The following article was submitted by Freelance writer Jennifer Maxwell.
Eddie Hall, a Former World’s Strongest Man is eating a massive 7,000 calories every day in preparation for his boxing match with strongman Hafthor Bjornsson. At a weight of over 360lbs, his body needs three times the number of calories than an average adult male. Whatever your weight, as a fighter you too will need extra calories in order to provide your body with the energy it needs for such a demanding sport. However, more important than simply consuming a larger number of calories is the variety of your diet during training and particularly before a fight. Eating an appropriate mix of the three macronutrients, carbohydrate, protein and fat, before a match not only provides you with plenty of fuel, but can enhance your performance in the ring.
The following article on Footwork Drills For Boxing was submitted by Joe Louis from Askmeboxing.com.
Once you have accepted a fight deal as a boxer, you should already know every technique that is going to aid you with your strategies. So before you sign your name in any contract, read this article on footwork drills for boxing to get the most preparations!
A skipping rope is an extremely versatile training tool. Small enough to pack any time your traveling its the easiest way to get in work on the move. Despite this, skipping can be incredibly challenging and really push your cardio to another level. There’s a reason skipping has been a training tool for fighters for generations. Alongside developing cardio fitness it improves other aspects of your skills like footwork and rythmn. From black and white video of Muhammed Ali swinging a leather rope to 20 minute long Muay Thai warm ups you find ropes in every gym. However, like all training, not having a plan before you can set you up for a rubbish time. Thankfully Fight Quality is here to help and we’ve listed our favourite ways to utilise skipping to improve your cardio. Read on and find out our favourite ways to approach our skipping sessions.
Training at a gym is always ideal, but sometimes it’s far more convenient to get those hours of training in at home. If you’ve got the space, you might be considering setting up a home gym. We wanted to help you out with some tips on home boxing equipment.
Welcome to the Fight Quality Ultimate Guide to Boxing Gloves, updated for 2022.
When we originally wrote the first version of our Ultimate Guide back in 2016 we wanted to bring you the absolute best resource for everything you could possibly want to know about boxing gloves. Since then the guide has undergone several updates, reflecting the changes in the industry, technology and brands.
You’re going hard in sparring, working with someone bigger than you to get ready for an upcoming fight. Or maybe you’re having the fight, with small gloves being swung hard back and forth. Suddenly your guard drops lower than it should as you throw a punch and you catch a counter hook right on the edge of your eye socket. There’s a lot of pain and some quick swelling, you might get double vision or your eye might bulge right out. Welcome to your new orbital fracture.
Gyms may still be shut and the country locked down (at least here in the UK) but with the vaccine rollout underway there’s some light starting to show at the end of the tunnel. We know many of you might have found ways to keep training throughout the pandemic, you might have started working on improving other aspects of your training or, like us, you might have spent a bit too much time sitting on the sofa watching movies.
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Kaden Smith from smartmma.com
Punching bags are no longer just for professional and amateur boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial artists. They are for anyone wanting to get fit and build lean muscle in their upper arms, abs, chest, and neck.
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Tyler Read from ptpioneer.com.
Muay Thai which is commonly referred to as the “art of eight limbs” is best learned from a training coach. The martial art is best known for its tremendous power, maximum efficiency, and raw simplicity.
Unless you’ve been under a rock since the first UFC competition then you’ve seen BJJ shoot from a niche sport to a global phenomenon. There’s BJJ gyms in basically every major city, competitions are aired on streaming services like UFC fight pass and acai sales are through the roof. If you’re considering taking up BJJ, but aren’t sure what kit you’re going to need to buy, then keep reading because we’ve broken it all down for you.
MMA (or Mixed Martial Arts) is more popular now than ever, with the stars of the sport occasionally crossing into both other sports and mainstream media.
Unlike sports like Boxing or Kickboxing, MMA requires you to train all aspects of fighting, from exhilarating striking on your feet, to the more nuanced grappling on the ground. This means that there’s a little more equipment needed to make sure you’re safe. We’re here to walk you through all of the equipment you might need.
You throw a leg kick, it connects beautifully as always, but when you return to your stance you land awkwardly and roll over you ankle. It hurts, a lot. Welcome to your new ankle sprain! Ankle sprains are pretty common in everyday life, not just sports, but sudden changes of direction and turning to throw punches and kicks definitely increases the likelihood that you might end up twisting your ankle.
New year, new you, amiright? One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get in shape and start going to the gym – there’s a reason for all the busy gym memes filling up our instagram feed. Martial arts are definitely a great way to get yourself into the shape of your life, and you’re more likely to stick to your resolution if you’re having fun and learning a new skill too.
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Albert Guardado from Combat Brands, LLC and ringside.com.
Are your clothes fitting a little bit too tight nowadays? Maybe stress has you down and out? How about people who are just looking for a new hobby? If you’ve been considering joining a gym for some time now, we are here to tell you that you should stop thinking about it and take action.
Fighting is all about applying explosive strength and power to your opponent’s chin, but how do you maximise that power? Here are six exercises you can incorporate into your strength and conditioning program to help maximise your explosive power.
You’re sparring in the ring or cage, just moving round, and you quickly change direction to create an angle on your opponent. That’s when you feel a sudden and severe pain from your knee. Or you’re in a fight and your opponent lands a heavy leg kick against the side of your knee, and the pain sends you down to the canvas. Unfortunately you’ve just found out what it’s like to tear your ACL.
You’ve been boxing for a while, you’re really enjoying it and you feel like you know what you’re doing in the gym. Everything’s starting to flow and as your techniques getting better you start ramping up the power. One day you’re dropping bombs on that crazy heavy punch bag and bang, pain shoots through your hand and by the time you take your glove off it’s starting to swell and change colour. Say hello to your new boxer’s fracture.