Muhammad Ali BOUTS: 61 WON: 56 LOST: 5 K.O’s: 37
The Facts Name: Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Born: 17th January 1942 Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky Nickname: The Greatest Height: 6’ 3” Weight: Heavyweight Style: Orthodox
Somatotype Muhammad Ali had a stereotypical mesomorph figure. He had wide shoulders and the ‘v’ shaped body and other highly toned muscular areas. He was very tall (6’3”) and had a long arm span making it easier for him to hit the other opponent stood further back so less likely to take a hit. He had ‘lightening fast feet’ that enabled him to avoid the punches thrown by his opponent. He also had very fast arm movement enabling him to deliver multiple shots in quick succession. His biceps and Triceps and Deltoids were very strong giving him a lot of power in every punch.
Types of Skill Muhammad Ali had many skills, some natural and some developed which made him as talented at boxing as he was. He had lightening fast feet which made him able to dodge punches thrown at him without the need of having to block them. He also had very strong arms and shoulders which made him land hard shots to his opponent at a fast rate. He had a very strong torso and abdominals which meant that when he was hit, they did not affect him as much. His agility was greater than any other boxers’ at that time and his power was immense. These skills greatly helped him in his matches and this is what led him to win the Olympic gold medal in 1960 and to become three times heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
Components of Fitness Physical Components Mental Components • Agility • Balance • Hand-Eye coordination • Timing • Focus • Reaction Time • C.V Endurance • Muscular Endurance • Muscular Strength • Speed • Flexibility
Types Of Training Interval Training- High intensity workout for 3 minutes then a 30 second rest. This would replicate a real boxing match Circuit Training- This will include punch bags, skipping, speed bounce etc. This will develop all skills for a real match Weight Training- To become more powerful and to increase muscle mass. This will also increase his muscular endurance which will help him punch harder for longer without gaining fatigue.
Recovery Intrinsic Motivation Work Rate Rest Timing sleep Social Life Alertness Training Reaction Time Tiredness Schedule
1st Round 1st Minute vs. Sonny Liston