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I recommend four supplements and a daily Greens Supplement is one of them...Athletic Greens - Before discovering Athletic Greens I took a daily multivitamin as nutritional insurance. Turns out that a whole bunch of recent studies have proven that doing that is both a waste of money and potentially damaging. On the other hand, plants and other superfoods that we rarely eat enough of have so many nutritional benefits so it was a no-brainer when I looked into Athletic Greens as a replacement for the multivitamin.
This is now my daily nutritional insurance system.
The second supplement I recommend is a high quality protein supplement. Your body does not store protein. It uses it or it is excreted and/or turned to fat for storage. You have to continually take in protein through your diet to replenish what your body is using to build and repair structures in your body - and protein is the basis of pretty much everything going on. It's important.
Most people will get enough by eating right, but on occasion and depending on your physique goals there are reasons to supplement with a good quality protein powder. Notice that I said supplement....a protein powder should never be your sole source of dietary protein. Dosage varies from 0.8g - 2.0g/lb of body weight. The more active with high intensity and strength training - the higher your potential protein requirement.
The third supplement I recommend is fish oil.
Fatty acids are the basis of fats and oils, and, despite popular belief, are necessary for overall health. These fatty acids are termed "essential" because your body cannot manufacture them by itself. EFA's must come from food or supplemental sources. They are also essential because they are a component of every living cell in the body, and are necessary for rebuilding existing cells and the production of new cells. Studies suggest fish oil supports healthy heart function and joint flexibility.
The fourth and last supplement I recommend is creatine.
Each serving supplies a full 5 grams (5000 mg) of 99.9% pure Creapure(tm) brand Creatine Monohydrate. The patented production method used yields a tasteless, odorless powder that mixes easily into water or juice and does not readily settle to the bottom. As a result, there is no gritty taste or texture. A critical component of a short burst energy system - creatine can help you when you need a couple more seconds of high intensity energy for a more intense and productive workout.
This is not an option. Not doing so will result in injury. You will tear open your knuckles and possibly break one of the many little bones in your hands. If you are thinking of forgoing the purchase of hand wraps, give your head a shake. This is one purchase you cannot do without.
Boxers use jump ropes to improve fitness, warmup, and build calf/foot response to allow very quick and efficient footwork. You'll develop a sense of rhythm and nearly every boxing workout in our training plans involves a jump rope.
It is perfect for beginners and advanced boxers. It is easy on the joints and if you're a beginner, a mistake is not going to injure you the same way a regular heavy bag would. It produces far less vibration when hanging from a ceiling making it ideal for basements and apartments. It's shape makes it great for all types of punches - straight punches, uppercuts, and hooks.
I highly recommend this bag and it is becoming more and more popular with pros.
The GYMBOSS is a small, easy to use, repeating interval timer. This multi-use timer has many versatile functions that make it beneficial to virtually any type of exercise program. The Gymboss can be used as a repeating interval timer, countdown timer, or stopwatch. it's essential for boxing training and great for:
Rival makes some of the best boxing gloves around. These ultra bag gloves are the same kind I use. They are heavy duty and worth the cost. If you cheap out, you're going to be replacing your gloves very often, probably spending more in the long run. These offer excellent protection and they'll last you many many rounds.
Working out and training destroys your body and this kit can help you recover quicker on your rest days. It provides muscle therapy, after exercise lactic acid release, triggers point deep massage, can provide muscle and pain relief. Crucial to maintaining full range of motion.
My colleague over at Expert Boxing, Johnny Nguyen, has an outstanding program and a different teaching style. If I'm just not doing it for you, I'd suggest you give his program a try. He might be a better fit for you and he absolutely knows his boxing technique inside and out.
It's hard to come up with great tasting food ideas when you're trying to eat healthy. This cookbook can help solve some of that problem while staying true to the nutrition principles taught by Commando Boxing based on the Precision Nutrition system.