MIKE TYSON TRAINING
The Mike Tyson training program can help you develop explosive speed and power, which were his two most important weapons in the squared circle, and helped him become the "baddest man in the world."
Tyson was born on June 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. After run-ins with the law, Tyson was taken out of reform school by boxing trainer Cus D'Amato, who saw the potential in this troubled kid and knew what he could become if given the right influence and training. With Cus' guidance, Mike Tyson became the hottest young heavyweight in professional boxing and was soon on the road to the heavyweight crown. Quite simply, he became the most devastating and destructive force the sport had even seen, crushing any contender that stood in his path. D'Amato's tragic death from pneumonia in 1985 was a blow to Mike Tyson, but he continued the journey to the heavyweight title with trainer Kevin Rooney. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in heavyweight history (20 years, 144 days) when he knocked out Trevor Berbick in the second round of their match-up on November 22, 1986, to claim the WBA Championship. He then went on to conquer the WBA and the IBF vbelts from James "Bonecrusher" Smith and Tony Tucker, respectively. This made Mike Tyson the first undisputed champion since Leon Spinks. Tyson reigned supreme as the undisputed champ, easily defeating all challengers. Tyson lost his undisputed titles in February of 1990, when he was knocked out by 42-1 underdog Buster Douglas in the eleventh round in what is known as the biggest upset in boxing history. Iron Mike, determined to recapture his crown, returned to the ring with a vengeance, quickly dispensing of Henry Tillman, Alex Stewart, and Donovan "Razor" Ruddock. He was scheduled to challenge Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight crown when he was indicted on rape charges in Indiana. Tyson regained the title in 1996 by defeating Frank Bruno for the WBC belt, then KOed Bruce Seldon to add the WBC crown. Tyson would finish his career with a mark of 50-6 and 44 knockouts.
Here is the Mike Tyson training regiment that he performed seven days a week at the peak of his career.
5am: get up and go for a 3 mile jog
6am: come back home shower and go back to bed (great workout for those huge legs of his)
10am wake up: eat oatmeal
12pm: do ring work (10 rounds of sparring)
2pm: have another meal (steak and pasta with fruit juice drink)
3pm: more ring work and 60 mins on the exercise bike (again working those huge legs for endurance)
5pm: 2000 sit-ups; 500-800 dips; 500 press-ups; 500 shrugs with a 30kg barbell and 10 mins of neck exercises
7pm: steak and pasta meal again with fruit juice (orange i think it was)
8pm: another 30 minutes on the exercise bike
(Before jogging in the morning, he did a lot of stretching followed by 10 jumps onto boxes and 10 bursts of sprints, then he went jogging. At 12pm he sparred. At 3pm he focused on mitt work and heavy bag work inside the ring. He warmed up for his ring work with light exercises such as skipping, shadow boxing or speed ball. At 5pm Tyson did 10 quick circuits, each circuit consisting of: 200 sit-ups, then 25-40 dips, then 50 press-ups, then 25-40 dips, then 50 shrugs, followed by 10 mins of neck work on the floor. Tyson said that the shrugs is what built his shoulders up to help him punch given his short arms.)
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