Nov 21 2013

Rob’s Rant: Study The Old Greats For The Truth.

I shake my head and keep a strong distance from some of these Charlatans out there who claim to know secret boxing techniques that many trainers don’t teach.


There is NO secrets.

More has been forgotten about what real authentic boxing skill is. No damn secrets.

One need not be lazy and YouTube Joe Ganns, Charley Burley, and Ezzard Charles to name a few, and study their sick high boxing IQ.

All amazing boxing techninians who displayed the sweet science at its finest.

Sam Langford could do it all against heavyweights, the lighter fighters wouldn’t fight him he was that good, yet many have never heard of him.

Study the greats to see the truth, Toney, Tyson, did to much unique style that was never duplicated success.

Nothing new has been invented, just a whole hellava lot forgotten.

Jun 11 2009

The Bags Don’t Lie.

My gym is jammed packed with students and I don’t always need to watch them to know if they’re throwing their punches correctly. All you have to do is listen to the bags. The sound tells all. I can be all the way across the gym but I know my students are turning into their punches when I here the cracking of the bags.

I tell my students the same thing as they’re banging away on them… Listen and you’ll know that your technique is good or poor as you fatigue.

Put it this way, You could be blind and still tell the quality of the gym by how the bags sound.

That’s what’s so great about boxing workouts, there’s no BS… the bags never lie to you.

Apr 2 2009

Rob Pilger’s Boxing Gym Workout Chronicles #1

Mar 28 2009

Q/A Part II

Here’s part two of my interview with Dan Allison

Dan)What do you think is the most important attribute to being a strength coach is?

Having an open mind to learn and listen to many sources. being an intuitive coach ( having the ability to change thins on the fly ) communication and listening skills, having discipline, owning and demonstrating great assessment skills as the athletes program will only be as good as the assessment. Of course walking the walk while talking the talk, always putting yourself in the athletes shoes and understanding what he is experiencing and living and coming from and dealing with in his life. life style factors and mindset are sorely overlooked.

Dan)What are the main things most athletes programs are usually missing?
(i.e. weaknesses or underdeveloped skills from previous training)

Stability, flexibility, mobility, these is often left out as strength and power are developed way too soon. Real and optimal core strength too along with proper movement skills. Life style/eating considerations. This is HUGE as the program and success of the athlete will flow off of this. This is really the most important.

Dan)How much time do invest into improving yourself as a coach? (how much “free” time)

At least an hour a day mainly 2 hours per day. This is my enjoyment as well.

Dan)How far does the “knowledge” take you before experience becomes the limiting factor?

Experience is everything. You gain knowledge from experience. Certainly you want to study what you do but you have to do what you study at the same time!

Dan)What’s your advice for students who are looking to get into the strength and conditioning industry (either university, private, etc..)?

Live it! really live it and learn from as many sources as possible. NEVER weld your head shut! I have seen many coaches suffer and miss out from a closed mind.

Dan) Thanks again, this is pretty cool of you

My pleasure Dan.. Anytime!