Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, fresh from his hard-fought victory over Kendall Holt on April 4, insists his extensive conditioning and proper nutrition helped propel him to victory against the hard-punching Holt.
“Being knocked down, I had to overcome adversity and show the true heart and determination of a champion,” says Bradley, 25, a USANA-sponsored boxer, who chatted by phone Wednesday from his home in Southern California. “Most athletes, if they weren’t in the condition I’m in or if they weren’t on USANA, they would have been knocked out.”
Bradley, who won the WBC light-welterweight title in 2008, recovered from the first-round knockdown last Saturday to defeat Holt by unanimous decision and capture the WBO crown. He improved to 24-0 with 11 knockouts.
The highly successful boxer turned to USANA two years ago after sitting down with Associate Stephen Linsteadt and poring over the NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, a publication in which USANA received high honors. “That’s really what sold me on it,” he says.
“USANA has helped my career tremendously,” Bradley says. “Since USANA came into my career, everything’s been easier. Conditioning and nutrition are such an important combination.”
Bradley utilized USANA’s RESET weight-management system prior to his title fight in 2008, and he continues to implement the five-day cleanse as he prepares for his bouts. He regularly drinks a Nutrimeal shake for breakfast and another after working out.
His daily regimen of USANA nutritional supplements includes: The Essentials, Poly C, Procosa II, BiOmega, CoQuinone 30 and Proflavanol. He also enjoys Oatmeal Raisin Nutrition Bars as a low-glycemic snack.
The hard work, dedication, and attention to conditioning and proper nutrition have helped Bradley achieve his dreams of becoming a world champion. From here, the future only gets brighter.
“This means that I’m finally establishing myself as a household name,” he says. “I’m finally getting some respect. After going down, critics were wondering how I would react. I reacted like a champion and came back and dominated the fight. No one can say I don’t have guts and courage.”