Boxing Training Routines

Boxing Training Routines for Champs!

Boxing training routines come in many different forms. From this page you can find out how I as a boxing coach develop the boxers that I work with. These techniques are not something that I have gained from a book. I have developed these techniques after a lifetime in the sport of boxing.

These are essential articles that will enable you to understand what the MyBoxingCoach website can do for you in developing your boxing training regime. There are insights in videos and written content that will really open up your horizons to what is possible with the right boxing training.

Learn the Skills


Skills development is a fundamental part of a boxing training routine. As boxers we build stamina, speed, strength and suppleness in order to be able to apply the skills to their maximum effect. The article on The Top 10 Boxing Training Videos should be your first port of call.


Reinforce the Skills


Boxing training drills are the most simple and effective way to learn, develop and reinforce boxing skills. Drills come in many forms, but whatever method is used no boxing training routine is complete without them. To get a solid grounding in boxing drills, follow this link to the article Boxing Drills – Tips for Success.


Getting Physical with the Heavy Bag


The heavy bag is instantly identifiable with the boxing gym and the boxing training routine. For the majority of fighters, the very first thing that they actually ‘hit’ is the heavy bag. It can be used in many ways and really is a time-tested and outstanding way of building the muscles used for punching. The article The Heavy Bag – 5 Rules to Hit By will explain all.


The Next Step…


One of the finest ways to learn the movement, speed and power required in boxing is to use the punch pads, also known as the focus mitts. To demonstrate this, I produced 4 video articles in which I work with boxers in executing the very skills that I have published on this site. Here is the first article in the series on Boxing Lessons on the Punch Pads.


The Psychology of Fighting


Whilst building the skills, strength and speed are of course vital, the psychology of boxing has demands all of it’s own. Whilst pressure exists in many sports, the fact that in boxing you encounter a highly trained opponent who is seeking to beat you up brings an additional level of stress. Check out this series of articles on the Psychology of Boxing to get an insight in what to expect and how to deal with it.

If you have any questions or would like some advice, then leave a comment below or alternatively email me at

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Ali January 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Hey Fran i just wanted to know what type of running should i be doing for amature boxing (2min rounds). I do alot of 4-5 mile runs and couple of hillsprints. How many miles should i be running and how many sprints and what kind of sprints should i be doing.


Fran May 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

Hi there. I notice that you now seem able to log in? If you still need assistance let me know.


muawiyah ayyub November 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm

hey seem like its alright(your advice) I have been training since I was 6 and now im 12


Sal October 6, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Hi Fran, great website. Have you got anything on head movement and throwing feints?


Fran October 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm
ganga kumar October 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

hey fran sir no english seapking me.but sar i want learn boxing plz my reaquest


Harinath February 13, 2015 at 1:18 am

Thanks Fran


Fran January 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Hello Peter

Sorted that for you, I’ve sent you an email. Thanks mate.


Gorgeous George September 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Hi Fran, I love the website and all the fantastic instruction contained within it.

One thing seems to be missing though. I’m sure you’ll agree with me on the importance of looking good at all times even when you’re training ; I notice that when my hair gets a bit messed up during training or when I get those ugly yellow sweaty underarm patches and then catch sight of myself in the mirror I get really distracted. This in turn affects my athletic performance greatly and I don’t get nearly as much out of my work-out sessions in the gym. Do you have any advice Fran? Maybe I should be using hair wax instead of hair gel and that’d keep my hair in top notch shape throughout? On a broader point perhaps you should even consider adding a Personal Grooming section to your website, it’d be invaluable and would definitely help young aspiring boxers’ training performance. What do you think Fran?

George, Lewisham, London


robert knox October 27, 2016 at 12:02 am

I share George’s concern that while boxing I may not be able to keep my hair style in place. I find myself not wanting to move my head to slip punches or duck a hook because that much head movement may disrupt my hair style. My hand are often out of position, straightening my t-shirt or shorts. This causes me to get hit a lot in the head with very hard blows, which can have the effect of dis-lodging my hair style as well. What to do? I think a Personal Grooming section would be great, and special ways of slipping punches that do not mess up your hair.


Fran October 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Haha. Not a problem I encounter Robert given my shiny head 🙂


sayed nasim shah July 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm

i want to learn boxing but i dont knw any boxing club in u.a.e abu dhabi can you plezz give tell me where is u r club


Tim February 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Hi Fran just like to say the info is spot on mate really enjoying all of it cheers .


Fran February 27, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Thanks Tim, nice of you to say mate.


Andre June 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I just want to thank you for taking the time to make so much information available. I am slowly working my way through all the posts, videos and I am really enjoying it. I am having to teach myself as unfortunately I have injured my achillies tendon which makes it difficult to train with other boxers. It apears to be the perfect sport for me. Due to a very long spell of illness (with PTSD/Combat Stress) I found myself overweight, desperately unfit and suffering with constant anxiety. I believe that boxing will help me with all of these!

Like I said at the start…..Thank you.


Fran June 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Hey Andre

You are very welcome on the site mate. I’m sure that boxing can help you get back on an even keel. If you need any advice/support then I’ll be glad to try to help.



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