My name is Jamie Wadman, i'm a sports student at Mid-Kent Colllege and a boxing coach. I have recently started working
with Matthew Barney and Peter Mcdonaugh who fight under George Wadman (my cousin) and Ampro promotions, I also do personal
training for athletes of other sports.
My role with the boxers mentioned above is to work on their strength and conditioning as well as improving their diets,
I am not like alot of trainers who beleive in long runs and slow skipping sessions week in week out. Training always needs
to change to keep fighters improving while also stopping boredom from setting in, training cycles like the ones mentioned
on this site are vital if the boxer is to be in peak condition when fight night comes around.
I am scientific in my methods and in the way I approach training and fight preparation, boxing is still in the dark
ages when compared with other sports.
Some people I have met do not agree with me when I say weight lifting improves a boxers range of movement rather than
impairing it, or that long runs can actually harm a boxers specific fitness requirements!
I hope to help bring boxing into the 21st century by changing some of the old ways of thinking, such as drying out, which
WILL leave you weaker on fight night.
Boxing is very complex and so should the training be, it is not just about turning up and going through the motions on
the bag, doing some light skipping, shadow boxing in front of the mirror, press ups than home. It is all a puzzle that needs
to come together just right, diet, weight lifting and the like only make up part of this puzzle. We are not training to be
the worlds strongest man or to win the marathon, we are training to fight.