If you follow my social media pages, you most likely saw me sharing videos that highlight the old-fashioned approach to training the dominant athletes of the past. I have shared many examples over the years, but few have attracted as much attention as the young Mike Tyson. Under the leadership of Kus D & # 39; Amato and Kevin Rooney, Mike Tyson became the 22-year-old world champion, who was 35-0 with 31 knockouts.
Unfortunately, Coos d'Amato died in 1985, and Kevin Rooney was dismissed in 1988 (under the influence of Don King). As a result, we will never know how good Mike Tyson could be. However, we know that he was the dominant force in his short prime. And during this time, Mike Tyson was the product of the old school. His training approach was devoid of any unusual equipment or facilities.
Mike Tyson Tutorial
Below you will find a young Mike Tyson's study book. In the video you will see Tyson running, jumping rope, hitting the bag, sparring, doing gymnastics and much more.
What you will not find is something unusual. Just a constant dose of hard work with the basics.
Mike Tyson Striking Pads
Next you will see a more detailed look at Mike Tyson, who hits the pillows with his coach Kevin Rooney. Notice how he repeatedly practiced various combinations of footwork and defense. Emphasis was placed on the development of skills and sports.
As I said, the best way to become a better boxer is to spend more time on boxing. And the same logic can be applied to any sport. Nothing is more important than sports practice. Everything else is secondary.
Simplicity and old school
One of the delights of the old school was that no one tried to sell athletes on the idea of an easier way. There was no constant promotion of 30-day transformation programs or design supplements that would lead athletes to greatness. There was no easy approach. Instead, there were actually hard road guarantees. It was expected that you will suffer. No one pretended otherwise.
Coaches and trainers were also different. They did not spend days coming up with new ideas for social networking. Instead, they were pleased to have used, without worrying about who was looking. As for the approach, it was simple, but effective. Hard work was the norm, and sports practice took precedence over everything else.
Take home lesson
Although this article describes Mike Tyson's training sessions, there is a take-away lesson that applies to everyone. Regardless of your goals, hard work will always be the most important component. The methods you often use are less important than the effort put into these methods.
When you constantly touch your ass and give everything you have, good things happen. Success is a byproduct of hard and consistent work. Work should not be unusual or luxurious. It just needs to be done, and it will not always be fun.
As a professional boxing trainer, my job is simple. I am preparing the fighters for victory. There are no bonuses for being great or original. In the sports world, real athletes and coaches are measured by results. No one cares what methods you use to achieve these results. This is the final product that matters.
Thus, I have no hidden agendas when I preach the benefits of the old school approach. I do not receive a check from the old school commission to train my fighters, like many of the great people from the past. I use only what I consider the most effective, and I tried almost everything.
Thus, do not be in a hurry to assume that everything that has been done over several years is somehow outdated and archaic. Effective teaching methods are anything but new. And although I remain open to new ideas, I am experienced enough to know that improving the past is not as often as many in today's era would like you to believe.
Old school is still a great school.
“Discipline is what you hate, but, nevertheless, do what you like,” Mike Tyson