Apr 27 2012

The Lost Art Of Body Shots.

Here’s a great clip on the power of solid body work. It’s an art and it’s quickly becoming a lost one. Watch and learn how to set up devastating body shots and how to complete your combinations with them. Enjoy!


Apr 25 2012

Don’t Overlook This!

I was asked recently how important I thought massage was to a fighter’s performance. In my opinion and what I see is that fighters don’t get enough of quality deep tissue work. Deep tissue work is vital to keeping trigger points ( tight taut knots of muscle tissue ) from limiting your boxing performance.

I know a quality deep tissue therapist is expensive but you can also look into a massage therapy school and pay half the price that you would for an experienced therapist. Keep in mind you get what you pay for and the quality won’t be as good as comes with an experienced therapist but it beats nothing at all.

Another alternative is using a foam roller to address tissue quality. The foam roller is great for improving mobility as well. It’s a wonderful simple tool for recovery and improving tissue quality that’ll lessen the chance of any soft tissue injuries that can happen in training.

Bottom line, get some deep tissue work done or roll to take the nicks and pains away while improving your boxing performance..


Apr 23 2012

Boxing Training Q/A: How To Build Strength & Endurance Concurrently.

Rob, is it possible to train and progress when you are simultaneously trying to improve performance that uses different energy systems. In other words, the age-old question. Can you train for strength and endurance simultaneously or does it hinder progress such that you would be better focusing on one before moving on to the other? Thanks, Chris

Chris, Yes you can train both at the same time this is the conjugate model I use in my gym and discuss in my book. You can train for max strength, speed, and muscle endurance in the same weekly micro cycle and build them up. Keep in mind boxing skill training is muscle endurance and so besides using barbell, kettle bell, db complexes we don’t use much high rep light weight workouts loading.

Yes you get better results training the anaerobic alactic, lactid acid (anaerobic glycolytic), and aerobic energy systems. They are ALL called upon in a fight and all must be trained but you can improve aerobic capacity using anaerobic intervals.

Also keep in mind that you must train for max strength when you are fresh for quality gains. You can conditioning after a max effort workout, I just wouldn’t do it before. You will only stop making gains if you are over training and not getting enough recovery. That is if your conditioning workouts are so intensive that they take away from your strength workouts. If you are going to use high cns intensive conditioning drills perform them after your max effort workouts on max effort day. So don’t perform a max effort workout on Monday then perform a sprint workout on Tuesday or some other high intensive conditioning workout. In between max effort lifting days you can use low intensive workouts. These workouts aren’t stressful to the nervous system, Swimming, running drills of <75 of your sprint, battling rope circuits etc... Follow a high/low method of planning strength training and conditioning and you will get stronger, faster, more explosive, while building solid endurance.

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Apr 19 2012

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