Archive for August 29, 2013

USA Boxing Judging Rules

From: USA Boxing Board of Directors, LBC Director
Date: September 28, 2013
Re: Q & A on Rules Questions for new USA Boxing Rulebooks

 

Question: Tell me how a bout is judged by the official? What is the judge looking for from my boxer?

Answer: Each judge will independently score the merits of the two (2) boxers using the scoring system based on the following criteria which are weighted equally:

Number of quality blows on target area Domination of the bout Competitiveness Technique and tactics superiority Non-infringement of the rules.

After each round, the judge must apply the following criteria to score the round:

10 vs. 9 – Close round

10 vs. 8 – Clear winner

10 vs. 7 – Total dominance

10 vs. 6 – Overmatched

Question: If my boxer is losing the round by a wide margin and knocks the opponent down in the last 30 seconds, will my boxer win the round?

Answer: No, the boxer scoring the knockdown would probably not win the round since they lost the majority of the round. This is not like the professional scoring system where a knockdown wins you a round. The judges have to judge the total performance of the boxer from the first second to the last and then make an evaluation as to who was the superior boxer in that total round.

Amateur Boxing Arizona Calendar

USA Boxing AZ upcoming Fights <–click to view calendar for upcoming fights.

Kickboxing class today at noon

Tony “T-Pain” is the instructor. Come & join the fun!

Jumping Rope a.k.a. Skipping Rope

 

JUMPING ROPE for the Beginner

Why spend 30-45 minutes on the treadmill when jumping rope will get you there faster?

15 minutes of jumping, you can burn 150-200 calories, equivalent to running at an 8 to 10 minute mile pace. As a beginner start off doing interval training, jumping 30 seconds, then walk in place for a minute or two (until your heart rate recovers) and then jump again for 30 seconds, keep repeating.

As you become more fit, gradually increase the length of your jumping intervals and decrease the length of your “active rest.”

To keep your injuries low, only jump about an inch off the ground, and keep your knees bent when you land.

Old Boxing Coach Drills

 

FROM THE PAST OLD-TIME COACHES TRAINING DRILLS
Effectively Simple

HEAVY BAG ~vs~ HEART RATE
One day a week the coach would meet with us to test and see if we were doing our roadwork. He would have us hit the heavy bag for 1 minute, then rest for 20-30 seconds, then check our heart rate. If your heart rate was high between 80-90% of the maximum heart rate zone and if it wasn’t coming back down rapidly, this would tell him that we weren’t keeping up with our roadwork.

SHADOW BOXING TRAINING
The coach would use a newspaper to test the snap of your jab. He would hold up one sheet of newspaper, with gloves on, the boxer would hit the sheet of paper in the middle. If it made a loud cracking/popping sound, this means you were snapping your jab correctly. This drill helps develop speed.

REACTION AND FOOTWORK DRILL
The coach would have you use only the jab, the objective was to see who could get behind the other fighter first. Both guys are to keep trying to get behind one and another while jabbing each other.

THE SAND BOX
We had two sand boxes, one full of sand, the other was empty. The coach would time us to see how long it took for each to shovel and fill up the empty box with sand. Now we use the sledge hammer drill on the big tractor tire. Benefits endurance and tendon strength.

CHASE and TAG DRILL
Place 4 cones (or boards) in a 24 x 24 foot square parameter. Three guys would be inside the square, one of the three guys would have on a weighted vest. The guy with the vest would have to chase the other two and try to tag them, all while staying inside the cones. It might sound easy, but believe me, it’s not. Because of the constant stopping and starting, it will really help with your fast change of footwork direction, it will also improve your explosion.

FARMERS WALK
With two plastic gallon milk jugs filled with sand, the coach would have us carry a jug in each hand while walking up and down the hill for 1-2 minutes, we would do this for 3 rounds. This will improve shoulder and hand strength, and seriously develop the legs.

JAB DRILL
Place a tennis or racquet ball beneath your chin. You then would jab the heavy bag without allowing the ball to fall. This teaches you to keep your chin down/tucked.

THE ‘OLD SCHOOL’ WAY OF TRAINING WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM. WE DIDN’T HAVE ALL THE NEW OPTIONS OF TODAY, WE HAD TO INVENT HARDCORE WAYS OF TRAINING. OF COURSE SPORT SCIENCE HAS DEVELOPED TRULY REMARKABLE ATHLETES, BUT, LET US NOT FORGET, TO ONCE IN A WHILE THROW IN SOME OF THE BREAD AND BUTTER WAY OF TRAINING.

Boxing Training Equipment

 

MOUTHPIECE
Wear your mouthpiece always on boxing training days. Not only will this help with breathing properly, but it will also help with your endurance. Breathe through your nose and not the mouth.

TRAINING WEARING HEADGEAR
For the amateur fighter, wear your headgear during training. This will help you get used to seeing with it on.

Ali and Frasier and Foreman

MUHAMMAD ALI – JOE FRAZIER – GEORGE FOREMAN

Do you know how many facts these three legends have in common?

All three were born in January-
Ali 1/17/42, Frazier 1/12/44, Foreman 1/10/49.

All were Olympic gold medalists.

All were heavyweight champions of the world.

And they all fought each other. Ali won his first heavyweight title in 1964, the same year that Frazier won the gold metal in the Olympics.

Heavy weight lifting for the Boxer

DOES HEAVY WEIGHT TRAINING CAUSE A BOXER TO SLOW DOWN

This is a myth! Heavy weight lifting will not cause the muscles to become tight and it will not slow you down. Boxing is an anaerobic sport, by strengthening the larger muscle groups it will increase your long range of motion.

You will also want to combine resistance training, this will increase a boxers power and speed.

Push-Pull Strength

 

Did you know in the old weightlifting days it was rule, that you should be able to pull the same amount of weight that you push?

Example: If you Bench Pressed 225, you should be able to do 225 lbs. bentover rows,
T-bars rows, & seated rows.

In my days, I could Bench slightly over 200 lbs. & would pull 185-225 lbs. on bentover rows. I could only get 225 for 3 sets of doubles, but 185 lbs. I would do for up to 10-12 reps x 5 sets. I weighed 119 lbs.

The Deadlift is different, you should be able to Dead close to your Squat or slightly heavier.

by Renene Leinhauser

Aerobic verses Anaerobic- the difference

 

AEROBIC, ANAEROBIC, what is the difference?

Aerobic activity is defined as any type of exercise in which you are increasing your heartbeat to 65% of its maximum rate for an extended period of time, usually at least 20 minutes. Aerobic activity includes running or fast walking, bike riding at a medium to fast pace, swimming, roller blading, etc. In aerobic exercise, the body will burn stored sugars (glycogen) and then will begin burning fat stored for energy.

Anaerobic activity is exercise that is done quickly for short bursts for short periods at a time such as boxing, sprinting, weight lifting, or calisthenics. In anaerobic exercise, the body is using stored sugars (glycogen), to fuel the fast-paced activity for as long as it can. Anaerobic uses stored sugars, aerobic burns stored sugars.

Pertaining to boxing there are benefits to both aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise, such as running or biking, improves cardiovascular strength and endurance.

Anaerobic exercise improves muscle and joint strength, agility, and muscle tone. For example, if you are a runner, and you run 5 to 6 miles, at the same pace, several times a week, you may have above average endurance and probably you are in very good or excellent cardiovascular condition. However, in order to improve your running and take your workouts up a level, you will want to “shock” your muscles with sprint workouts or strength training in order to compliment your cardiovascular goals.

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