Jul 21 2013

How To Raise The Bar To Continue To Get Better.

I feel that Coaches that ask their athletes to get better but don’t better themselves are hypocrites.

Every book I continue to read (even the bad ones) teach me something new, remind me if something I forgot or challenges what I think is true in our training.

If you’re not challenging your options as a coach then you’re not a coach.

At Pilger’s Old Skool Boxing & Fitness Academy the coaches must be growing at a faster pace than our athletes. We demand it. We constantly have to raise the bar to demonstrate how to succeed in “boxing ring of life.

That’s why athletes of all ages and even professionals train at Pilger’s Old Skool Boxing & Fitness Academy. We’re getting better everyday by design.

Here are some of my favorite skill development books I feel coaches must read to bring out the best in their students. Please comment with any questions.

Talent is overrated, Daniel Coyle, The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How by Daniel Coyle, The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills, by Coyle ( This book is GREAT), Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, Here is a must read on beliefs… Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck,

Jul 16 2013

Boxing Training Q/A: Strength Improves Recovery?

Hey Rob, I was just wondering this is a question from experience maybe i need reassurance. Does strength training increase the recovery rates of athletes that participate in recreational sports(basketball, hockey, mma and of course boxing). I ask this because i noticed that as i built my maximal strength base that i do not feel run down as much as i used to when i finish my boxing training! And this is after pretty hard sessions of sparring and hard heavy bag work! Thx!

Max strength does improve muscle endurance as max strength lays the foundation for may other strength qualities and strength is the best injury prevention method there is.

You don’t feel run down as much because you are improving your work capacity. Strength training alone will not improve recovery rates. You have to develop the aerobic system to help recovery and train the other energy systems as well that will improve performance on the ring.

Think of a big strong trucker, he may be strong as hell if he can get to you and once he does he won’t last long. You need to increase your work capacity along with strength and perhaps you are already doing this since you say your recovery rates and your endurance is better.

Strength training alone won’t improve you work capacity in skill training. You need solid spp training for that.

Pull and drag the sled to improve your work capacity as well as improving your strength and conditioning at the same time.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.


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Jul 10 2013

Boxing Conditioning Training: Sled Workout.

Jul 8 2013

Boxing Training Tip: Punching Stance & Footwork Tips.