Strength Training – Power Training
Power & Strength Training for Boxers
So much of what makes a great boxer is
Technique, Speed, & Mental toughness,
but a powerful punch can turn a fight decidedly in your favour
Strength & Power
A forceful punch requires momentum, which depends on how quickly we can move mass towards the target. So the best way to punch harder is to get bigger, stronger and move faster.
Most people think of strength training as lifting really heavy weights and developing a large muscular physique – like a body builder. However, boxers are often limited to increasing mass because they have weight restrictions to qualify for a weight division, so developing momentum without adding excessive muscle mass is important. Incorporating strength training into your fitness regimen doesn’t mean you’ll turn into the Incredible Hulk.
Strength training as part of a boxing fitness regime should be considered as performing exercise involving various types of resistance, (weights, resistance-based equipment, or even your body weight). This may involve doing push-ups, sit-ups, squats, or lifting a dumbbell of light-to-medium weight.
Strength Training for boxing fitness will help to make your muscles, joints, and bones stronger, allowing you to improve the quality of your workouts, which, in turn, will help you burn more calories throughout the day and tighten up those trouble spots.
Strength Training Exercises for Boxing Fitness
The types exercises that will help you build your Strength and Power :
- Squat (or leg press)
- Bench press (or chest press)
- Seated cable row.
- Triceps pushdown.
- Lat pulldown.
- Overhead press.