im training to be a boxer/kickboxer how often should i lift and workout for this sport? i got dumbells and a gym membership
i wanna be fit and in good shape for it
thanks everyone for any help
09-06-2010, 07:57 PM #1
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09-07-2010, 12:15 AM #3
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PLEASE TELL ME YOU HAVE A CONDITIONING COACH!!!
And most likely he would say twice a day.
a good eample would be:
Monday: AM - Cardio
PM - lifting
Tuesday: AM - Cardio
PM - Calistinics
Wednesday: AM - Cardio
PM - Rest
and repeat for thurs - sunday
BUT MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO GET A CONDITIONING COACH, AND ONE THAT ISN"T ONLINE
09-07-2010, 12:49 AM #4
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All I can tell you is to keep your GPP and strength work to high intensity and short duration.
I have seen many potential champion boxers/kickboxers who have spent too long on conditioning, and who have developed the wrong type of conditioning for fighting. Remember that you will only be boxing for 3x 3min rounds. You will only be kickboxing for 3x 5min rounds. You do not need to be doing hours of roadwork. Focus on getting the most 'bang for your buck' - i.e. reaping the most benefit in the shortest time possible
This is also important because when you do your skill training/sparring/technique work you will need to be fresh as possible to enforce proper technique and movement patterns. Just like any other sport, SSP should be done as fresh as possible.
I would start with strength training 2x a week. Metabolic conditioning 3x a week and endurance 1x a week. This would leave you 6 sparring sessions a week, assuming you are training 2x a day, with one rest day per week.
Dont make the mistake of trying to do powerlifting and olymipc lifting, battling ropes, tabata training, strongman training, high rep bw stuff, low rep bw gymnastics, HST and everything else under the sun. Pick one good form of strength training (e.g. bb compound movements) and one good form of conditioning (e.g. interval running with burpees) and get as good as possible on these. What I'm saying is that I wouldn't advocate spreading your self too thinly, or in other words, master one trade instead of trying to be a jack of all trades
Some people reading this may have an issue with injury prevention i.e. pre/rehab - just like strength training, this should have its own sets/reps/rest scheme due to the differencing goals of the trainingi dont compete against you. i compete against myself yesterday, last week, last year
No one system of training is better than all of the other systems. However, proper training always involves common elements. These are hard work, abbreviated training programs, progression, good form, and motivation - Brooks Kubik
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