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  • Muhammad Ali's workout

    What time did you get up?
    Very early, around 5:30am to run

    Did you stretch before you run?
    Yes, light stretching

    How far did you run?
    I ran about 6 miles, which took about 40 minutes (i always ran in army type boots)

    What did you do after you run?
    I did some exercises, stretching, and back home to get washed up

    What did you eat for breakfast?
    All natural foods, orange juice and water.

    What time did you go to the gym?
    12:30pm

    What time did you leave the gym?
    3:30pm

    What did you do after training?
    I had a rub down, then washed up. I would maybe talk with the TV people, go out and enjoy myself, then eat.

    What did you eat for dinner?
    I always ate good: chicken, steaks, green beans, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, juice and water.

    What did you do after dinner?
    I liked to go for a walk and watch TV.

    What time did you go to bed?
    That depended on how i was feeling

    What was your favourite exercise?
    Shadow boxing and skipping. I loved gym work.

    How many days a week did you train?
    6

    Did you have a job before you won the world title?
    No

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    Warm up:
    - side to sides
    - torso swivels
    - jumping around on toes to limber up
    (15 minutes in total)

    Shadow boxing: 5 X 3 minutes rounds, working on footwork and speed punching (30 second break)

    Heavy bag: 6 X 3 minute rounds, working on combinations and stamina (30 second break)

    Sparring: built up sparring as camp progressed

    Floor exercises:
    - 15 minutes (300 in total)
    - bicycle crunches
    - sit ups with medicine ball
    - leg raises

    Speedball: 9 minutes (1 minute break)

    Skipping: 20 minutes (Ali always moved around while skipping, never staying in the same spot)

    Shadow boxing: 1 minute, walking around with light shadow boxing

    Ali did not use weights in his workout

    Enjoy!!! Karma would be appriciated

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    • #3
      seen ali's workout before, 6 miles run arg thats crazy lol, guy was crazy about skipping too.

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      • #4
        If i would have known the workouts would have been posted up on here i would have never bought the book!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ShotgunSeanK
          If i would have known the workouts would have been posted up on here i would have never bought the book!
          indeed i just bought the book too.

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          • #6
            i like Ali's emphasis on movement around the ring!

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            • #7
              thanks for the work out man
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              • #8
                I don't understand though...Ali doesn't use weights in his workouts? How does he get his muscles then? It seems like he lifted weights to look the way he did.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Hard Boiled HK
                  I don't understand though...Ali doesn't use weights in his workouts? How does he get his muscles then? It seems like he lifted weights to look the way he did.
                  hit a gym apply yourself and your muscles will show up

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                  • #10
                    But still...it's just very hard for me to believe that Muhammad Ali did absolutely no weight training.

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