Feb 27 2010

Boxing Training Defense Footwork Workout: Cutting Off The Ring Drill.

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Feb 23 2010

Q/A: Finding Your Rhythm In Sparring.

Hey Rob,

I’ve been training in muay Thai for about five months and have begun sparring recently. I am glad the experienced guys take it easy on me right now; I am beginning to realize how easily a pro-level or a skilled amateur fighter could dismantle someone.

Anyway, my question is how do you cross the ‘no man’s land’, so to speak, and start setting up what you want to do? I’m trying to flick the jab out, throw some light kicks and gauge things but it just doesn’t seem to click as far as what to do.

I’m guessing it takes a lot of practice but if you could give some tips or perhaps suggest some materials to learn from, I’d really appreciate that.

Thanks,
Ryan

Ryan, yes, it takes time and you w2ill get better the more you spar. Break down what you are having trouble with in sparring with a partner and drill it. That’s it, just keep breaking down what’s difficult for you in drills and attack it till it’s natural for you.

Also the more sparring you do, the more vision you will have, the more relaxed you will be, and what your training is teaching you will flow better in the real world of sparring.

Just make sure the sparring is beneficial to you and doesn’t turn into a gym war where the skill goes out the window!

Good luck and keep me updated!

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Feb 20 2010

Boxing Explosive Power Training Workouts-Mistakes In Using Plyometrics.

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Feb 16 2010

Q/A: Combining Strong Man With Boxing Training Workouts.

Hi Rob!
I have started boxing again! It’s great.

But, I boxed Tuesday, did Z press (strict press from pins sitting down, tough on shoulders but a good strength builder) on wednesday, boxed thursday and on Saturday when it was my events day my shoulders were just really stiff and slow, my best overhead is 90kg and 70kg was feeling quite slow. This is the first week I have tried this new programme of mine, so I will try it again this week and see how I go at the weekend again.

Should I drop the Z press? Shall I replace it with bench or something to help my shoulders recover better but keep the strength up and improving??

One of my main weaknesses as a strongman is overhead but I am determined to show that you can be both strong AND well conditioned, so I am not dropping either boxing or strongman training.

I box tuesday thursday, wednesday I squat and press (strict), fridays was going to be another light squat session, and saturday or sunday events (deadlift, clean and press, moving events etc).

Any help would be appreciated sir!

Great to hear boxing is going well Charis.

It’s a new program and a new stimulation/ load/response to your body. That’s where it’s coming from along with boxing the next day and your shoulders should feel that way. When I perform a new heavy max effort over head or horizontal press and box the next day, I feel the difference it makes in my boxing workouts which isn’t always good. But I adapt and you will too by following some of these ideas.

Try adding some recovery methods after your heavy workouts, supplement with some quality aminos as well. If you’re going to box and do strongman you better take care of your muscle tissue by foam rolling everyday and getting some deep tissue work done as well.

Try using Indian clubs in your training. I haven’t had any shoulder problems and I lift raw.. fairly heavy perform boxing training 2-3 times per week. The Indian clubs have kept my shoulders, healthy, mobile, and strong. Louie describes how to use them below.

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Keep me updated Charis.