I finished up this morning with a couple of boxing bag drills on a client and it just reminded me how effective they are as a conditioning tool.
So I thought I’d share them with you – boxing bags are reasonably common so this might just act as a reminder like it was for me, or you could very well soon have a new favourite conditioning drill! One thing is for sure though, you’ll need a boxing bag that is lying around the gym (unloved) or one that the gym manager is happy for you to pull down and get creative with. Hot tip if you want to keep working there: ask first!!
These two drills are as a fantastic “finisher” at the end of a session, just to ensure your client leaves the gym totally spent.
Drill one – Burpee, Flip and Jump:
Drill two – Bag Slams:
This drill should be left to those clients that already have some sound conditioning under their belts because of the intense nature of the movement. Weak cores and suspect lower backs need not perform this movement.
Leave a comment below to let us know what you think of these exercises! Will you give them a try?
Tristan Hill, Masters of Sports Coaching, author of Lifting the Bar and mentor to Personal Trainers.