10-29-2008, 02:32 AM
I last boxed a year & half ago and since then ive just let myself go.
You know the score heavy drinking, fast food and the only excercise is walking to the shop etc.
Im the type of lad that puts on weight very easily, worked out im about 17kg overweight now.
Im determined to get back to what i used to be, but does anyone know the best way to go about it?
I've heard stories about people trying to shift the weight to soon and getting injurys that stick with them for years, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
10-29-2008, 12:00 PM
Im in a similar situation as you, but i stopped because I broke my hand while in the gym. I've taken a a lot of time off to let it heal and finish with school (last semester of college). Im just now starting to workout again.
My best advice would be to start running again. In the begining it doesnt matter if its intervals, circuit training, or just 1 mile. Just get back out there and break a sweat, and start eating right. Go slow and take your time when training in the begining if you shock your body to much and your out of shape then your at a high risk of injury.
Im probably just stating the obvious but like i said man if you rush back into it you risk dissapointment from not being able to do what you use to be able to do and you risk injury.
Focus on diet and cardio for now. Good luck
10-29-2008, 12:40 PM
Getting back into boxing and working out is tough after a long lay off. The best way to go about it, is to take it slow. Even if you don't go down to the gym, atleast get some road work in to help build your stamina and get your heart use to having a high rate.
When you goto the gym, specially the first week, focus on your cardio. When I first hit the gym after a layoff I do my typical 4-5 rounds of shadow boxing, 4-5 rounds of skip rope, 3 rounds on the heavy bag, and finish off with 4 rounds on the speed bag.
Once you get your body use to that, and wake up the next morning with no aches, start upping your workout and making it more intense. Just take it slow.
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