TRAIN LIKE AN ATHLETE: ELLICE WHICHELLO
Are you ready to take your training to the next level? Come with us as we delve into the fitness regimen of professional athlete and co-founder of Baller Nation, Ellice Whichello.
Ellice Whichello is a rising star in the boxing world and a fierce competitor in the ring. So, how does she maintain her strength and endurance to stay at the top of her game? In this blog, we'll take an inside look at Ellice's training routine and discover the secrets behind her success.
From high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to plyometric exercises and weight training, Ellice's workout regimen is a combination of strength, power, and endurance. But what sets her apart is her focus on proper form and technique. She emphasizes the importance of executing each exercise with precision and control to avoid injury and maximize results.
In addition to her physical training, Ellice also places a strong emphasis on mental preparation. She shares that visualization, positive self-talk, and goal setting are crucial components of her pre-fight routine. This mental preparation helps her stay focused, calm, and confident in the ring.
Want to know more about Ellice and her training advice? Read our interview below!
HOTTEST TRAINING TIP FOR THE NEW YEAR?
Plan your time well. When you wake up each day, visualize what you’ve set up to accomplish & get it done. It will set up your day & create a cadence of accomplishments, each motivating you to do & achieve more!
No matter what, how you feel, how you carry yourself, how disciplined you are, sends a message to yourself & those around you that you’ve created positive changes & habits – taking care of yourself! That is contagious! It’s contagious to the choices you make each day, how you feel & your daily experiences! That sh%t matters!
HOW DOES BOXING TRAINING BENEFIT YOU?
Boxing not only is a combination of cardio, strength & skill, it’s one of the most powerful ways of finding that inner badass! Boxing uses every muscle in the body & if anyone ever tells you it’s just an upper body workout, they're wrong. Power from the hips & legs for example allows you to fully extend your punches. A strong back & core will also become a driver for quick reflexes. A strong mind? And you’re on your way to dominating the ring! It’s a complete - full body workout that will sculpt muscles you didn't even know existed!
Boxing builds confidence, discipline & stamina improving your resting heart rate & muscular endurance. The lift & fall of your heart rate changes with intensity of the rounds, hence its ability to crunch calories & fast! Burning a whopping 13 calories per minute – combine that with conditioning or functional movements in the same session & you're absolutely crunching numbers.
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED ?
Putting myself in a position to become the best version of myself gives me energy & motivation! When I set goals & accomplish them, drives me.
When it comes to progress in fitness, results come from a feeling of discomfort, from sweat, from hustling for that goal or goals. If you want to get in your best mental & physical shape, there’s no shortcuts, you have to work at it, consistently. You get one life, so take the opportunity to live it to the fullest! Put yourself in the best position to have a fruitful life. Your health is real. It matters. The discomfort of not taking care of yourself is also real. Find that why that drives you, and consistently apply yourself. Don’t cave in! When you feel like giving up, push through. That’s where the glory sits.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT BALLER NATION!
It’s the new kid on the block. A world first unparalleled, high - altitude training environment offering elevated daily training sessions in track, boxing, strength & conditioning. Each daily training session is carefully crafted over 8 weeks that run all year round! Guaranteeing accelerated results & fast! No session or season is ever the same, keeping you on top of your game. Literally.
LOOKING FOR SIGN TO WORKOUT THIS WEEKEND?
Join Ellice in her go-to 20 min lower body hit boxing workout.
Conquer 9 x 2 min rounds Tabata style.
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