No matter what type of exercise you are doing in the gym; don’t let your mind wander. Focus intensely on the specific area you’re working and create a complete mind-body connection to get the most benefit. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.
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Three rules for boxing – Defense: 1) Keep your hands up, 2) Keep your elbows in and 3) Keep your butt off the canvas. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.
Let your gear completely and thoroughly dry out after each use. Don’t stuff your gloves, wraps or shoes in a closed gym bag. Body oils, sweat, salt…all create an environment for mold and bacteria to breed. This breaks down the leather, foam and materials used in quality equipment and can reduce the life of your [...]
Pre-fight trash talking is just that…talking. Thunder sounds powerful, but lightning does all of the damage. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.
Imperfection and mistakes are an unavoidable part of success. Remember, a flawed diamond is worth more than a perfect brick. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.
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 [...]
You can’t beat Mother Nature when it comes to building natural strength. The best exercises a fighter can do only require body weight and determination. Sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, dips and variations on each movement can give a fighter all the raw power he needs to gain the physical edge. Doug Ward is the President and [...]
Boxing is an individual sport. A coach will never bench you, but if you don’t work hard and fight at your best, you may still find yourself on your seat. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.
There is something to be said for giving it an all out effort in the gym, but once your form begins to falter and your endurance has hit it’s breaking point, you’d might as well hang ‘em up. Most injuries in the gym happen when fighters are out of gas and technique has gone out [...]
The delivery of any punch is not complete until you bring it all the way back where it started from. End each and every punch by bringing it back to its starting place and do it with the same level of intensity that you throw it with or you’re likely to get countered. Doug Ward [...]