View Full Version : How do you guys warm up for fights?


One more round
07-13-2010, 12:46 AM
I just do some dynamic stretching, or if i have room to run around (usually don't) I do this Russian warmup. Then I shadowbox and do pads in like 45 sec to one minute bursts with rests of about the same inbetween. Then I stay loose and bouncing around a little while I'm waiting near the ring or whatever.

How about you guys?

Mannie Phresh
07-13-2010, 12:47 AM
I just do some dynamic stretching, or if i have room to run around (usually don't) I do this Russian warmup. Then I shadowbox and do pads in like 45 sec to one minute bursts with rests of about the same inbetween. Then I stay loose and bouncing around a little while I'm waiting near the ring or whatever.

How about you guys?

a real fight?

One more round
07-13-2010, 12:49 AM
a real fight?

Yes, a real boxing fight

FM3O
07-13-2010, 12:50 AM
I'm interested in this too. When I go into a fight I try and make sure I'm continuously sweating. Sometimes that can take me awhile though and I worry about wasting too much energy before the fight. For my last fight, I did some light sprints, a little pad work and shadow boxing, but I just felt tight. Could have been the nerves I guess.

DR.ORGYY
07-13-2010, 12:57 AM
i dont stretch or warm up at all before a fight, for some reason i feel better in the ring cold....

One more round
07-13-2010, 01:01 AM
i dont stretch or warm up at all before a fight, for some reason i feel better in the ring cold....

You can't be serious... I feel terrible when cold compared to when I'm warm.

DR.ORGYY
07-13-2010, 01:04 AM
You can't be serious... I feel terrible when cold compared to when I'm warm.

yea i like warming up while im fighting.....thats just what i prefer.....

One more round
07-13-2010, 01:07 AM
yea i like warming up while im fighting.....thats just what i prefer.....

But doing that, you waste time where you could be getting right into it and looking for points, and also you could get rushed by a guy who is warm and comes out hard and fast.

BIg Smoke
07-13-2010, 01:08 AM
I smoke weed before my fights....

jk

Domey
07-13-2010, 02:13 AM
Going into the ring cold? Yea I wouldn't recommend that at all. You are not loose nor relaxed nearly as much as you would be had you warmed up. Which means you are more tense, and those shots hurt a lot more.

Not to mention jumping right in without warming up you are just asking to pull a muscle or ligament. Fighting cold? That is one of the worst things you can do.

I start warming up 30 minutes before my fight. A very light stretch and some light shadow boxing. I like to pace around to get my legs going. After doing this off and on for about 5-10 minutes I do a good stretch, then work the pads and shadow box off and on, while walking around imbetween.

Sam Donald
07-13-2010, 05:27 AM
I just do some dynamic stretching, or if i have room to run around (usually don't) I do this Russian warmup. Then I shadowbox and do pads in like 45 sec to one minute bursts with rests of about the same inbetween. Then I stay loose and bouncing around a little while I'm waiting near the ring or whatever.

How about you guys?

Exactly the same tbh

Ive boxed twice in the same place once and both times I didnt warm up at all. The floor for away fighters was slippery as hell. I couldnt barely hit the pads, bounce.. nothing

Won both of them though lol

Del Coqui
07-13-2010, 07:22 AM
Normally, two fights prior I tell my guys to go stretch out, fight before, I pick a spot where other corner cant watch and I talk to my fighter about what we're gonna do, combos, deffense, moving, whatever, during some light mitt work. I try not to give them too much information.

Sam Donald
07-13-2010, 08:08 AM
Oh yeah.. I normally start warming up slow a hour before

Del Coqui
07-13-2010, 08:18 AM
Oh yeah.. I normally start warming up slow a hour before

1 hour? imho, you should be eating and resting then. you fight 3x2mins rds?

Sam Donald
07-13-2010, 08:57 AM
1 hour? imho, you should be eating and resting then. you fight 3x2mins rds?

Yeah bro, normally get there 3/4 hours before tbh. Get weighed in, see the doctor. Relax for a bit, watch one or 2 bouts { depends where i am on the card list }. About in hour away from bout, put gear on and slowly loosen up.

ScottDBA
07-13-2010, 09:00 AM
I like to say I don't warm up, I just loosen up.

Nothing too tiring. No skipping, no pads, no real shadowboxing. Just bounce around a little bit, stretch especially my legs cause they often feel tight, and then throw some half assed punches in the air to loosen up my arms.

I'll only be sweating if it's really hot. Done this for my last several fights and felt better then when I would do a serious warmup of skipping, shadow, pads etc.

Sam Donald
07-13-2010, 09:03 AM
I like to say I don't warm up, I just loosen up.

Nothing too tiring. No skipping, no pads, no real shadowboxing. Just bounce around a little bit, stretch especially my legs cause they often feel tight, and then throw some half assed punches in the air to loosen up my arms.

I'll only be sweating if it's really hot. Done this for my last several fights and felt better then when I would do a serious warmup of skipping, shadow, pads etc.

I dont really like hitting the pads before a fight, only for a round probs and thats it

like to shadow n skip

P4PKING_2010
07-13-2010, 09:07 AM
I like to do some light sparring to get your reactions in check with the pads and without just light taps to boost the confidence and get your mind ready for getting hit.

Cuauhtémoc1520
07-13-2010, 09:16 AM
I just do some dynamic stretching, or if i have room to run around (usually don't) I do this Russian warmup. Then I shadowbox and do pads in like 45 sec to one minute bursts with rests of about the same inbetween. Then I stay loose and bouncing around a little while I'm waiting near the ring or whatever.

How about you guys?

I go through a little routine with my guys.

First I stretch them fully, arms, legs and back. Then we go over what we want to do for this certain opponent with the mitts.

work mitts for a few minutes, low intensity just so he can get a good sweat and that happens right before we walk to the ring.

I also suggest guys rest, sleep, lay down a few hours before hand and drink water hours before to keep well hydrated. Some kids are too hyper to sleep though, and when they are new they don't know about nervous energy.