Boxing workout “Inside the camp of a London boxer”

After a tough but enjoyable eight week camp the day was finally upon us, fight night Saturday 28th at the April 2012 Ben Day was about to step into the ring for the third time in a professional boxing match. We started the journey with Ben’s weight at around 148 lbs and as usual we began with a detox for 10 days where we cut out alcohol, caffeine, sugar, wheat, gluten and red meat. This is to clean and energize his system giving him the best platform to begin his training, also to cut out any cravings he may have. He then begins to consume a very clean diet of chicken, fish, eggs, vegetables. The trick is to be sure he is eating enough carbohydrates to fuel the intense workout schedule while simultaneously dropping weight. We tweak this as he goes along monitoring his energy levels and his weight on a daily basis. Supplement wise we opted for the Usana product for their pharmaceutical grade supplements. As a boxer Ben needs to develop each strength component as in speed, power, endurance, and the explosive fitness levels needed for the fight game, this together with traditional boxing workouts focusing on skill work and sparring. With a good eye on where we are in the eight week program we work closely listening to his body implementing and building on each component. It’s amazing to see the improvements week to week, this really shows in his sparring the stronger and fitter he gets the more relaxed he gets as the rounds go on and conditioning being the “key that keeps his tool box open” he is able to execute his skills. This camp went really well, we had a weeks taper only working on skills and keeping the sessions short and intensive. His weight was a perfect 140 lbs a day before the fight. He won his third professional fight with a third round TKO! As he predicted 3 being the magic number! Once again it was a pleasure to be his conditioning coach and corner man, sharing his journey in the professional fight game. Here’s a write up of the fight..check it out!

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