View Full Version : anyone know any old school training methods?


sterling
02-23-2008, 09:15 PM
anyone know any?
Whats pavliks old school bat training against the heavybag about?

Salty
02-23-2008, 09:45 PM
We do one at our gym; a taped up, rolled newspaper and just beat the heavy bag with it. Improves hand and wrist strength apparently.

j
02-24-2008, 03:00 AM
i am not going to give out my old/ancient secrets - you have to train with me to get them.

but, here is something i learned while researching rocky marciano:

rock, to increase stamina and leg strength, used to run up a steep hill. at the top of the hill, he would proceed to run back down it, but ran down it backwards.

danny stash
02-24-2008, 03:45 AM
i am not going to give out my old/ancient secrets - you have to train with me to get them.

but, here is something i learned while researching rocky marciano:

rock, to increase stamina and leg strength, used to run up a steep hill. at the top of the hill, he would proceed to run back down it, but ran down it backwards.
I like hitting an old tire with a sledge...
chopping wood
kettle ball exercises

skilgannon
02-24-2008, 03:59 AM
i love the tire and sledge and that is topped by chopping wood as danny mentioned

Southpaw Stinger
02-24-2008, 10:54 AM
i am not going to give out my old/ancient secrets - you have to train with me to get them.

but, here is something i learned while researching rocky marciano:

rock, to increase stamina and leg strength, used to run up a steep hill. at the top of the hill, he would proceed to run back down it, but ran down it backwards.

He used to wear real heavy boots whilst doing this. Old school gain through pain right there!

toolboxdiver
02-24-2008, 11:16 AM
I have a old pulley with a bucket I add scrap metal and do pull downs, tricept extentions etc.... Then the sandbag or medicine ball work is allways good. Sledge hammer and chopping wood like mentioned earlier is a great exercise. Rope climbing, sled dragging and running up hills or steps will give you a great workout also. Good luck with your training

Ell
02-24-2008, 12:28 PM
Yes running up and down a set of stairs/steps is good, I do stair drills a lot great for stamina. I'm not sure if it's old school but it's certainly irregular, monkey bars, if there's a local park near you that has them get on them for upper body strength. Try doing them going fowards and backwards, doing monkey bars for a few weeks increased my chin up amount big time.

j
02-24-2008, 08:43 PM
chopping wood is often done by football players as well. in my style, we have to train this type of movement and the force it creates religiously. we got to see wladimir use it quite a bit in the fight last night. the difference is that we use the chopping and add splitting to it - so we would advance on the movement and come over the top with something nasty.

i often say, training is only limited by your imagination.

BrooklynBomber
02-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Not really an old school method but should help you as well.

Get in a really crowded street and go through the crowd without touching anyones shoulders, bumping into anyone or stopping.

j
02-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Yes running up and down a set of stairs/steps is good, I do stair drills a lot great for stamina. I'm not sure if it's old school but it's certainly irregular, monkey bars, if there's a local park near you that has them get on them for upper body strength. Try doing them going fowards and backwards, doing monkey bars for a few weeks increased my chin up amount big time.


stairs work is nice. i know a place near me that has roughly 150+ stairs that run almost continuosly up and down to a local beach area. i usually hit 'em up after a 20 minute jog. i recommend doing them after running for some reason.

monkey bars are ****ing awesome!

Count Patron
02-24-2008, 09:01 PM
Not really an old school method but should help you as well.

Get in a really crowded street and go through the crowd without touching anyones shoulders, bumping into anyone or stopping.

That's a good way to get some extra sparring practice in.

j
02-24-2008, 09:04 PM
actually, the crowded street thing is old school. just not necessarily in western boxing. it was most often a way to practice while doing everyday things.

BrooklynBomber
02-24-2008, 09:17 PM
actually, the crowded street thing is old school. just not necessarily in western boxing. it was most often a way to practice while doing everyday things.

Actually your best form is when you walk real fast witohut looking weird, just moving your body slightly but being able to avoid any sort of contact.

Salty
02-25-2008, 04:02 AM
A beauty for improving reflexes is running through woods and trying to stay on your feet, while avoiding branches and leaves from overhead.

j
02-25-2008, 05:35 AM
Actually your best form is when you walk real fast witohut looking weird, just moving your body slightly but being able to avoid any sort of contact.

well obviously you don't want to look weird. there isn't a big trick to it once you know how to train certain things.

higher level guys i know practice without you even being aware of it. that's how some people get so good it seems like they have superhuman powers or some **** - they can practice 24 hrs a day.

oaklandstephen
02-25-2008, 05:59 AM
haha, i used to do that **** when i was workin at this halloween store. it was always packed with people and id always have to go back and forth all over the store and i would slip people grabbing for somehthing and would pivot and all those things. except people thought iwas crazy.

Onslow.
02-25-2008, 06:23 AM
Not really an old school method but should help you as well.

Get in a really crowded street and go through the crowd without touching anyones shoulders, bumping into anyone or stopping.

My method is the opposite, in order to practice my techinique i go up and down the street attacking as many people as possible.

jessesmit
02-25-2008, 11:15 AM
hahaxD thats good..:D

tyson
02-25-2008, 07:53 PM
Archi Moore used to walk alot on his hands to develop punching power.
Easy enough- except for the fact that he walked up and down stairs on his hands...

In general, I'd say that whatever hurts, whatever is physically grueling and difficult to do is worth training on.
If it doesn't help you physically, it helps you mentally.

And whatever crazy **** you can think about doing, there's always someone else going through something worse.

The Yamabushi warriors in Japan for instance.

They have 1000 days over the course of 7 years with unbelievable things they must go through in order to be accepted.

Every day for a 100 days they must walk 84 km (52,5 miles)- on straw sandals!
In the mountains, not on the beach.
They carry with them only two things; a rope and a knife.
Yamabushi code state that if they don't complete the journey, they must either kill themself by hanging or cutting up their belly.

The last test they go through is astonishing; 9 days and nights with no food, no water and no sleep.

Only 46 people have completed the 1000 day trial over the last 400 years.

When I think I hurt, I think of these warriors. Then I'm fine :)