It’s been a long held myth that strength training makes boxers slower, heavier and reduces their abilities on the ring. That myth no longer holds any truth. In fact, many coaches and athletes find it a necessary component in training for any sport.
Would you like to have an edge over any opponent on the ring?
Lose weight and get rid of body fats at the same time?
There are several types of strength training: weight training, resistance training, body weight training or plyometrics. Training for a particular type depends whether you are working out at home or at the gym.
And each type of training will help you become stronger and faster. If you are training for boxing, then you should focus more on functions. Explosive movements and more on compound exercises. It’s just that you have to train differently since you’re not wanting to become a bodybuilder.
Women are also starting to realize the importance of weight training and are taking advantage of the many benefits it offers. As long as you are not training to become a bodybuilder, there is no need to worry about gaining bulk. Women can avoid looking like a bodybuilder because they have less of the hormones that men have which causes an increases in muscle mass
Benefits For Both Men And Women:
- Gain stronger muscles and a more toned, well defined body.
- Reduce your body fat.
- Increase your lean muscle mass.
- Raise your metabolism.
- Increase your energy level and performance skills.
- Reduce back pain and joint pain.
- Increase your bone density.
- Reduce your blood pressure.
- Achieve good posture.
- Increase balance and coordination.
- Reduces the risk of getting injured.
- Enhances overall performance in sports.
- You will feel good and look good!
We must keep in mind that we are not just going to lift heavy weights and have a bodybuilder’s body. Rather, we are going to train our muscles to help us improve our performance in boxing. We should do strength training specifically for the needs of our sport. Our goal is to increase our endurance, as well as speed and power. Perform at your peak level every round and also recover faster. In boxing, you only get 1 minute rest after each round.
- Train the whole body.
- Focus on compound exercises.
- Focus on the quality of your execution rather than the quantity.
- Make your core stronger.
- Don’t train everyday, limit it to 3x a week only.
- Always warm-up and stretch properly before training