Hi guys, a brief training history, I'm 20 years old now and started training with weights at age 15. I have been training seriously and consistently since age 18. For the past year or so i have been focusing on bodybuilding.
Currently I am 6 feet and about 200 lbs. What I realized is that I do not necessarily have the best genetics for bodybuilding. I have short muscle bellies that insert high. As I understand, this means I have less overall potential for hypertrophy but may be more suited to athletic/explosive movements. Aside from the structural genetics, I don't have great genetics for being lean and gaining muscle (not a mesomorph, actually tend to be more lanky).
I don't have a great build for a powerlifter either. Long arms so my deadlifting is decent, but benching is not that great and I have a short torso/long femurs so not great for squatting either.
I want to try boxing. I have long arms, which I think helps quite a bit. However, I have been a smoker for the past 2 years (not cigarettes) and I rarely do cardio. So my cardio is pretty shit.
How would you slowly transition from bodybuilding to boxing in terms of training? Here is a progression I was thinking of:
Lift weights 7 days a week on a bodybuilder split (back-chest/shoulder-legs-arms)
Over Summer switch to:
Lift weights 4 days a week on an athlete's split focusing on strength (Push/Legs/Pull/Legs)
Do cardio 3 days/week to increase my cardiovascular endurance
Perhaps in 6 months switch to:
Lift 3 days/week to maintain/marginally increase strength
Boxing classes 2 days/week
How do transition from bodybuilding training 7 days/week, no cardio, smoker for 2 years, about 200 lbs
Boxer, with about the same strength/muscularity but lighter (bound to lose some mass with all the heavy cardio training and less emphasis on weights)
One site I guess I should check is Ross Training
My whole point is that I am looking for some type of training in which I can really excel.