Boxing & MMA
If you’re looking for Boxing and MMA training advice, you’ve found the right place!
Whether its Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazillian Ju-Jitsu or Karate, dedication to any sport or martial art comes with a certain level of obligation: good training, nutrition and the discipline of an athlete are the only 3 components you need to have a chance at serious success.
Below you will find a series of articles on proper diets, improving your conditioning and lots of other areas that have been produced by the professionals at SAS Nutrition.
A critical part of training to participate in Boxing or MMA bouts is your mindset in how you approach training. Whilst technique and padwork are very important, there are a variety of other factors to consider before you write yourself off as a well enough rounded fighter to enter the ring/cage.
Sparring is absolutely critical in ensuring that the technique and ability you have acrued over the course of your training is viable in a high pressure situation. can you land that combo you’ve been drilling for 2 weeks on the pads on another person? if you can’t – you can address what factors are preventing you from doing so and devise your own strategy at making it a viable option or pursuing better courses of action in your fighting.
Muscular and Cardiovascular endurance are also absolutely critical in those who are actively pursuing the hobby. utilising methods such as Hill Sprinting, Timed Punching Bag Sessions and any other techniques reputable for mimicking the intensity of a real bout can make the difference between pulling through to the end of a round or gassing out with 20 seconds to go.
Strength training can assist in delivering more power when paired with adequate technique, your strength training should be tailored to working on explosive power more so than generic heavy lifting. Maintaining good form, but preforming faster reps with slightly lower weights can make a world of difference, and shadow boxing with light weights is an incredibly common strategy throughout the competitive fighting community.
Nutrition for competitive fighting sports tend to vary based on your goals, if you’re on the run up to a fight and are worried about making weight, you may be training at a calorie deficit. it is important under this circumstance to still be maintaining an optimal protein intake so that muscle recovery is not hindered resulting in less strength and power during your actual fight.
throughout training it is advisable you maintain a clean diet (low in saturated fats, low in sugar and artificial ingredients) and refrain from drinking alcohol, which can lower testosterone levels, damage protein synthesis and (as many athletes know already) kill your motivation for training over the next couple of days.
SAS Nutrition – Diet Whey can be utilized when cutting for a fight to help curb appetite during intense periods of dieting whilst also delivering around 24g of protein per single scooped serving.
SAS Nutrition – Vapour/Detonator can be used on the run up to a fight to help shred weight also.