. A lot of people want to learn how to box but don’t want to look stupid not knowing how to use the equipment right off. To help out I have created Fitbox101 which is a 30 minute instructional class that will go over the all of the basic movements of class without being
too tough of a workout. Beginning May 1st the class will meet twice a week for 30 minutes (530-6 Mon and Weds) for 8 classes. The most exciting thing is the price! Because the community has been so good to me I am going to do the trial for ONLY $20. I will be limiting this class to ONLY 10 people so don’t procrastinate. Pre-sale for this class begins April 1st.
To set up a time to register early email  me at shaddockmma@comcast.net.
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Keep your hands up,
John Shaddock
Owner Shaddock MMA Fitness

You don’t have to be afraid to be a member at our gym in Sykesville, MD

Almost 20 years ago when I was working at Gold’s Gym in Charlotte North Carolina I remember having a conversation with the manager.  The manager I was speaking with was a former college football player.  Gerald had a body builders build, this guy was jacked.  I was surprised when he told me about when he was thinking of joining a gym, but waited in the parking lot for over an hour before he set foot in the gym.  This guy was actually scared to go in the gym.  He was afraid of what others would think about him.  Then I thought, wow, what does the average person think when they come into a gym, who has never worked out before?  We take all of that into consideration at Shaddock MMA Fitness. When you come in we try and make you feel at home.

Although the name may seem intimidating, Shaddock Mixed Martial Arts, I assure you the classes are not. You will get a great workout, but we encourage you to compete with yourself at your own pace. You will notice we have people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s all working out together in the same class.  The other day I signed up a woman in her 70s.  The beauty of the design of the classes is they are set up so all levels can workout at the same time.  If you want a real “no judgment zone”, then come into our gym and try it out.  We have a great promotion going on right now for April Fools where you could win 3 personal training half hours by just registering on shaddockmma.com (put Facebook contest in the comments).  If you don’t win you will still receive one 30 minute session.  Give it a shot, all you have to lose is some unwanted pounds.

 

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

I Want To Get In Shape Before I Join A Gym In Sykesville, MD

People always tell me “I want to get in shape before I join the gym.”  It sounds like a smart idea, but truth is most don’t follow through.  Let’s face it, if you could get in shape on your own, you would have by now. I get it, no one wants to be the NEW person in the gym who is out of shape.  All you really need is a little extra guidance and to pace yourself when you first start.  Unfortunately, most of the big name gyms forget about you once you join.  A lot of health clubs have 2,000 plus members which is hard to keep track of everyones attendance.  Once you sign on the dotted line you become just a number, not a name.  But we do things a little different at Shaddock MMA Fitness.

At Shaddock MMA Fitness, we are similar to Cheers in the fact that “everybody knows your name.”  We do group personal training in small intimate classes between 5-15 people.  We have members of all fitness levels, and as old as 75 yrs old. All of our classes are done on a time basis.  You do however many repetitions you can do in a set amount of time.  Whether you do 5 or 50 in that minute it’s all up to you.  You really do compete with yourself.  My goal is to get Sykesville fit one person at a time.  So come on in and try us out.  You will be glad you did. Contact me at shaddockmma@comcast.net for a FREE trial membership.

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

 

A Different Style Of Trainer In Sykesville, Maryland

If you are looking for a well-rounded personal trainer look no further than John “Bones” Shaddock. At the tender age of 3, coached by his brothers, John began his athletic career in wrestling. Throughout his career he was involved in multiple sports in Jr and Sr High Schools including football, lacrosse and of course wrestling. John eventually became involved in Golden Gloves boxing winning the New England Diamond Belt Championships and was a two-time finalist in the Vermont State Golden Gloves. John also trained in numerous styles of martial arts such as Shorin Ryu karate, Gaijin Ryu Jiujistu, Jeet Kune Do, Aikido, and Brazilian Jiujitsu. All of these experiences has taught John a wide variety of training skills for conditioning that are very beneficial in his later career as a trainer.
John worked in the health club business in excess of 20 years. He is a certified personal trainer through NAHF in general weight training and Plyometrics training. John is also well versed in weight training having competed in the NPC all natural Vermont State Bodybuilding championships taking 5th in the state. If you are looking for something different that includes cardio, strength training and some self-defense, look no further than John Shaddock. He still has a few slots available in his flexible schedule. Contact John today at shaddockmma@comcast.net or call him at 443-280-0812.

What Are The Benefits Of A Boxing Workout, In Eldersburg, MD?

If you are looking for a workout that covers all aspects of fitness, mental and physical you will want to look at a boxing workout for yourself.  Money Crashers blog states that the top 5 benefits of a boxing workout are

  1. Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
  2. Improved Total-Body Strength
  3. Better Hand-Eye Coordination
  4. Decreased Stress
  5. Improved Body Composition

Well you found the workout now where to go?   Shaddock MMA Fitness was started with just a simple Fitbox class.  Owner/operator John Shaddock has taken the best cardio boxing exercises and combined them with a variety of punching bags to make for a very unique boxing class.  Since then John has designed a new class called IronBox, which incorporates the best of boxing, with the latest weight training exercises.

If you are wondering about the instructor, John Shaddock has been involved in boxing for over 30 years as a competitor, coach and boxing fitness instructor. He was the New England Diamond Belt boxing champion and a 2 time Vermont State Golden Gloves finalist.  John was also in the health club business for 25 + years .

Come in for a FREE one week trial at Shaddock MMA Fitness.  You will be glad you did.  Just go to shaddockmma.com and check out our great schedule of classes. We hope to see you in the gym.