Originally Posted by GazOC
IMHO Ero number 1 (Khan) is the correct way to do it. No athlete can be in top condition all year round, they train to peak at specific times while still staying in reasonable shape between those peaks. Conditioning and technical work isn't either/ or, both can be worked on at the same time during a 12 week training camp.
I agree with that, but when a fighter is not in training camp if he's not doing some very light, technical training, then he's not making the most of his time IMO. Nothing heavy, just a bit of light shadow boxing, a bit of footwork, working on floor to ceiling bag to keep the hand-eye co-ordination sharp etc. I don't think this kind of stuff would take a lot out of them physically to cause burnout or anything, and when they start training camp they can start off sharp and get in the groove easier.