Spencer Ward

Has Meat Met It’s Match?

One of the challenges that most fighters face when training is how they approach proper diet and nutrition. Most fighters are not only lacking in information on what constitutes a good diet, but also lack the level of commitment needed to stick with it. Part of that challenge comes from bad information and a constant onslaught of advertising.  The other is just indifference or an unclear understanding of just how major of a role eating habits play on your training and performance.  With the number of popular diets, latest supplements and fad weight loss gimmicks  out there today, it would be easy to spend a good amount of time “trying out” new ways of eating.  However, there are some fighters who are making nutritional  strides and being very vocal about the impact it has had on their success.  Some of today’s most successful fighters are taking traditional eating habits to task and re-inventing what fighting fit really means.

Eggs – Fact and Fiction

The very mention on eggs in boxing circles immediately brings to mind the unforgettable image of Rocky Balboa dragging himself out of bed, standing in the light of his refrigerator, while he chugged down a glass of raw eggs.  Although that scene was memorable and enticed countless fighters to take up his protein-filled “caveman shake”, it doesn’t come close to telling the whole story of what role that egg can really play in boxing.

Real Men Eat Meat

Not all athletes today are well versed on the subject of diet and nutrition and how it relates to their individual training and particular sport and yet, there is no other sport where diet plays more of a crucial role than boxing. How easily you shed the pounds to make your weight-class could be the deciding factor in how you perform and, ultimately, whether you come out with a win or not. However, this article is as much about weight loss, as it is on a particular compound and how to choose the best products that contain it. The compound I’m referring to is…protein. I’ve covered protein, in general, in past articles but would like to focus more intently a particular source… Meat.

Cheater Cheater

Its inevitable, heading into training, that you’re going to slip up, that you’re going to make mistakes.  Sometimes temptation can get the better of you, even though your intentions are good. In reality, if you are training the way that you should be, and adhering to a solid meal plan a majority of the time, those slip-ups won’t make or break you. Its when they become habitual and turn into a recurring problem that they can spell your downfall.

How Sweet it Is!

For anyone trying to lose weight, whether as a professional fighter or your average, weight conscious guy, one of the hardest critters to kick is the Sugar Bug. Yes, the sweet stuff. It’s delicious, enticing and makes you feel good (even if just temporarily). Unfortunately, its incredibly detrimental to your health as well as your waistline and, worse still, it is found in just about every product you see on your grocers shelves. As a fighter it can be frustrating because you need carbohydrates and sugars for your body to use as fuel for energy. So for most people, when they cut back on the sugars and carbs, its usually accompanied by a huge slump in energy. The good news is that there are healthy sources of carbs, sugars, and sugar alternatives available that, not only provide you with energy, but that also satisfy your sweet tooth and do not leave you feeling deprived.