Floyd Mayweather unorthodox training patterns lead to neuroplasticity

ArlenJ.com
July 5, 2020

Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s resume speaks for itself. He retired from professional boxing in 2017 with a 50-0 record. His final victory was by TKO over UFC boxer and mixed martial artist Connor McGregor. Mayweather’s victory over undefeated wrecking ball Diego Corrales on January 20, 2001 was perhaps his greatest victory. Many pundits expected Robert Guerrero to beat Mayweather after a year layoff that included a two-month stay in jail. But the then 36-year-old “Pretty Boy” won by unanimous decision, dominating all 12 rounds of the fight.

Despite Mayweather’s dominance and beating every opponent put in front of him; he has no shortage of critics. HBO boxing announcer Jim Lampley said Mayweather is “an often aggressively distasteful human being whose behaviors are a blight on the boxing landscape.” Matthew Rhodes, writing for the Guardian Sport Network, wrote in 2014 that Mayweather’s career is potentially tarnished because he “ducked” Winky Wright and fought Miguel Cotto past his prime. Regardless of personal opinions, Floyd is one of only five champion boxers with 40 or more fights to finish his career undefeated.

Mayweather worked hard throughout his career. He earned everything he has today. His training style is considered unorthodox by many in the industry. Mayweather stayed primal throughout his career, meaning he stuck to his fundamental humanism. He’s used the Clubber Lang-style of training from Rocky III throughout his career. This expedited neural pathway development in Mayweather’s brain, essentially allowing him to beat every opponent with reflexive actions.

Floyd’s training style

Most boxers have a strict training regimen leading up to bouts. Not Mayweather. He is known to enjoy a night out on the Las Vegas strip, only to jog home in his club-casual attire. Mayweather is also known to party with celebrities into the wee hours of the night, then retrieve sneakers from the trunk of his car and spontaneously run.

He’s also a positive self-talker, not shy about telling people about his greatness. “I drink soda, I eat pizza, I hang out with chicks all day, and these fighters still can’t beat me,” Mayweather yelled at the gym before his 2014 fight with Marco Maidana. Devin Haney, a 21-year-old lightweight fighter who trains with Mayweather, told the U.S. Sun that he wouldn’t be surprised if Money made yet another comeback. He said this past April that Mayweather trains “30, 40 minutes on the pads straight.”

Those who have followed Mayweather’s career know that the 43-year-old boxer will not return to the ring unless the money is right. Forbes reported that Mayweather earned an astounding $275 million for his last fight versus McGregor. He’s teased fans with a potential McGregor rematch or a fight with UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his comeback. Time will tell.

Mayweather and neuroplasticity

We’ve all heard the term “hard-wired” as it relates to human habits. Neuroplasticity refers to changes in the brain resulting from learning new abilities, adjusting to new cultural norms, and even behavioral changes related to psychological trauma. This conscious creativity was once thought to only happen during childhood. But a 2002 study published in the journal Nature Review Neuroscience found that there is “continuous genesis and turnover of neurons” in adult primates. Mayweather has trained his body to beat opponents similar to how great musicians spontaneously play music and great hitters crush fastballs.

The ALPHA by Prodigy Mindset™ Gym builds and reinforce neural pathways. This leads to command of alpha consciousness, meaning mid-frequency brainwaves. Conscious creativity occurs during these states, allowing men to train themselves not only in new and different activities, but also in self-confidence and self-image. Conscious command is achieved once these neural pathways are solidified and spontaneously recalled.

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