Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nutrition

Comfortable in Your Own Skin

by Doug Ward on May 3, 2012

Some of the most crucial aspects of boxing, what fighters should be paying attention to, are also the most obvious.  When fighting is your business, you should be examining every detail that will allow you to be physically and mentally prepared and, ultimately, more profitable.  You should be constantly taking inventory to be sure you […]

Cheater Cheater

by Spencer Ward on May 1, 2012

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 […]

How Sweet it Is!

by Spencer Ward on April 11, 2012

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 […]

Sugar Rush

by Spencer Ward on March 26, 2012

Yes, they’re easy to grab on the run and seem to temporarily curb your hunger, but lay off the sweets. They do more harm than you realize and make it extremely hard to cut weight.  They are also severely bad for you health. According to Nancy Appleton, PhD, Some of the negative side effects of […]

The Weighting Game

by Spencer Ward on March 13, 2012

In the sport of boxing, diet and nutrition are a critical component to a fighters success. His body is his weapon and keeping it in top physical condition is essential. However, when most people talk about nutrition and boxing in the same discussion, more often than not, it tends to center around the subject of […]

Wheat over White

by Spencer Ward on March 7, 2012

When eating bread, always opt for the Whole Grain variety. It contains fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar like white bread does. White bread seems more readily available, but going whole wheat will prevent energy fluctuations and weight gain. It’s a small change that can pay big dividends. Spencer […]

Juicing for Fast Results

by Spencer Ward on February 28, 2012

At one point or another, most fighters and athletes find themselves staring at that large supplement shelf in the vitamin store, feeling confused and unsure about their knowledge of health. Because of the wear and tear boxing can have on an individual, it’s important to stay healthy and nutritionally sound. We all understand that we […]

The Building Blocks of Muscle

by Spencer Ward on February 27, 2012

Boxing is a highly demanding sport for all of the major muscle groups and what you do after you put them to the test is almost as important as how you test them.  Protein is crucial for muscle recovery. It promotes growth and healing after the muscle has been broken down through intense, heavy exercise. […]

A Hunger Within – Part 2

by Spencer Ward on February 7, 2012

In a previous article we discussed the basic mechanics our body uses to properly utilize the food we eat and the nutrients that food provides. Knowing how this system works and how to use it to your advantage will help you design your own pre-fight meal.  The goal would be to develop a pre-fight routine […]

A Hunger Within – Part 1

by Spencer Ward on January 26, 2012

It’s the day of the fight. You’ve already weighed-in, eaten a large meal the previous day and now you’re rested up.  Its hours before the fight, you’re a little hungry and beginning to wonder what you should eat. You may be thinking, “Should I eat meat? Should I load up on carbs? Should I just […]