WATCH: Curve Sprints for Boxing Training

On the Combat Conditioning 10 week training programs at Sheffield Hallam Universitywe have a large focus on developing aerobic and anaerboic capacities to improve physical performance for boxing.

In the program, we primarily use the Woodway Curve for running based conditioning. ‘The Curve’ is a ‘C-shaped’ non-motorised treadmill which is powered solely by the user’s legs.

The Woodway’s rubberized slat running surface absorbs shock at the point of impact, this running surface has the ideal ‘softness’ to eliminate the harmful shock to joints and connective tissues. This requires increased activation of large muscle groups in the legs.

With no set tempo or restriction on speed, this promotes propulsive actions and maximum effort from users, resulting in improved sprinting speed.

Impact: Our boxers are getting fitter and faster with reduced likelihood of injury through repetitive high impact forces.

We perform a range of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) protocols on the curve, with working sets ranging from 4 minutes to 10 seconds.

In the video below is our main training group performing a repeated sprint session.

Click here if you want more information on our Combat Conditioning training packages, or get in touch with Danny D.Wilson@shu.ac.uk

Danny Wilson co-founded Boxing Science in 2014 following building the successful Boxing program at Sheffield Hallam University where he has coached over 100 amateur and professional boxers as a strength and conditioning coach. He has also helped prepare Kell Brook for his mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin, and his Ingle Gym stablemates including Kid Galahad, Jordan Gill and Kyle Yousaf.

Away from Boxing, Danny is currently the Yorkshire regional strength and conditioning coach for England Golf and has experiences in youth and professional standards across a range of sports.

Danny is a United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association accredited strength and conditioning coach and has a Master of Science degree in Sport Science at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. For his final research project Danny profiled the physiological characteristics of amateur boxers and will share some of the novel findings on Boxing Science. Danny will be contributing to the Strength and Conditioning section by writing about the science behind the punch, training methods, working with junior athletes and case studies.