Friday, April 25, 2014

balance

Balance Isn’t Just About Coordination (Part Two)

by Doug Ward on September 23, 2013

There is always something to be learned, or at least considered, when looking at other sports and particularly successful athletes who have excelled in their field.  Various techniques and training approaches sometimes have some cross-over benefits and, even if you’re not looking to sprint like Usain Bolt or rock a pair of huge pythons like […]

Balance Isn’t Just About Coordination (Part One)

by Doug Ward on September 16, 2013

Exceptional athletes learn to look at other sports, see what works and adapt that to their own training approaches.  One instance of this could be in relation to the sport of bodybuilding.  Bodybuilders employ a style of weight training called supersets.  During super-setting, lifters work opposing muscle groups.  For instance, they will do one set of […]

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 […]

From the Core of Your Being

by Doug Ward on April 24, 2012

Throughout the ages, astronomers have shared the belief that the Earth is the center of the universe, because all other objects orbit around it.  The stars, sun, and planets all make their daily revolutions around the Earth, which obviously makes it the center of the solar system. Similarly, the core could be considered the center […]

Be Grounded in your Game

by Doug Ward on January 24, 2012

The center of your boxing universe isn’t the center at all, but actually begins on the ball of your back foot.  You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase before that power starts from the ground up.  That’s true, except power really emanates from the point of contact with the ground and that point of contact originates in […]