Do you know old-school and time-tested calisthenics routine

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  1. Troll

    Troll New Member Full Member

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    Hello,

    I am from France and I have been practicing French boxing for 5 years now, in the same gym.

    Basically, we almost do not do strength / conditioning training because our teachers rely far more on technique. I do not think this is a bad idea per se because FB is not based on strength at all, but almost only on timing.

    However, I would like to add some physical training in addition to the boxing.

    I do roadwork 2 or 3 times a week (10km in 50 minutes), depending on the time I have due to work. I also do push ups, pull ups, abs and squats. As you can see, I am mainly bodyweight training oriented. Nonetheless, I do not follow any specific routine. Most of the time, what I do is pick up a move (for instance, regarding the push ups, one arm push ups, hanging leg raises regarding the abs, etc...) and then do a circuit with very low rest to make the whole thing demanding enough to get a cardio and strength workout at the same time.

    I practice boxing twice a week, 2 hours each time. I also do a lot of shadow traning.

    I'd like to train "the old fashion way" with good old calisthenics. Do you know any "time tested" routine from the old-timers ?

    If necessary, I have resistance bands, kettlebells and also clubbells.

    I think you very much for your help,

    Kind regards,

    T.
     
  2. Thecheckjab

    Thecheckjab Member Full Member

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    Those old school fighters got their strenght by working in farm or factory. They did heavy manual labor for 14 hours a day at very young age. One of them was Jim Jeffries.

    Jeffries training program seems very tough.
    I found this on the net.

    Jeffries' preparation for his title winning effort over Fitzsimmons.

    "For this fight he ran some 14 miles in the morning, alternating between a jog and a 100-yard sprint, without stopping to walk or rest and finishing the run within two hours. In the afternoon, he played three games of handball, punched the bag for 20 or 25 minutes straight, and skipped rope 1,500 to 2,500 times. He would then box from 12 to 16 rounds, and 'wrestle around' or toss an 18-pound medicine ball."

    Remember that Jeffries trained to fight 25 rounds. If you are amateur boxer its more about technique.
     
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  3. Troll

    Troll New Member Full Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    Do you know if some of old-timers ended up with joint injury due to repetitive moves (for instance long sets of push ups or sit ups on a daily basis) ?

    Kind regards,
     
  4. Thecheckjab

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    I'm sure they did. In the old times many fighters fought injured. Times were a lot rough, thats why boxing was called prizefighting.
     
  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Sounds like your doing good here with what your doing. Keep up the good work. You can add heavy bag drills. That's about all I can think of. Keep it simple and effective.
     

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