The other day The Trainer had me do something that has convinced me that it is the cure for any problem a person might have. It works out every bit of hostility, depression, anger, and frustration--and I found it incredibly FUN. I'm talking about working with a heavy bag.
Okay, so I wasn't doing it quite like the boxer in the video. First of all, the bag was stationary--and I didn't 'dance' around it while hitting. I did a 3-1 combination--three jabs with one hand and then a power punch with the other. After working both sides, I then had to do a speed drill, just jabbing as fast as I could with both hands. After doing this for several minutes, there was no way I could have any amount of frustration or anger left in me. I actually smiled through the rest of my workout and can't wait until The Trainer puts me back on the heavy bag. The only downside: I had to use the gym's boxing gloves that have been used by more people than I want to think of. The only thing that comes close to their smell is hockey gloves--and hockey gloves stink so badly that players give 'face washes' to other players as an insult. If I knew I was going to need them every week, I would buy my own gloves and avoid the smell! One of these days I may even buy my own bag for the house. I do think if everyone worked with a heavy bag every day, most of the world's ills could vanish. ;)