Milwaukee — Ever since childhood, 16-year-old Alan Fentes has always dreamed of going to the Olympics.
“I have a really big goal I want to achieve. It’s to be a world champion. I want to go to the Olympics in 2024. As an amateur boxer, I feel that is the dream of every amateur boxer. Someday I will participate in the Olympics. “
So for him, that goal means he has to eat, sleep, and breathe boxing every day.
“I train three times a day. I train in the morning, have weight sessions, run, and come back to box during the day,” Fentes said.
And by training under former professional boxer Alberto Mercedes, Alain says his dream could come true.
“Participating in the Olympics is very, very, very difficult, but it is feasible. I am their nutrition, what they are supposed to eat, how they are supposed to train I’ll help you with everything about it, “said Mercedes.
But if you don’t want to box professionally, but want to get in shape at home, Mercedes coaches say some exercises you can do.
“Throwing a punch, this particular exercise is a kind of basic, we call it 1-2. You can also knee socks, and you’re lifting your knees. This is what you do while watching TV This exercise is great, to get shoulder flexibility, to get whole body flexibility, “Mercedes said.
So, whether you want to box for fun or compete professionally, Mercedes coaches say whatever you decide to make sure your whole mind is in it.
TMJ4’s Taylor Lumpkin first reported this story.
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