While boxing training courses for bootcamp instructors are easy enough to come across, there has lacked a solid manual for boxing instructors to refer to.
Sure I have gotten a workbook when I did my PunchFit courses. Inside are some sample boxing drills and reminders on technique.
I could also buy a manual on how to actually box which gets into the nitty gritty of technique and training.
All of these things help me become a better boxer which in turn should help with my one on one clients. But none of these sources help prepare me very well for creating a fun boxing class time after time for myself and my bootcamp.
They leave me asking questions like:
How on earth can I keep making fun workouts out of 6 different punches?
What happens when an extra person comes along and I have an odd sized group? Sure I can jump in on the pads, but then I can only really watch one person.
Where do I draw the line on safe and intensity and fun?
Enter Bootcamp Boxing Ideas
Garry told me a few months ago that he was starting to put together a manual for boxing at bootcamps.
As the months passed I wondered what on earth was taking him so long. I struggle to come up with fresh ideas for my own bootcamp boxing sessions so I was looking forward to getting some tips from him. The boxing workouts I have used from his previous two manuals have always run very smoothly.
Finally, he sends through a copy and its suddenly apparent why it took so long.
The manual is one of the most in depth ebooks I have read. At 80 pages long, Garry has aimed to solve nearly every single problem that trainers face when running and planning boxing sessions.
There is a lot more reading then his last two ebooks, but it’s all great stuff that one needs to learn and be reminded of.
Inside The Covers
For those of you familiar with Bootcamp Workout Ideas Vol 1 and 2 you will notice some changes.
Firstly, this book is laid out as a manual rather than a collection of workouts. Here’s just some of the stuff Garry covers.
- Why include boxing in your bootcamp plans.
- What equipment Garry recommends (and doesn’t recommend).
- What to do when you have an odd number of clients.
- A recap of correct stance, movement, pad holding and punching. Conveyed simply so that you can easily teach your clients.
- 10 different warm up drills. 50 different boxing combos. 20 boxing drills to mix and match for your workouts.
- Links to video demonstrations.
Here is a bit of a look of what it looks like inside. Like other Kaizen Fitness books the layout is easy to follow.
Let’s start with why not.You should not buy this book if:
- You have a strong personal boxing background and have been teaching people to box for years.
- You have no problem consistently planning fun boxing sessions for your bootcamps.
- You do not run boxing classes at your bootcamps.
However, if the above is not you, then I think you will find at least one chapter from this book useful and definitely worth the cost.I know that I am actually enjoying planning out my boxing sessions now rather than getting stressed about what to do.
That’s just me though – maybe I’m the only one who gets stressed about planning workouts…
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.