Strengthening the abdominal muscles is a fundamental part of the physical preparation of a boxer, and here we present some of the exercise routines that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez performed to tighten the abdomen.
It is well known that Canelo he maintains discipline in his workouts, even when he doesn’t have a fight on the doorstep. Although, he trains more lightly when he does not have a fight, the Mexican fighter does not forget the abdominal work that he must always maintain to harden the muscle, but also to avoid adding fat.
Strengthening in the abdomen of Canelo
A boxer works that area of the body a lot. It has many nerve centers, which if not well protected by the muscles, can become a weak point during a fight.
Of course, the abdominal muscles protect the breathing box. They help the fighter to resist the hit in that area without taking the air out and losing mobility.
The Canelo exercise has been focused on strengthening the abdomen area. But he has done it, seeking to maintain flexibility to facilitate agile movement. And thus not hinder the movement of the waist that is essential in his defense.
The exercise that we see in the video of the Mexican fighter is straight leg elevation, one of the most rigorous for the abdomen. It is done in several periods and with a short duration. These types of actions tone the lower abdominal area, which is very important for boxers.
In the same way, working this area of the abdominals improves body posture and helps prevent injuries, pain, breathe better and improve sports performance.