Aug 06

Core Secrets To Powerful Boxing Workouts A Real Experience

Boxing training, how to get in great condition fast!
If you must lose some excess weight, consider conditioning.
The biggest mistake we can possibly do for weight loss is simply focusing on weight loss!

Let’s me tell you a story: it was a few years ago. A professional kick boxer called me for training him to get ready for his upcoming fight: the WKC World Championship. The event was in Agadir, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
We opted to set up the training camp there, so he can get perfectly accustomed to the heat of August.
We had a 6 weeks training camp. 6 weeks is an excellent length and I know by experience it’s achievable to get in great shape in this particular amount of time.

He did not tell me everything just before he came: he was out of shape and near to 40 pounds overweight, I mean 40 pounds above his official fighting weight!

6 weeks and 40 pounds to lose !!! Well, we are going to get some fun in this camp!

It was a challenging training camp and he managed to make the weight! We focused mainly on conditioning and strength, because when you have to lose a lot of weight in a rush, you may become exhausted. For a fighter, it doesn’t work: too much risk is engaged in the ring.

It’s why my strategy was about conditioning: when you get in an outstanding shape, you lose fat much faster. The regimens included cardiovascular conditioning (interval training and speed), strength training for power, along with a specific nutrition to speed up metabolism and recuperation, boost stamina.
Not easy in this case … the fighter got 3 different workouts a day! Interval training was the major method with various timed intervals and recovery. We didn’t use any fancy equipment, just bodyweight exercises and compound exercises with free weights.
The third workout was the boxing and kickboxing training: shadow boxing and jump rope, mitts with the boxing trainer, heavy bag routines, speed bag and sparring 3 times per week.

Nutrition was precise with a timing depending on the training schedule. The plan was no sugar, little carbs, lot of vegetables, some fruits (watermelon), great deal of proteins, mainly fish, plenty of water, daily supplement protein shakes to assist for recovery and energy level.

He made the weight at the pre-fight weigh-in, it was challenging, he needed to dehydrate in the last 24 hours to lose the last 3 pounds.

He did a terrific fight, he triumphed by knockout in the six round following a barrage of punches and kicks.

You probably don’t want to train 3 times a day, but if you need to lose some weight, begin to concentrate on your conditioning along with boxing training; achieve an amazing shape. Do it progressively but be consistent and your stubborn fat will disappear completely. Just focus on your conditioning and boxing, and eat right, no crazy diet is needed.


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