Saturday, April 19, 2014

Training

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 […]

How to Get Started in Boxing

by Doug Ward on May 23, 2013

For the past two installments, we’ve dispelled some of the myths that relate to safety and explored the philosophical question of “why boxing” at all?  Assuming you’ve made it past those first two rounds and now want to know how to actually get started, there are some basic steps you can take and moves you […]

Why Boxing?

by Doug Ward on May 15, 2013

Almost all sports are considered more mainstream and better understood by the general public than boxing. It has always been a little bit of mystery to parents and prospective fighters and yet, people still find their way to sport. Those few are intrigued, even though from the start, it’s harder to find out the how, […]

Is Boxing Safe?

by Doug Ward on May 8, 2013

From the beginning, boxing has had its ardent critics. Not unlike other sports, it has also had its share of tragedy.  In all honesty, accidents happen in competitive sports.  Athletes get hurt.  This is true in all sports and boxing is not immune.  But the fact is, boxing has no more risk than other contact […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]