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Floyd Mayweather is the pound-for-pound number one boxer fighting today. He’s undefeated and at most times looks like he’s on a completely different level to all other fighters. A lot of this can be put down to natural talent, because it is obvious he is blessed in that department. But as I’m sure Mayweather would tell you himself, ninety per cent of his success is down to perspiration.

Floyd’s philosophy is to always stay within a few workouts of optimum fitness. This means that even in-between fights you can still find him going for a late night jog, or even crunching out two hundred sit-ups after spending an evening at a club (where he doesn’t drink any alcohol at all.)

Mayweather is an athlete first, everything else second. He keeps himself in shape with a gruelling routine, so if you want to learn to train like Floyd Mayweather then you better be prepared to work up a sweat. Here are some of the exercises that keep him in shape.

Exercises Used by Mayweather

Mayweather’s main split is between endurance building exercises, designed to mean he can keep going later in the fight even when his opponent tires, and skill / strength building exercises. He puts a lot of work in on the heavy bag and pads and this means his punches stay sharp, and to get proper ring conditioning he does a hell of a lot of sparring.

Cardio
Jump rope
Jogging

Strength
Sit-ups
Dips
Weight training (in moderation)

Skill
Shadow Boxing
Sparring
Heavy bag
Pad work
Double-end bag


A Typical Daily Routine

Floyd trains Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Only three days a week, you ask? Yes, but Mayweather’s intensity is equivalent to six days a week for most people. He puts hours into exercising twice a day, something which most people with full time jobs can’t do.

If you’re looking to get into shape like Floyd then you can use his routine but you’ll probably need to modify it to suit your lifestyle. One thing you can’t modify though is discipline – if you want to be like Floyd then you need to think like Floyd. And that means hard work. Here’s his schedule:

4AM  
Skipping
Pad work
Shadow boxing
Heavy bag
Core training (sit-ups, crunches etc.)

4PM  
Sparring (usually 10 rounds)
Jogging
Weight Training

Diet

Sources close to Floyd Mayweather have always said that the man has a crazy metabolism, and that he can eat things that other boxers wouldn’t go near (especially Bernard Hopkins, who keeps the strictest diet on the planet.) Although he eats healthy most of the time, and has a personal chef to make sure this happens, Mayweather is prone to eating the occasional hotdog.

When he’s not eating fast food, Floyd tucks in to lots of organic vegetables and protein-rich meats like turkey bacon and chicken. He is widely known to love a good soda too and he refuses to cut those out even during a training camp. I guess you can’t argue with the results, but not everyone is like Floyd.

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