Train like Floyd Mayweather
Celebrating his 46th Birthday, Mayweather looks to be in the shape of his life. At the end of his training camp ahead of his fight against Aaron Chalmers, Mayweather was fast on the pads and light on his feet during a quick training session at BXR London.
While Mayweather has been known for his 4am workouts, it was clear from his effort on the pads that he has been wasting no time after his professional retirement. His workouts are the stuff of legend with the timing and frequency never failing to raise an eyebrow or two. Former opponent Zab Judah mentioned on VladTV: "We’d pull off four or five hour gym sessions, right from the gym session, leave there and then go for a run for ten miles. I was like 'This motherf***er is crazy!' We’d go home and lay down and he’ll call you again, like two or three in the morning and say ‘Yo, what’s up, let’s go running’."
Whether these somewhat alternative methods have been the basis of his training for his fight against exhibition rival, Aaron Chalmers, we will see.
To help you recreate your own Mayweather training camp, we asked Miguel, owner of Miguel’s Boxing Gym in South London, to provide a back-to-basics workout that’s guaranteed to get you ring ready.
Skipping x 10 mins
Variety is key. Mixing your double-unders with your crossovers won't just impress the bystanders, it'll prep your muscles perfectly for the varying intensities of round to round boxing.
Complete every move in the circuit back-to-back, twice. Rest 30 secs. Repeat twice.
Press-ups x 10
Clap Press-ups x 10
Star Jumps x 10
Tuck Jumps x 10
Chin ups and dips superset – 4 sets of 10 reps
Truck tyre powerjumps – 4 sets of power jumps
Tractor tyre flip – 6 sets of 60secs
Tractor tyre sledgehammer – 3 sets of 3 mins
Your local gym probably won't be handing out axes and tree trunks any time soon, but ask and you'll be surprised how common taking a sledgehammer to a tractor tyre has become. That's because this form of farmyard fitness supercharges shoulder strength and gives you knockout power in both hands. Try the power jumps on the tyre to add an element of instability that'll tighten your core and protect against any gut punch.
Stair climbs – Sprint up and walk down 3 times. Rest 60 secs. Repeat three times.
Running up an incline boosts leg power and keeps you moving out of harms way. Oh, and punching the air in victory as you reach the summit is very much, recommended. Nice work, champ.
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