Jul 21 2010

Q/A: Weighted Wrists In Boxing Wokouts.

Rob, I’ve been doing plyometric training´╗┐ for a while now, but I also been working on the speed-bag a lot to get even faster… Should I add 1lbs or 2lbs wrist weights to advance, or will it be a wasting of time doing it that way? Thanks, Keep up the Good Work

Adding the weights would be more for conditioning. You must be careful too as the added weight doesn’t ruin your technique. The weighted wrists are great for spp work but only when you are ready for them. But we are talking 1 and 2 lbs. here so you should be fine, just be mindful of your technique if you are doing more than several rounds.

To get explosive, you need to train explosive. Med ball throws, plyo pushups, tornado ball rotations, box jumps, and lunge jumps are all great to increase your speed. Just be sure to terminate the movement as the speed decreases so you don’t make yourself slower.

Just remember to get fast your first must be strong, then to be explosive you need to be fast as Max strength X speed = explosive power.

Please let me know if you need´╗┐ anything else.

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Jul 19 2010

Boxing Workout Tip: Body Shield Training.

Here’s a striking shield we like to use in our boxing workouts. We like the versatility it offers.

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Jul 16 2010

Throw Back Friday Edition: Harry Greb.

I wish I could post some clips of Greb but they’re aren’t any and that sucks for us because he was the real deal!

Some respected historians have Greb #1 all time P4P and I could agree with that.

He was everything a fighter should be. Read on and learn for yourself why I have him #2 all time P4P.

Harry Greb: 112 Wins/47 K.O.’s/3 Draws/8 Losses/170 No Decisions/1 No Contests.

They came no tougher than Harry Greb. Greb was an amazing whirlwind punching fighter. He had incredible stamina, and an iron chin. He had great movement and was very elusive. His punches came from all angles. Greb fought and beat 18 world champions! This was the time when there were 8 weight divisions with 1 world champion per division.

Harry gave former heavyweight champion Gene Tunney ( who beat Jack Dempsey twice ) his only loss. Greb, also fought and won a memorable and intense fight with the brawling “Toy Bulldog” Mickey Walker. Later that night the two fighters again had another legendary brawl at a local speak easy.

Proof even more on how great Greb was were the words of Jack Dempsey. Jack Dempsey was quoted as saying that “Greb was the fastest fighter he saw, faster than Lightweight Champion Benny Leonard even”.

Greb proved how great he was by fighting over half his bouts, while being blind in one eye! He suffered a detached retina after being thumbed in the eye in his fight with Kid Norfolk. Greb was indeed one of the best who ever fought and never whined or made execuses of his handicap. Hell, he never needed too!

Jul 13 2010

Boxing WorkOut Tip: Body Shield Drill.

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