Running

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by sasto, Nov 5, 2022.

  1. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    What are your thoughts on running?

    Is there a program you follow? Is long, slow distance obsolete thinking? Do you prefer roads, trails, tracks?

    What's a good distance and pace to maintain conditioning? Do you change that depending on how many rounds you are training for?

    What do you like in a running shoe?
     
  2. CrouchStanceBoxing

    CrouchStanceBoxing Member Full Member

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    I think that long runs are stupid and bad for knees.
    I would rather do few fast sprints, jump a rope and swimming for cardio than long runs.
    I used to ran 8 miles to mountains near the river and trust me, that pain is too much of a price for a stamina.
    Tire and sledgehammer,fast sprints and swimming would do the best job for having good stamina and endurance.
     
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  3. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Pretty much everything you asked can only be answered by yourself. What other people do/can do is irrelevant to your training.
     
  4. MAD_PIGE0N

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    There're claims that running is harmful to the knees, still so many people run long distances and have no issues. It depends on your health, weight. But if there's any validity aout it, it's more for the long running, not sprints. Both require different body skills, but both improve you. Jogging is maybe the better thing to combine with sprints.

    Distance, pace and so on... well, it's different if you're light weight person or heavy (not necessarily fat or obese, can easily be muscular) and what's considered good results for the latter might not be good for the other, but still depends on the type of running.

    Are you novice to running or?
     
  5. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I am new to running and I've been really enjoying it. I had some health problems that prevented me from even walking or standing easily for a couple years so being able to just casually run across the entire (small) town has been a huge psychological boost regardless of the physical aspect.

    And I get that it's a personal thing but I'm interested in hearing stories about what people are actually doing and general advice. Especially because for decades roadwork was considered fundamental but now I hear more about swimming, especially for bigger guys.
     
  6. MAD_PIGE0N

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    Years ago, when I started running, it was difficult for me, I was new. Took me few months to get used to, then it was just trying to run faster or longer. What I noticed is that it takes me like... around 20 minutes to overcome the exercise, as running is requiring activity, then my body boosts. Heard similar from other people.

    Swimming is overall greater than running as it involves the entire body and instead of putting pressure on your back, knees and ankles, it makes all the muscles working (well, mainly those of the upper body, unlike running where it's for the lower part), but your bones are "at peace", you can even benefit for them if you've spinal issues (like disc protrusions, scoliosis, even a very slight one). Swimming requires more calories, so it's more efficient for weight loss, so if you aim at keeping your weight while swimming at the same time, you'll have to eat more. What running gives more is stronger bones however and this isn't neglectable. Plus, swimming can cause problems with the soft tissues if we have to look at the risks related to both activities. But at the end, this one gets more philosophical, we're all "doomed" to get fat and even obese if we're not active enough, but consume with the ease we can. As every other living being is constantly moving and fighting for survival, so should we - just do something physical and by doing so, we more or less suffer the consequences of one day.
     
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  7. lamarclark09

    lamarclark09 New Member Full Member

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    Running is a particularly good boxing cardio workout for beginners, as it is easy to get moving and you will quickly see big benefits. Heavyweight boxers will run 2-6 miles a day, 3-4 times per week when training. Beginners should start their roadwork with shorter distances at a slower pace. Interval training is excellent for boxers of all levels.
     
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