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  1. One to watch

    One to watch Well-Known Member

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    I worry too much about whether I've done enough or too much training.sometimes I feel lazy,and sometimes stale and tired and it's hard to gauge when I'm at my best.

    Just interested in other lads who box or train to box how often and for how long do they train.

    I normally keep a record of my sessions on a calendar,I only include any time doing intense conditioning or cardio and I log how long I have done at the end of each week.

    I won't post my average day/week yet as I'm interested to read others first.
     
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    One to watch Well-Known Member

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    I include everything I do from home,shadow boxing and bag work.skipping and some running,and then my conditioning which is a mixture of press ups,sit ups,kettle bell work,medicine ball,leg raises and some weights.then I add it to any training I've done at my local club.

    In 2015 I want to get a routine set up for myself that focuses on the right levels of cardio,conditioning and technique.
     
  3. rocky1

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    Normally about 6 days a week, 2 of those sessions will be predominantly sparring.
    I go running about 4 times a week on top of that. - One set of sprints sometimes two, one or two mid distance hill runs (2.8 miles) and one long distance hill run a week (5.1 miles)

    Admittedly that's when I'm in the build up to a fight, if I know I won't be fighting anytime soon I tone it down to about 4 sessions a week and go running 2 sometimes 3 times a week.

    I do sometimes get a bit obsessed about training in the build up to a fight and have to force myself to take a day off or just to generally relax every now and then as obviously for a sport as taxing on your body as boxing recovery is massively important.
     
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    One to watch Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting.it really has to be that intense before a fight doesn't it.i have heard that running is particulary good on the week of a fight as it opens your lungs up better than anything else.

    What about if you havnt got a date ahead,but are just 'ticking over'?
     
  5. The Body Snatcher

    The Body Snatcher WBC Interim Iron Champ

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    Peak training was M-F in the gym from 5:30-7:00pm with my college team: Stretching/shadowboxing warmup/shadowboxing footwork drills/mitts/sparring drills. Hard sparring Mon/Thurs and conditioning drill Tues/Fri (3 rounds alternating 30s burpees/30s shadowboxing, 10-14 burpees per 30s set....brutal).

    M/W/F I'd go from there straight to another gym for a 7:30-8:30 class taught by the same coaches: Shadowboxing warmup/Shadowboxing footwork drills/heavy bag drills/mitts/sparring drills (light sparring Fri). Then I'd stay 45 min late and Jump Rope as a cooldown. Most Saturdays I'd go back for some really hard sparring if I was in town. Tues/Weds/Sun was a 3-4 mile interval run in the morning.

    Totals: Workouts 6-7 days/wk, boxing 5-6 days/wk (back-to-back sessions on 3 days), cardio 6 days/wk (interval run or long jumprope session), sparring 3-4x/wk (at least 2 hard sessions).

    I was 22 and had been working out 1 or more times a day most days for at least 5 years straight with no off-seasons (and for about 8 years before that a few times a week in high school), so my work capacity was really high. I also had a good amount of strength for my weight, could do 100 pushups/20 pullups/3 miles in under 20min pretty easily (PR was 18:27 but that wasn't during fight training), and was pretty mentally/physically tough from doing a lot of military PT, hiking (80-120lbs, 3-12 miles, 15min/mile), and combat conditioning. So I did zero extra exercises and everything was focused on boxing skills and cardio (except the burpee drills, which I cannot emphasize enough for so many reasons).

    Then work/drinking/women caught up to me, then I broke my hand really badly, then work got so bad I could only get to a gym 3x/wk if I was lucky, then not at all. So now I've done almost nothing but shadowboxing and hitting a bag in the garage for 5 years and am looking at coming back this year. I used to go in and spar a couple times a year just to see where I was at and my skills actually improved a lot when I was off, but by round 3 I'd be on the ropes getting my face pounded in, so fitness is the main priority. I'll only be in the gym 3-5x/wk to start out, 1 sparring session per week, and maybe some long jumproping or shadowboxing sessions in the mornings.

    It all depends on what your body is used to and how much you take care of yourself with regard to nutrition/hydration/sleep/recovery methods. Overtraining is pretty much a myth for all but the best athletes or the most sedentary people. The only problem is when you don't taper correctly for a fight or when your supplemental work takes away from your ability to constantly put out 100% in your boxing skill workouts.
     
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    One to watch Well-Known Member

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    Right I thought I wouldn't post my new year routine.

    As I have transportation trouble at the moment im only training at my club once a week,that will go back to two soon.occasionaly there can be a Saturday spar at another club.but for the last 2/3 weeks ive been doing......

    5 days x 70 mins.this compromises of a 2 and a half mile jog,10 minutes on the bag,15 minutes groundwork,10 minutes skipping,10 minutes shadow boxing and footwork.
    1 day x 90 mins at the club which includes the normal.sprints,good run,technical stuff,bags,pads,groundwork,circuits and sparring.

    That means im training 6 days a week and doing at least 7 hours a week.combined with a reasonable diet and snacks only consisting of fruit.this should be ok for me for now.the slow run burns off fat,the skipping,shadow boxing and sprints will burn carbs.
     
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    Gearing up for my first century (100 mile bike ride) but still love to do some strength and heavy bag work. I kind of need to burn off the workday before I can relax at home.

    My current schedule is about like this:
    Saturday: long ride. 50 miles for now, I'll gradually add 5 miles every other week until I get to 80 a few weeks before the event.
    Sunday: recovery ride. Slow cruise, 15-20 miles.
    Monday: pushups, pullups, core, sometimes heavy bag, sometimes off day.
    Tuesday: sprint intervals and/or strength training for my legs (squats, lunges, etc).
    Wednesday: 20 minutes elliptical (about 2 miles) then heavy bag. Probably my favorite day of the week.
    Thursday: 15-20 miles on the bike at average speed, or 30-45 minutes on the elliptical.
    Friday: rest.

    Bottom line is one long ride, one day of intervals or strength training, and a couple days of simply putting in miles. I mix in Convict Condition moves for my upper body and hit an ab wheel or plank in the mornings before work a couple days a week.
     
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    Right I have a fight in like 9 weeks, im 4 kg over the weight and probably couldn't complete 2 rounds as it stands cardio wise. being a single dad time to train is difficult to come by so I'm a bit worried but I'm going to try and train every day my so isn't with me and then try and do at least three 2/3 mile runs on the weeks I have him
     

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