Joe Vargas | Bio

Joe Vargas is one of the top Boxing Coaches in the USA, working with both high level Amateur and Professional fighters. He had an extensive amateur record with over 70 fights and tournaments at the national level, but retired from competition at the age of 19 to raise his family and train other boxers. Over the past 20 years, Joe has brought many of his fighters to the Silver Gloves, Golden Gloves, National Championships, Olympic Trials and Professional level. Joe also coaches at risk youth, helping them to turn their lives around through Boxing.

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How to Use Punches to Lay Down Cover Fire

In this Tip of the Week, Striking Coach Vince Salvador shows how to lay down cover fire, meaning he throws punches to help him move to the angle he wants. This lesson is good for Boxing, Kickboxing or MMA. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Coach Vince:How’s it going?

Resourceful Boxing Training Using Pool Noodles

One of the nice things about boxing is you don’t need fancy equipment to train. Boxing Coach Joe Vargas shows how you can use some cheap pool noodles to work on your distance, timing, slips, counters, head movement and so on. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Coach Joe

Killer Ab Exercises Using a Resistance Band

If you’re looking for a great ab workout to change up your routine, get yourself a resistance band and try out some of these exercises Strength and Conditioning Coach Jason Salazar shows in this video. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Coach Jason Salazar:Hi, Jason here at The Arena.

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