Protein for Boxers: Part 1

Boxing Science Nutritionist Lee Rickards outlines the benefits and general guidelines for protein in a Boxer’s diet. Boxers, athletes and keep fitters will have been told that protein is an important part of the diet…. but why? Each macro-nutrient is important for different reasons. Carbohydrates are important for fuelling high-intensity performance and aiding recovery, whereas fats are used during low-intensity activity and help …

Protein for Boxers: Part 3

In the third and final part of the Protein for Boxers, Lee Rickards will be sharing information on how much protein a boxer should plan to have in his diet. How Much Protein Should I Have? Protein has a dose response relationship of 20-30 g of protein. Any amount less will not fully synthesise protein and any amount higher is likely …

Pancake Day for Boxers

Boxing Science would like to wish everyone a happy pancake day. All those boxers training hard and working towards making weight, you might be finding pancake tempting and frustrating. Well, not to worry, we have some healthy options to help fuel your training performance and help boost recovery. Power up with Peanut Butter – Pre-Training Pancake Mixture 2 eggs, 1 mashed …

Vegan Diets for Boxing

Vegan diets are turning heads in the boxing world…. But do they actually work?  Are they beneficial or detrimental to boxing performance? Boxing Science Nutritionist Lee Rickards explains the science behind vegan diets for boxing. What are vegan diets? A vegan diet consists of plant-based foods which avoids the consumption of meat, fish, dairy and eggs. Many people consume a …

Pre Fight Nutrition: Refuel

Are you a boxer that will binge on junk food after a weigh in? What if we told you, the type of food and how much you eat of it after the weigh-in would affect performance? Would you consider being more strategic with your food choice? If you’ve restricted your diet for a long time before a weigh-in, eating badly …

Pre Fight Nutrition: Rehydrate

Making weight is one of the biggest challenges to boxers, but how do you refuel between the scales and the first bell? Rehydration and refuelling of carbohydrates are vital for boxing to optimise physical performance and avoid fatigue. In our new ‘Pre Fight Nutrition‘ article series, Boxing Science nutritionist Lee Rickards will explain how to Rehydrate, Refuel and Supplement your way to …

Boxing Nutrition: Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are needed for energy during training and competition. But boxers have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with them. Some boxers totally cut them out and some embrace them for ultimate training performance. Carbs are the main fuel source used for high intensity exercise. Eating carbohydrates at strategic times throughout the day, phase of your camp as well as before a fight …

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 …