Knockout Fitness
Boxing for Health article
in the Edmonton Sun


The fluid agility of lightweight boxers and the heart stopping power of heavyweights can be yours without having to step into the ring. The raw training regiment of boxers was at one time for only the toughest of men. Hours and hours of training and conditioning, working punches on the heavy bag and sparring in the ring were spent preparing for competition. Now the Knockout Fitness Training Program selects the best of this "old school" training and incorporates it with the latest scientific and technical information. It gives a unique blend of old and new training routines for a complete workout for both men and women. The information in this book offers you the key to your ultimate fitness dreams, providing insight and inspiration to start and attain your own personal fitness goals.
Andy running
Knockout Fitness

Available at bookstores everywhere
Muscle Mag Review
Working the Target MittsThe Knockout Fitness Training Program takes you through a day to day workout schedule utilizing cross-training methods. The program is broken into three training sessions: boxing training, cardio-conditioning and muscle conditioning. Extensive information combined with photographs, describe all aspects of boxing training, from the basics of throwing a punch to the tried-and-true conditioning methods for cardio and muscle development.
Andy demonstrating crossoversThe Knockout Fitness Boxing Workout is always challenging but never more than you can handle - and it's never boring. It has been endorsed by the World Boxing Council as an excellent resource for learning boxing technique. The program offers a safe and effective path for the novice to learn the physical requirements of training like a boxer. The material is presented in such a manner to allow the new comer the basis for developing an improved fitness level and provides a vigorous and challenging workout for the seasoned athlete.

Using the medicine ball

Andy DumasAndy Dumas is a certified boxing coach and a certified fitness consultant and is the host and producer of multiple fitness TV shows including "Training Camp" "Roadwork for Boxers", "Awesome abs" and "i-box". Dumas was raised in a boxing family; his father was a professional boxer who boxed in Canada and the United States and was the regular sparring partner for "Raging Bull" Jake LaMotta. Andy is the resident fitness expert on TV's 'Real Life'.
Jamie DumasJamie Dumas has numerous years of experience in the fitness industry, where she has worked as a fitness center manager, personal trainer, and trainer of fitness instructors. She has studied boxing intensively for more than five years and has been a student of ballet most of her life. Jamie has made numerous appearances on TV promoting Health and Fitness. She has an Honors Bachelor's of Science Degree (Human Kinetics).
Julio Chavez wrote the Forward for the book
The Knockout Fitness foreword is written by Julio Cesar Chavez, five time world champion.  It's also the First Boxing Training book ever endorsed by The World Boxing Council.
Knockout Fitness
Foreword by
Julio Cesar Chavez

Boxing is in my blood. From my first pro fight to my final fight, my conditioning, talent, skill and confidence allowed me to compete professionally for over 25 years, in 115 pro fights, winning five World Titles.

Being a fighter has always been a large part of my life. I believe that pushing myself to the limit and being the best I can be, has lead me to success. Throughout my boxing career I faced the most talented and greatest fighters in the world. Each and every time I stepped into the ring I met the challenge with determination and the knowledge that I was physically prepared.

Boxing training works each and every aspect of physical conditioning and has kept me in shape. My muscles stay toned and strong. My mind is kept sharp and positive. The training enabled me to fight into my 40's and allowed me remarkable opportunities and experiences.

The raw training regiment of boxers was at one time for only the toughest of men. Hours and hours of training and conditioning, working punches on the heavy bag and sparring in the ring were spent preparing for competition. Now the Knockout Fitness Training Program selects the best of this "old school" training and incorporates it with the latest scientific and technical information. It gives a unique blend of old and new training routines for a complete workout for both men and women. The information in this book offers you the key to your ultimate fitness dreams, providing insight and inspiration to start and attain your own personal fitness goals.

The Knockout Fitness Training Program takes you through a day to day workout schedule utilizing cross-training methods. The program is broken into three training sessions: boxing training, cardio-conditioning and muscle conditioning. Extensive information combined with pictures and diagrams describe all aspects of boxing training, from the basics of throwing a punch to the tried-and-true conditioning methods for cardio and muscle development.

This program offers a safe and effective path for the novice to learn the physical requirements of training like a boxer. The material is presented in such a manner to allow the new comer the basis for developing an improved fitness level and provides a vigorous and challenging workout for the seasoned athlete.

Sincerely

Julio Cesar Chavez

Born in Culiacan, Mexico, Julio Cesar Chavez is one of greatest fighters pound for pound in boxing history. He won 5 World titles in three different divisions. WBC Super Featherweight (1984), WBA Lightweight (1997), WBC Lightweight (1988), WBC Super Lightweight (1989), IBF Junior Welterweight (1990), WBC Super Lightweight (1994).

Chavez holds a record of 108 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, with 87 knockouts. He holds the records for most successful defenses of a world title (27) and most title fights (37). Chavez also earned the second best winning streak (89-0) of an undefeated fighter in boxing history. His son, Julio Jr. is also a professional Boxer.

In 1993 a record crowd of 136,274 people showed up at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico to watch him knock out Greg Haugen in the fifth round. For many of his fans this was the very pinnacle of Chavez's career.


Praise of Andy & Jamie's first book
The One-Two Punch
Workout Guide a TKO
THE ONE-TWO PUNCH BOXING WORKOUT
Andy Dumas & Jamie Somerville
(Contemporary Books)

The subtitle of this epic is 12 Weeks To Knock-out Fitness -- and that's exactly how long it takes you to get into what would be called championship shape. Eager beavers looking for something beyond the repetitiveness of standard boring exercises or treadmill duties will find what the coach (Dumas) and the trainer (Somerville) serve up here ideally fits the bill. It blends the old-school boxing training techniques with the most up-to-date cardiovascular and muscle-conditioning methods that are common among the most successful fighters. Once you complete the 12 weeks, you may not be ready for a title bout, but you sure will feel like you are.
By JERRY GLADMAN, London Free Press

The New Orleans Times
Looking for "12 weeks to Knockout fitness?" That's what this book by two of Canada's leading fitness-boxing experts promises. A combination of fitness boxing, cardio-conditioning and muscle conditioning, think of this one as cross-training with a left hook. From the execution of a punch to jumping rope to serious ab and weight work, the book explains some great moves.

Oxygen Magazine
The "Sweet science," of boxing for you non-fighters, has taken the fitness world by storm. That's good and bad. The good is that this ancient sport provides a fantastic workout. The bad is that whenever an activity is adapted for the general public, it can become so watered down that the integrity of the original sport gets lost. The authors of this book have thankfully managed to avoid that. This isn't "Boxercise".  This is an introduction to the kind of training real boxers do when they prepare for fights. The six day workout program is a nice balance of weights, cardio and sports-specific drills. The prose is clear and concise.