Robert Guerrero adds CrossFit to his training
- Updated: June 4, 2014
In preparation for his bout against Yoshihiro Kamegai on June 21, Robert Guerrero is engaging in a unique form of training.
He is the first boxer to implement CrossFit into his training and the physical results are already beginning to show.
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program aiming to improve, among other things, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
“I’m very happy to have been introduced to CrossFit training, the workouts have been unbelievable,” Guerrero said. “I’m still doing my usual boxing training with my father [Ruben Guerrero], but we added CrossFit into the routine. My training is intense, and I can definitely see the difference. My body feels incredible and I sense my stamina is at an all time high. Although I’ve been cooped up for over a year, I’ve been working out with my dad and the CrossFit community. I can’t wait to get into the ring and let my hands go.”
Guerrero was approached with the idea by Dave Castro, director of CrossFit training. Castro believes that CrossFit will take Guerrero’s skills to a whole new level.
“Robert Guerrero is already an elite athlete and we added our unique CrossFit training to his workouts with the goal to make him as fit as possible,” Castro said. “One of our top trainers, Brian ‘Tosh’ Chontosh, has been working with Robert for the last few months and he’s seeing incredible results with his speed, strength and stamina. The CrossFit nation is ready to embrace our new athlete, Robert Guerrero, and unite with the boxing community, while showcasing the machine that is ‘The Ghost’.”
Guerrero returns on June 21 against Yoshihiro Kamegai at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The fight will air as the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING main event live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)