Nutrition

The Fight with Fast Food

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, this mindset is even more detrimental for you.  Think about it. If you take your training seriously, there is so much more to take into consideration when it comes to food choices. For a fighter to be successfully following a diet he has to be constantly evaluating food quality, quantity, including a variety of food groups, convenience and the time it takes to eat.

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.

The Ageless Warrior

age is only a number

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 Bernard Hopkins has gained a great deal of attention for being able to tap into a virtual fountain of youth and show some of today’s young guns, that age really is only a number.  Were these boxers genetically gifted?  Did they have a secret to success for fighting into their golden years? Were they just well-preserved because of their lifestyles outside of the ring?  The answer may be…all of the above?