No matter who you ask in boxing, they will likely tell you that the sport is as much about mental toughness as it is physical ability. Teddy Atlas has always said that, “Boxing is 75 percent mental and 25 percent physical.” Former Jr. Welterweight champion, Devon Alexander says similarly “I think boxing is definitely 80 [...]
No matter what type of exercise you are doing in the gym; don’t let your mind wander. Focus intensely on the specific area you’re working and create a complete mind-body connection to get the most benefit. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.
Although brain power isn’t usually the first thing considered when you talk about training, it is as vital to your success as nutrition, sparring or the way you approach your total boxing routine.
Have you ever seen that boxer who works the mitts like a world champion? He throws fast and furious combinations, moves like Floyd Mayweather and cracks like he has dynamite in both fists…and then…he gets in the ring. And it all goes away. What happens to that fighter that he loses his confidence, all certainty [...]
If you believe that the largest part of athletics is mental, then you’d be right. So, if that’s the case, then how much time do you spend on the mental part of the game, studying your sport, watching world champions perform and visualizing yourself at your very best? You should be spending at least as [...]