Preparing to Box During
Your Free Time
youíre preparing for a boxing match, or prepping for some other highly
physical ordeal that requires tremendous overall fitness of the body,
youíll want to be sure that your exercise routine is perfectly suited to
the task at hand.
While many people preparing for these kinds of events have very
strong fitness routines down that they stick to day-to-day, many of the
same people donít know how to squeeze in extra workout time in-between
their regular workout periods.
To be best prepared, when you have even fifteen spare minutes to
train, you should.
Below, weíll go over a few ways to make those extra fifteen
an Exercise Ball
balls, also often referred to as Swiss balls, should be equipment that any
boxer in training should have at the ready.
If youíre sitting at home watching television, instead of just
lounging on the couch, you can use an
to perform some abdominal exercises and several stretches, all
the while being comfortably supported.
These balls are great because of how versatile they are and also
because you can easily use one as a chair for quick resting periods.
Besides, being able to roll one out of the closet at home is easy,
so you donít always need to head to the gym to get a quick jumpstart on
your exercise for the day.
up that Endurance
distance running is a great way to build up endurance and stamina, both
things a boxer needs plenty of in order to remain in fighting shape in the
ring for as long as possible.
Though boxers who are training shouldnít overkill it on the long
distance running, particularly if it cuts into time that could be spent on
more applicable strength training and fighting practice, running a few
miles whenever possible can be really helpful.
If, for example, you had a free hour on a Saturday morning, a quick
run around the park or down some neighborhood streets are both positive
approaches to take.
Better than Nothing
you ever have the choice between doing absolutely nothing and doing just
about anything that could help you strengthen your core, increase your
stamina, or fine-tune your punches, always go with the latter option.
Sure, a break here or there is fine, but if youíre preparing for
a fight thatís coming up very soon, you donít want to let your guard
down, even for a second.