Sunday, April 20, 2014

Shape-Up Boxing Style

by Doug Ward January 15, 2013

Not everyone wants to get punched in the nose while they’re getting in shape, but there’s no denying the positive benefits that a boxing-style workout can provide. Boxing moves work the entire body, they highly engage the core, they require muscular and cardiovascular strength and they demand constant focus.  As you undertake your own boxing […]

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Sweat it Out!

by Spencer Ward 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 […]

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A New Year, a New You

by Doug Ward 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 […]

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Taking the Routine Out of Your Routine

by Doug Ward 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 […]

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Finding the Winner in You

by Doug Ward December 7, 2012

What made Michael Jordan unquestionably one of the greatest basketball players ever is that, aside from an unwavering will to win when the game was on the line, he always wanted the ball.  His supreme confidence and extreme competitiveness allowed him to rise to the occasion.  More often than not, his single- mindedness paid off.  […]

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Every Breath You Take

by Doug Ward November 27, 2012

Often you see fighters get fatigued as a fight wears on and they begin trying to take in more air by opening their mouths.  Although this feels like the right solution, they are actually doing themselves more harm than good and exposing themselves to greater potential for injury in the process.  It may feel like […]

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Don’t Hold Back

by Doug Ward November 13, 2012

If you’ve spent countless hours toiling-away in the gym, left gallons of sweat on the ring canvas and have gone through more ice healing your wounds than 7-Eleven sells for Big Gulps in a week and you still aren’t any closer to becoming the fighter you think and know you should be, then it’s likely […]

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DON’T Follow the Leader

by Doug Ward November 5, 2012

If you’ve spent much time in the gym or listened intently into the corners of many fighters, more than once you’ve probably heard a trainer tell his fighter to “cut the ring off”.  Although it sounds like easy-enough advice there are wrong and right ways to go about taking your opponent’s mobility away and effectively […]

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Boxing’s Exceptions

by Doug Ward October 23, 2012

The old saying that “Rules were made to be broken” has some truth in it, even when it comes to boxing.  As important as proper fundamentals are, how much good technique can serve you and how valuable it is to master the rules of the ring, there are some unorthodox moves that work for certain […]

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The Golden Rules of Boxing

by Doug Ward October 16, 2012

Just like there are Cardinal Sins of Boxing, those things you should never do inside the ring, there are also the Golden Rules of Boxing.  These aren’t basic tips that reinforce good boxing form, like using your jab or keeping your hands up.  Those are techniques.  The Golden Rules of Boxing are ring philosophies.  They are […]

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