This is a comprehensive training and nutrition guide for aspiring or actual amateur boxers. It presents information from national and international boxing organizations, knowledge we’ve gained from years of boxing experience, and guidance from coaches who were amateur boxing champions or coached amateur boxing champions.
Category: Amateur Boxing
Many factors influence whether a punch hurts. In this post, I’ll focus on the pain from a punch (instead of its damage) and explain when punches hurt and when they don’t.
Losing and cutting weight is an important part of boxing, whether you’re competing or just training. This article gives an extremely digestible synopsis on the common methods for losing and cutting weight for boxing.
Boxing has its official rules, but it also has some soft rules that almost all seasoned boxers know, and that rookies should know. In this article, I will lay out and explain five of the most general rules of boxing as a sport.
AIBA Coaches Manual (2011)
Dehydration (i.e. cutting water weight) is one of the key ways to cut weight for a match. In this article, I will explain how to effectively dehydrate and re-hydrate in amateur boxing.
If you are entering collegiate boxing, you may ask yourself how much time do I need to prepare for competition, how do I train for the match, what kind of shape do I need to be in to compete. I will address all these questions in this article.