Boxing Punch Warm Up – System9 Boxing Training Pro Tips: No 01

Anthony Yarde & Tunde Ajayi training in Danny Garcia's Gym, Phillidelphia
Anthony Yarde and coach Tunde Ajayi training in DSG Boxing Club, Philadelphia

Here System9 creator and Head Coach Tunde Ajayi talks about the importance of a boxing punch warm up.

Hello SYS9r’s,

Today I’m going to talk about the importance of a boxing punch warm up before starting pad and mitt work.

This may be familiar to those of you who have seen training Videos of myself and Anthony Yarde (number one rated light heavyweight boxer in the world) . Like the one below training recently in DSG Boxing Club in Philadelphia. Thanks to @dannyswiftgarcia@crazyangelgarcia

It may seem very obvious to many but the amount of boxers and trainers that I still see in the gyms today that do not adequately prepare their bodies before going into pad work routines is shocking.

This is the main reason I introduced the 3 x 10 punch warm up.

This set of punches was the first EVER pad routine I wrote down many, many years ago which I am pleased to share with you all in the Pro Tips Training Series to accompany the FREE System9 Boxing Training App.

So before you start your combinations go though this simple to remember punch warm up once or twice. You can do it Shadow Boxing, on the Bag or on the Pad and Mitts.

Coach Tunde’s 3 x 10 boxing punch warm up combination routine.

3 x Jabs
3 x Right hands
3 x Left hooks
3 x Right hooks
3 x Left hooks to the body
3 x Right hooks to the body
3 x Left uppercuts
3 x Right uppercuts
3 x Jab, Cross
3 x Jab, Cross, Jab

I feel it covers all areas of warming up the body and stimulates the hand and eye movements which will all be used when you start moving forward to punching consistently as you progress through the System9 training combinations in the app.

In other words instead of doing traditional stretches to warm up the body your actually specifically warming up the punching muscles you will be using.

It’s also a good primer if your coaching, helping you to start a rhythm with your boxer on the pads before moving into more complex System9 combinations.

So download the app and start your journey mastering System9 but make sure you warm up before do it 😉

Coach Tunde Ajayi 🎓

System9 brings you a regular series of pro boxing training news, tips and techniques to help you improve your combinations and technical ability through Pad and Mitt work as a boxer or trainer.
This is real-world professional and amateur training and can be used alongside the FREE System9 Boxing Training App (Download Here) as part of your Boxing Training sessions.
Video:  @Thaboxingvoice

KSI V Logan Paul Live on Youtube 25th August

KSI training with Tunde Ajayi
KSI training Sytem9 with Tunde Ajayi

KSI – the biggest YouTuber in the UK – will take on Logan Paul – the biggest YouTuber in the US – live at Manchester Arena on Saturday 25 August.

KSI with over 19 million followers on YouTube recently trained with World No 1 Light Heavyweight Anthony “The Beast” Yarde, trainer Tunde Ajayi and his @staminaforsale team in preparation for the fight at the end of August 2018.

Tunde took KSI on the pads for his first @System9boxing training session. Watch the video to see how he did.

Good luck @KSI from everyone @system9boxing & @staminaforsale

Anthony Yarde: From troubled beginnings to sporting excellence and boxing dreams

His first boxing experience came at around 14, Yarde says. “There was always confrontation in the area I grew up in. My mentality, I’ll be honest, was if someone tries it with me, I want to be able to knock them out.

“I thought the Mike Tyson story was beautiful and it drew me in. He was bullied, a small kid who started knocking out giants.”

It took until he was almost 20 for Yarde to take the profession seriously; he vowed to stay away from places trouble may lurk.

Six years on, he looks a natural. The combinations flow, the footwork is sharp and there’s an aura of invincibility about a man with 15 wins from 15 fights. He says he feels “at home in the ring”.

Ajayi, who tapped into esteemed trainer Roger Mayweather’s methods at the Mayweather Gym, is clearly lit up by Yarde’s prowess, refusing to call him a prospect.

“When I make statements like he has the best work ethic I’ve seen, I mean it,” says Ajayi. “I’ve seen Floyd Mayweather train, I’ve spent time in Freddie Roach’s gym in Los Angeles, and watched Manny Pacquiao. Anthony works harder. It’s his intensity.”


Taken from an article by Luke Ready for BBC Sport Full article here.