I love physical activity, basicallyÂ anything that gets the blood flowing and involves contact. Naturally one of my preferred cardio/conditioning methods is by way of boxing. Â I actually developed an insane workout that I want to share with you for free and should have that up in a few days of so. You will be able to catch that on the side of the website where it asks for you name and email. I will announce when its available but just consider this a heads up.
Things You’ll Need:
- Jump rope
- Sparring gear
- Boxing equipment
1 Plan three one-hour workouts per week. To improve conditioning for boxing training, you have to train at full throttle, and you have to train often. That means a minimum of three boxing workouts per week.
2 Break your training into bursts of three minutes, simulating actual round lengths. To intensify a workout, extend the rounds to four or five minutes or don’t rest between bursts.
3 Jump rope for two rounds at the beginning and end of your workouts. In the beginning you’ll be warming up and breaking a sweat for a good session and at the end of a workout you’ll really be pushing your already tired body.
5 Create training games to push yourself. For example, set a goal on the heavy bag of punching at least 200 times in a three minute round. Or jog in place for thirty seconds every time you mess up on the speed bag. Your skills will improve along with your stamina.
6 Train at a gym or with a friend. You’re likely to push yourself harder in the presence of someone else, and you’ll be able to add more variation and instruction to your workout.
7 Find a consistent sparring partner. When you’re sparring, you’re really putting everything together and you’ll get a great workout. Of course, you’ll also need good stamina before you start to spar, or you’ll be done midway through the first round.
8 To really see how your stamina and conditioning stack up, borrow a workout from the military, “Max PT” or Maximum Physical Training. For an hour, push yourself through various aerobic exercises and stretches such as jumping jacks, running in place or toe touches and alternate with boxing exercises such as hitting the heavy bag or doing sit ups or push-ups.
Do not rest at all until the hour has completely passed, and cycle through each station or exercise in 30 seconds to one minute. This works best in a group setting, with a leader or coach guiding the workout.
Conclusion:Â These are actual tips that I utilize myself and have found to be very useful when trying to improve your conditioning for boxing training specifically or conditioning for any sport for that matter. This is a great way to get your cardio up higher and keep it sustained. If you apply these methods let me know what you think and if you have any questions. Perhaps you even need a quick piece of advice. Simply leave me a comment below and I will be sure to respond.