View Full Version : Jim Jeffries Training


TysonForeman
10-21-2004, 11:36 PM
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."

I think that regardless of any scientific advancements in sports science, if you could do that workout everyday for a week, you'd probably never get tired in the ring. Jeffries program looks like it could kill Rocky Marciano, but I guess that's what it takes to go 25 rounds.

PS. Is there a place where you can download any of Jeffries fights?

spinksjinx
10-21-2004, 11:44 PM
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."

I think that regardless of any scientific advancements in sports science, if you could do that workout everyday for a week, you'd probably never get tired in the ring. Jeffries program looks like it could kill Rocky Marciano, but I guess that's what it takes to go 25 rounds.

PS. Is there a place where you can download any of Jeffries fights?



Jesus christ, How did he resist from overtraining....That workout plan is so time consuming, that guy did more in 1 day then people do their whole lives these days....

Panzergirl
10-25-2004, 11:22 AM
they dont make em like they used to.

phallus
10-26-2004, 01:46 AM
If you can believe this, before he was a boxer he worked as a boilermaker (this is long before the age of power tools) making furnaces and such out of cast iron...the man had the stamina of an ox

acquitted
10-26-2004, 03:21 AM
who gives a **** about jim jeffries training..they couldnt even fight back then thats why they fought 30 40 rounds

TysonForeman
10-30-2004, 04:56 AM
I haven't seen videos, but I think they've probably always known how to fight, probably not with great skill, but they could still just maul each other.

realtim
11-05-2004, 11:27 AM
Ppl do give a **** aqquited most fighters to day are gasping for breadth by the 10th these days, All this supplements weights all that crap is nonsense the guy was fit dont be disrespecting him.
He trained hard fighters today have a fight then have a two month break then go in 8 week training to suck weight. Where if they trained all year round (weeks off occasionaly) like real pros then they wouldnt have bother making weight and theree stamina.

TysonForeman
11-05-2004, 03:18 PM
Yeah, those old time guys were amazing. This is why I don't think modern guys are automatically better. None of the modern fighters could do his program.

I really want to see some footage of Jeffries, regardless of his skill level, he seems like the most athletically gifted human being ever.

phallus
11-05-2004, 10:36 PM
Jeffries was a naturally gifted athlete, he was a star athlete in high school who could run 100 metres in less than 10 sec, he could jump six feet in the high jump, and was also a promising amateur wrestler early in his life. His level of fitness is way beyond what anyone is even close to today... Who could do manual labor all day, and still be able to train for a fight? And the mofo could absorb punches like no one'e ever seen, he had a granite chin

Swifty
11-05-2004, 11:12 PM
I wish i could actually see some of these guys fighting 20-30 rounds. But i cant dowload/find there old fights anywhere. I have seen Jack Johnson fight though. He's incredible

But neways, thats the reason whenever I'm picking an all time P4P, I always favour the old-timers over the newer fighters. Even though nowadays boxers have more knowledge of what to eat and which type of nutrition they need, they jus don't have the heart. Anyway, nowadays boxing is a joke, with the promoters feeding off fighers...

blockburna944
11-06-2004, 03:15 AM
I can't find any copies of the fights online, but i have seen his "out of retirement" fight against Jack Johnson and clips from his bout against either Gentlemen Jim Corbett or Gene Tunney (can't remember which right now). Both fights had bad quality picture and they did fight with a strange style, but you could definitely tell that he was an incredibly strong man and incredibly gifted athlete, even after he came back from retirement. His stance actually had a lot of modern technique to it. Very aggressive.

TysonForeman
11-06-2004, 06:53 PM
Blockburna944 - The fight you're talking about must be against Jim Corbett, cause he never fought Tunney.

People need to forget the shell of Jeffries that fought Jack Johnson.
I think that in a 25 round fight using 1900 style rules (some fouls are overlooked), Jeffries would be unbeatable. A story I've often read on the internet is that Jeffries killed a deer and carried it 9 miles home on his shoulders, and his friends had a hard time keeping up with him. He had physical strength on par with George Foreman, inhuman stamina, and was by all accounts virtually impervious to punches. Truly a physical freak of nature. Another thing I read about him is that he used to lunge forward in a sort of flying headbutt and slam heads with his opponent.

This goes against established opinion, but I kind of think nutrition was actually BETTER 100 years ago. Think about this, today everyone is eating candy bars, processed sugar, and McDonalds. Back then it was probably just Bread, meat, potatoes, milk, fruits, and vegetables. Everyone knows that processed sugar is bad for you and that there are harmful chemicals in alot of our food, what if you never ever came in contact with any of that stuff? I think people back then were just a much sturdier, robust than the soft weak people of today.

blockburna944
11-06-2004, 09:20 PM
TysonForeman - you're probably right. Tunney came around a little later i think. I knew Jeffries was nothing like his prime self in the Johnson fight, but he still seemed like a scary and athletic fighteer.

I had heard the deer story too. Also, when he fought (I think)Bob Fitzsimmons for the championships, Fitzsimmons told the press later that he swore Jeffries first body shot went right through him. A lot of analysts consider him to be the strongest fighter of all time.

I think with our knowledge about nutrition today, you could probably devise a much better diet than they had back then, but few people actually follow the advice of today's nutritionists. The main thing, though, was the work ethic people had back then and the amount of physical labor many people performed in a day.

phallus
11-07-2004, 02:42 AM
the lives of the average person around 1900 would make someone tough

TysonForeman
11-07-2004, 10:49 AM
No kidding, imagine if you worked on a farm from the age of 3-14, then got a job in an iron foundry like Jim Jeffries. You'd have a huge work capacity. You're work ethic work surpass that of 99.999% of modern people. Work out for 2 hours? Easy! If you're used to working 14 hour days, 6 days a week of backbreaking manual labor, then getting up and running for 2 hours would seem like a joke.