It's often cited as the most gruelling training any athlete has to endure. In Hollywood, we see medicine balls to the solar plexus, slow-motion sequences complete with inspirational soundtracks, and a solid, if sometimes predictable, script.
The reality is even more intense than Rocky, Apollo Creed, and the rest show us on the big screen.
In this article, we speak to Jevgenijs Aleksejevs, who takes us through a typical training camp, why it can be good to get away during these camps, and his general routine.
There's no time for tanning, tapas, and Tinto when you are a professional boxer engaging in a Spanish boxing camp. All the focus is on running, physical conditioning, technical boxing, and sparring sessions.
Spain is often the chosen destination for training camps and after Jevgenijs Aleksejevs fight in Spain earlier in the year, where he proved the Spain betting sites correct in living up to favouritism, he’s grown a fondness for the sunny Mediterranean destination.
The country's climate offers the perfect blend of warm temperatures and low humidity, which aids in enhancing endurance and improving physical conditioning, while its rich boxing history and world-renowned gyms provide athletes with the highest-quality training resources.
This combination of environmental and infrastructural advantages makes Spain ideal for boxing camps.
That's part of why The Hurricane has swept into the Iberian peninsula to tune up ahead of his next fight.
There are two parts to the Hurricane's day in his Spanish training schedule - the morning and afternoon sessions.
The morning session is all about preparation.
The Hurricane told us:
It’s all about interval running and recovery running. The former pushes my cardiovascular system to its limits, building stamina and strength. The recovery running aids in the healing process and prepares my body and mind for the next challenging exercise.
A typical session for The Hurricane includes: 6-8 rounds of 1-2 minutes of high-intensity running, followed by 30 seconds to 1 minute of recovery jogging or walking. During the high-intensity intervals, he will often sprint at maximum effort, focusing on explosive movements and quick footwork.
The conditioning, agility, and endurance I garner from these exercises contribute to my overall performance in the ring. To succeed as a boxer, the smallest margins matter; this segment is about the one per cent.
In the afternoon, the technical work begins!
The Hurricane believes working hard on technique is how the best of the best stay on top of the world: "Technical boxing training emphasises proper form, footwork, and combination striking to ensure maximum efficiency in the ring. Agility and speed are also honed - I focus a lot on precise movements and repeated practice to develop quicker reaction times and improve overall speed and agility. Again, split-second reactions can make all the difference in this arena."
The Hurricane is MightyTips' ambassador and is an undefeated boxer with a 14-0 record. His recent win over French fighter Dmitri Trenel in Spain propelled him further up the world rankings, and now he's focusing on the next steps.