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Punching the Air

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Strong's 5143: Apparently a primary verb; which uses dremo drem'-o as alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily. Actually, if you double your speed, you willquadruple your punching power. That’s why boxers such as Manny Pacquiao relies ontheir hand speed when throwing punches. And his punching power is really good for his weight class. The big hands and wrists aren’t going to help you generate more power when punching. But they will help to efficiently transfer the force, that you generate with your whole body, into the target.

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The narrative in this novel had a moment-to-moment feeling that was pretty tension ridden and I read much of it with that sense of doom and despair conveyed by Amal’s feelings. There were some areas of the book that I felt were particularly impactful – both sides defendant and perpetrator were the same age, yet one was referred to as a boy and the other a man. That point really hit me deep. There were many more examples but I don’t want to spoil. This book made my heart hurt. A short story, told in verse, drawing on Yusef Salaam’s experiences and channeled into Amal, a young man wrongly convicted of a crime. Injustice and justice was on the menu here and the use of verse poignantly reverberated the message. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam is a fantastic book about race. This is one of those books I wish everyone would read. I rate this along with The Hate You Give.The book opens on the day Amal is handed a guilty sentence following a playground fight gone awry. Torn from his loving mother, close friends, and budding career as a poet and artist, Amal has to navigate a cold, cruel ecosystem on his own, as Salaam did at the young age of 15—and then he waits for the truth to emerge.

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When you find yourself in dark places, there's always a light somewhere in that darkness, and even if that light is inside of you, you can illuminate your own darkness by shedding that light on the world.” It therefore works muscles in the upper and lower body similar to air punches. Burpees involve explosive motion whereby you have to do a lot of jumping and landing. MISTAKES TO AVOID WHILE DOING AIR PUNCHES 1. INCORRECT EXTENSION

Punching the Airis a YA novel-in-verse co-written by Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five.

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