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Offline jr-88

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Getting in shape to box
« on: April 12, 2011, 01:48:42 AM »
Hi, can anyone give me advice on the best way to get in shape prior to learning to box. I know the typical boxer runs 5 miles on a morning, then does a workout in the evening consisting of boxing and strength work. Would it be more beneficial to just do sprints each morning rather than 5 miles of jogging?

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Re: Getting in shape to box
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 07:26:23 AM »
- jump rope
- situps
- pushups
- shadow boxing
- jogging/running (already mentioned)


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Re: Getting in shape to box
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 08:34:32 AM »
Would it be more beneficial to just do sprints each morning rather than 5 miles of jogging?
Yes it would. Only boxing can get you fit to box.
Pure strength is the only training variable that directly carries over to sport. Train for strength.

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Re: Getting in shape to box
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 04:25:28 AM »
Hey what kind of neck workouts did you do when you were competing? Still do any now?

Will neck bridges be enough?

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Re: Getting in shape to box
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 07:15:00 AM »
Hey what kind of neck workouts did you do when you were competing? Still do any now?

Will neck bridges be enough?
I did mostly partner resisted drills like "Buddy Buddy" in Thai Boxing. I also liked putting a towel around a dumbbell, clinching it in my teeth and doing extension.
I still do some neck work yes.

I don't think bridges are enough. I think bite work is important.