Wednesday, April 23, 2014

diet

Health Isn’t Prepackaged

by Spencer Ward on February 15, 2012

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 […]

Are Carbs in Your Corner?

by Spencer Ward on January 18, 2012

  Whether it’s through TV ads, fitness publications, the news or even the most popular weight loss reality show, we are bombarded with all sorts of “do’s and don’ts” when it comes health. The media is over-saturated with advice and opinions on what constitutes a healthy diet. The problem with this is that all of these viewpoints […]

The Skinny on Fat

by Spencer Ward on January 3, 2012

With all the “Fad Diets” out there today, it’s tough to know what is right approach is for you, as a fighter. There’s the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, the Caveman diet, No Carb, No Fat, all-Vegan, Vegetarian and an endless variety of programs you can follow. It is true that there isn’t one diet […]

Protein Packs a Punch

by Spencer Ward on December 1, 2011

For many athletes, especially fighters, building muscle and muscle recovery is a crucial component in preparing for a fight. Appropriate recovery not only leads to more productive workouts, but also ensures a much smoother road in the weeks of training before a big fight. Most athletes understand the importance of protein, but when it comes […]

Coloring Between the Lines

by Spencer Ward on November 25, 2011

You’ve had it.  You’re not even going to wait to make it a New Year’s resolution, the time has arrived to overhaul and upgrade your diet. You’re not talking just in terms of weight loss and over all health, but eating for peak performance.  How you fuel your body is an integral part of every […]

Supplement Your Diet

by Spencer Ward on November 21, 2011

As a fighter you have to treat your body like a well-oiled machine and that means fueling it properly. Contrary to the belief that well-balanced meals have all of the vitamins and minerals you need, they don’t.  Regularly taking a multivitamin is the best way to insure that you are receiving all the necessary nutrients that are […]