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The Art of Marketing

by Brian Doerfler on April 15, 2013

“Do you want to be a &*#$% fighter?!” UFC President Dana White made headlines when he gave what is possibly his most infamous speech to the first batch of TUF contestants. The message was clear: did these guys understand what they were in for? Did they really understand what it took to be a fighter? […]

This One’s for the Girls

by Doug Ward on March 21, 2013

Although the phrase fight like a girl has been used in a derogative way in the past, there may be some actual value to doing just that. Just as they are the ferocious protectors of their young in the animal kingdom, Women may in some cases be as emotionally and physically wired for fighting as […]

Rednecks and Black Eyes

by Doug Ward on March 14, 2013

There are a few people who get introduced to boxing, but it never quite matches their perception of what they thought it would be. The workout is harder than they expected.  The training and technical aspects end up being more complicated than they can grasp.  The moves require more coordination than what they are capable […]

Burn the Ships

by Doug Ward on February 28, 2013

In boxing, once that opening bell rings, there’s no turning back. You can change strategy.  You can choose to dig in and create a new outcome, but the only way out is to finish the fight.  You can go out on your back, out on your feet or by doing the unthinkable (quitting), but there […]

Sex and Boxing

by Doug Ward on February 14, 2013

Female MMA sensation, Rhonda Rousey recently made some comments on a couple of talk shows, saying that she tries to have as much sex as possible before she fights.  That not only got the attention of male MMA fans around the world, but it also reignited a topic that has been debated by old boxing […]

Throwing Your Weight Around

by Doug Ward on January 29, 2013

Even though some of the old-school ideals about boxers lifting weights have dissipated, there are still many modern day fighters and coaches who hold onto the belief that lifting weights slows a fighter down.  They believe that the extra size, bulk or muscle mass that can come for routinely lifting weights is unnecessary for boxing […]

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 […]

Sweat it Out!

by Spencer Ward on January 8, 2013

Traditionally, fighters have used saunas prior to weigh-ins as a method of making weight. They use them to drop unwanted water weight to be able to hit the scales light and fight in a lower weight division.  Although this is how most fighters utilize the sauna in preparation for a fight, there are also other […]

A New Year, a New You

by Doug Ward on January 4, 2013

The New Year typically symbolizes a time to create a fresh set of resolutions, a list of goals you want to accomplish the coming year or even some bad habits you may want to leave behind.  Unfortunately, in many cases, these resolutions slowly fade as the NEW of the New Year wears off and the […]

Taking the Routine Out of Your Routine

by Doug Ward on December 18, 2012

Boxing workouts are rooted in repetition.  By repeating a movement over and over, it becomes more natural, more instinctual and reactions start to become second nature. Creating the nuero-pathways in your brain, that let your subconscious take over so that you simply react, can be monotonous at times…even downright boring.  So why not throw an […]