Anthony Joshua led crowds of 300 on a run on Hampstead Heath this evening as part of Lucozade Sport’s new initiative to get more people moving. () Anthony Joshua led crowds of 300 on a run on Hampstead Heath this evening as part of Lucozade Sport’s new initiative to get more people moving. () © Copyright

FS help AJ start training camp

Anthony Joshua has just started his training camp for his November world heavyweight title defence - and he invited FS for a run to get him kick-started. Well, us and 300 other flashmob runners who descended on London's Hampstead Heath.

After calling us out on Twitter to join him on the run, AJ extended the invitation to his millions of fans across the world on social media as the run kicked off Lucozade Sport’s new ‘Made to Move’ campaign to champion active lifestyles with the aim of getting one million people moving more by 2020. 

AJ lead us on a few laps of the Heath and also revealed how he's going to prepare for his Manchester fight (see training schedule below).

But was the world champ secretly concerned about the turnout for the event? "I was worried," he confided in us after the run. "I've got a big invoice to settle later for all the people that turned up!"

You can check out the video of the event below, and pick up a copy of next month's FS to read loads more from AJ.

AJ's Training Day

7.30am - session 1 - Cardio

"The first session of the day is usually down at the track. This is where I get to work on developing my energy systems, making sure I’m as strong as I can possibly be both aerobically and anaerobically. A typical session could consist of high intensity sprint work, conditioning work using the bike or a longer distance run at a more moderate pace."

11.30am - session 2 - Strength and Conditioning

"After a short sleep and a healthy breakfast that will consist of proteins and carbs, I’ll head over to the gym to work on my S&C and keep hydrated during my session with Lucozade Sport. Over the course of a training camp these sessions will evolve to make sure I'm as strong, fast and powerful as I can be for fight night. This includes mobility work, core strength, weights and functional movement training that closely replicates movements I need to perform in the ring. These sessions also help me to work on my foot speed and my rotational power that are both very important in boxing."

 Anthony Joshua led crowds of 300 on a run on Hampstead Heath this evening as part of Lucozade Sport’s new initiative to get more people moving. ()

 

5.30pm - session 3 - Boxing

"This is where the magic happens. After more sleep, more food and more hydration it's back to the gym for my boxing training and my third session of the day. This is the most important session for me as it’s where I get to work on my technique, my timing, my movement and where everything starts to come together. Pad work, hitting the heavy bag and of course sparring are all key parts of this session.

"When camp's in full swing a boxing session could consist of me sparing 12 rounds against 4 different opponents (3 rounds with each). This way I'm always sparring a different fighter with a different style that I have to adjust to and more importantly they’re entering the ring fresh as I'm getting tired. This is a great way to sharpen the tools and prepare for my opponent."

Lucozade Sport will launch the Made to Move Sessions in October; a series of live-streamed workout classes hosted by a range of influential sport and fitness partners. For more information follow @LucozadeSport

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