Wladimir Klitschko’s Training Program

  • April 23rd, 2008
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 Wladimir Klitschko’s Training Program

 By Scoop Malinowski
IBF/WBO World Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko took some time out to describe some of the gym work that he does to prepare to defend his titles. His next defense is in July against WBO #1 ranked Tony Thompson which will take place in Germany. 

BoxingInsider.com:  Do you do long runs or sprints? If long runs or hills, how far and if you vary your roadwork why? Wladimir Klitschko:  I did it. In the last three years I have changed my work out schedule and don’t run anymore as much as I was.BoxingInsider.com: How much sparring do you like to do before a 12-round fight?

Wladimir Klitschko: Over 100 rounds in four weeks.

BoxingInsider.com: Do you lift weights and if so, what do you do?

Wladimir Klitschko:  Yes I do lift weights in the first three weeks of my eight weeks preparation program.

BoxingInsider.com: Do you split your body parts up for example, chest and triceps, back and biceps, shoulders and legs etc.

Wladimir Klitschko:  I train all my body parts equal.

BoxingInsider.com: Do you get added motivation training with a partner?

Wladimir Klitschko: I have no additional motivation with a training partner. Boxing is like a golf, it’s all about your own performance only.

BoxingInsider.com: Do you skip workouts? Why or why not?

Wladimir Klitschko: No, I can’t. More opposite, I have to stop my self to not over train.

BoxingInsider.com: Do you have any unusual training methods?

Wladimir Klitschko:  I love to swim, which I never did.

BoxingInsider.com: What type of punch bags do you like to use – double end, heavy bag, speedbag?

Wladimir Klitschko: Speedball.

BoxingInsider.com: How important is padwork in your preparation?

Wladimir Klitschko: Very important, it makes you create better strategy.

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