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Mike Tyson dominated the heavyweight division throughout the late eighties and early nineties. He was known for executing quick and powerful punches that could floor opponents within a matter of seconds, and he was a naturally gifted fighter who was born with punching power and the ability to box. Even though Tyson instinctively knew how to fight, he had to undergo training in order to maximize his fighting potential and skill. Here are some of the workout regimes that Mike Tyson did while he was in training for a boxing match.

Mike Tyson’s Early Career Training Schedule

• He jogged everyday for 3 miles starting at 5 a.m.
• He completed his run within an hour and went back home at 6 a.m.
• Tyson would sleep for four hours and then get back up at 10 a.m.
• Oatmeal was his breakfast on a daily basis.
• Around 12 p.m. he would then do at least 10 rounds of sparring with various opponents
• At 2 p.m. he would eat lunch which consisted of steak, pasta and a fruit drink
• After eating lunch, Tyson would go back to the ring to do some more sparring up until 5 p.m.
• He would then do 2000 sit-ups; 500-800 dips; 500 press-ups; 500 shoulder shrugs with a 30 pound barbell and 10 minutes of neck exercises.
• At 7 p.m. he would eat dinner and the meal was the same as lunch (steak, pasta and fruit juice).
• 8 p.m. Tyson performed 30 minutes on the exercise bike and then watched TV for before going to bed.

Tyson underwent this workout routine seven days a weeks without giving himself any days for rest. The reason he could train at such an intense level is because he had a cadre of professional trainers and medical professionals to assist him through this process. He also had to rest as little as possible in order to keep burning calories and to maintain his condition.

According to Mike Tyson (and many other boxers), weights are not necessary for boxing. Tyson developed his power and speed through the use of floor exercises or body-weight routines. These are basic exercises that people can do with their own natural body weight that will build them up over time. Tyson had also developed his skill with punching by hitting a punching bag over the years. The bags that Tyson used were gradually made heavier throughout the years. He would eventually be able to move extremely heavy bags that the average person could not bulge, with a single punch from his arm.

Keep in mind that Mike Tyson performed this workout routine up until early nineties right before his fight with Buster Douglas. This routine might not work for most people because they more than likely do not have the time or support staff to carry it out. It was Tyson’s job to constantly train and the average person would have to do a modified version of this routine to make it practical for their busy lives.

Boxers who consistently train might receive some type of benefit from Tyson’s workout regime but they too might have to make some adjustments to this schedule to make it practical for their particular level of experience. Following Mike Tyson’s routine probably won’t make a person into a heavyweight champion but it can get them into get into great shape.

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