Boxing training, the best ways to get in supreme condition fast!
If you must lose some excess weight, think about conditioning.
The most prevalent mistake we can possibly do for fat 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 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 decided to start the training camp over there, so he can get very well accustomed to the hot weather of August.
We had a 6 weeks training camp. 6 weeks is an excellent duration and I know by experience it's achievable to move in great shape in this length 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 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 tough training camp and he was able to make the weight! We focused mainly on conditioning and strength, because when you have to lose a lot of weight very quickly, you may become very weak. For a boxer, it doesn't work: way too much danger is engaged in the ring.
It's why my tactic was about conditioning: when you get in a fantastic 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, increase stamina.
Not easy in this case ... the fighter got 3 different workout sessions a day! The first one was early morning on the beach and was targeted on cardiovascular conditioning: the intensity was often high, occasionally low. Interval training was the main program with a variety of timed intervals and recovery. We always prioritized the right intensity and optimum recovery. The second workout was mid-day and was a strength workout: overall body strength with a special focus on the core. We didn't use any fancy equipment, just bodyweight exercises and compound exercises with free weights.
The third workout was the boxing and kickboxing workout: shadow boxing and jump rope, mitts with the boxing trainer, heavy bag routines, speed bag and sparring 3 times a week.
Nutrition was accurate with a timing according to the training schedule. The deal was no sugar, little carbs, lot of vegetables, some fruits (watermelon), great deal 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 not easy, he needed to dry out in the last 24 hours to drop the last 3 pounds.
He did a great fight, he won by knockout in the six round following a barrage of kicks and punches.
You probably don't want to train 3 times a day, but if you have to drop some weight, begin to focus on your conditioning in addition to boxing training; get in a fantastic shape. Do it progressively but be persistent and your stubborn fat will vanish for good. Simply focus on your conditioning and boxing, and eat properly, no crazy diet is needed.
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