Beat the cold… tips for boxers to avoid illness this winter

35% of you will be knocked out this winter… in this two-part series, Dr Mayur Ranchordas share’s his tips on how to beat your enemy…. the common cold! It’s that time of year again when you’re more likely to catch colds and get infections. An upper respiratory tract infection (URTI – mainly known as the common cold) is bad news …

Science Behind Kell Brook

In the history of sport, athletes and coaches look for every advantage to reach the pinnacle of any sport. Over the past 5 years, Kell Brook and his coach Dominic Ingle have embraced sport science by working with the Centre of Sports and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. In this feature article, Boxing Science’s Alan Ruddock and Danny Wilson review how we supported …

Boxing Nutrition: Types of Carbohydrates

Have you heard of the phrase a carb is a carb or flexible dieting ? Yes that’s right many people now think that eating 50g of carbs in the form of coco cola is the same as eating 50g of carbs from a sweet potato. However, carbohydrates are commonly scaled on glycaemic index (GI), this determines how quickly carbohydrates are …

Boxing Nutrition: Carbohydrates and Nutrient Timing

Floyd Mayweather is the king of timing in Boxing, but we are going to talk about a different type of timing that will be beneficial for your boxing nutrition, this is Nutrient Timing. We have already established the importance of structuring your carbohydrate intake effectively to successfully fuel performance and lose weight, and Nutrient Timing plays a massive role. Nutrient timing …

Influencing The Next Generation Of Boxing

Strength training for children has been a much debated activity in the past due to it’s misconceived dangers and negative physical affects. It has always been a wonder to me why children are not allowed to do strength training when they get tackled, barged, blocked and punched in their respected sports… surely this is more dangerous than safely picking a …

Prepare to be a champion – Part 1

You’ll have heard the importance of preparation a million times, whether it is a school exam, job interview or fight night. You’re probably sick of hearing it. But, there’s a reason you keep hearing it – it is absolutely true. Preparation is paramount for success in any form. What To Expect: The Importance of Preparation Control the Controllables Be The …

What our boxers are doing: November 2014

What’s New? Welcome to the first installment of the Athlete’s Corner. We’ll be giving you monthly updates of their progress in the ring and in training. Here’s our November update: Nohmaan’s International Learning Curve Sheffield City ABC junior prospect Nohmaan Hussain made his first appearance on the international scene. Nohmaan is a regular attendee of our Combat Conditioning sessions and has recently …

Sleep

Left, right goodnight: Sleep tips for champion boxers part 1

In my last post I wrote about getting the basics right before tackling the small parts of training. In this mini-series I’m going to cover one of the most simple yet effective ways to improve your performance. Sleep. In this post you’ll: Understand the importance of sleep Learn that a good night’s sleep occurs way before bedtime Apply expert strategies …

Science behind the punch: Impulse

Knockout Facts: Forceful punches rely on the impulse-momentum relationship. Impulse is the amount of force developed in a short space of time. Resistance training, Olympic lifting, ballistic, sprint and plyometric training methods are proven to develop impulse. Catch Up… Essentially, Impulse is the amount of force developed in a short space of time. This is often called the rate of force development, important contributor …

The future of boxing strength and conditioning training

Strength and conditioning (S&C) has become somewhat of a ‘buzz’ word in boxing. Over the past few years big name fighters such as Manny Pacquiao and Kell Brook have integrated S&C into their training. Yet, not all athletes and coaches are convinced. But heads are turning and you’re asking the right questions. “Do we need to do long and early …