How To Increase Your Endurance

March 26, 2010 March 26, 2010 by Johnny N Boxing Training, Boxing Workouts 87 Comments

How To Increase Your Boxing Endurance

A definitive guide to increasing your endurance for boxing! Get educated, get conditioned, and never get tired in the ring again!

 

One of my biggest weaknesses in all sports was not because I wasn’t good enough. It was almost always because I just didn’t have the energy to consistently compete. In the boxing ring, I was always getting tired almost immediately after the bell sounded to START the round. Nothing pissed me off more than seeing openings in the other guy’s defense and then not having the energy to throw punches. I was often found at the end of the rounds cowardly hiding behind my defensive shell because I just didn’t have any energy to throw back. Eventually, I just got tired of losing fights when I knew deep down inside that I was the better fighter.

After getting more experience, I finally realized boxers get tired for two basic reasons: One reason is that the boxer is not conditioned well enough (simple fix). The other reason is that the boxer is panicking under pressure and beating himself down mentally (not-so-simple fix). Unfortunately for me, I was suffering for both reasons and now I’ll tell you how to overcome them.

For this article, I’ll focus on just the physical conditioning. I’ll leave the mental conditioning to another article.

 

Physical Conditioning

This part is real simple. You need to do nothing more than these basic tips to increase your overall physical endurance for boxing.

Run 5 miles a day AT LEAST 3-5 days out of the week.

  • Don’t run less than five miles and don’t burn yourself out by running everyday of the week.
  • Save 2 days out of the week to allow your body to rest and heal.
  • Running is among the BEST ways to raise your cardio and is recommended by just about anybody.
  • There is are very few if any substitutes for it – swimming, jumping rope.

Fast hands and quick feet during the last 30 seconds on the heavy bag.

  • When you do your rounds on the heavy bag, listen for the bell that tells you there’s only 30 seconds left. Right when you hear the 30-second bell start punching the heavy bag non-stop with nothing but fast and straight punches.
  • They don’t need to be powerful or big punches. You just need to throw non-stop punches at a very fast pace.
  • Aim your punches at EYE LEVEL. (Many people tend to punch down as they fall into the bag when they do this exercise.)
  • At the same time, you can OPTIONALLY lift your feet up and down off the ground as if you’re running in place as you non-stop punches at the bag.
  • This will quickly raise your arm endurance and overall cardio as well.
  • Again, the focus is SPEED and non-stop punches.
  • Throw an endless combo until the round is over!
  • Don’t forget to keep breathing!

Start Jumping Rope

  • Jumping rope is one of the best cardio exercises.
  • It’s fun and keeps your mind sharp.
  • It forces you to learn how to relax while performing complex footwork manuevers.
  • Way more challenging than running.
  • Do it all the time! Use a few rounds on the jumprope to warm-up and warm-down on your workout days.

Start Hitting the Speedbag

  • Working the speedbag will increase your arm endurance.
  • Do at least 3 rounds on your workout days.
  • Don’t get carried away and try to go too fast.
  • Just a slow but steady pace without a break makes the bigger difference.

Conclusion

Physically, you’re just going to have to put in the work. There is no way around hard conditioning when you’re training to be a serious athlete. Boxing is not an leisure sport that you can do twice a year when the season comes around. It requires a bit of dedication and if you put that effort in, you’ll reap the benefits. Get to training and thanks for reading!

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87 Comments

Rick NaZ April 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Great Article! Going to try this out

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Sreyans April 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Nice … thanks

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Nick April 21, 2010 at 4:05 am

Sprints
Hi, i was just wondering if doing sprints would have any benficial effects for boxing? Great articles and great info. Thank you so much

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Tim January 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

I think sprints are the best workout to. A great drill that I started to do do is called lightposts. You start of jogging when you come to a lightpost sprint until you reach the next light post. It kills two birds with one stone and if done properly, is one of the most physically demanind cardio workouts you can do. I would only do it for about three miles not as long but double the intensity of a 5 mile jog.

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Johnny N April 21, 2010 at 5:23 am

sprints for boxing
Springs will definitely help your boxing performance. I do them as well as many other boxers. Thanks for the compliments, Nick!

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njosh May 25, 2010 at 12:33 am

thanks a lot.now i will endure more

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billy May 29, 2010 at 8:27 am

this is a brilliant article. But as you might no amutuer boxing is 3 rounds of 1:30 so will the need to be running 5 miles do able. I run 3 miles 5 timesa day ??

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[email protected] January 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Lmfao @ 3miles 5 times a day, your claiming you run 105 miles a week gtfo hahaha

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Emad June 25, 2010 at 7:01 am

Amman
thanks for posting, but what about Tabata intervals??

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Johnny N June 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Tabata interval training
Hi Emad

Thanks for the compliments. About Tabata intervals, they are great! I actually learned training routines back in the military and at other boxing gyms but I never knew the official scientific name of the style.

In the military, we use to do 15 push-ups in 15 seconds, then rest 15 seconds, then repeat. In the boxing gym that utilized the “Tabata intervals” you mentioned, they had 2 fighters on each heavy bag alternating between punching and holding the bags for each other every 15 seconds.

In short, tabata intervals definitely work. They’re intense and do increase your endurance and overall athletic performance!

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ahmad sadeed July 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

oh now i can simply endure .wow amazing

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savgJose September 14, 2010 at 9:04 am

boxin
the jump rope…. totally a workout! i was in O.Y.C.P and they maid us run a lot now i got into boxing and i keep working out it really helped me a lot!! 4 those that dont know wats o y c p it a 6 month military program. Now im 6-0 hopefully i make it 2 something.

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Zeth Thomas January 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

running
Hi I was wondering if you think it would be better to run a shorter distance like 3 miles at a 6 min/mile pace or longer like 5 miles at a 7:30 min/mile. Thanks Tons

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Johnny N January 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

3 miles at a 6-minute mile pace is FAST! Do that one.

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Zeth Thomas January 23, 2011 at 10:45 pm

lol thanks I cant do that yet but thats my goal

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Johnny N January 24, 2011 at 1:17 am

Hahahaha! Just stick to whatever pace you can do and keep it up at 3 miles for now.

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Brandon W April 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Too lazy to see if someone else posted this, but I’ve also heard that breathing from your stomach instead of your chest helps.

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Johnny N May 2, 2011 at 5:09 am

@Brandon W – You’re absolutely right. Deep full breathing reaches the stomach not just the chest.

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Ricky....... May 16, 2011 at 11:04 am

hi, new subscriber
is there a difference between trend mil vs outdoor running for conditioning ?? i prefer running trend mil the{Incline Trainer}, due to the fact I can increase the intensity to max for 20 mins and plus it low impact. i feel i get more workout from the trend mil oppose to outdoor running .. subscriber

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Johnny N May 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm

@Ricky,

There’s a huge difference between running on a treadmill and running on the ground. A treadmill already does the horizontal motion for you so all your muscles have to do is jump up. When you run on the ground, you have to use muscles to pull yourself forward. More muscle and more energy is being used. Running on flat ground and running uphill is a better exercise in my opinion.

I will admit that running on a treadmill may allow you a better cardio exercise (testing your heart), because it allows you to move quickly even though you may not have the muscle for it. It may be a better workout for your heart, but certainly not for your muscles.

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Nurse g.romasanta June 12, 2011 at 3:39 am

About the treadmill
Johnny your articles are great and its midnight im still reading this i feel like i will lose so much missing an artivle by the way on the guy who posted abt the threadmill, ittrue, its lesser workload compared to an actual roadwork but its just good to include varietyanyways tokeepyour body guessing and thereforeimproving, and since we are talking abt variety why not set days when you run the threadmill, then asphalt, soil, stairs (like the bleachers in a track court), or the most sadistic of all :a dirtbike course or by the beach on the sand, you can also make it mire challenging to run onthe partwhich has water. Thanks i hope my pst will help kudos!

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Vato Loco June 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

The thing about running on a treadmill is that if you have it set to a flat or 0% angle it is actually like running slightly downhill which we all know is much easier. The treadmill must at least be set to a 2% incline to simulate running outdoors on a flat surface. Running outdoors where you have to navigate potholes, uneven surfaces, etc., provide more of a workout than a treadmill set on a 0-2% incline. However, there are a line of treadmills which can give you inclines from 0-50% and those are some steep inclines especially if you don’t have access to hills where you live. Believe me you won’t last long sprinting up a 50% incline on a treadmill. Even more sadistic than running in the sand on a beach is sprinting up sand dunes, and then jogging backwards down them. Try also running in the water while you’re at the beach. Try running in shin deep water, up to waist deep water.

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Silent Assassin July 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I cant wait for your amatuer training programme! 😮

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Radd July 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

Johnny, can intensive heavy bag and double end bag training with footwork be substitutes of running for conditioning ? For example 7 round heavy bag and 7 rounds double end bag with full effort.

Thanks.

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celticwarrior November 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

@Radd I can actually do 10-15 rounds on the heavy bag and I can even string together 2 or 3 15 min rounds as well. Let me tell you though, when I got in the ring my legs were not keeping up with my upper body and I quickly ran out of steam. It’s important to get that intense workout for your entire body and not just focus on bag work. Make sure to do some leg work like run, biking, or jumping rope each time you hit the bag.

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Johnny N July 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

@Radd – Most coaches would tell you bag training cannot substitute running. It can burn the same number of calories or make you just as tired but I just don’t think it’s the same. That’s like asking me if speed bag training can replace heavy bag training if you punch harder. I’ve heard some people try substituting running with jumping rope.

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uso August 30, 2011 at 7:25 am

😥 does 5 miles go for the umm heavyweight class too? or heavier guys as well?

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uso August 30, 2011 at 7:28 am

also where can I buy that interval timer that rings on its own?

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Johnny N August 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm

@uso – you can do 3 miles if you want. I must say that running is much easier than fighting. I thin you’re looking for a pocket timer? You can go to titleboxing.com for that.

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adnan September 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

johnny if i wish to subsitute my roadwork with jumping rope how long should i do it?? i usually run 40 -30 min 5 days a week

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Johnny N September 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

@adnan – I would try doing jumprope for the same amount of time and seeing if that helps. It’s kind of hard to guage. Some people use more energy jumping rope, others use more energy running.

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ricky October 22, 2011 at 2:29 am

Hi,
Is it possible to do swimming oppose to running for a amateur boxing .this ankle pain is really discouraging, it starts to tighten up after 2miles on pavement .I fractured my ankle two yrs. Ago. I need some help replacing road work..

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Johnny N October 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Swimming is a great replacement!

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tnzhngm November 20, 2011 at 9:20 am

Hi.

First of all, thank you very much for a great site and lot of very good articles.

But I have a question about this article.

Isn’t 5 miles 5 days per week is kind of too much? With average speed ~7,5 mph it’s 40 minutes of pure running (while boxing training session usually no longer than 2-3 hours). Also it lacks sprints and special running exercises. But fighter’s endurance is all about “blasts”. IMO, 2-3 miles with 5-8 100m sprints on the run and special running exercises in the end of distance is much better and takes considerably less time. Like, you run half of a mile at your average speed, then 100 m sprint, then rest for 300-400 m at average speed, then sprint again, repeat 5-8 times, then run rest of your distance at average speed, then do not stop, do some running exercises: running back-forward, side-jumping, running with taking knees up high, etc. Finish with 15-20 jumps from crouched position and then 30-50 squats.

Sorry for my bad english, also I am not sure about correct english terms for exercises I mentioned.

Best regards,

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Johnny N November 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm

tnzhngm, interval runs are definitely more valuable than basic distance runs. The distance runs are basically easy stuff that’s the bare minimum….any fighter can do that easily once they get in shape. The interval runs give you that extra edge if you need it. Some people don’t function well with interval runs and prefer to do interval work using other exercises in the gym. The sprint routines you explained are commonly used by many boxers, though.

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Luigi December 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Johnny i like your advice it is really helpful but i have been doing intervals i havent done much sprints but i am starting now i dont know what happens but it seems like if i forget to breathe or something when i spar because once a minute or two pass i am outta breath and cant swing much is it because i am moving too much or do i need to include my sprinting more often?

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Johnny N December 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Luigi, the problem is because you’re not relaxing while you fight. Fight at a slower pace so that you get use to breathing. Many fighters hold their breath when the pace is too fast for them.

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Luigi December 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Thank you johnny i will try to slow myself down and remember to breathe i really like your guides they have helped me alot thank you for the advice

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NeilSoc January 11, 2012 at 4:52 am

hi jonny,
im 15 and i fight at the middleweight category but i cant seem to keep my weight? is it my diet or is it because i train to much? i jog 10 miles everyday, 5 miles in the morning and 5 in the evening, i have a swim 3 times a week for a few hours and i do 200 pushups, sit ups and pull ups a day. then i obviously train, but do i need to increase my diet or train less?

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Johnny N January 11, 2012 at 7:38 am

Your body is adapting to make you healthier and more fit. If don’t like the results, change what you’re doing. Eat more or train differently.

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Drew January 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Thanks for the great articles. Is the amateur workout up on the site yet?

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Johnny N January 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

No, not yet Drew. I’m putting it aside for now. I’ve got other ones that are far more important coming out. In the meanwhile, the easy boxing workout is more than enough for most people.

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J February 25, 2012 at 1:57 am

i was wondering if i did cardio such as burpies, mountain climbers, running in place, jump roping high knees, sprinting in place, can also be used as endurance

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Johnny N February 27, 2012 at 3:07 am

That’s good conditioning in general, definitely helps overall body endurance.

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J March 25, 2012 at 12:24 am

when i jog long distance should i jog slow or at a face steady pace? i usually see alot of world class fighters jogging at a very slow pace, which is the best jogging pace in your opinion?

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Johnny N March 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

You have to do bits of both. On camera the fighters jog at a slower pace so the crew can follow him but quite often we mix some sprint intervals into the running workouts.

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Vato Loco June 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Especially the heavyweights “J.” I read one time that Larry Holmes would run his 5 miles at an 8 min per mile pace. Now running 5 miles in 40 minutes ain’t bad when you’re a weekend warrior, but for a world class athlete, and a world champion boxer at that, it’s pretty slooooow. Of course we don’t know what kind of course or route he was running, like whether it was hilly etc. Contrast that to a 1980’s bantamweight Scotty Olson who ran his 5 miles at about a 5:30 min per mile pace. I remember watching clips of Joe Frazier running and he looked to be JOGGING pretty slow instead of RUNNING at a brisk pace.

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toe b July 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

will ab exercises increase your endurance?

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Johnny N July 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Yes, they will. It’s part of the reason why pros do so much core work everyday.

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Z.a July 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Hi. I was wondering about how long 5 miles should take u get in a good condtion?
Endurance has always been my biggest problem. I am about to get in condition, and please reply and tell me how fast I should run those 5 miles 5 times a week?

Z.A

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Johnny N July 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

It’s just a general guide. Start slow and then keep improving your speed. The faster you can do it, the better your cardio capacity. Mix it up and try interval sprints as well. There isn’t a specific time, just keep trying to get better.

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Z.a August 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Okay thanks a lot.
Love this site! It answers a lot of my questions that i have been thinkin of for sooooo long time.

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DG December 1, 2012 at 12:20 am

Great article, love the site. Thanks alot. Where can I find the article on the mental conditioning?

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Johnny N December 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

Scroll to the very bottom of the site and click on “Mental Training”.

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aditya bhardwaj india December 18, 2012 at 1:15 am

the article is good. but for the beginners.
real tips for endurance lies way beyond this article.
thumbs up for you man.

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CC December 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hey Johnny, do you know if anyone can be a part of the USNA Boxing team? I understand you were in the military and I’m looking to go to the USNA in a year.

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Johnny N January 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

You have to at least be in the military to join the military team. I’m not sure if there are tryouts or something.

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amar January 20, 2013 at 10:31 am

thank u jhonny superheavy weight boxers can swim instead of running right? but how many hours?

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Johnny N January 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Try swimming for the same amount of time you would have been running.

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Henry-Qc February 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Hey Johnny! I was wondering about; is it really necessary to run like 3-5miles, 5days a week to be in real good shape for “boxing endurance”?? I’m kinda used to make all my displacements on a moutain bike (at high pace tough ) something like 15 to 20-22 km/day depending of what are my activities….I’m used to box like 10 to 16hours/week (not only sparring but mitts train or footwork drills + pushups & crunch/core trainning) My everyday work makes me use alot of my arms, shoulders, legs, back muscles and balance to carry heavy boxes (from 25 to 100pounds) I’m 5’6, 145pounds amd I’ve been boxing already for one year, no am contest only 5-6 sparring bouts…. should’ I put some running things in my “life routine”?

Thank you
Henry

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Johnny N February 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

Nothing is necessary. It’s a suggestion to help you get to where you want to be. If your endurance is great, keep doing what you’re doing. But if it’s not, then perhaps you can try my suggestions. The only way to know how your endurance compares to others is to get into the ring with others and see how you do.

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Henry-Qc February 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Thank you! I compared myself to others in some sparring (I changed of gym and it’s really not the “sink of swim” technique that my other coach had, one more thanks to you) and I can say that I have a really great cardio but I want to push it to the next level, next pay I’ll go buy some running shoes and try to hit the road with some interval runs.

You’re a gentleman, a scholar and everything I read form your website helped me alot!

P.s. The head-coach of my new gym is the great Remi Bizier, father & trainer of Sandra & Kevin Bizier…. In 3 sessions I feel kinda like I’ve learned more than the year I spend at the other place.

P.s.2 Sorry I’m abusing but THANK YOU!

Henry

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Johnny N March 7, 2013 at 12:46 am

I’m really happy for you, Henry. Keep training!

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Raymond July 13, 2013 at 1:59 am

Hey Johnny great site I just started boxing 2 months ago and I really enjoy it. I was wondering If you knew how to prevent shin splits because I had to stop running because of them. I want to start again as soon as possible. I was thinking it might have to do with the way I’m running and the shoes I’m wearing. I have a pair of basketball shoes that I run in that don’t have very much cushioning like regular running shoes. They also make it harder to run on the balls of my feet so when I get tired I start to heel strike. I don’t have very much money being 15 and my parents are really tight on money so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and your site is amazing hahah.

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Johnny N July 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Shin splints can be a result of many things, even if you do everything right. Avoid over-training and always maintain proper running technique. Heel strike is really bad, don’t do it.

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fatigueman July 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

Could I get some advise? I’ve been having horrible sparring sessions lately, due to running out of gas way too early. It’s tough sinceI become an easy target for my opponent, and lose everytime just because my stamina defeated me, not my adversary.

I do run on ocassions and actually I’m not that bad ( I run 3 miles in about 21 minutes on the road). I can skip rope for long periods of time. is this something I have to live with?

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Johnny N July 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Endurance is more than simply physical conditioning. There are many other factors such as technique, mental relaxation, and experience. Keep training and make improvements little by little.

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George September 30, 2013 at 9:42 am

Great article! I used to run 5-6 miles 3-4 times a week. That got old though (as it was just a repetitive motion), therefore I lost motivation when it came to my cardio workouts. Then, my coach told me to intenisfy it, and I started doing interval running (80% (heavy run)for 3 minutes, 20% (light jog) for 1 minute) to better simulate my hearts work rate in a fight. Boy, let me tell you, my stamina level flew up after a month. Sounds simple, but a lot of effort and heart is needed to do something like this. Have you looked into the effects of interval training yet?

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Johnny N October 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Yes, I’m totally an advocate of interval training. It’s incredible for developing power, speed, stamina, basically better cardio. It’s the standard training for raw athletes like track & field runners.

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Christian Church December 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Hey Johnny. I love the site and come here often!
I want to become a pro but lack in specific areas such as
reaction to punches ( slipping) and cardio. What are some
of the routines the pros at your gym or pros in general use.
like for them how manny more miles do they run than this?

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Christian Church December 11, 2013 at 5:29 am

And does this work if I have asthma?

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Johnny N December 13, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Start with the workouts I share here on the site. Doing a pro workout when your body is not at pro level is only a shortcut to injury. Start easy and increase the difficulty slowly.

I don’t see how having asthma would make good technique and conditioning any less important for you.

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Christian Church December 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Understood, thank you. I will start following them.

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Don seither February 11, 2014 at 9:45 am

Love the site very helpful although me. Ekmg a heavyweight its very hard to keep up/ full fill some workouts techniques any advice?

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Johnny N February 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Are you saying you need more cardio? Please check out my updated guide on increasing your fighting endurance.

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Julian March 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

What is great for explosive endurance is to do maybe press ups squats and jumping jacks do 15 reps first time on all 3 when done 15 go down to 14 reps when done that go down to 13 for all three and so on and finish when you get to 0 take no rest during this and you will be sweating like crazy it is defiantly great to include in training

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Frank R April 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Hello, I want to start boxing but, having been inactive for I have a rather low endurance. I want to know what would be the best exercise to improve my endurance. For information, running 2.6 miles in 33 minutes is quite difficult for me and exhaust me .

Thanks

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Johnny N July 14, 2014 at 9:20 am

Running, skipping rope, bag work, mitts, sparring. If you’ve inactive, then it’s supposed to be hard. Keep doing it. I hope you weren’t trying to ask me for “easy” exercises…because those won’t do very much for you.

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Yusuf August 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

Hey Johnny, my coach says that in Amateur boxing it’s kinda pointless to be doing long distance running without sprints. So I’ve been running 4.5-5 miles in 30-35 minutes which I think is good but I’m not as great on the sprinting. I did some sprints today and worked with an interval training app where I worked for 3 minutes, sprinting 20 seconds, jogging 10 and do this for 3 minutes then rest for a minute and do that again. So in total, you end up sprinting for 4 minutes with a one minute rest in between, shoved in with 2 minutes of jogging. Is that going to help my fighting stamina? I found it difficult towards the end of the 2nd 3 minute round. I thought working 3 minutes would help since here, in England, rounds are 2 minutes with one minute rest and there’s 3 of them in a bout so that’s 6 minutes in total. So I thought working the 6 minutes with less rest and more sprinting would help? (since if I did 2 minute rounds it’d be sprint for 20, rest for 10 ish to give you a total of 80 seconds sprinting in a round as opposed to 120 as mentioned earlier with an extra 1 minute rest)

Thanks.

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Johnny N October 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Try some sprint interval workouts and there you go!

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Jimmy October 8, 2014 at 2:57 am

Hey Jhonny , i am a bigner for boxing . I have good punching power , but don’t have stamina to fight cotinously . Plz tell me something to increase my stamina because 5 is a great deal for me for first time .

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Jimmy October 8, 2014 at 2:59 am

Hey Jhonny , i am a bigner for boxing . I have good punching power , but don’t have stamina to fight cotinously . Plz tell me something to increase my stamina because 5 is a great deal for me for first time . .

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andrew loveridge January 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Hi johnny been reading your posts for years now really great stuff i appreciate everything you do for the sport and us boxers. Anyway. Im omw back from a bad knee injury and. I can do everything except running in any form it just gets too painfull. What can i do to supplement for this major missing peice of my routine ? Agan thanks for all of the articles.

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julius oh April 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm

do you recommend running before boxing training?

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John October 22, 2015 at 8:24 am

Here’s my home workout to maintain.
My goal is to be fit and maintain self defense skills without overtraining.
I am 55, but pride myself on being able to spar 3 good rounds on notice by following this regiment.
Any input or suggestions welcome.
Thanks!
Mon-Thurs: Tabata Drills 30 minutes total
Tues-Fri: Boxing Rounds workout: 10-3 minute Rounds total. In between rounds I stretch for 1 minute.
Wend-Sat: Strength Workout: 30-40 minutes using bands, dumbells, and bodyweight exercises.
SUN-REST!
I keep workouts under an hour to avoid over working and because of my age.
After 3 weeks, I take 1 week off and simply walk and stretch 5 days a week for a total time of 30 minutes.
I have walked into boxing gyms and gotten through 3 decent rounds of sparring by using this workout and not having ANY sparring prior to.
Although timing is slightly off, my cardio and punch output is OK.

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Johnny Reitmann April 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Johnny, what cardio would you recommend for a 220lb guy with bad knees (wrecked playing NFL)? boxing training is normally OK for me but running long distances isn’t. Normally i do sprint intervals on the bike

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