Thursday, April 24, 2014

diet

Scaling New Heights… and Weights

by Doug Ward on June 12, 2013

While many fighters continually struggle to compete in the lowest weight class possible-they diet, use sauna suits, sweat it out and will go to great lengths to make weight-there are still others who are only kidding themselves into thinking that they are competing at their optimal weight.  These fighters typically eat poorly, get beat when […]

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 […]

The Fight with Fast Food

by Spencer Ward on July 3, 2012

In today’s society, the fast food mentality that so many people posses is quickly becoming the norm. People want everything accomplished, purchased or finished yesterday and feel entitled to have everything now, now and now. This is most apparent in our food choices and if you’re a fighter or just someone trying to eat healthy, […]

Eggs – Fact and Fiction

by Spencer Ward on May 25, 2012

The very mention on eggs in boxing circles immediately brings to mind the unforgettable image of Rocky Balboa dragging himself out of bed, standing in the light of his refrigerator, while he chugged down a glass of raw eggs.  Although that scene was memorable and enticed countless fighters to take up his protein-filled “caveman shake”, […]

Real Men Eat Meat

by Spencer Ward on May 17, 2012

Not all athletes today are well versed on the subject of diet and nutrition and how it relates to their individual training and particular sport and yet, there is no other sport where diet plays more of a crucial role than boxing. How easily you shed the pounds to make your weight-class could be the […]

Cheater Cheater

by Spencer Ward on May 1, 2012

Its inevitable, heading into training, that you’re going to slip up, that you’re going to make mistakes.  Sometimes temptation can get the better of you, even though your intentions are good. In reality, if you are training the way that you should be, and adhering to a solid meal plan a majority of the time, those slip-ups won’t make […]

How Sweet it Is!

by Spencer Ward on April 11, 2012

For anyone trying to lose weight, whether as a professional fighter or your average, weight conscious guy, one of the hardest critters to kick is the Sugar Bug. Yes, the sweet stuff. It’s delicious, enticing and makes you feel good (even if just temporarily). Unfortunately, its incredibly detrimental to your health as well as your […]

Sugar Rush

by Spencer Ward on March 26, 2012

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 […]

The Weighting Game

by Spencer Ward on March 13, 2012

In the sport of boxing, diet and nutrition are a critical component to a fighters success. His body is his weapon and keeping it in top physical condition is essential. However, when most people talk about nutrition and boxing in the same discussion, more often than not, it tends to center around the subject of […]

Wheat over White

by Spencer Ward on March 7, 2012

When eating bread, always opt for the Whole Grain variety. It contains fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar like white bread does. White bread seems more readily available, but going whole wheat will prevent energy fluctuations and weight gain. It’s a small change that can pay big dividends. Spencer […]