Talkin Fight: The Female Fist
EPISODE: Episode 1
An introduction to a new show on Talkin’ Fight with @ScarlettDelgadoBoxer — #thefemalefist #boxingtalkshow
I got you again right there welcome once again to talk and fight, and today is the debut episode of the female fist featuring scarlett delgado, who is live with me right now and ready to rock your world.
Scarlett tell us what you think so, with this show, what i’m hoping to present is to bring a lot of female athletes.
I’M going to have a lot of boxers, i’m going to have a lot of trainers of female fighters, i’m going to have some mma fighters and what we’re going to really focus on is basically the climb of females in this industry, because nowadays we have such a Huge platform for us females to climb to the top.
It’S really quite amazing.
As i was saying earlier, we have amazing athletes.
Like leila ali.
We have her one of the idols that she grew up with, which was christy martin, which a lot of us don’t actually know about, but that was laila ali’s number one contender that she always wanted to fight.
Now, if you look at the platforms, they had the reason why we don’t really know about this is because they didn’t have instagram.
They didn’t have facebook, they didn’t have all these social media things where we could watch up-and-coming fighters.
But now this is such a great advantage to all of us female athletes.
We can follow each other, we can cheer each other on.
We can really stage everything that we have right there and say this is what i’m bringing to the table watch out for me and it’s creating such an amazing venue for us to climb to the top and to create this um big scene for us.
So now we see these ufc fighters.
We see these amazing boxers like katie taylor or um clarissa shields or the serrano sisters, all these amazing girls and we can watch them as they train.
So what i plan on having is a lot of up-and-coming fighters.
A lot of fighters that are already at the top a lot of trainers of these fighters, a lot of nutritionists of these fighters and we’re going to talk about what it is.
What is taking for these females to get to where they are today to put themselves at that platform that men have dominated for so long and how we’re coming up to the same caliber as them really fast, and we’re going to be talking a lot about how This pandemic has really affected the athletes, including myself, not being able to train, as we normally do.
If you look at the united states of america, there are some states where they’re allowed to compete, whereas other states they’re not allowed to compete and have a lot more.
Stricter um restrictions, so what about big tournaments? How are they going to continue the olympics? How are they going to continue pan am games? Are these events really going to be taking place, or is it going to be affecting some athletes a lot more than others? How do they feel about that division in their sports, not knowing if their opponents are getting better, more accessible training than they are, so we’re really going to dive into? What’S going on right now how they feel going into the next year? And what’s going to happen for them in regards to training and their nutrition and their up and coming rise? Wow very cool.
I’M curious about one little aspect: i’m curious whether the female fighters of yesteryear were probably raised in a male-dominated gym with a male-dominated regimen and a male-dominated nutrition.
If you will to follow i’m curious if, over the past, let’s say 20 years, that’s all changed and have been adapted for the female fighter or are men and women both following the same regimen, the same same intake of foods? Is it the same? No, not necessarily um, speaking from my athletic experience and i’m sure a lot of women can relate.
I think that, as fast as women are climbing up the caliber, i think that all these trainers and nutritionists are also trying to catch up with understanding how different female athletes are in respect to combat sports.
Specifically, how we operate is obviously going to be very different than a man operates going into these types of competitions.
So for me personally, i have a very different nutrition than my male counterpart, who could be as well on the same height the same weight as me, but we both have to treat our bodies different into training, because we both need different things.
It’S just what it is.
If i eat the same things as him, you know i have completely different cycles that go on inside me.
I could potentially put on more weight than i want to, or i could have influctuating hormonal imbalance combating the kind of training.
I’M doing it’s very different from me.
So i think that, because a lot of nutritionists and trainers had to as well open up their mind to seeing the differences, i think that sometimes it’s almost hard to find the right balance.
Even for the athlete like going to somebody who really knows what they’re talking about who really knows how to foster their different needs.
So i am grateful that i found my team, but i can imagine that it’s been hard because it was hard for me to find the right people.
But i can imagine how hard it is for other female fighters in general to find the people who really understand what they need.
I didn’t realize that so is it up to the individual fighter to find their own team yeah, because you know as an amazing athlete out there, i’m sure lots of nutritionists.
A lot of trainers would love to say.
Yeah come to my team.
I know what i’m talking about.
I can help you and as much as they believe in as much as they can help a lot of athletes.
Sometimes you can’t generalize things for everybody.
You have to be very specific to the athlete that you’re working with so you have to take in a lot of factors like height like weight, gender like um, even just ability like just different body types, how your body responds to specific types of training.
It’S very individualized, so as trainers and nutritionists you have to find really high caliber ones.
That know the difference and know how to be able to give you that plan, for you specifically you’d, mentioned earlier, how the digital era has really opened up, not only boxing but all combative, sports to women and all up and comers.
Quite frankly, i’m just wondering whether the online aspect of the sport has also changed for trainers and nutritionists.
Are there now proper training programs offered online? Are there proper nutritionists offering programs online, or are these now personal connections that you still have to make? You still have to have those uh individuals training you personally.
Well, i don’t want to discredit people.
I think that um, i know a lot of people that have benefited a lot with the technology that we have now being able to communicate or open up just learning avenues, seeing what other trainers are doing and being like.
Oh, i never thought about that and then do their research and figure out how it works and apply it to their practice.
I think that social media can unfortunately, also sometimes be a place of where somebody just creates a stage for themselves more of a money thing and says i know how to do this.
I know how to do that.
I can help you, so i think that my coach always says to me.
The power is always in your hand, with great power comes great responsibility, so you can have somebody who’s extremely charismatic, extremely good at showcasing what they have, but then abusing the power not actually knowing how to help these athletes and, like you know, as an athlete, if You don’t know where to go.
Sometimes you just try and then you have to you know, trial and error.
Sometimes some things work.
Sometimes some things don’t sometimes athletes get so caught up, believing that it’s going to work and it’s not working and just sticking to it.
The hoping that it will at some point so as much as social media has definitely helped these trainers and nutritionists open up their platform to be seen and to be accessible to these kinds of athletes.
It’S also opened up an avenue for a lot of people that are saying they can do that.
So it’s still, it’s still hard for athletes to some like, sometimes right.
It’S still hard to know who to believe who to trust, especially as an athlete.
If your focus is on the sport, you want to be able to trust your team that every person’s role they know what they’re doing it’s difficult.
So there are people offering advice online.
There are programs offered online in this digital era, but they’re, not i’m not gon.
Na are they taken seriously by professionals and high caliber athletes like yourself like? Are they taken seriously if they’re, if they’re, slowly really like the the education, is really important like i could go online and say i’m a certified trainer um? I have this and this nutrition but i’ll say honestly, like i’m not ready to coach like an olympian in ski, because that’s not what my specialism is like.
I don’t know how to do that.
I could you know, know the basics about this stuff, but if i’m advertising that i can you know, help you in any kind of way just to earn some money like maybe i’m targeting world-class athletes and trying you know, that’s where everything gets very confusing.
That’S where the athletes have to use their intuition like okay, i’m gon na try this out and if it doesn’t work for me, then you know you have to be aware of the differences of elite and then people who are on there just for own personal gain.
So you’re kind of lucky you have your dad, who can probably give you that first-hand experience in guiding you down that path of right versus inappropriate when it comes to uh securing your team from the trainers dad he’s very humble and i’ll give him a lot of Credit um, he you know his doctorate is boxing, but he told me right from the beginning he’s like i need to get you working with a coach specifically for your sports psychology.
I need to get you with a coach.
That’S specifically for your strength and conditioning in your sport, my dad, you know he knows all his stuff about boxing, but he told me he’s like i want you to be here, so i need you with somebody who specializes in focus isn’t just that, and so we Found um well, my father, he got me introduced to gatombu team and he’s my strength and conditioning coach, and you know i absolutely love him.
He’S been very good catering to my strength and conditioning needs.
My nutritional needs.
My sports therapy he’s done absolute wonders for me and you know i’m happy that my dad was humble to stay because a lot of coaches say like i could do it all for you.
You don’t need anything, but my dad said no.
You like, let’s i want you here so i’m gon na say you need to do this to be here.
So out of curiosity, do you have someone lined up for next week? Yes, i have a few people that i’m going to reach out to because, of course, you know as some of these elite superstars they’re still finding their ways through, but i have a few people in mind.
I have um olympia, mandy bujold that i would love to have on the show really talk about because she’s still going to the olympics, so i would love to hear about.
You know how her journey’s been throughout this time, considering the pandemic love to hear that um.
I would love to hear from amanda galley because you know even her as a professional boxer, the canadian champion professionally.
What’S going on in that world, i haven’t even like heard anything um.
I know kim clavel she’s from quebec she’s as well a professional boxer.
I think that she’s been able to compete, so i’d love to hear what the differences between the provinces are.
I have a lot of people in mind.
I’M dying to get everybody on this show because i really really really really want to hear everybody’s perspective in all this awesome.
That’S great uh! I look forward to it.
Does that wrap us up for today? I think yeah cause.
I don’t want to give away too many times fair enough right, so uh do you want to take us out with that triple combo like share subscribe, absolutely like share, subscribe right on very well done and we’ll see you next week.
Thanks very much see you next week have a good day.