Posts tagged “strength training”

Fighting/MMA Home Workout DVDs Review: The Georges St. Pierre Rushfit Training Program

There are tons of home exercise and workout DVDs on the market today, and that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. They are advertised on infomercials and in magazines, and every new workout DVD that is released is finally supposed to have the miracle training program we've been waiting for.

Of course, most of these are bogus, but some are making a name for themselves as a high quality option that can motivate you for at home training sessions, get you into great shape, and help you achieve your fitness goals. One of the most popular, and most successful, available right now is the Georges St. Pierre Rushfit MMA workout DVD. Designed around MMA fundamentals, it also works excellently for those interested in boxing training workouts at home, as well as other fighting disciplines of all kinds. Read on below for a full review of what this program offers. More... »

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Medicine Ball Ropes & Swing Core Medicine Balls

It's no secret that medicine ball training for boxing goes back hundreds of years, if not thousands, and is one of the true signature components of any effective boxing training routine. Luckily though, boxing training has indeed advanced over the years, and that allows us today to use some of the signature, classic techniques of the past while adding new elements, refining and making adjustments to get superior results.

One of these additions or refinements are medicine ball ropes. You may have heard them called swing core medicine balls, tornado medicine balls, or simply medicine balls with ropes. Regardless of what you know them as, they can be an incredibly effective training tool, boosting your strength and conditioning and taking your game to the next level.

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How to Get Started Using Kettlebells for Boxing Strength Training

Boxing Strength Training Made Easy (and tough - in the good way) with Kettlebells

I've long been a proponent of using kettlebells for boxing strength training. These training tools are extremely effective, flexible, versatile and convenient, and you can accomplish a great deal in a short amount of time. The list of benefits of is long, and the drawbacks are nonexistent. In other words, there's no excuse for not using them!

Well, actually there's one excuse, and that's if you don't know how to get started. In that case, use this guide to see for yourself how to get start using kettlebells for boxing strength training and you'll start making real progress in no time at all. More... »

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The Ab Wheel Really Works for Boxing Core Strength Training

One of the Best Ab Machines for Boxing Core Strength Training is the Ab Wheel

Any product or piece of training equipment that got its rise from infomercials is simply hard to trust. Sure, everyone on those commercials seems ripped... but will this product actually work at all? One product that bucked the trend is the ab wheel. The ab wheel really does work for boxing core strength training, no matter your experience, age, background or fitness level, and you'll see fantastic results.

In fact, it's one of the best ab machines for boxers that you can purchase and utilize right at home for training in boxing. Use this guide to learn about about the ab wheel, see why and how the ab wheel actually works, and find out more about using it for core strength training. More... »

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Why Use a Medicine Ball with Handles for Boxing Strength Training?

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Unlimited Medicine Ball ab Exercises Can be Done with a Medicine Ball with Handles:

As you're searching for the ideal boxing training equipment to utilize for your workouts, you'll come across all sorts of options. Medicine balls have long been one of the staples of boxing training at home and in the gym, and recent developments have made them even more commonly used, and even more effective. Right at the top of the list is the medicine ball with handles.

This is an amazingly effective piece of workout gear that will open up the door for you to complete an unlimited number of medicine ball ab exercises, core exercises, and total body strength exercises. With just one new piece of equipment, you'll be able to take on dozens of new moves, and you can do them all right from the comfort of your home and without the assistance of a training partner.

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How to Use Kettlebells for Boxing Weight Training

Kettlebells for Boxing Strength TrainingIn the past we've talked about using kettlebells for boxing strength training. Now I wanted to revisit that, and do so with a different twist, talking about how kettlebells are all you really need for your boxing weight training. You can completely eliminate dumbbells, barbells and other weight machines with a pair or two of kettlebells. Use them for a circuit training workout, or focus on adding pure strength and explosive power, or both.

Take a look at this quick guide talking about using kettlebells for a boxing weight training program, the benefits, and the knowledge you need to get the job done correctly. Once you see it for yourself, then you'll definitely want to go ahead and buy yourself some to get started on an effective strength training program that provides total body fitness, endurance, power and much more.

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Best Bodyweight Exercises for Boxing Strength Training

Complete Guide to Boxing Strength Training Using Only Bodyweight Exercises

There are many different ways to complete your boxing strength training, and there are also some great bodyweight exercises that you can use to achieve that goal. These are a great tool to have on your side, because weightlifting isn't always recommended for boxers. Not only that, but bodyweight exercises for boxing fitness training will enable you to complete your moves without the usage of any other equipment, or much time.

That means that you can always fit them into your day, no matter when it is, or where you are. There are a variety of different moves and techniques that you can utilize for your boxing training program. Here are a handful of the best ones.

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5 Best Abs Exercises for Boxers without Crunches or Machines

Few parts of the body get more attention paid to them while training for boxing than the abs. For boxers, the abs are extremely important, and it's more than just looking good when you're in the ring. Your abs and your core muscles are a huge source of the power that you generate while throwing punches. Of course, they are also responsible for eating up all of those body punches and keeping you standing on your feet while somebody else is trying to chop you down.

Therefore, learning some of the best abs exercises for boxers is crucial, and it's time to get more creative than just your typical crunches. Crunches and weighted machines don't target your entire abdominal and core muscles, and some of these movements can either be uncomfortable or can lead to injury and unnecessary strain. Instead, start to incorporate these techniques and movements while you're training for boxing and you'll be on your way to a solid, ripped and powerful midsection. You'll never have to do an annoying crunch ever again... I promise!

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Top 3 Must Have Items for Boxing Strength Training

Doorway Chin up BarBoxing strength training isn't always easy. But usually that's because so many of us take the wrong approaches and utilize the wrong techniques. In fact, when you know what to do and how to do it, then you'll find that you can quickly realize big gains, even for those of us simply boxing training at home.

In this guide you'll find the top 3 must have items that you need for boxing strength training. Three pieces of boxing training gear, all of them are cheap and easily accessible, and with them you'll be able to strengthen your entire body, ending up with a physique that looks and feels great but most importantly is also primed for the boxing ring.

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Best Abs Machines for Boxing Training at Home

Best Abs Machines for Boxing TrainingEvery time that you turn on the television you probably see another commercial touting the newest, best abs machine on the market. Well, most of them are garbage and are a waste of money. This is particularly true for those looking at abdominal fitness equipment to provide functional strength and ability as opposed to simply improving looks.

Of course, this is crucial for boxing training, and finding the best abs machines and avoiding the worst is very important. Take a look at this quick guide to see some of the best abs machines you can utilize for boxing training at home and get to work on this fundamental area of your routine today.
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Top 6 Medicine Ball Exercises for Boxing Training

Medicine ball exercises for boxing trainingMedicine ball exercises have long been a staple of boxing training. If you ever watched an old boxing movie, or even some footage of an actual boxing gym from the 1940s or 1950s, you're sure to find some leather medicine balls lying around or being put to use.

It's not just for looks and stereotypes though, medicine ball workouts can be extremely effective for boxers looking for strength and fitness training. Here are the top 6 medicine ball exercises you should incorporate into your routine to see a huge range of benefits.
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Doorway Pull Up Bar Exercises for Boxers

Doorway Pull Up Bar Training for BoxingThe doorway pull up bar can be a boxer's best friend. There are a variety of exercises and workout routines that somebody training in boxing can use with a portable pull up bar or chin up bar. Some will focus primarily on building strength in the upper body and the back. Others will focus in on your core.

Either way, both of those areas are of extreme importance for training in boxing. Additionally, a doorway pull up bar comes with many other advantages for boxers and would be boxers. Take a look at some of these benefits and some sample exercises you can use with a portable chin up bar.

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Kettlebells for Boxing Strength Training

Kettlebells for Boxing Strength TrainingKettlebells are a fantastic tool for boxing strength training and they are one of the ideal solutions that you should consider using. Kettlebells can be used in a variety of different ways for training in boxing, including core strength training, stamina and endurance training, weight loss and much more.

Take a look at a few sample exercises that you can perform using kettlebells for boxing strength training. From there the options are truly endless, and you'll be able to create and customize your own routines easily.

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Should Boxers Lift Weights?

One of the most common questions related to boxing training is should boxers lift weights? It's a question that many people have different opinions on, and it's an important subject to tackle whether you are looking for beginner boxing tips or you are a serious boxer looking to get to the next level.

Even professional fighters don't all agree. The classic example I always use is that Muhammad Ali never trained at all with weights, and many other fighters did not either. Meanwhile, today many fighters seem to incorporate at least some weight lifting into their boxing training. So should boxers weight lift? More... »

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Boxing Strength Exercises: Mastering the Pull Up and Chin Up

Fighters in training often struggle with the best ways to build muscle for boxing. Strength exercises for boxing have to be different than strength exercises for other athletes. In boxing, a fighter's flexibility and lean muscle mass are extremely important, whereas you don't want to just pack on tons of extra muscle.

One of the best strength training exercises for boxing is the pull up, and it's close cousin, the chin up. Both of these are body weight exercises, meaning you aren't relying on extra weights or machines, you are building strength through working out with your own body weight. This applies great to boxing, and will help you add tons of functional strength to use in the ring, without bulking you up too much or slowing you down. More... »

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