“The hard work is done” is often a phrase used in boxing as they get closer to stepping through the ropes – however, gains from a training camp can unravel through a mismanaged taper….
The taper is a reduction in the training load of athletes in the final days and weeks before a fight, with the aim of optimising performance. An old school training method would be to train hard, have one last hard spar one week before and then rest up when making weight.
This can leave a boxer having itchy knuckles as they anticipate getting in the ring.
This 25-page e-book will help guide you through your fight week, explaining the Boxing Science tapering strategies can help a boxer get through fight week to be physically and psychologically firing for fight night.
SCIENCE BEHIND THE TAPER
We explain why the taper is so effective, when the taper should start and what adjustments you need to make to training.
We provide strength training sessions to be performed fight week, which aim to maintain intensity and speed whilst reducing the training volume.
This guide will help you de-load your conditioning sessions effectively to help maintain fitness without inducing high levels of fatigue.
Losing the last few pounds can be difficult, often leaving boxers feeling hungry and drained. This guide will help you pick out foods that can help you acutely manipulate body mass and keep you energised fight week.
An effective warm-up can improve the rate of force development, reaction time, and oxygen delivery during exercise.
If we get the warm-up wrong, all our hard work in training could be undone, by doing too little or too much.
At Boxing Science, we use the ‘RAMP’ protocol to optimise performance in both competition and training.