I don’t really post on this site, but I’ve read a lot of the articles and spent some time reading through the combat postings. I’m going to be “competing” in a white-collar/charity style boxing event this November, giving me about 5 or so months to prepare. I’ve been training for a year and have some experience sparring. If anyone wants to give me some advice, I’m all ears.
I have two big training challenges. First, my back is a little jacked up and I tweak it from time to time. I did so this Sat while sparring. Will sideline me for about a week. My approach here is to focus on doing Stuart McGill’s suggested back exercises on a daily basis as well as foam rolling/stretching/sauna.
The second challenge is my job. I’m a lawyer and can work up to 100 hr weeks. Obviously that much sitting doesn’t help my back and the lack of sleep/stress hurts my training.
The current game plan has been a Wendler 2x a week lifting routine (A Day: Squat, Bench and B Day: Cleans, Press), sparring once a week, and as much running/boxing as my body and schedule will allow. I’m thinking of really only doing light weights from here on out and focusing on pushups/pullups/back exercises in the interest of not injuring my back. I realize the most important thing is going to be technique, relaxation and conditioning, but I do tend to get pretty soft without weights which is why I’ve kept it as part of the routine.