WATCH: Movement training for boxing

It’s movement week at Boxing Science, and here we treat you to a video of some great, short-term movement progressions shown by light-middleweight prospect Sam Sheedy.

The exercises in the video are to help promote activation of the gluteal muscle group, these are to help movement of the hips in extension and rotation. The exercises also challenge the core, rotation and mobility for the first exercise, anti-rotation and anti-lateral flexion for the second. All these qualities trained in these exercises are also a key link in an effective kinetic chain, read more here.

If these types of movements are not trained, an athlete can start to super-compensate using other muscle groups, like their back or knee joints. Combine this with high training volumes, intense movements and a low calorie diet, a boxer can be susceptible to injury.


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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.