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The Sweet Science

by Spencer Ward on December 27, 2011

Recently, while I was assisting with the promotion of a local boxing card, a fellow fighter approached me.  He was sipping an energy drink from a well known brand and asked, “I heard that you know something about health and stuff? I need to make weight for a match this weekend. What can I do […]

Shake it all About!

by Spencer Ward on December 16, 2011

In a recent article we touched on the topic of protein, covered the basics of why it is important to our bodies and how it benefits us as athletes and individuals. However, with just one installment, we were only able to scratch the surface, especially in the area of Protein Supplementation.

Hit ‘em Where it Hurts

by Spencer Ward on December 9, 2011

Make no bones about it, boxing is a physically tough sport.  Along with that comes the unfortunate byproduct from hours of bag work, sparring, roadwork and trading punches. The result sometimes means dealing with injuries. Although injuries can usually be avoided, they are going to happen…in training and in competition. Whether they are caused by […]

Protein Packs a Punch

by Spencer Ward on December 1, 2011

For many athletes, especially fighters, building muscle and muscle recovery is a crucial component in preparing for a fight. Appropriate recovery not only leads to more productive workouts, but also ensures a much smoother road in the weeks of training before a big fight. Most athletes understand the importance of protein, but when it comes […]

Flush the System

by Spencer Ward on November 28, 2011

According to a recent study published in Obesity, drinking two eight-ounce glasses of water 30 minutes before meals caused participants to drop 44 percent more weight in 12 weeks time than dieting alone. Use this trick, along with a good diet, to feel fuller faster and consume less calories. Most fighters’ instincts, when cutting weight, is to […]

Coloring Between the Lines

by Spencer Ward on November 25, 2011

You’ve had it.  You’re not even going to wait to make it a New Year’s resolution, the time has arrived to overhaul and upgrade your diet. You’re not talking just in terms of weight loss and over all health, but eating for peak performance.  How you fuel your body is an integral part of every […]

Supplement Your Diet

by Spencer Ward on November 21, 2011

As a fighter you have to treat your body like a well-oiled machine and that means fueling it properly. Contrary to the belief that well-balanced meals have all of the vitamins and minerals you need, they don’t.  Regularly taking a multivitamin is the best way to insure that you are receiving all the necessary nutrients that are […]

Need to Lose a Few LB’s? Don’t Sweat It!

by Spencer Ward on November 16, 2011

One of the most prevalent demands of boxing is the constant need to monitor and endure weight loss. It’s a requirement that casts a looming shadow over many fighters training camps and can be a constant source of anxiety in the gym.  Seldom do you see a fighter who maintains his optimum fight weight at all times, so there are a […]

Thirsty for the Truth?

by Spencer Ward on November 10, 2011

With constant ads running on TV for products such as Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water, etc; it’s no surprise that sports drinks are a billion dollar industry. When we see our sports heroes score that winning goal, make that slam dunk, or run it in for touchdown, and follow it with a big gulp of whatever […]