View Full Version : George Foreman's Training Schedule


Pugnacious_Z
04-19-2005, 05:15 AM
I once heard that George Foreman would only run and hit the bag, nuthin else. but does any1 know his real traing schedule in his prime or anything? i would really like to see what he did

Tha Greatest
04-19-2005, 06:46 PM
I once heard that George Foreman would only run and hit the bag, nuthin else. but does any1 know his real traing schedule in his prime or anything? i would really like to see what he did
he would do lot of weights, chop wood, pull cars, just monster sutff haha

leff
04-19-2005, 07:26 PM
he would do lot of weights, chop wood, pull cars, just monster sutff haha

HAHAHAHAHAHAH THATS BIG GEORGE.

Tha Greatest
04-19-2005, 10:48 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAH THATS BIG GEORGE.

he would also eat some burgers, and carry dead bears on his shoulders

Pugnacious_Z
04-20-2005, 04:13 AM
cmon, does any1 know hes real training schedule

Pretty Boy
04-20-2005, 04:14 AM
Hold on,I'll just ask him.

zip
04-20-2005, 09:14 AM
lots of power training. He was a stone cold puncher

Tha Greatest
04-20-2005, 05:56 PM
cmon, does any1 know hes real training schedule

I swear to god, watch the legendary nights documentary, and it will show him carrying like a dead animal(a big animal like a bear or somethin not that big though on his shoulders), then he wears this thing on his chest with a cable that's connected to a car and he pulls it....He does lot of weights, and lots of wood chopping....

BoxingPromoter
04-20-2005, 06:01 PM
I swear George Foreman trained liked Rocky in Rocky IV. He chopped wood, hit the heavy bag, lifted rocks, climbed up mountains...

Tha Greatest
04-21-2005, 07:43 PM
I swear George Foreman trained liked Rocky in Rocky IV. He chopped wood, hit the heavy bag, lifted rocks, climbed up mountains...

I dunno about climbing mountains

and forget about pickin rocks

spinksjinx
04-21-2005, 08:01 PM
I swear George Foreman trained liked Rocky in Rocky IV. He chopped wood, hit the heavy bag, lifted rocks, climbed up mountains...


He did a lot of that in his comeback and was really into Dino exercises.


The animal he was carrying as a cow and it was supposedly bogus and had 2 guys on the other end or it was held up by something....Those are just speculations but either way the man is an animal and superhuman.

I have no information on his training schedule back in his prime...But I do know, I never seen big George jump a rope.

Tha Greatest
04-21-2005, 09:28 PM
He did a lot of that in his comeback and was really into Dino exercises.


The animal he was carrying as a cow and it was supposedly bogus and had 2 guys on the other end or it was held up by something....Those are just speculations but either way the man is an animal and superhuman.

I have no information on his training schedule back in his prime...But I do know, I never seen big George jump a rope.

He jump roped man, I've seen pictures of him doin it back in the day..

Kid Achilles
04-21-2005, 10:58 PM
Do you have the legendary nights documentary featuring George Foreman? I don't have points to give you for it but we could trade. If you have it, PM me back and I'll give you a list of what I have.

spinksjinx
04-21-2005, 11:13 PM
He jump roped man, I've seen pictures of him doin it back in the day..


Cool thanks for informing me, in footage (not much) I have never seen George do that...I bet that was something since he was such a powerhouse with his punches I could never picture it and never really saw it with my own eyes, perhaps that is why it is awkward for me I guess.

The_One77
04-23-2005, 12:41 PM
in his prime, i don't think he done that much execpt power training and denting punching bags because he mainly relied on his power rather than boxing skill.
I don't think he has hardly any boxing skill, but now he does.

toehead
04-25-2005, 01:04 AM
Ok this has been somthing i have always wondered as well and I have gotten information from the following resources

BY GEORGE:"I never ran more than 3 miles a day in my first career but in the begining of my comeback i was doing mini - marithons of 5 or more miles",



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toehead
04-25-2005, 01:08 AM
Ok this has been somthing i have always wondered as well and I have gotten information from the following resources over the years...

BY GEORGE (his auto):"I never ran more than 3 miles a day in my first career but in the begining of my comeback i was doing mini - marithons of 5 or more miles", (the cow picture WAS a stunt for people mag. but the 2 guys helping foreman hold the cow fell down and left george actually holding the animal!)

Boxing Illustrated 12/95:in the old days I never hit the heavybag less than 6 rounds a day but no more than 8

The Fight by Norman mailer: says that while watching him train in zaire foreman would brood around and shadowbox for 20 minutes or so, do about 10 minutes of calethenics, then spar for 4 rounds, heavy bag for 15 minutes,then the speed bag for a round, then finish with a short stint on the rope and leave...(this was only a week or so before the fight and i am guessing a light workout?)


FROM GEORGES OLD COLUMN IN USA WEEKEND:"when i fought Fraizer in 73 and took off my robe everyone said "how can i get a stomach like that george? and the truth is/was i never did more than 100 sit-ups a day, "I looked at a photo of myself from the second Fraizer fight and thought my chest looked great and i remembered dick sadler always had me do my push ups 3 sets of 10 one with my hands in close, one at shoulder width, and one just passed shoulder width"." I never lifted weights much as a young man"


it seems he trained very old school in his first career however Sonny Liston was always said to have been a closet weight lifter who used the old light weights high rep thing, and with only a few exercises, George trained with Sonny untill his death because they were both managed by Dick Sadler and by his own admission did everything Sonny did so you have to wonder if george did some weights back then too.

Kid Achilles
04-25-2005, 12:35 PM
If they did lift it was probably bicep urls with light weights. I don't think they did deadlifts, benchpresses, or squats which are the three lifts that most contribute to the size and strength of the modern athlete. If Liston and Foreman just did curls I wouldn't even consider it lifting really.

Pugnacious_Z
04-28-2005, 04:57 AM
the workout u said dat foreman did, you said was a light workout. would that be much difference to his normal workout and if not does any1 know his training schedule like they knew about tysons. isnt in dat book with all the training schedules for champs? can sum1 please post here or message it to my email?
thanx

toehead
04-28-2005, 06:00 AM
by lite i mean only 4 rounds of sparring i think his workout probably didn't differ to much maybe just by a few rounds or so and no Foreman was not featured in "Boxings greatest workouts" I think by the info i provided you can basically see what he would do in the gym and the road.