One Of The Best training Tools You Can Use!
Not many people know how to lift properly. Not many boxing skill coaches understand how to teach proper lifting technique when using resistance training.
There IS one simple and versatile training tool that can improve strength, speed, power, and conditioning in a fighter without them getting under a bar. There is no real fear of the fighter hurting themselves with poor lifting technique OR the coach freaking out that they can’t teach proper exercise lifting technique. This is a training tool you can purchase or you can create a homemade version. This is one piece of equipment you ALL should be using. You can take it with you anywhere as it’s easier to store and move.
Alright alright, I’ll get to it! I’m talking about the sled. The sled is very simply to use. You push it, pull it, laterally drag it, sprint with it, even perform pushing and rowing exercises with it. The sled is a piece of smooth metal with a prong in the middle of it where the weight plates go. You move it with straps.
It’s great for conditioning as well. You can make a homemade sled out of a car tire. Drill two holes and it and knot an inch thick rope through it, there’s your sled.
Load it HEAVY and push or pull for short 20 yard distances for strength. Perform 4-6 sets.
Load it light and sprint with it for 30 yards for speed. Perform 6-10 sets.
Attach a bungee strap to it and perform blast pushes with it for power. Perform 5-6 reps for 3-5 sets.
Load it with a weight you can drag for 15 minutes straight for mental and physical endurance.
Tell you what. here’s a conditioning challenge. Now that it’s getting hot outside, walk with the loaded sled or tire for 15 minutes straight and add some shadow boxing while walking. This is the antidote for when your legs are burning and you feel like quitting inside the ring. Those of us that fight have been there! The sled builds SICK work capacity and mental toughness to drown out fatigue and weakness.
It’s very safe for younger athletes to use to get strong as it adds no axial loading to the spine. In fact, I can’t believe more coaches aren’t having their younger fighters or fighters period use the sled to build strength and work capacity. I guarantee you will see an improvement in your boxing performance using this simply piece of equipment.
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