Boxing, Scientist, Combat Sport discussed on The Pulse

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Let's keep rope for about three rounds just to warm up. And then I will try for four rounds. And then on kid the bag probably do six rounds at the regular heavy bags. And, and then I'll just do some cuts tiny like. Things like that, that are very known exciting but you kind of just have to do if you want. This hour long workout is the bare minimum for her daily routine if she has a fight coming up. She spends even more time training in sparring. She just came back from the Ted conference in Vancouver because she has an the fulltime job. She's an astrophysicist about cities that are always surprised which is intriguing because there are boxers all over the spectrum photographers performance artist writers, so I don't I'm not sure why astrophysicist would stick out, but it does. And then all the people are surprised she's willing to take a punch, and a lot of people that generally, when I talk to them, say like onto worried that you are gonna hurt your brain. Boxing, you know of the I really don't want to downplay the seriousness of brain injuries in impact sports. But also, I don't think that's a problem that only scientists have if you have a brain injury, and you reduce your mental capacity the. Is a problem that you have as scientists or as any other person that has any other job? I think in fact, she does she some similarities between boxing and astrophysics. I find that it's something to being in a male dominated sport or enemy dominate activity, the must speak to me because I do both physics and boxing, and they're both obviously very male dominated fields. I don't like being told that I cannot do things that I kind of want to react to that by showing that I can, I said once by doctor that he had troubles imagining somebody that looked like me doing something as difficult as Astro physics. He told her this while he was stitching her hands that she had caught while cooking on one hand, I didn't really want him to. Poke my hand through on the other end. I thought that was really an raging content. And then there are people in the boxing world who think women shouldn't be boxes. Federico says female boxers are paid nowhere near as well as the may counterparts. There are managers who just don't work with women women's boxing, thin. Become an Olympic sport until twenty twelve and in an awfully specific way. There are also scientists who think she shouldn't be fighting at all meaning that they, they think about boxing, a very violence for they may not see that as on the same ethical level as something as noble science. But most of her colleagues are supportive they generally appreciate the break in the stereotypes type of things that, you know, to show that scientists are not just lab. Rats, but also have lives and interests and all possible passions including combat sport. It's ridiculous. To say that they would think about science one hundred percent of the time. We'll make photo Vati bet scientist I think she says boxing, actually makes her a better scientist that both problem-solving problem solving Timothy's. When you're boxing, you really faced with a puzzle and skill is to not get overwhelmed and to see what the other person does wrong so that you can take advantage of that. That is a puzzle and so is science right? You're faced with the problem you had figure out, what is the right strategy to, to address it. I think the do multiple things. Improves your ability to think about a problem for multiple angles and so improves your creativity, ultimately, what thing that boxing really improved for me is myself confidence, my ability to withstand stress and to think about problems calmly, and lucidly 'cause that's really old. Boxing, is about. So as one in science, it increased my confidence increased myself esteem, and that is just priceless. Any of the sounds. Allen June reported that story. That's all show for this week. The post is a production of WHYY in Philadelphia our health and science. Reporters are Allen. You list tongue jets laymen and step in, we had production assistance from Julian Harris, Andreas cope is our intern Charlie Cairo is our engineer Lindsey Lazar ski is our producer. I'm Mike God. Thank you for listening. Behavioral health reporting.

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