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Heavy Hitter Workout

USBA champ shares his intense training regimen.

Pro Boxer Steve Cunningham

USBA heavyweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham wants a shot at Wladimir Klitschko’s IBF title, and the Navy vet knows that the road to get there runs through the gym. Below is his championship cardio and weight routine.

Train Like Steve

WARMUP

Dynamic stretching
800-meter run

THE SPRINT WORKOUT

400-meter sprint
Rest: 40 sec.

800-meter sprint
Rest: 40 sec.

1,200-meter sprint
COOLDOWN
400-meter run

THE GYM WORKOUT

Note: Do 10 pushups in between each set.

Barbell Squat
Sets: 3  Reps: 10, 8, 6

Hamstring Curl
Sets: 3  Reps: 10, 8, 6

Dumbbell Curl and Squat*
Sets: 3  Reps: 10, 8, 6

*Hold a dumbbell in each hand with a supinated grip. Do 10 curls, then raise the dumbbells to shoulder level with your hands in a neutral position and do 10 squats.

STEVE’S STATS

Age: 38
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 207 lbs
Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Instagram: @therealuss
Professional Record: 27–6
Sponsor: MHP

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