Our testing highlights individual strengths and areas for improvement, as well as setting goals and evaluating effectiveness of training.
However, it’s more than just fitness testing for boxing. The assessments set an elitist mentality as we are improving the knowledge and understanding of how a boxer should approach training and preparing for competition.
The testing sets our athletes up to train The Boxing Science Way.
Recently I guest blogged for BBC Ireland, they asked me a fantastic question about the importance of sport science. So I thought I would share my answer with Boxing Science readers….
I have taken extracts from GB Boxing S&C intern Todd Davidson’s article, thanks Todd!
How much of a role does science play in boxing, and do you think it is becoming ever more significant in helping boxers improve?
Sport science helps an athlete, or a team of athletes, reach optimal physical performance and reduce injury to help them perform better in training and competition. This makes it important in any sport.
However, Boxing is a unique sport that requires high levels of skill, speed and unbelievable endurance. To make things harder, your opponent is not there to play, they are there to knock you out!
For boxers who say they are in the best shape of their life…without the data to prove that…how do you know this isn’t just a cliché?
The loneliest place is in the ring, and it’s even lonelier when you’re out of shape and the other guy is much fitter, faster and stronger than you.
Sport science assesses and monitors physical performance, with data made available to feedback to the boxer and their coach on strengths and areas for improvement. Our testing allows us to understand exactly what is needed in their training, and the best way to develop that.
Boxing is an unpredictable sport you wouldn’t want to leave anything to guesswork, and at Boxing Science nothing is.
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Danny Wilson co-founded Boxing Science in 2014 following building the successful Boxing program at Sheffield Hallam University where he has coached over 100 amateur and professional boxers as a strength and conditioning coach. He has also helped prepare Kell Brook for his mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin, and his Ingle Gym stablemates including Kid Galahad, Jordan Gill and Kyle Yousaf.
Away from Boxing, Danny is currently the Yorkshire regional strength and conditioning coach for England Golf and has experiences in youth and professional standards across a range of sports.
Danny is a United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association accredited strength and conditioning coach and has a Master of Science degree in Sport Science at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. For his final research project Danny profiled the physiological characteristics of amateur boxers and will share some of the novel findings on Boxing Science. Danny will be contributing to the Strength and Conditioning section by writing about the science behind the punch, training methods, working with junior athletes and case studies.