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lil rocky
04-24-2006, 07:37 PM
on a average how far or if you run for time how long do you run/jog for and how often?

enadeus
04-24-2006, 07:52 PM
on a average how far or if you run for time how long do you run/jog for and how often?

I've come to realize that playing basketball is a better all around fat burning excercise but it tones down your muscles so you wont get big. The bike is also very good because it builds leg muscles and burns fat at same time. I'm also now having ankle problems so this is a good substitute for running. Otherwise 10 min X 2 on the treadmill works fine with about 5-8 minute break in between.

NYC
04-24-2006, 07:53 PM
on a average how far or if you run for time how long do you run/jog for and how often?

I try to run at least 2.5 miles a day at about 18 minute pace. After that sometimes i do 20 minutes of sprints: Jog for a minute, sprint for a minute, jog for a minute, sprint for a minute, etc..10 times each. This is a good way to run because your combining long distance and sprints. Make sure your hydrating yourself with water or gatorade while doing this..

veldrak
04-24-2006, 08:29 PM
20 minute run everyday. At a pace which makes me puffing, but not hurting too bad.

the_painless
04-25-2006, 06:53 AM
on average i would run about 6.4 miles at 47 minutes- however i include some big hill climbs in this. today i did 7.3 miles in 55 mins- but it's the first time i have gone over 7 so i regard this as a slow time.

Manfredo Jr
04-25-2006, 03:48 PM
i do a mile for each round ill be in the ring , so its 3 miles , well probs a tad more , i run this every nyt im not training , i sometyms take a day of now and again

RAESAAD
04-25-2006, 03:52 PM
I've come to realize that playing basketball is a better all around fat burning excercise but it tones down your muscles so you wont get big. The bike is also very good because it builds leg muscles and burns fat at same time. I'm also now having ankle problems so this is a good substitute for running. Otherwise 10 min X 2 on the treadmill works fine with about 5-8 minute break in between.
Good I have been playing ball twice a week......about four full court games roughly 2 and a half hours.I also have been running 2 miles twice a week only because thats as far as I can go without falling over and dying.I don't box but am just trying to get rid of my beer gut and feel more healthy.

Rockin'
04-25-2006, 03:59 PM
Go to a track at a highschool. Loosen up and such and then get to the starting line. Sprint as hard as you can to the beginning of the turn and then walk the turn. When you reach the end of the turn start sprinting again. Get to the turn and walk. Repeat as much as you can, if you can roll like that hard for 10 minutes than you will be more than prepared for an amatuer bout.

The long distance running is for long term endurance like the pros need. Amatuers are about explosive and shorter time endurance. Do these and youll be good.

Rockin' :boxing:

Kid Achilles
04-25-2006, 05:20 PM
Good stuff Rockin but I've heard from some people who've told me they feel drained and weakened from doing sprint work more than 3-4 times a week. You may want to alternate between roadwork of 3-6 miles and sprinting to mix it up, even for amateur fights.

Rockin'
04-25-2006, 09:27 PM
Good point Kid, you always have them. I would recommend alternating sprints with distance running 6 days per week, sunday everybody rests. However, I would just run 2 miles for amatuer bouts, that will be plenty. Hilmer Kenty, the former Lightweight champ told me that during his reign he ran only 2 to 3 miles a day. And he was a 15 round fighter. Most of the work you will need will be achieved in the gym

Kid Achilles, the man, the myth, the legend.

Rockin' :boxing:

RockyMarcianofan00
04-25-2006, 09:31 PM
heh i always liked this shirt since i saw my friend wearing it and what rocking just said reminded me of it

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Manny_P
04-25-2006, 09:45 PM
I Run this street place of mine which is pretty long, I say it's about 2-3 or more miles. I do it back and forth. Also, I don't like running on concrete. I run on the grass/lawns of the houses I pass by.

AKB
04-25-2006, 10:06 PM
I usually run 2-3 miles a day and some sprints.

yrrej
04-25-2006, 10:46 PM
Every fighter is different. Usually 3 - 6 miles per day.

El Sniper
04-26-2006, 01:26 AM
I run at least 3 miles 3 days a week. I use cardio machines at least 2 days a week for at least 35mnt. Sometimes on a Friday I go up to 10-12 miles. I don't recommend that for everyone since the next day or two I really don't want to run. Everyone's different though. Start off with at least 2 miles then work your way up. Remember to hydrate with plenty of water.

Hunna
04-26-2006, 04:05 AM
Good point Kid, you always have them. I would recommend alternating sprints with distance running 6 days per week, sunday everybody rests. However, I would just run 2 miles for amatuer bouts, that will be plenty. Hilmer Kenty, the former Lightweight champ told me that during his reign he ran only 2 to 3 miles a day. And he was a 15 round fighter. Most of the work you will need will be achieved in the gym

Kid Achilles, the man, the myth, the legend.

Rockin' :boxing:
even greater point, just what i needed 2 hear, i remembering a few times for up and coming fights, i would run about 8km -10km or even more 3 times a week, this proved 2 much on my body at times, cos i lose weight and strength, and when fight time came i was small for my weight, loss strength, drained and had nothing 4 the fight.
I find many rounds of sparring with good fighters, interval(sprint) sprint training and some weight training, as crucial.
I am a lean light-heavy, and not big for my weight, so i do alot of weights up till 7 days from the fite, so all my body is strong, and i feel confident, cos nothing worse than being pushed around by a fighter stronger than yaself.