Wednesday, April 23, 2014

mental training

Use Your Head

by Doug Ward on September 11, 2012

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 […]

Check your Focus

by Doug Ward on June 27, 2012

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.

Mind Your Business

by Doug Ward on April 12, 2012

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.

Matching Practice to Performance

by Doug Ward on January 20, 2012

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 […]

Mental Push-Ups

by Doug Ward on January 11, 2012

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 […]