Even though some of the old-school ideals about boxers lifting weights have dissipated, there are still many modern day fighters and coaches who hold onto the belief that lifting weights slows a fighter down. They believe that the extra size, bulk or muscle mass that can come for routinely lifting weights is unnecessary for boxing [...]
You can’t beat Mother Nature when it comes to building natural strength. The best exercises a fighter can do only require body weight and determination. Sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, dips and variations on each movement can give a fighter all the raw power he needs to gain the physical edge. Doug Ward is the President and [...]
Stretching cold muscles is damaging. Using sport-specific movements to warm-up, like shadowboxing, which fighters have done for decades, is a better way to get the muscles loose and ready for action. Save the stretching for after the workout, when the muscles are warm and more pliable. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the [...]
In a recent article we touched on the topic of protein, covered the basics of why it is important to our bodies and how it benefits us as athletes and individuals. However, with just one installment, we were only able to scratch the surface, especially in the area of Protein Supplementation.
Muscle memory is what your body depends on when your brain is fatigue. Practice skills and technique with out flaw, and with lots of repetitions. So when your to tired to think in the fight, you don’t have to worry. You will go on auto pilot and your body will respond properly. Blydell Martin is [...]