HEAVYWEIGHT boxing has been on a meteoric rise over the past few years, now with Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora and the rest, it’s one of the most exciting divisions at the moment.

The size and unique knockout power these heavyweights possess seems to attract the casual boxing fans.

These are athletes that carry their own identity and may require different training approaches in comparison to fighters in lighter weight categories.

A lot of adaptations need to be made technically and tactically in their boxing preparation.

Likewise with their strength and conditioning training. Being taller and heavier will effect exercise selection, plus having the luxury of not making weight also needs to be managed also.

In this week’s episode of Boxing Science TV – S&C coach Danny Wilson provides you with five considerations when training heavyweight boxers:

What needs to be considered?

  • Carefully select exercises – especially for lower-body
  • Accommodating resistance training
  • Longer HIIT intervals
  • Gain muscle AND speed
  • Target peripheral adaptations