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Doug Ward

A One Track Mind

by Doug Ward on December 20, 2013

Even though it has become a common and admirable character trait in society today, our minds are not meant to multi-task. Sure, we can.  Yes, we are all capable.  It’s pretty much expected, but it’s simply not how our brains were hard-wired.  It’s not really how we were built to operate. The human mind was […]

Balance Isn’t Just About Coordination (Part Two)

by Doug Ward on September 23, 2013

There is always something to be learned, or at least considered, when looking at other sports and particularly successful athletes who have excelled in their field.  Various techniques and training approaches sometimes have some cross-over benefits and, even if you’re not looking to sprint like Usain Bolt or rock a pair of huge pythons like […]

Balance Isn’t Just About Coordination (Part One)

by Doug Ward on September 16, 2013

Exceptional athletes learn to look at other sports, see what works and adapt that to their own training approaches.  One instance of this could be in relation to the sport of bodybuilding.  Bodybuilders employ a style of weight training called supersets.  During super-setting, lifters work opposing muscle groups.  For instance, they will do one set of […]

Protect Yourself at All Times

by Doug Ward on September 9, 2013

The referee says it every time he finishes his pre-fight instructions.  It is SO important to a fighter’s safety and success that it has become a standard phrase in boxing.  It says exactly what it means and, yet is too often ignored.  Unfortunately, it seems like many fighters have grown deaf to this common phrase, so […]

The Anatomy of a Boxer

by Doug Ward on August 26, 2013

Water makes up a large percentage of the human body.  When you break it down and examine each part individually, you can quickly see how important hydration is to proper athletic function and sports performance. So let’s look at each body part and how their “water-health” correlates with what you do in the ring.

Water – It Does a Body Good

by Doug Ward on August 19, 2013

Ready for some big, eye-opening, earth-shattering workout advice for this summer season?  Be sure to drink plenty of water.  Bet you’ve never heard that before, but before you dismiss it as the same ‘ole rhetoric, consider this…If you don’t drink enough fluids, not only will you become dehydrated, but you will also experience from some significant, […]

A Little R&R has Big Benefits

by Doug Ward on August 7, 2013

Any elite athlete or fighter understands the importance of hard work, consistency and discipline.  They fully recognize that your level of success is heavily dependent on the hours spent in the gym, training and preparing both, mind and body for competition.  What they also realize, that many athletes don’t, is how important getting adequate rest […]

It Starts in the Heart

by Doug Ward on July 9, 2013

One of the biggest compliments a boxer can be paid is when someone says that he “has heart.”   Inside the boxing ring, that means you can take a punch, you show an undeniable will to win, you relentlessly fight to the finish or are just plain unstoppable.  As much as any fighter would take […]

Resolve Yourself

by Doug Ward on July 1, 2013

If you happen to be one of the millions of “Resolutionaries” to make a fresh fitness goal at the start of a New Year, then you might also be taking the time, right about now, to do some soul-searching.  You either never made fitness goals, you made them and failed to reach them or you […]

Decisive Point

by Doug Ward on June 24, 2013

There is a term used in battle and in business that also applies to boxing.  It’s called Decisive Point.  Whether it’s on the battlefield or across the boardroom table, it refers to the moment during negotiations, conflict or war when victory is certain.