Mar 18 2010

Q/A: Death To Running In Boxing Conditioning Workouts?

Hey Rob

Hope all is well bro. Got a couple of questions for you I hope you don’t mind having a look at:

1, It seems to me that “running” has fallen out of favor these last few years as a staple part of fighter’s exercise program. I was thinkng that perhaps it could serve as one possible “non-specific” tool in the purpose developing the aerobic system by way of low intensity jogging (as indeed could swimming/cycling for that matter)to stimulate eccentric cardiac hypertrophy and increase the efficiency of the heart. Result being a lower resting heart rate, lower working heart rate and greater cardiac efficiency.

2, Also I was wondering on using seated db cleans for the external rotators you ever use these?

Hey congrats on getting telavised as well 😉 Real pleased for you.

All the best


Kev, I don’t think running as a whole has been bashed, just long distance running/jogging. We run sprints, change of direction sprints, prowler sprints, etc… and for lower intensity running, we use tempo runs, these runs will improve all the above in your question.

Swimming is awesome for conditioning and we dig the airdyne bike for tabata training.

Yes, I use cleans with a fast but controlled tempo. We always have an exercise to train the external rotators on the shoulder in our programs.

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