Boxing training, how you can get in supreme condition fast!
If you must drop some weight, think about conditioning.
The biggest mistake we can possibly do for weight loss is only focusing on weight loss!
Let's me tell you a story: it was a few years ago. A professional kick boxer called me for helping him to get ready for his upcoming fight: the WKC World Championship. The event was in Agadir, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
We decided to organize the training camp there, so he can get properly accustomed to the hot weather of August.
We had a 6 weeks training camp. 6 weeks is a good timeframe and I know by experience it's achievable to move in top shape in this length of time.
He did not tell me everything just before he arrived: he was out of shape and close to 40 pounds overweight, I mean 40 pounds over his official fighting weight!
6 weeks and 40 pounds to lose !!! Well, we are picking up some fun in this camp!
It was a hard training camp and he was able to make the weight! But we concentrated mainly on conditioning and strength training, considering when you have to lose a lot of weight very quickly, you could end up being very weak. For a fighter, it doesn't work: excessive risk is engaged in the ring.
It's why my method was about conditioning: when you get in an outstanding shape, you lose fat much faster. The regimens consisted of cardiovascular conditioning (interval training and speed), strength training for power, along with a precise nutrition to speed up metabolism and recuperation, increase stamina.
Not easy in this case ... the fighter got 3 different workouts a day! Interval training was the major strategy 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 accurate with a timing according to the training schedule. The plan was no sugar, little carbs, lot of vegetables, some fruits (watermelon), lot of proteins, mainly fish, plenty of water, daily nutritional supplement protein shakes to assist for recovery and energy level.
He made the weight at the pre-fight weigh-in, it was challenging, he had to dehydrate in the last 24 hours to lose the last 3 pounds.
He did a terrific fight, he won 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 have to lose some weight, start to concentrate on your conditioning in addition to boxing training; achieve an amazing shape. Do it step by step but be consistent and your stubborn fat will disappear for good. Simply focus on your conditioning and boxing, and eat appropriately, no crazy diet is needed.
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