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    Boxing Conditioning?

    So I've decided to take up boxing. Unfortunately, I'm home for the summer, and won't have regular access to a gym until early July. Until then, I've decided to get in good boxing shape.

    So what I'm looking for are some suggestions of what exercises to do. I'm not looking for anyone to write me a program (although I wouldn't mind!), I just need some advice on how boxers train. I have access to a well-equipped weight room, but regrettably no boxing equipment.

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    Lots of skipping rope. Sprints up hills. Copious amounts of sit-ups. Push-ups. Jogging. Anything you can do to improve your cardio. You will need it when you get to a boxing gym. The lifting I can't really say because I never did any at the boxing gym.


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    Buy stuff by Ross Enamait, a conditioning expert and pro boxer. In fact, he just put out a new book called "Never Gymless", and it's all about doing exercises w/o a gym.

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    I know it's already been said but I'd like to emphasize how important running and sprint work is.
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    i think its odd that no one has yet emphasised the importance of running and sprint work

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    You crazy English with your running and sprinting, you'll put someone's eye out!

    I do a leg conditioning routine once a week at a basketball court that does good for me.

    1st- walk the length of the court three times back and forth for a warm up, do 10 push ups after
    2nd- walk the length of the court raising your knees to your hands about waist height, walk back and do 10 push ups
    3rd- walk sideways facing left the length, walk back and do 10 push ups then do the same thing facing the right including the 10 push ups at the end
    4th- walking lunges the length of the court, walk back and do 10 push ups
    5th- squat down, hold your hands behind your head and two legged hop the length of the court, walk back and do 10 push ups
    6th- sprint "suicides" (sprint to mid court (short), jog back, sprint to the far free throw circle (middle), jog back and sprint to the end (long) and jog back. rest for about 30 seconds then sprint middle, long short, rest 30 seconds then sprint long, short and middle.

    Second and Third set are exactly the same except you do 10 squats instead of push ups on the second set and 10 burpees on the third.

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    Thanks for all the advice everyone! Guess what? I asked around and found a boxing gym near me! I don't know much about boxing gyms, but the people there were friendly, and the place smelled like sweat and blood, so I think I'm in good hands. In the meantime, I've started doing hillsprints, pushups, back extensions, pullups, and a 2.5 mile run for conditioning (not all at once!).

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