I had a pretty good training session today in the Dungeon so I thought I might as well share. I worked on skills and conditioning today. One rule I always follow when focusing on skills and conditioning in the same workout is to work on skills first, thenÂ conditioning. Conditioning leads to fatigue which leads to sloppy form. By working skills after conditioning, you have a better chance of picking up bad habits from the sloppy form.
I started out the session warming up with some jump rope and jumping jacks to get the blood flowing. Then I jumped into the workout.
I set my round timer to the Masters Boxing Division round lengths of two-minute rounds with one minute rest. I set the timer for 16 rounds, and then I went at it. The key in this workout was to go all out, even in the skills portion. Here is the breakdown of the rounds.
The first 8 rounds were skills. I set a goal to work on hand speed and footwork today.
Round 1- Floor toÂ ceilingÂ bag (or double end bag)
Round 2- Heavy bag
Round 3- Shadowboxing with emphasis on footwork
Round 4- Floor to ceiling bag
Round 5- Heavy bag
Round 6- Shadow Boxing
Round 7- Floor to Ceiling bag
Round 8- Heavy bag
After completing these rounds I used the next 8 for conditioning. The rule for conditioning is to go for the full two minutes just as if I were in a fight. Here is the breakdown
Round 9 and 10- 30 seconds each of Burpees, plyometric push-ups (clapping push-ups), Medicine Ball Cleans with a toss, Medicine ball slams (mimicking a sledgehammer)
Round 11 and 12- Alternating leg-lifts, leg scissors, v-ups, alternating crunches (rd 11) and backÂ extensions (rd 12)
Round 13- Plank
Round 14-16 – Quick Squats w/ medicine ball
Well, that was today’s workout. Tomorrow I will focus on skills and abs. I always work abs. Hope this gives you some ideas for your workouts, even if you don’t want to be a competitive boxer it sure does get the blood flowing.