Before slipping on your boxing gloves, read these articles to improve your boxing techniques. They include updated information on boxing training and workouts so when in the ring you’ll have the best boxing skills and boxing moves… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Boxing Training: improve punching power

In this video John Shepherd talks to boxing coach Ian Burbedge about the basics of boxing conditioning.  It also goes through a range of exercises designed to specifically improve punching power, using body weight, weights and resistance tubes.

Carbohydrate drinks, gels and bars

Why two carbs are better than one

Recovery: Cold water immersion (CWI) and the importance of sleep

The role of sleep in recovery

Athletes: Posture comes before training

The components of posture and its importance for athletes

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Interval training: good for health as well as performance!

Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Boxing Training: Agility Drills

Boxing is an ancient sport and despite its ‘unsophisticated’ and (in more recent times) politically incorrect image, it remains hugely popular and with good reason. Unlike many sports, boxing can teach non-boxing sportsmen and women a thing or two; as well as demanding extraordinary levels of physical conditioning, it also requires formidable mental toughness.


Cross Training: can boxing training be used for other sports?

Can boxing fitness help non-boxers improve their performance?

Boxing: the psychology behind a successful boxer

Successful boxers must desensitise themselves to the effects of inflicting injury and accept personal risks each time they compete

Boxing Training: diet and hydration

Making the weigh in

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