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Old 11-15-2007, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default Roadwork = most important part of training?

I was thinking of this today and I think it might be the most important thing. No matter how fast, strong or skilled I am if I can't do it for 3 rounds then I am gonna lose every time.

Your views on this?
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: Roadwork = most important part of training?

i think sparring is the most important. you're learning first hand how to apply the shit you know, and there's no better way to see if you can go x number of rounds than sparring for at least x number of rounds
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:14 AM   #3
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yea now that I think about it your right. Without any kind of skill in a ring you would just be a punching bag lol. But yeah I think sparring is good, roadwork is probably second most important thing.... Although bag work is important I think if i could only do 2 things it would be sparring and roadwork. Just cause without those you prob gonna get KTFO.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:23 AM   #4
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yep, my thoughts exactly
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:38 AM   #5
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If I could do only two things I'd ditch roadwork right away in favor of sparring and bag work.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:27 PM   #6
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'the most important' is such a relative term, but I can say confidently that roadwork is not the most important. When you break it down to the essence, how much you can take, or heart, is most important. Skills come next, then conditioning, imo.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:29 PM   #7
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Well conditioning wise, Roadwork def..

But overall, Sparring and Bag in my opinion..
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:35 PM   #8
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i actually dont think roadwork (as the term is generally used) is all that important. if you run 3-4 miles at a pace you can handle, your heart rate never really approaches what it can get to in the ring. I think there are a lot of ways to get the base level of conditioning that steady distance running provides (including just boxing workouts). its good for weight loss though, of course

Roadwork in interval fashion (400 meter sprints for example) seems like it would be hugely beneficial though. Gives you that "cant get any oxygen in my lungs" feeling that you get in the ring!
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:11 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by ben1990
I was thinking of this today and I think it might be the most important thing. No matter how fast, strong or skilled I am if I can't do it for 3 rounds then I am gonna lose every time.

Your views on this?

There is more than one way of achieving boxing shape. Roadwork is one of the alternatives.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:45 AM   #10
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1 heavy bag, for learning to punch

2 sparring, for learning to fight

3 roadwork, for the stamina you'll need to fight

But you can look at it at 10 different views. As ralphc said roadwork is just 1 way of getting better stamina. Hitting the heavybag and sparrign is also great ways to achieve this.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:08 PM   #11
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Conditioning wise long runs dont replicate the efforts you put in while your in the ring. Long runs train your aerobic system, which although should not be neglected, is not as important as training your anerobic system and recovery rate.

Intense circuit training, sprints and intervals are more specific to your needs
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:38 AM   #12
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its just one important part of training. mix it up:do slow distance running to get your lactate down, interval runs for your stamina
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:44 AM   #13
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A good long run once a week, over 3 miles as far as you can go.
Interval runs 2-3 times a week, varying sprint distances.
Powerlifting 2-3-4 times a week.
And daily boxing training.
That's the RECIPE FOR SUCCESS!
And a hernia.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:32 AM   #14
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Yeah, like everyone can do 100 burpees.
I can barely do 25 in any given session.
And I'm out of shape.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:06 PM   #15
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I meant to say that isn't a very good routine for a beginner.
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