Bas Rutten Boxing Combinations – Explained!

The Bas Rutten Boxing Workouts are a great way to do some functional fitness, especially during lockdown when the gyms are shut.

Bas shouts out the combinations and you punch away, according to what combinations he shouts out. Pretty simple really and a decent home workout.

I’ve been doing 2 rounds per day during lockdown – plus yoga and kettlebells.

But wait? What are the combinations, and what are all these numbers he is shouting out?

Assuming you are standing in orthodox stance – with your left leg in front and right leg back

“1” means Jab (straight left punch if you’re standing in orthodox stance with left foot forward)

– a straight punch with your left hand

“2” – Jab, Cross Combination

Left straight punch, then a right straight punch

“3” – Jab, Cross, Hook

Straight left punch, straight right punch, left hook

“4” – Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut

This can be done also as Jab, Cross, Hook, Cross

But to mix it up, I like to use an uppercut as the final punch

jab, cross, hook, uppercut

I hope that helps to explain it all anyway.

1 – jab

2 – jab, cross

3 – jab, cross, hook

4 – jab, cross, hook, cross


jab, cross, hook, uppercut

Throwing a hook is tricky to begin with, please see this video for an explanation:

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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