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Whereas in the 8 week training there are only two peaks in training load and two recovery weeks.
This demonstrates that an 8-week camp can limit training volume, inhibits overload, recovery and fitness gains in comparison to camps lasting 10 weeks.
Although we prefer 10-12 week training camps, we still structure 8 week training camps as they can still promote fitness gains.
When fight dates are close together, sometimes boxers can not dictate how long their training camp lasts.
We highlighted this when Manny Pacquiao stated that he doesn’t train for boxing between fights, then his training camp was just 8 weeks prior to facing Floyd Mayweather.
Even the biggest names in boxing fail to get this right.
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.
Boxing Science would promote the benefits of 10-12 week training camps in comparison to 6-8 weeks of training.
This is due to increased training loads, more loading and de-load/recovery weeks can lead to greater fitness gains.