How Boxer Ryan Garcia Stays Fighting Fit at Home


You might scroll through your social media feed, see Ryan Garcia’s mega-popular accounts (6 million followers on Instagram alone), and think that you’ve stumbled upon just another fitness influencer. He’s got all the trappings of the archetype—a profile full of high-res photos and videos showing off his ripped physique and the workouts he uses to hone it, some glamour shots with perfectly coiffed hair, and, of course, the Gym Shark apparel sponsorship.

But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see what Garcia actually is: a legitimate contender. Currently, the 21-year-old boxer sports a 20-0 professional record (with 17 KOs) and holds the WBC Silver Lightweight title. His status on social media has helped him to become one of the most visible competitors in the sport even at such an early stage in his career—his highlight reel knockouts and fast hands are a fixture on huge sports Instagram accounts like House of Highlights and ESPN.

But even boxing contenders need to roll with the punches to adjust their training programs when circumstances change. Garcia is currently stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means that he’s not able to keep up with his typical strength training regimen to support his ring work. He took some time to open up to Men’s Health to record the routine he has been doing (major key: trade weight room staples for resistance bands and Bosu balls) to stay ring-ready.

“Adjust to your surroundings, because the world don’t wait for you,” he says. “Just like Bruce Lee said: You need to be like water. Water goes into a cup, it turns into the cup. Water goes into anything, it becomes that. That’s what you need to do when you’re working out, and for anything in life. Just keep adjusting.”

If you want to take on Garcia’s workout, just remember that he’s a high-level athlete training for a specific purpose. You might have slightly different fitness goals. But you can still give this a try to hone your power, conditioning, and athleticism.

Ryan Garcia’s Boxing Home Workout

Resistance Band Circuit

Resisted Squat – 4 rounds of 15 reps

Resisted Overhead Press – 4 rounds of 15 reps

Resisted Squat to Press – 4 rounds of 15 reps

Conditioning Circuit

Bosu Ball Step Up – 1 minute

Bosu Ball Across Steps – 1 minute

Bosu Ball Scissors Steps – 1 minute

Core Circuit

Plank Leg Lift – 10 reps per side

Plank Hip Abduction – 10 reps per side

Plank Side to Side – 10 reps per side

Cardio Finisher

Resisted High Knees – 4 rounds of 10 seconds

Resisted Skips – 4 rounds of 10 seconds

Resisted Lateral Slide – 4 rounds of 10 seconds per side

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