Are You Running in No Man’s Land?

Are you a boxer that clocks up the miles with long road runs? Or use long slow runs to target fat burning? What if we told you this isn’t the most effective way to train for conditioning? And that you might be ‘running in no man’s land‘. Running in ‘No Man’s Land’ Running at a “steady pace” and long distance running is very common …

Combat Fasting – Wellness During Ramadan

A Muslim athlete that is training during fasting can find it difficult to perform due to energy deprivation and dehydration. However, performance should not be the primary focus of the coach. An athletes health and well-being is the most important to consider, especially whilst fasting as athletes can become more prone to fatigue, over training, illness and injury. Therefore, coaches …

Running for Boxing Fitness

Nearly every boxer dreams of having world level fitness.  To be able to work at high-intensities, last the distance and perform to your full boxing potential. This makes running conditioning a vital part in a boxers physical preparation leading to to competition. Boxing Science’s performance physiologist Alan Ruddock breaks down the what’s, why’s and when’s of running conditioning. Click here to …

Recover Without Money

The first article for our Boxing Science #WeekOfTheCentury is an intriguing one. We have seen Mayweather entering an ice chamber during this training camp, following this I have had many questions what it is, and what are the benefits…. A video posted by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on Apr 8, 2015 at 8:35am PDT What is Mayweather doing? We have all …

WATCH: Boxing Fitness Test – Yo Yo Intermittent Recovery Test

Looking for a boxing fitness test to evaluate strengths, areas for improvement and effectiveness of training camps? Look no further as we have defined a boxing specific fitness testing package that is supported by scientific evidence. Boxing Science use results from the range of tests to define the key performance indicators for boxing and how beneficial sport science training interventions are …

Boxing Training – Ask yourself these questions?

Have you performed recently? Currently in training camp for an upcoming fight? Or looking to try out some new methods to give you the edge over your opponents? If so, how many questions have you asked yourself? Here is a short, thought provoking article from Boxing Science co-founder and physiologist Alan Ruddock. Simple versus complex Now, this is a very …

WATCH: Curve Sprints for Boxing Training

On the Combat Conditioning 10 week training programs at Sheffield Hallam University, we have a large focus on developing aerobic and anaerboic capacities to improve physical performance for boxing. In the program, we primarily use the Woodway Curve for running based conditioning. ‘The Curve’ is a ‘C-shaped’ non-motorised treadmill which is powered solely by the user’s legs. The Woodway’s rubberized slat running surface absorbs shock …

From Patient to Doctor: Scientific support for Kell Brook IBF World Champion – Part 3

IT’S FIGHT WEEK AND SHEFFIELD BOXING IS BUZZING. On Saturday, Kell Brook will defend his IBF welterweight world title for the first time in the ‘Steel City’ against Romanian challenger Jo Jo Dan. Ten-thousand fans in attendance and viewers of sky sports and showtime will be treated to a packed bill of talent accompanied by the legendary MC Michael Buffer; “Let’s get ready …

Left, right goodnight: Sleep tips for boxing champions part 2

“Train like a champion”, that’s what you’re told. But has anyone discussed the importance of sleep with you? If so, have they offered any tips for effective sleep? In part 1 I covered: The importance of sleep How a good night’s sleep occurs way before bedtime and; How to apply expert strategies to optimise sleep your sleep tonight In part 2 …