Thread: Warm ups
12/14/2004 4:18pm, #1
I was just curious to see what the general warm up is around here, and see if I can get anything I can add to mine.
Usually my boxin warm up consists of
- 10-15 minutes of non-stop aerobic work (such as jumping jacks, footwork drills, pivoting and punching) followed by a more intense aerobic workout for about 5 minutes, followed by stretches and then 10 minutes of skipping rope before we actually do any sparring/heavy bag hitting.
I remember TBM talking about how (isolated?) stretches don't improve your flexibility that much, and was curious as to what warm up/stretching techniques people usually use, photographs would be helpful as well.
12/14/2004 4:25pm, #2
12/14/2004 4:37pm, #3
When I'm healthy:
30 min of either stairs or running.
10 min of push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, etc.
10 min stretching
Now that my *&#$%ing knee is screwed, I'm not sure what to do, except stretch and some situps and pushups. Suggestions would be helpful. How can I get cardio without screwing up an already bad knee?
12/14/2004 4:39pm, #4
Try swimming without stopping
12/14/2004 4:46pm, #5
Good idea. Never occurred to me.
12/15/2004 4:11am, #6
For the record, I never said anything about isolated stretches. I said static stretching. And it does improve flexibility...... only, it improves it in a static manner, and this is non-functional for a muscle that already has a normal ROM.Click To Get My Free Training Newsletter... Do It NOW!
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12/15/2004 11:26pm, #7
Must have interpreted it wrong, so what would be the best 'fighting stretches' in your opinion TBM? I need information!
12/16/2004 1:45am, #8
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12/16/2004 10:02am, #9
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I would leave out the jumping jacks, as per Thomas Kurz on stadion.com
I also find that leg lifts are great for a warm up, as well as some pushups, situps, squats.
12/16/2004 10:15am, #10
Jogging, stretches, shadow boxing, shrimps, and if someone pisses Karl off, pressups. Usually about 10 minutes in every hour.
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