Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nutrition

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, […]

Fight for Your Life

by Doug Ward on May 31, 2013

When it comes right down to it, everyone is a fighter in one respect or another.  You may be fighting to become the next champion of the world or simply fighting for a better life. You may be fighting to get that next big promotion at work or fighting to improve your health.  No matter […]

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 […]

Hyped Up – The Boxing Buzz

by Spencer Ward on August 16, 2012

Today, more than ever, athletes are bombarded with products that are marketed to increase performance, endurance and overall athletic ability. The question is, how many of these products actually work? And are they safe or are they doing more harm than good? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen fighters at the gym or in […]

The Fight with Fast Food

by Spencer Ward on July 3, 2012

In today’s society, the fast food mentality that so many people posses is quickly becoming the norm. People want everything accomplished, purchased or finished yesterday and feel entitled to have everything now, now and now. This is most apparent in our food choices and if you’re a fighter or just someone trying to eat healthy, […]

Has Meat Met It’s Match?

by Spencer Ward on June 12, 2012

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 […]

Eggs – Fact and Fiction

by Spencer Ward on May 25, 2012

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”, […]

Real Men Eat Meat

by Spencer Ward on May 17, 2012

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 […]

The Ageless Warrior

by Doug Ward on May 15, 2012

Boxing history has had a handful of fighters who were able to, not only compete, but reach a high level of success into what most would consider past their prime. The “Ole Mongoose,” Archie Moore, fought late into his forties, George Foreman won the heavyweight title at age forty-five and, more recently, forty-seven year old […]