Originally Posted by jasper2005
pre made up pad routines are stupid... doesnt keep you thinking of your feet.. just mo but...
When padding in that style properly they are not pre made up patterns. You have base patterns and then add variations to them.
It has it's purpose but the amount of hype its been getting since Mayweather started doing it on T.V. is out of control for how big a part of training it actually is.
I think some of the benefits of that kind of stuff is getting people to think quickly and get people reacting naturally and relaxed. Also its a good boxing cardio work out. However in the end most of your mitt sessions are better spent doing more traditional work. But theres a time and a place where I could see "Mayweather" padwork being useful.