It was a big weekend of boxing just gone

 

And I’m a big fan of it

 

Even got myself up at 430 Sunday morning to watch the Wilder Fury fight (my thoughts are that AJ would beat them both and so a re match keeps them both unbeaten for a bit longer)

 

Also watched the Rocky follow up Creed again, which is a belting film

 

Those in my generation first probably got introduced to training by watching the rocky montage

 

Even now if eye of the tiger comes on it gives you that boost of energy need during a tough gym session

 

But something struck me about the boxing gyms you see

 

We’ve all seen them before

 

Big rooms, 1 or 2 boxing rings and lots of heavy bags, some speed bags, skipping stations etc

 

And then a bit of a weights area in the corner

 

Whats different about that youre probably asking big fella

 

Well think how different that is to a lot of gyms in cricket

 

There the weights and strength equipment are the key thing

 

Cages, bars, machines, lifting platforms everywhere

 

They are what S&Cs tend to go to when its winter season and time to build the fast bowler

 

Weights for 5 months and hope it transfers

 

(we talk about this with Steff in our latest webinar over on the Inner Circle HERE)

 

But boxing doesn’t do that

 

They realise how important the craft of actually fighting is

 

Any fool can get strong

 

But it’s the athletes talent and skills that set them apart

 

So they integrate that into their training, from virtually the first week

 

And it makes so much sense

 

The conditioning coach should be there to help enhance the player

 

And does doing just gym based work for months on end do this?

 

Highly doubtful

 

If it did then there would be loads of 90+ mph bowlers floating around

 

Instead of queing up for a scan

 

Its time we started to actually support the bowler and what they need to do

 

We are they to help them play more and better

 

Not just lift weights

 

Think differently

 

Dewsy

 

p.s. as well as the latest webinar with Steff we have all the others in the Inner Circle, as well as winter programs, shoulder programs and ACL to name but a few, join us here http://cricketstrength.com/cricket-strength-inner-circle-membership/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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