“Marvalis” Marquis Moore, soon to be professional boxer, joins the show. Marquis started boxing at a very young age and was introduced to the sport by his father and uncle. He wasn’t sure about becoming a boxer in the beginning but has grown to enjoy the sport and is very good at it! Boxing for his first time at the age of 11 he then went to join the Army and continued his boxing career as part of the ArmyWCAP (Army World Class Athlete Program).
Marquis has won many titles and championships but remains very humble and appreciates what boxing has taught him on a deeper level. Marquis describes his personal struggle with self-confidence along with other issues and how he overcame those obstacles with boxing.
Marquis really has the heart of a champion and is working on starting an organization that will help people who are struggling with self-doubt and are going through rough times. While being in the Army and boxing Marquis talked with a lot of people and had the opportunity to be somewhat of a role model for kids and youth. He talks about being able to embrace the hardships of life and how to turn something painful into something positive and come out of the situation stronger.
Of course we talked about his training and diet and came away with a few tips. Marquis is training for the ring so he mixes strength with power and tops it off with cardio. Here’s what a week of training looks like:
Monday – Running and cardio training.
Tuesday – Strength workout AKA weight lifting.
Wednesday – Technique training.
Thursday – Plyometric and explosive training.
Friday – Technique training.
Saturday – Distance run, steady state cardio.
Sunday – Active recovery, Epsom salt bath and stretching.
Marquis trains hard with a goal in mind and talks about how he focuses on recovery and self-care. He drives home the importance of stretching and caring for the body.
Also what his diet consists of (yes you guessed it) chicken and green leafy veggies.
If you would like to know more about Marquis or help support his organization you can follow the links below:
We would like to thank Mr. Moore for taking the time to share his story with us and for the full story listen to this episode of Under Ten fitness.
And as always remember – Stay Motivated!