Stronger Core Punch Harder – Part Two

Do you want to punch harder? Yes? So how are you going to train? Hit the heavy bag? Work on technique? Perform a countless number of dumbbell punches? In his recent training camp at Combat Conditioning, Nicolie Campbell (pictured above) improved pound for pound punching force by 16% whilst improving his relative core muscle mass by 11%. This is due to the …

Exercise of the Month: Landmine Rotations

Following our ‘Stronger Core, Punch Harder’ part 2 we will focus our new ‘exercise of the month’ on a great core exercise that we use at Combat Conditioning.  Landmine Rotation Landmine rotations are a great core exercise as they involve a number of different core actions, including anti-lateral flexion, anti-rotation and hip flexion with a neutral spine. Check out the image below. …

Stronger Core Punch Harder

Do you know what one of the most important parts of the body is for developing high punching forces? During our testing, we found that lean muscle of the core had a large relationship with estimated punching force. But why is the core important? And how do we develop our core to improve the effectiveness of punching? Tired of sit ups? So …

Get Stronger Punch Harder

Boxing is often deemed as the hardest and most gruelling sport in the world, and there is always an emphasis on a boxers fitness. “Go the distance” “No pain no gain” are common phrases in boxing training, leads to a culture where endurance is the most important physical aspect. This is can be true, however Boxing is not like any other …

Exercise Of The Month: Trap Bar Deadlift

boxingscience Boxing Science is the world’s first website dedicated to sport science research and application in Boxing. We will be providing articles and research in Boxing over various sport science disciplines, including strength and conditioning, physiology, psychology, nutrition and much more.

Junior Sport Science Support

As we become a Social Enterprise, Boxing Science has a mission to increase sport science support within the boxing community. We feel that our efforts are best channeled into the champions of tomorrow, therefore we are part-funding the ‘Junior Sport Science Support’ program at Sheffield Hallam University. This will be a 10 week program starting Thursday 26th February, 16.30-18.00. The …

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 …

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 …

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 …