Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nutrition

Are Carbs in Your Corner?

by Spencer Ward on January 18, 2012

  Whether it’s through TV ads, fitness publications, the news or even the most popular weight loss reality show, we are bombarded with all sorts of “do’s and don’ts” when it comes health. The media is over-saturated with advice and opinions on what constitutes a healthy diet. The problem with this is that all of these viewpoints […]

The Skinny on Fat

by Spencer Ward on January 3, 2012

With all the “Fad Diets” out there today, it’s tough to know what is right approach is for you, as a fighter. There’s the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, the Caveman diet, No Carb, No Fat, all-Vegan, Vegetarian and an endless variety of programs you can follow. It is true that there isn’t one diet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]