Need a Round Timer?
A lot of the workouts on this site and boxing workouts in general are based on 2 minute or 3 minute rounds followed by either 30 to 60 sec rest periods. Thus, you need a timekeeper of some sort to help you in your workouts. Below you will find links to online round timers, round timers you can download and run off a computer or PDA and MP3 round timers that you can load up in your MP3 player. Choose whichever works best for you and you're in business. For a standalone timer you can take with you to the gym, I use and highly recommend the Gymboss Timer (read my review).
Online Round Timer
I found a site with an awesome free timekeeper on it. All you do is go to their page, let it load up, and you have your very own timekeeper.
You can set it to 2 minute or 3 minute rounds. It has a nice big display to see the stopwatch type time and you can also set your rest periods for 30 sec or 60 sec. It even keeps track of how many rounds you do. It is a fully function boxing timekeeper and I give it two gloves up.
Now all you have to do is figure out how to put your computer close enough to your workout area to use it. I tried to load it up on my Dell Axim PDA, but unfortunately the browser on it doesn't support Shockwave files. I'm sure if I hunted around a bit I could find a solution. If someone knows how to get that page to load up on internet explorer on my Dell Axim - please let us know...
UPDATE: Rob over at 411boxing.com submitted two excellent little timekeepers that are standalone (see comments for writeup on the PC version) and now he made a Pocket PC version. To make it work you need to visit adobe.com and download their mobile flash player, install it, then grab the file from here. In the zip file you'll find the flash file (timekeeper_pda) and an .html file (timekeeper_pda1.html). Copy both to a directory on your pocket pc and then use your browser (IE or whatever) to look at the .html file and voila - you have a timekeeper on your PDA - perfect for taking with you to the gym...
Below find round timer files, including MP3 round timers and standalone computer or pda based round timers - or use the one I use.
|3 minute round bell and warn.mp3||2.92 MB|