Boxing Strength And Endurance, Build Endurance
Who’s the greatest Olympic Boxer Of All Time?
For an American, the answer for most would Probably be Mohammed Ali. But Ali only fought in the 1968 Olympics where he won the Gold medal. This without a doubt made him famous but his true fame came as a pro, not just in the ring but standing up for his beliefs throughout his wonderful life made him a treasure worldwide. As far as pure Olympic boxing, most modern day American boxers only fought in one Olympics before moving on to the pro’s and all the riches and fame. Their are some amazing fighters who participated in multiple Olympics and won multiple gold medals . Here are a few multiple Gold medal winners and my pick for the best Olympic boxer ever-
Ariel Hernandez – Cuba, middleweight – won gold medals in 1992 and 1996. He was 10-0 in Olympic Boxing.
Oleg Saitov – Russia welterweight won gold medals in the 1996 and 2000. All of his fights went the distance. When he wasn’t winning Gold medals he worked as a mechanic!
Felix Savon – Cuba Heavyweight – won 3 gold medals in the 1992,1996 and 2000 Olympics going 14-0, impressive
Teofilo Stevenson – Cuba Heavyweight – Stevenson won 3 gold medals, 1972, 1976 and 1980. If you are old enough to remember Stevenson then you would probably agree he is the greatest Olympic boxer of all time. At 6-3, 215 pounds he was an intimidating, dominating force. A devastating puncher that recorded 9 first round knockouts in his first 10 fights, wow.
Boxing strength and endurance – endurance workout sets,reps and tempo
Since we are focusing on endurance in this workout we will be doing a higher rep total so be sure to adjust your weights accordingly. You will do 3 sets, 15 reps for each exercise. Be sure you can complete all 15 reps but the last one should be difficult, reuqiring 80% of your energy to finish. We are also going to use a quicker tempo of 2-0-2-0. Lower two seconds, raise two seconds, no pause at the bottom or top.
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