Boxing is well-known for its training regime, which produces some of the strongest, fittest athletes in the world. 'Boxing fitness', a recent development in personal fitness, has adapted elements of this training into a safe, enjoyable and effective workout. A non-contact discipline, it's fun and suitable for everyone. In essence, it's a great cardiovascular workout that also helps develop strength, speed, co-ordination, balance and flexibility. In this book, two experts describe the techniques involved - a circuit that includes shadow boxing, skipping, punch bag and focus-pad work - and explain how a regime can be tailored to address each individual's fitness goals, whether it be weight loss, general toning, increased stamina or improved strength. The unique structure of a boxing fitness session evokes the traditional boxing experience, adding an authentic touch to a modern exercise regime that's suitable for men and women, young and old. Whether you're a cross-training athlete or simply want to enjoy a great workout, this clear and well-illustrated guide will help you reach the top of your game.
The book is written by Ukrainian author Valentyn Ostyanov, using many years of research in boxing, as well as the practical work as a trainer and lecturer at the Ukrainian University of Physical Culture and Sports. It would be of interest to practicing coaches, lecturers in sports studies, scientists, and sportsmen. In Ukraine, it was recommended by Ministry of Education to study in Sports education institutions. The book includes: - basics of teaching and training boxers (from beginners to elite groups); - methods and sequences of teaching boxing techniques (including combinations of technical / tactical exercises); means and methods in attaining specialized physical fitness in boxers practical ways of developing physical qualities, including combinations of exercises; - development and improvement of motor skills of athletes; - planning and organizing of yearly training cycles (for elite boxers), including detailed schedules of the Ukrainian team's training.