By Scoop Malinowski
Ex-World Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko took some time out to describe some of his fitness regimen details …
Question: Do you do long runs or sprints? If long runs or hills, how far and if you vary your roadwork why?
Wladimir Klitschko: I did it. In the last seven-eight years I have changed my work out schedule and don’t run anymore as much as I was.
Question: How much sparring do you like to do before a 12-round fight?
Wladimir Klitschko: Over 100 rounds in four weeks.
Q: Do you lift weights and if so, what do you do?
Wladimir Klitschko: Yes I do lift weights in the first three weeks of my eight weeks preparation program.
Q: Do you split your body parts up for example, chest and triceps, back and biceps, shoulders and legs etc.
Wladimir Klitschko: I train all my body parts equal.
Q: Do you get added motivation training with a partner?
Wladimir Klitschko: I have no additional motivation with a training partner. Boxing is like a golf, it’s all about your own performance only.
Q: Do you skip workouts? Why or why not?
Wladimir Klitschko: No, I can’t. More opposite, I have to stop my self to not over train.
Q: Do you have any unusual training methods?
Wladimir Klitschko: I love to swim, which I never did.
Q: What type of punch bags do you like to use – double end, heavy bag, speedbag?
Wladimir Klitschko: Speedball.
Q: How important is padwork in your preparation?
Wladimir Klitschko: Very important, it makes you create better strategy.