Steer clear of prepackaged, processed snacks when preparing for a fight. They are easy, but are full of sodium and preservatives that impede weight management. Opt instead for whole fresh fruits, a handful of nuts and seeds, or a couple slices of lean turkey. Boxers are not ordinary people, so don’t eat like the majority of the population.
There are many bits of advice that are too long to be considered tips and too short to write an entire feature about. In spite of that, they are still important information to remember. In no particular order and somewhat random, here they are…
Balance is key in fighting. You want to stay on the balls of your feet, not on your heels. This way you will always be in punching position and able to respond quickly and move easier. It also allows you to rotate your feet generating punching power.
To build grip strength, lay a large piece of paper, wrapping paper or a newspaper on a table (the heavier stock the better). With one hand, begin crumbling it into a wad until you have compacted it into a tightly wound ball. Repeat and recycle.
Train your weaknesses. It’s everyone’s natural tendency to gravitate towards what comes naturally, what they like the most and what they excel at. Focus on your weaknesses. It may be harder and a little more unpleasant, but if you don’t pay attention to what you’re lacking…someone else might.