Improving your conditioning should be your top priority if you want to make it in the big leagues. Even if you don’t, you should still be pushing to be your best. Today we’re discussing some top techniques to up your game.
Conditioning focuses on the heart, which is the most important muscle in boxing. With good heart health you superpower every other muscle in your body, and what all fighters know, is that heart is the core element to a win. It takes both resistance and endurance training, and here are some ways you can kick it up a notch.
Conditioning determines how long you’ll be able to run before fatigue sets in. One way to work on this is to use endurance techniques, like to 1:2 punch. This is the famous one you’ll have seen in movies – a quick left jab, followed by a sharp right one. Doing this once might give your muscles a quick flex but repeating it over and over is what really builds you up is sticking with it. Test your stamina. Learn endurance. Keep up that 1,2 1,2 1,2 until you’re sweating.
Resistance strength training
Strength training is a core component of building conditioning. This involves performing exercise with resistance. By resistance we mean resistance bands, weights or anything that pushes back against your regime. Start small, build up, and keep your back in it – literally.
Jump rope is another one, and burpees, sit ups, pull ups, chin ups, squats and shadow boxing – basically, anything that gets your heart pumping like you’re about to compete but without getting hit in the face.