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    #1

    you're down to your flexes

    What does the underlined mean? Is it like "you show your instinct reaction to start your resolution, but if you get lazy like in the morning, it will be revealed"?
    What does "your road work shows" mean?

    ex)There is an old saying:Champions don't become champions in the ring - they are mereoly recognized there. That's true. If you want to see where someone develops into a champion, look at his daily routine. Former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier stated, "You can map out a fight plan, But when the action starts, you're down to your reflexes. That's where your road work shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, you're getting found out under the bright lights"....
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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    Flexes/road work refer to the rigorous and punishing training routines that boxers must endure.

    If they neglect their fitness schedule, what they have failed to do in the gym or on the road (in 'the dark of the morning') will result in defeat in the ring ('under the bright lights').

    Rover

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Flexes/road work refer to the rigorous and punishing training routines that boxers must endure.

    If they neglect their fitness schedule, what they have failed to do in the gym or on the road (in 'the dark of the morning') will result in defeat in the ring ('under the bright lights').
    Thanks. I had no idea what they meant. I now see that 'chated', which I took to be some strange black/boxer dialect word must be 'cheated'.

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    "you're down to your flexes. That's where your road work shows."
    I would have guessed that "flexes" here meant "reflexes".

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "you're down to your flexes. That's where your road work shows."
    I would have guessed that "flexes" here meant "reflexes".
    I'm really sorry, I mistyped flexes for "reflexes",,,,

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Flexes/road work refer to the rigorous and punishing training routines that boxers must endure.

    If they neglect their fitness schedule, what they have failed to do in the gym or on the road (in 'the dark of the morning') will result in defeat in the ring ('under the bright lights').

    Rover
    Sorry, flexes is "reflexes", so as you said, is "down to your reflexes" " you are responsible for rigorous and hard training"? Does down to mean "you have to take charge of something"? Dictionary offers too many definitions to tell.

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Sorry, flexes is "reflexes", so as you said, is "down to your reflexes" " you are responsible for rigorous and hard training"? Does down to mean "you have to take charge of something"? Dictionary offers too many definitions to tell.
    In this case it means that you have to rely on your reflexes.

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    You have worked so hard, for so long, with such dilgence, that once you are in the fight ring, you just rely on what comes naturally, in a reflexive response.

    If you didn't work hard enough to have these reflexive actions, you can't win.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You have worked so hard, for so long, with such dilgence, that once you are in the fight ring, you just rely on what comes naturally, in a reflexive response.

    If you didn't work hard enough to have these reflexive actions, you can't win.
    All I can say is "perfect", Your explanation is awesome!!!!!

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    Re: you're down to your flexes

    Sure is

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