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GhostFighter
06-27-2010, 07:34 AM
This may seem a stupid question but is boxing aerobic or anaerobic? I think when doing it slowly is aerobic but when going at full speed it will be anaerobic?
If so then it would mean going at full speed would also be counted as strengh training meaning anaerobic?

Squirrel
06-27-2010, 07:45 AM
It's both.

And strength training =/= "anaerobic" training.

Sam Donald
06-27-2010, 08:03 AM
80 percent anaerobic

once or twice you should go for long runs and 3/4 times a week go for sprints,intervals

u get the idea

GhostFighter
06-27-2010, 08:55 AM
What are the aerobic parts of boxing? Is rope jumping at slow pace considered aerobic or anaerobic?

Sam Donald
06-27-2010, 11:03 AM
What are the aerobic parts of boxing? Is rope jumping at slow pace considered aerobic or anaerobic?

aerobic parts are like long steady pace jogging and swimming or cycling.

jump rope at a slow pace is definitely aerobic. anaerobic is basically high intensity stuff with a short rest and then do it over again

fore example, anaerobic may be a sprint for 1 minute and walk for 30 seconds and sprint for 1 minute.

and aerobic is a 5mile run at a medium pace

hope that helps

Spartacus Sully
06-27-2010, 11:31 AM
when your punching thats anerobic when your recovering thats arobic.

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, neither is more important then the other.

Squirrel
06-27-2010, 02:38 PM
What are the aerobic parts of boxing? Is rope jumping at slow pace considered aerobic or anaerobic?

Are you talking about boxing or boxing training? they're two different things.

eitehr way both of them make use of both anaerobic and aerobic pathways.

GhostFighter
06-27-2010, 05:46 PM
Am i doing running with HIT and doing it anaerobicly if i sprint for 20 seconds fast as i can then stand still and rest for a minute and repeat for 30 minutes total?

Sam Donald
06-28-2010, 02:28 AM
Am i doing running with HIT and doing it anaerobicly if i sprint for 20 seconds fast as i can then stand still and rest for a minute and repeat for 30 minutes total?

sprint 20 seconds

rest 10 seconds by walking or either jogging, repeat that until 30minutes is correct

Squirrel
06-28-2010, 03:41 PM
Am i doing running with HIT and doing it anaerobicly if i sprint for 20 seconds fast as i can then stand still and rest for a minute and repeat for 30 minutes total?

Shouldn't sprint as fast as you cn, should be about 80% of your maximum.

Should start on 15 second spring with one minute rests, working up in 15 seconds and down 15 seconds in the recovery (this is over weeks though).

General consensus is you shouldn't do more than 8-12 minutes of sprint training.

And you won't get close to thirty anyway, stat with 5 sprints and work from there.

One more round
06-28-2010, 09:54 PM
Amateur boxing with 3x2, 4x2 or 3x3 (depending on age) rounds is I'd say about 80-85% anaerobic. Shorter more intense types of running like HIIT are more important, but the odd long run can be mixed in.

Professional boxing with 6, 8, 10, 12x3 rounds is probably 60/40 or 50/50. Because of the length of the fight and the overall aerobic conditioning needed to go the distance, but also the anaerobic fitness to continually exchange punches at a high intensity, both HIIT and longer runs, and even a combination of the two (like a 6-8 mile run with 50-100m sprints every mile or whatever) need to be utilised.