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Why Stretching is Just as Important as Exercise

Why Stretching is Just as Important as Exercise

Why Stretching is Just as Important as Exercise

Are you in the habit of skipping the final 5-minute stretch of your workout to get a head start in the showers? Your strength training and cardio routine is paying off, your diet is on point, and you’re feeling great...

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U.D.March 20, 2017No Comments
Master your Meal Prep

Master Your Meal Preparation

Master Your Meal Preparation

For some people, planning weekly meals is as simple as making a list, buying the ingredients and setting aside time to turn their meal plan into a weekly reality. For others, the daunting task of meal prep is too much...

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U.D.March 13, 2017No Comments
Shadow Boxing 101

Shadow Boxing 101

Shadow Boxing 101

There is something noticeably different about boxers that frequently shadow box in their training, and those that don’t. The sense of calmness and comfort that exuberates from the movement of those that often shadow box seems to set in as...

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U.D.March 6, 2017No Comments
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Eat Like a Boxer

Eat Like a Boxer

It’s no accident when a professional boxer makes it to the top. It’s tribute to their focus, dedication and commitment not only to their training, but to their diets too. Boxers must pay far more attention to their diets than...

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U.D.February 27, 2017No Comments
Why Sleep impacts your fitness

How Sleep Impacts your Fitness

How Sleep Impacts your Fitness

There are three main pieces to the total fitness puzzle – diet, exercise, and sleep. Diet and exercise are widely discussed in the fitness industry, but one third of the equation is mostly overlooked. Sleep is vital for body rejuvenation...

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U.D.February 20, 2017No Comments
Tempo Training: Mix Up Your Weight Routine

Tempo Training: Mix Up Your Weight Routine

Tempo Training: Mix Up Your Weight Routine

There are so many different training techniques floating around the fitness industry. Each offer different methods regarding appropriate exercises, the number of sets and reps, the length of the rest period, and the amount of exercise required per week. There’s...

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U.D.February 13, 2017No Comments
How to Overcome a Fat Loss Plateau

How to Overcome a Fat Loss Plateau

How to Overcome a Fat Loss Plateau

For the last several weeks, you were making huge progress in the fat loss department through your exercise regimen. Your motivation was high and the pounds of fat were just falling off your body as you felt yourself building strength....

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U.D.February 6, 2017No Comments
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The Difference Between Fat Loss and Weight Loss

The Difference Between Fat Loss and Weight Loss

Weight loss is such a hot topic, but there’s a huge difference between losing weight (which is the sum of your bones, organs, muscles, body fat, etc) and losing body fat to achieve your fitness goals. Oftentimes when we step...

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U.D.January 30, 2017No Comments
Improve the Power Behind Your Punch

Improve the Power Behind Your Punch

Improve the Power Behind Your Punch

Closing the fist and extending the arm out towards an impending threat to inflict damage and uphold self-defence is a primal instinct present in all human beings. However, some are inclined to pack a better punch than others based on...

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U.D.January 23, 2017No Comments
A Guide to Underdog's Training Intensities

A Guide to Training Intensities

A Guide to Training Intensities

Have you ever completed a training session without a bead of sweat on your body? Or rather have you ever stopped halfway through your session bent over gasping for air, feeling the pain in the name of gains and results?...

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U.D.January 16, 2017No Comments
Water: The Key Reaching your Fitness Goals

Water: The Key to Reaching your Fitness Goals

Water: The Key to Reaching your Fitness Goals

Water is life. It’s responsible for the function of each cell in the body, as over 70% of our bodies are made of water. It’s important to remember that having a dry mouth or feeling thirsty is a sign that...

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U.D.January 9, 2017No Comments
Boxing Conditioning: Skipping vs Running

Boxing Conditioning: Skipping vs. Running

Boxing Conditioning: Skipping vs. Running

Becoming a boxer is not an easy feat. It requires strength, stamina, and agility to move the body quick enough to block, slip and react appropriately. It’s essential that boxers develop their cardiovascular endurance in addition to strengthening the muscles...

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U.D.January 2, 2017No Comments
What Happens to Your Body When You Start Exercising

What Happens to Your Body When You Start to Exercise

What Happens to Your Body When You Start to Exercise

Whether you’re returning to a fitness regime following a long hiatus, or beginning to exercise for the first time – you’ll be astonished how fast your body will begin positively changing thanks to your first sweat session. After the First...

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U.D.December 26, 2016No Comments
6 Common Fitness Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

6 Common Fitness Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

6 Common Fitness Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to the fitness industry, there are always bumps and obstacles along the way to achieving your fitness goals. Don’t lose hope! Obstacles are put in your way to test how hard you’re willing...

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U.D.December 19, 2016No Comments
10 Easy Ways to Stay Fit at the Office

10 Easy Ways to Stay Fit at the Office

10 Easy Ways to Stay Fit at the Office

It’s commonly known that sitting for too many hours each day will lead to weight gain, but the full effects that this has on the body are less acknowledged by the public. One study concluded that obese people tend to...

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U.D.December 12, 2016No Comments

Give the Gift of Health and Fitness this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Health and Fitness this Holiday Season

When your family members pop the annual ‘what would you like for Christmas?’ question, are you guilty of brushing it off and hoping for the best? What if I told you that you could make a holiday list that would...

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U.D.December 5, 2016No Comments
8 Ways to Stay Fit this Holiday Season

8 Ways to Remain Fit This Holiday Season

8 Ways to Remain Fit This Holiday Season

The daunting challenge of navigating temptations this upcoming holiday season inevitably leaves some people packing on the ‘festive 15’. The eggnog is generously flowing, while freshly baked fruitcakes and sugar cookies smell the house with familiar scents of butter, sugar,...

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U.D.November 28, 2016No Comments
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Top 3 Training Methods to Burn Fat Fast

Top 3 Training Methods to Burn Fat Fast

As the end of the year quickly approaches, so does an ambush of New Year resolution talk. If you think that the terms ‘tone’, ‘firm’, ‘shed’, or ‘weight loss’ may end up written on your New Year’s resolution list, Underdog...

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U.D.November 21, 2016No Comments
Diet

Why You Can’t Outrun your Fork and What to Do About It

Why You Can’t Outrun your Fork and What to Do About It

20% exercise and 80% diet It’s okay to admit that at one point in your life you thought to yourself, ‘’what’s the point of sweating it all out in the gym if it doesn’t allow me to stuff my face...

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U.D.November 14, 2016No Comments
Making Weight for an Upcoming Fight

The Art of Making Weight

The Art of Making Weight

It’s referred to as the utmost difficult part of combative sport. The part that no competitor’s look forward to, but all have to face. Making weight for an upcoming fight has become a sport within itself. If you fail to...

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U.D.November 7, 2016No Comments
Box Your Way to Fitness

Box Your Way to Fitness

Box Your Way to Fitness

When you see a heavy leather punching bag hanging from the ceiling, is your automatic reaction to throw a few hooks and jabs? You’re not alone. It’s in our genetic makeup that each time we walk past a heavy bag...

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U.D.October 31, 2016No Comments
The Mindset of a Champion

The Mindset of a Champion

The Mindset of a Champion

Boxing bestows a lesson on its students much greater than the physical nature of the sport. Picture yourself sitting in an empty locker room anxiously awaiting your first fight, hearing faint echoes from the crowd surrounding the ring as you...

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U.D.October 24, 2016No Comments
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The Ins and Outs of High Intensity Interval Training

The Ins and Outs of High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been all the rage in the fitness industry, and for good reason. Long story short, HIIT involves short bouts of highly intense exercise followed by periods of less intense exercise or complete rest. Pushing...

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U.D.October 17, 20161 Comment
The Popularity Behind Boxing

The Popularity Behind Boxing

The Popularity Behind Boxing

It’s referred to as the ‘boxing bug’. That feeling you get after you’ve tried your first boxing class and left everything you had indented in the heavy punching bags that hung from the ceiling. It’s the feeling of adrenaline that...

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U.D.October 10, 2016No Comments
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6 Ways to Give your Metabolism an Extra Boost

6 Ways to Give your Metabolism an Extra Boost

Looking to give your metabolism a little extra boost to supplement your fitness goals? All day long, your body’s cells are working to breakdown the food you eat to convert it into the energy you require to power through your...

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U.D.October 3, 2016No Comments
Top 3 Reasons for Strength and Conditioning

Top 3 Reasons Strength and Conditioning is the Best Way to Build a Strong and Lean Physique

Top 3 Reasons Strength and Conditioning is the Best Way to Build a Strong and Lean Physique

One of the biggest mistakes people make when starting a workout program is neglecting to include strength and conditioning into their routine. The age old idea that logging endless hours on cardio equipment will help you achieve that leaner and...

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U.D.September 27, 2016No Comments
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How To Hit The Speed Bag

How To Hit The Speed Bag

How To Hit The Speed Bag Karl Bennett, Underdog Boxing Coach, explains and demonstrates how to hit the speed bag. [youtube video=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRUiMp4nuY] Recommended: Boxing Classes For Beginners In Dublin Boxing Classes For Advanced In Dublin

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UnderdogAugust 10, 2015No Comments
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How To Wrap Your Hands For Boxing

How To Wrap Your Hands For Boxing

How To Wrap Your Hands For Boxing Karl Bennett, Underdog Boxing Coach, demonstrates how to wrap your hands for boxing [youtube video=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A-TlsMGfxk] Recommended: Boxing For Beginners Boxing For Advanced Sparring

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UnderdogAugust 10, 2015No Comments
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Top 3 Reasons You Should Take Up Boxing

Top 3 Reasons You Should Take Up Boxing

Top 3 Reasons You Should Take Up Boxing One of the world's oldest, and most celebrated sports, boxing, has proven to be popular among many people, for a variety of reasons. Boxing has become a global phenomenon with tremendous cross-over...

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UnderdogAugust 10, 20152 Comments
HIIT training

What Is HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training?

What Is HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training?

High Intensity Interval Training involves alternating between very intense bouts of exercise and low intensity exercise. For example: sprinting for 30 seconds, then walking for 60 seconds is high intensity interval training. HIIT can be used both anaerobically (in the...

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UnderdogMay 13, 2015No Comments
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New Boxing Gym Opening Soon In Dublin City Centre

New Boxing Gym Opening Soon In Dublin City Centre

We are in the process of setting up Underdog Boxing Gym. It’s located on the 3rd & 4th floor of Greenside House on Cuffe Street, Dublin 2, just off St Stephen’s Green. The opening is scheduled for early April 2015....

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UnderdogMarch 15, 20158 Comments