Friday, January 4, 2008

A day in the life of a 1987 Mike Tyson

Sony Pictures Classics Presents Tyson New York Screening
There was a time when Mike Tyson was not a circus freak, and was indeed the most feared person in the world with consecutive knockout after consecutive knockout. Many thought, including myself that he would go on to be the best fighter of all time, but due to poor choices he would become less. But in the 80's under the guidance of Kevin Rooney, Tyson would get up at 4 in the morning and just workout using techniques that were specifically made to increase Tyson's awareness. Here's how they molded a champion:

Workout Summary:
  • Running at 4:30 a.m.
  • Goes to bed after morning run, and wakes up at 10:30 a.m.
  • Training begins 5-weeks before a fight
  • During before the 5-weeks before the fight, Tyson would shed 15 pounds, workout 55 hours and spar 200 rounds a week
  • Jumping rope, heavy bag
  • Slip bag a.k.a a pendulum in which Tyson dodges from side to side as the slip bag swings
  • Moves at least three times on every move on the heavy bag
  • Throws four punches in a second
  • Assigns a number to each type of punch in which Rooney repeats and Tyson's punches accordingly. Numbers seem to go as far as 11 different types of punches.

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