View Full Version : Mike Tyson's Orignal Training Schedule


Truth
04-09-2005, 11:36 PM
I found this in the *********** forum while I was searching for Tyson news.
This is Tyson's training schedule when he was in his prime.
"5am: get up and go for a 3 mile jog
6am: come back home shower and go back to bed (great workout for those huge legs of his)
10am wake up: eat oatmeal
12pm: do ring work (10 rounds of sparring)
2pm: have another meal (steak and pasta with fruit juice drink)
4pm: more ring work and 60 mins on the exercise bike (again working those legs for endurance and power)
5pm: floor exercises: 2000 sit ups; 500-800 'dips'; 500 press ups and 500 shrugs with a 30kg barbell and 10 mins of neck exercises (working the biceps, triceps, chest, abs and shoulders)
7pm: steak and pasta meal again with fruit juice (orange i think it was).
8pm: another 30 minutes on the exercise bike
9:30 watch TV and then go to bed."

Too bad he doesn't train like that now...

buff_mike10
04-10-2005, 01:21 AM
Nice, i've been trying to find this for quite some time now.

akins12732
04-10-2005, 11:53 AM
is there any more great boxers we can find

zip
04-10-2005, 01:34 PM
i would really like Ali's meny before they stole his license.

tysonortiz
04-12-2005, 03:44 AM
Thats ALOT of situps.

Journeyman
04-12-2005, 03:46 AM
Geez no wonder Tyson WAS a monster.

AIR_KENG
04-12-2005, 11:04 AM
all in a days work... LOL...

Hunna
04-14-2005, 12:01 PM
his core was unbelievable nobody hurt mike to the mid-section, he generated so much power from his legs... i seriously reckon hes baddest man on planet, who would beat him in street fite? a UFC guy? bull****!!

Dio2
04-15-2005, 12:25 PM
I don't think that workout would have really made him a lot stronger. Did they talk about any weightlifing routine or medicine ball routine. When you start doing a thousand of something its more of an endurance thing that a strength builder. Maybe he was already big enough at that point.

xrhythmxnxbluesx
04-15-2005, 12:52 PM
wow 2000 situps... could barely reach 500... but thats a good training routine.... does anyone have hopkins training schedule??

kapersky
04-15-2005, 01:42 PM
2000situps thats a lot. i expect tyson to eat more, how could he be that big with so little food?. :confused:

tysonortiz
04-15-2005, 03:03 PM
Easy to see where his ridiculous physique came from....hard work.

Kid Achilles
04-15-2005, 03:14 PM
Good genetics and hard work in the weight room.

Pretty Boy
04-15-2005, 07:39 PM
I'm led to believe that Tyson didn't do any weightlifting in his early years,he did a load in jail,but not before.

Bubba3000
04-15-2005, 07:43 PM
Lots of fighters are obviously more about bodyweight exercises and plyometrics than weights.

Anyone have Riddick Bowe's current training program? I'm curious as to what I could do to get into that kind of shape.

Kid Achilles
04-15-2005, 10:00 PM
Every biography I've read about Tyson describes him as lifting weights even at a young age. Besides, just look at his physique. It was just unnatural. You don't develop pecks like that from doing pushups.

Pretty Boy
04-15-2005, 10:12 PM
Interesting.
Conversely,everything I've ever read says he didn't do anything other than bodyweight exercises.
I wonder which is true,I remember reading something which said that Cus didn't believe boxers should lift,him being incredibly old-school and everything.

kapersky
04-15-2005, 11:47 PM
if i was a boxer i prefer to have a body like bowe instead like bodybuilder holyfield. looks much more like a "boxer" should looks.
i dont think tyson lift weight early in his career but his body sure looks little unnaturally big and muscluling for only pushups but maybe becuase he had that body in young age.

Pretty Boy
04-16-2005, 12:21 AM
I think Bubba was joking about Bowe,his physique is appalling,but that said-you should have a look at Ike Ibeabuchi!!!
The guy looks like a 45 year old man!!

As for Tyson's physique,I believe he was just naturally built like that.Of course,he lifted tonnes of weights in prison,and came back built like a mack truck.

Dio2
04-16-2005, 12:24 AM
Interesting.
Conversely,everything I've ever read says he didn't do anything other than bodyweight exercises.
I wonder which is true,I remember reading something which said that Cus didn't believe boxers should lift,him being incredibly old-school and everything.

I remember reading something that said the same thing except that he had Tyson lift weights for some reason. There was something he saw in Tyson that made him Cus' exception

Pretty Boy
04-16-2005, 12:38 AM
Maybe that's true,I'm no expert on the subject,just going on bits and pieces of what I've read and been told.
One of the many mysteries of Mike Tyson!!

Kid Achilles
04-16-2005, 12:43 AM
Bubba was kidding about Bowe's terrible physique in his last fight. In his prime Bowe had a pretty good physique for a boxer, but he was always a bit soft.

Pretty Boy
04-16-2005, 12:47 AM
Bowe was a tubby bastard,guy forgot how to train hard towards the end of his "prime".

Bubba3000
04-16-2005, 09:52 AM
Yeah, I was kidding. Bowe should fight Butterbean now, for the flabby pig championship of the world.

akins12732
04-17-2005, 11:46 AM
does anyone have any other fighters training methods

12 Gauge Shotty
04-18-2005, 12:27 PM
If Tupac was still alive i think he could be a boxer and beat the crap out of everyone :boxing: hes really tough

12 Gauge Shotty
04-18-2005, 12:45 PM
Yeah Tupac was the man :)

Pugnacious_Z
04-19-2005, 05:13 AM
hey. on tysons training schedule is says he did ring work. now does any1 know wat he did in dat time period. mits, bag work, speed bag, slip bag and how many rounds and stuff. SO?

trevorjulien
04-30-2005, 12:16 AM
Tyson was a beast !!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Gauge Shotty
05-01-2005, 04:40 AM
Yeah but he tore the guys ear off :You_Rock_ mike tyson

taden
05-01-2005, 10:38 PM
I don't think that workout would have really made him a lot stronger. Did they talk about any weightlifing routine or medicine ball routine. When you start doing a thousand of something its more of an endurance thing that a strength builder. Maybe he was already big enough at that point.

well the only thing i wander is where did he get those big bicepts of his from...it does not mention him doing pull ups and if he did not use weights for curls, where the hell did he get his big guns from??

The Iron Man
08-19-2007, 06:52 PM
That Looks pretty accurate..but these are oftern made up by Tyson fans.. i know some1 at another forum who made one up and posted it around. But its true that he didnt do any weight training apart from the rolls or shrugs

CletusVanDamme
08-19-2007, 07:02 PM
I don't think that workout would have really made him a lot stronger. Did they talk about any weightlifing routine or medicine ball routine. When you start doing a thousand of something its more of an endurance thing that a strength builder. Maybe he was already big enough at that point.

At 11 he was 5'8 190, he had a good start.lol

Onslow.
08-19-2007, 07:22 PM
At 11 he was 5'8 190, he had a good start.lol

Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat??
i heard he was at least 6ft by that age.

The Iron Man
08-19-2007, 07:28 PM
Mike Tyson Never Reached 6ft he was 5ft 11 and a half at most

No1
08-19-2007, 09:10 PM
At 11 he was 5'8 190, he had a good start.lol
190 lol your joking right?
He fought around 220-230 so comes he only put on that much weight in all those years and in the end he lifted weights and still stayed around that weight?
Plus if he was 5,8 at 11 that means he only grew 3-3.5 inches in 7 years that dnt sound right?

Salty
08-20-2007, 02:06 AM
From what i read his coach made him run with weights on his back so he didn't grow anymore as it didn't suit his "style", also tyson has been quoted saying that weights won't give you punching power so limited himself to body weight exercises. Although i don't really know what to believe.

batista
08-20-2007, 02:34 AM
lol at the people in this thread. It was highly unlikely that he did this routine everyday. He would have had more variety in his routine. He would have run different distances everyday, sparred more or less rounds etc.

Salty
08-20-2007, 05:08 AM
Of course it wasn't his strict routine, just a sample of what a guy like tyson did every day. Although i know for a fact that he did wake up at like 4 am each morning just by his body telling him to do so.


check out Tyson's Training (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnwLEbFoBFs)

That shows you an insight into his training regime.

msagrain
08-20-2007, 09:35 AM
bin posted befor :)

Salty
08-20-2007, 10:41 AM
sorry i wondered where i got the link from :)

The Iron Man
08-20-2007, 11:20 AM
From A Mike Tyson Biography it has a photocopy of his first Boxing Licence at the 18 and tyson says he is 5 11 and a half, normal weight of 210lbs and Ring weight 206lbs. In the Book it also says wen 13 he was 200lbs at 5ft 8 it also says "The first time stewart put him on a weight bench, mike bench-pressed250 pounds ten times"