Friday, April 18, 2014

recovery

The Anatomy of a Boxer

by Doug Ward on August 26, 2013

Water makes up a large percentage of the human body.  When you break it down and examine each part individually, you can quickly see how important hydration is to proper athletic function and sports performance. So let’s look at each body part and how their “water-health” correlates with what you do in the ring.

A Little R&R has Big Benefits

by Doug Ward on August 7, 2013

Any elite athlete or fighter understands the importance of hard work, consistency and discipline.  They fully recognize that your level of success is heavily dependent on the hours spent in the gym, training and preparing both, mind and body for competition.  What they also realize, that many athletes don’t, is how important getting adequate rest […]

Hyped Up – The Boxing Buzz

by Spencer Ward on August 16, 2012

Today, more than ever, athletes are bombarded with products that are marketed to increase performance, endurance and overall athletic ability. The question is, how many of these products actually work? And are they safe or are they doing more harm than good? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen fighters at the gym or in […]

It Does a Body Good!

by Spencer Ward on August 1, 2012

Most fighters, to one degree or another, have experienced times of physical overexertion. They have overworked themselves in training by pushing their body past it’s limit. On one hand, this is an essential component to, not just elite boxers, but any athlete because “pushing yourself” is what creates progress. Stepping out of your comfort zone […]

Rest and Recharge

by Doug Ward on February 2, 2012

Training intensity is crucial to success, but so it rest and recuperation.  Too little sleep, 4-6 hours, can be detrimental to your stamina and endurance.  Getting 8-10 hours of shut-eye accelerates the release of the hormones that improve recovery time.  It also improves your reflexes and the ability to give it your all in the […]