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Sex and Boxing

by Doug Ward on February 14, 2013

Female MMA sensation, Rhonda Rousey recently made some comments on a couple of talk shows, saying that she tries to have as much sex as possible before she fights.  That not only got the attention of male MMA fans around the world, but it also reignited a topic that has been debated by old boxing […]

Throwing Your Weight Around

by Doug Ward on January 29, 2013

Even though some of the old-school ideals about boxers lifting weights have dissipated, there are still many modern day fighters and coaches who hold onto the belief that lifting weights slows a fighter down.  They believe that the extra size, bulk or muscle mass that can come for routinely lifting weights is unnecessary for boxing […]

Wet Your Whistle

by Spencer Ward on January 23, 2013

Oh yeah! The virtues of H2O. It’s time to praise them again. Your total body weight is made up of approximately 50% water, with as much as 75% contributing to your muscle mass, so there’s no denying the importance it plays for an athlete.  It’s vital not only to the average human being, but especially […]

Shape-Up Boxing Style

by Doug Ward on January 15, 2013

Not everyone wants to get punched in the nose while they’re getting in shape, but there’s no denying the positive benefits that a boxing-style workout can provide. Boxing moves work the entire body, they highly engage the core, they require muscular and cardiovascular strength and they demand constant focus.  As you undertake your own boxing […]

Sweat it Out!

by Spencer Ward on January 8, 2013

Traditionally, fighters have used saunas prior to weigh-ins as a method of making weight. They use them to drop unwanted water weight to be able to hit the scales light and fight in a lower weight division.  Although this is how most fighters utilize the sauna in preparation for a fight, there are also other […]

A New Year, a New You

by Doug Ward on January 4, 2013

The New Year typically symbolizes a time to create a fresh set of resolutions, a list of goals you want to accomplish the coming year or even some bad habits you may want to leave behind.  Unfortunately, in many cases, these resolutions slowly fade as the NEW of the New Year wears off and the […]

Taking the Routine Out of Your Routine

by Doug Ward on December 18, 2012

Boxing workouts are rooted in repetition.  By repeating a movement over and over, it becomes more natural, more instinctual and reactions start to become second nature. Creating the nuero-pathways in your brain, that let your subconscious take over so that you simply react, can be monotonous at times…even downright boring.  So why not throw an […]

Finding the Winner in You

by Doug Ward on December 7, 2012

What made Michael Jordan unquestionably one of the greatest basketball players ever is that, aside from an unwavering will to win when the game was on the line, he always wanted the ball.  His supreme confidence and extreme competitiveness allowed him to rise to the occasion.  More often than not, his single- mindedness paid off.  […]

Every Breath You Take

by Doug Ward on November 27, 2012

Often you see fighters get fatigued as a fight wears on and they begin trying to take in more air by opening their mouths.  Although this feels like the right solution, they are actually doing themselves more harm than good and exposing themselves to greater potential for injury in the process.  It may feel like […]

Don’t Hold Back

by Doug Ward on November 13, 2012

If you’ve spent countless hours toiling-away in the gym, left gallons of sweat on the ring canvas and have gone through more ice healing your wounds than 7-Eleven sells for Big Gulps in a week and you still aren’t any closer to becoming the fighter you think and know you should be, then it’s likely […]