Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Three Workouts to Improve Your Boxing Game

At Epic Wealth Management in New Jersey, Robert Gill helps his clients achieve their unique financial goals for their families and businesses. When he finds time away form his professional duties and charitable work throughout New Jersey, Robert Gill pursues boxing and fitness.

Boxing in the ring is roughly 20 percent aerobic and 80 percent anaerobic. The discipline demands both stamina and agility, requiring good fighters to be well-rounded athletes. To improve your boxing skills, consider adding one or more of these intense non-boxing exercises to your training regimen.

1. Power lifting with barbells – While focusing on proper form to avoid injuries, add heavy deadlifts, squats, and bench press sets to your workout routine. These three big exercises will improve strength and stability in your legs, glutes, core, chest, and arms.

2. Variations on jumping rope – To improve footwork and agility, practice double unders, criss-crosses, and other challenging styles of jumping rope.

3. High intensity cardiovascular intervals – Whether you favor the treadmill, the stationary bike, or other cardio machines, add intense intervals to your training. Move at your normal pace for one minute, then sprint for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat these intervals as many times as you are able, gradually working up to sessions of approximately 12 intervals.

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