An intro to Static Stretching

Static stretching guide

Unlike our dynamic stretching that we discussed in a previous post, static stretching is stretching without movement. Which does not make it the most effective form of stretching for warming up before a training session but it does make them very suitable for cooling down at the end of a training session. What are the […]

Boxing & Padwork | Jab & Cross

After discussing the benefits of boxing & padwork, now we are going to focus on two particular punches ‘the jab and cross’. Your jab is your lead hand and your cross is your rear hand (also your dominant hand). They are the most commonly used punches in boxing for their long range, accuracy and speed. […]

Boxing & Padwork | Footwork

It is essential that before you begin incorporating boxing & padwork into your training that you learn how to stand correctly with good posture and where to position your fists and arms to protect your chin and your ribs. You also need to learn how to move correctly to avoid being caught off balance and […]

Boxing & Padwork | Stance and Guard

In a previous article we have already discussed the great benefits of boxing & padwork for fitness so now that we have convinced you to incorporate this into your training we had better give you some technical pointers. What better place to start than with the stance and guard. Orthodox or Southpaw? Before we begin […]

Increasing your lifts!

increasing your lifts

Knowing when you should add more Kilo’s to your lifts can be a tricky decision. Your keen to continue increasing your lifts but don’t want to go up one week to find you immediately go back down the following week. When you first start lifting you can probably expect a small increase each training session […]

Preparing for outdoor training

Start Training Outdoors

Training outdoors in all weathers has so many benefits. Once you overcome the initial transition from your comfortable home to battling the elements, you will be really glad you did. So much so that you will eventually find that you can no longer spend a whole day cooped up indoors – you will long for […]