WATCH: Boxing Science Education – Foundation Level Review

On Sunday 6th March we delivered the first Boxing Science Education Workshop in Liverpool. A group made up of boxers, coaches and personal trainers took part in the Foundation workshop, consisting of theoretical and practical workshops on movement, strength and fitness training for boxing. A fantastic day with a great group, asking questions and eager to learn. We took them …

Too Big Too Soon for Conor McGregor

Danny Wilson explains the science behind Conor McGregor’s 2nd round defeat to Nate Diaz.  UFC superstar Conor McGregor suffered a humbling defeat at the weekend, losing to Nate Diaz via submission at UFC 196 in Las Vegas. A lot of the media attention focused on McGregor’s jump from featherweight to welterweight. A massive 25 lbs increase from his last fight in December …

3 Ways To Gain Muscle and Speed

Danny Wilson looks at 3 different strength and conditioning methods to help boxers gain muscle and speed when moving up weight categories The start of 2016 has seen somewhat of a trend for boxers adding body mass and moving up weight categories. The more The more notable examples start with Amir Khan stepping up to 155 lbs fight Canelo, David Haye making …

Occlusion Training for Boxing

3 Ways To Gain Muscle and Speed Step 3: Occlusion Training Occlusion Training is where you wrap around a device to apply pressure towards the proximal (top) of a muscle in order to restrict blood flow to the muscles. The picture above shows how Callum Beardow wrapped therabands around the top of the thigh whilst performing a single leg leg press. Various studies have found that …

Cluster Training for Boxing

3 Ways To Gain Muscle and Speed Step 2: Cluster Training Cluster training is where a set is broken up into multiple blocks, allowing the athlete to have recovery periods in between reps. Example: 4 reps, rest 20 seconds, 4 reps = 1 set This allows an athlete to lift higher weight loads for more repetitions; this can give you great …

3 Ways To Gain Muscle and Speed: Step 1

Step 1: Keep Speed in the Program Make sure you keep some sort of strength-speed / speed exercises in the program to maintain/increase speed. This might slow down hypertrophy, making the gains in mass slower but you will be faster so it’s a good trade-off. Ballistic exercises (loaded jumps, kettlebell swing) and plyometric exercises are great to involve. However, Olympic …

Put Your Punch To The Test

Want to know how hard you can punch? Do you want to find out how you can hit harder? Boxing Science Punch Velocity testing is a UNIQUE way of assessing hand speed, force and strength of a boxers punch. We provide an in-depth analysis of your punch, offering boxers the OPPORTUNITY to find out more about their punch and how …

Science Behind Quigg

Scott Quigg is very social media friendly, posting training updates quite frequently with the trend #SmartWork. From the outside looking in, Quigg looks like a great athlete to work with. A hard worker that does his best to tick all the boxes, reminds us of what we would call a technician. Quigg works his socks off, but how much is …

Science Behind Frampton vs Quigg

Boxing Science’s Danny Wilson and Alan Ruddock bring you a scientific analysis of the mega-fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg. It’s only February, and already the potential biggest fight for British boxing in 2016 is upon us. Carl Frampton takes on Scott Quigg in a unification bout for the IBF and WBA super-bantamweight world titles. The collision of these …

Hallam Boxing Strike Gold

Sheffield City ABC helped re-write the history books over the weekend, leading both Sheffield Universities to a 7 medal haul at the British University Championships (BUCs) boxing finals. Hosted at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge, universities from all over the country competed in the finals Two Golds and Two silvers made it 40 BUCs points for Team Sheffield Hallam, the best ever …