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You can use this in hard sparring or even in a fight. The goal is to score some points without leaving yourself completely open. You can get very far if you do this right. Learn about him and hit him without committing too much energy. Save your energy for the later rounds. Start throwing harder punches, and fight back without being reckless. Throw your most effective punches, as many as you can.

Be aggressive but not reckless. Empty your tank before the bell rings. When you train with ground based movements, your muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments will all be activated. This form of training will improve coordination in a manner that is specific to athletic performance. You must train fast to be fast. Combat takes place at warp speed.

Train specific to your sport. Combat is ballistic and explosive, so prepare accordingly. Train Movements, Not Muscles Train with full-body movements.

Do not isolate individual muscle groups. You will never isolate individual muscles during competition, so do not train this way. By training with movements, you will improve coordination, flexibility, balance, agility, kinesthetic awareness, and functional strength.

You will train your body to operate as an integrated, functional unit. Competition takes place in three dimensions, not one. Strengthen the body throughout a complete range of motion.

I recommend mastery of the following bodyweight exercises: One-legged squats! Handstand pushups! Pull-ups all variations You will not compete with a weight set strapped to your back, so become dexterous with your bodyweight.

Quality Over Quantity You do not need several hours for each training session. Lengthy training sessions are usually the result of excess rest between exercises, or a lack of training intensity. If you train with REAL intensity, your workouts can be short and highly effective. Many professional athletes divide their day into several short sessions. A perfect example of quality over quantity can be illustrated when comparing the roadwork practices of two boxers.

One boxer runs 5 miles each morning at a relaxed pace. He averages 8 minutes per mile. His total roadwork session is 40 minutes in length. Based on the length of his workout, this boxer believes he is training very hard for his bout. Another boxer performs After a brief warm-up, he begins to run meter intervals. He runs each interval at an intense pace. He averages 70 seconds per lap, with 1-minute of rest between each interval. During his rest period, the boxer performs 20 pushups.

After approximately 12 minutes, he has performed pushups, and completed 6 intervals. He then concludes with 10 x meter sprints. His total workout lasts 20 minutes, which is half the time of the minute jog. Always focus on quality, not quantity. This principle applies to strength training, skill training, and conditioning. Train hard, train intense, and train smart. Plan Ahead Of Time Plan your workouts ahead of time.

Proper planning allows you to accurately target each training objective and requirement. Your time will be divided between conditioning, strength training, core training, skill training, sparring, and a variety of other initiatives. Plan ahead so you can allocate your time and energy efficiently. I recommend a training log to monitor progress. Examples are provided in the final chapter. By planning ahead and maintaining a log, it shows that you are serious about your training. Continuous Improvement Training intensity must gradually increase to foster continuous improvement.

The body responds to increased overload by growing stronger. Intensity and volume are the two components that control overload. Heavier loads increase intensity. By training longer, you increase volume. In time, the body adapts to a specific stimulus. To prevent habituation, you must progressively increase the intensity of your training sessions. If overload does not increase, improvements will cease. If overload increases too quickly, injury will occur.

For this reason, you must carefully monitor intensity and volume. Train hard, but also train smart. As an athlete, you must focus on continuous improvement. You must gradually increase the overload applied to the body, while remaining cognizant of the dangers associated with overtraining. World champions are not developed overnight.

To become the best, you must be consistent, diligent, and patient. Rome was not built in one day. Your body is no different. Train to improve, not to maintain, but do not rush the process. Not every day will be your most intense day. A gung ho approach to fitness can cause overtraining. By incorporating lighter days into your training program, you will ensure proper recovery and muscle growth. Do not neglect the importance of rest and recovery. Either you use it, or you lose it.

Stay in the gym on a year-round basis. Not every day must be your best day, but there is no reason to schedule extended breaks from training. You work too hard to throw away your improvements by sitting on your ass. Stay in the gym. Intensity The nine previously listed training principles have been presented in no particular order. Each principle is important. With this said, I have saved the best for last. Without intensity, nothing else matters. If you train without intensity, you should consider a new hobby such as basket weaving or crossword puzzles.

As an athlete, it is important to challenge yourself while training. You can expect to be challenged physically and mentally during competition. There will be times when you are overwhelmed by fatigue, as your opponent continues to attack. How will you respond? In order to fight with intensity, you must train with intensity. You must push yourself with the same intensity that your opponent brings to competition.

There will be days when you want to quit. The work will seem unbearable. It is during these times that you must dig down deep within and decide how bad you want it. Will you be an action taker or an action faker? We all want to succeed. You must remind yourself of your desire to succeed while training. Let me illustrate this message with a true story.

A former acquaintance of mine once served as a sparring partner for one of the best middleweight champions in This individual, also a professional fighter, was hired to spar with the champion at a 6-week training camp.

After one week, the sparring partner packed his bags and returned home. All sparring partners had to be in bed by 8 PM, to be ready for a morning gym session at 5 AM. The intensity of the camp was too much for the sparring partner to handle.

Not everyone has the physical and mental fortitude to endure such a demanding workout schedule. One reason that I enjoy sandbag training is the sheer challenge that each workout promises. I am not trying to be a preacher, but I sincerely hope that you push yourself through the workouts in this manual.

The work will be difficult, but the rewards will be plentiful. Your strength will increase. Your work threshold will increase. You will develop vice grip like strength in the hands. Your mental fortitude will drastically improve. One Last Story… Let me conclude this chapter with a story that sheds light on my thoughts regarding training intensity. I once had an aspiring boxer drive six hours to train with me for the week. He had consulted with me in hopes of improving his overall condition.

He lacked strength when fighting against the ropes, and could not maintain his punch output in the later rounds. He struggled through the drills as if he had never trained before. Despite the poor performance, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. We began working through a variety of strength and conditioning drills. Ten minutes into the workout, the man began complaining about the difficulty of the work. He argued that the workouts would cause overtraining.

Soon after, I sent the man home. I had no patience to continue training with him. Would he summon his opponent to stop punching for fear of overtraining?

Would he ask his opponent to throw no more than 50 punches per round to prevent delayed onset muscle soreness? Would he ask his opponent to slow down, as his pace was too fast, according to what he read in the latest edition of a muscle magazine? When a fighter enters the ring, he wants to knock you out. Nothing would make him happier than seeing you hit the canvas. This statement may sound barbaric, but it is the reality of combat sports.

Nothing feels as great as landing a clean knockout punch. You will relive the moment inside your head many times over. No other accomplishment in sports can compare to a knockout. There are no teammates inside the ring. Your actions and accomplishments belong to YOU, and no one else. Obviously, I never wish to injure an opponent, but all concerns are put aside in the heat of battle. I am not alone with these feelings. This is the reality of combat athletics. This reality should motivate you to push yourself to the limit.

You need to raise the bar when training. There will be times when you must push yourself through fatigue. Your muscles will fill with lactic acid. Your mind may tell you to quit. It is during these times that you define yourself as an athlete. I recognize the reality of overtraining, but I also recognize the importance of intensity. You must train hard, and follow up with proper nutrition, rest, and adequate hydration. You must make the right decisions before, during, and after your workout.

You must balance intense training sessions with lighter days to foster recovery. Are you training for recreational fitness, or to become a champion?

I cannot decide for you. You made it through my preaching session. Your sandbag will take a beating, so it is important to prepare if for the abuse. It is not fun cleaning up pounds of sand, so take the extra hour to create a proper sandbag. Equipment List Sand — I recommend downloading at least pounds.

You can find 50 pound bags of sand at any hardware store. Zip-lock bags — download a few boxes of zip-lock bags freezer bags. These will serve as mini-sandbags, which allow you to quickly and conveniently adjust the weight.

I recommend quart size bags. Duct tape — You can build or repair anything with a roll of duct tape. Your sandbag is no exception.

We will use duct tape to secure our zip-lock bags.

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Canvas bag — Your sand will need a home. This home must be able to withstand punishment, sweat, and any other perils you encounter during an intense training session. You can find a nice canvas duffle bag at any military surplus store, or even a local department store. Backpack — I recommend downloading a nice, rugged backpack.

This smaller bag will be useful for many exercises. Instructions 1. The sand will be able to swoosh back and forth as opposed to forming a sedentary rock. Duct tape the ends of the zip-lock bags. Double the bags and duct tape the ends of each bag for added protection. This step may seem cumbersome, but it will protect from future spills. Once you have enough zip-lock bags filled with sand, place them inside your canvas bag. You may wish to tape down any handles on your canvas bag to avoid distraction while performing the exercises.

You can vary the weight of the sandbag by adding or removing the sand-filled zip- lock bags. By taking the extra time to fill the zip-lock bags, you will be able to make convenient, mess free weight adjustments. As you can see in the illustration, I have used large zip-lock bags. I use quart size bags. You can use smaller bags if you wish to make smaller adjustments in weight.

I caution you against this shortcut. If you use large garbage bags, it is only a matter of time before you have a serious mess on your hands. Take an extra hour to fill the zip-lock bags. One hour of your time will save you from cleaning up a huge mess of sand in the future. Even if a zip-lock bag breaks, it will only be a few pounds of sand, as opposed to losing an entire pound bag.

Also, download an extra box of zip-locks and double up the bags. Duct tape both bags. It will pay off in the end.

Take the time to construct your sandbag properly. Eventually, you may wish to construct a 50, , , and pound bag. Strength plays an important role in combat. The sandbag exercises that follow will develop explosive strength throughout the entire body. If you have never trained with a sandbag before, you can expect to be challenged in a way that you have not experienced with conventional weights.

The swaying motion of the sand can be frustrating at times. Do not allow the bag to control you. YOU must control the bag. The bag will not always cooperate, just like an opponent. Do not allow frustration to overtake you. I do not promise any overnight miracles, but with a consistent effort, you will experience tremendous improvements in strength and power. This chapter is divided into five sections lower body, upper body, total body, core, and complex training.

I will begin with the lower body. It is unfortunate that so many athletes neglect the importance of the legs. They spend countless hours pumping their biceps and posing in front of the mirror. Most commercial gyms are riddled with people who spend more time posing than exercising. The spandex wearing gym members will rarely if ever be found working the legs.

They are notorious for posing impressive chest muscles, while sporting a pair of pencil legs.

The legs are arguably the most functional muscle group. Football players use their legs to sprint across field. Boxers generate power from the legs when delivering a punch. Martial artists require powerful legs to deliver explosive kicks.

Wrestlers use their legs to generate power while Regardless of your training objective, you must not overlook the importance of lower body strength. Suppose you were shopping for a new home. After searching the classifieds, you locate what appears to be a dream home. You hop in the car, eager to see your future home. Upon arriving, you are fascinated by the architectural design. At first glance, this home appears to be perfect… As you approach the front door, you notice sand around the base of the home.

As the wind picks up, the house begins to sway back and forth. Upon further investigation, you realize that the house has been built atop a foundation made of sand. The builders opted for beach sand, instead of conventional cement. Consequently, the home lacks a secure foundation. It cannot hold up to extreme forces such as windstorms or hurricanes.

This home closely resembles the athlete who neglects to train his legs. At first glance he may appear powerful, but when shit hits the fan, he hits the ground.

Squats develop strength, power, and muscular endurance. This exercise will increase bone and muscle mass, while strengthening the knee ligaments. During combat, you will commonly react or attack from a squat or semi squat position. No machine can replicate the benefits achieved while squatting.

All combat athletes should make time for squatting. Zercher Squat — Hold the sandbag close to the body, palms facing up. Perform a deep squat. Use a heavy bag for this exercise. Lift the elbows up to increase tension on the upper body. Squat with the bag across your shoulders. Keep the heels grounded. Do not bend the trunk forward more than 45 degrees.

Hack Squat — Perform a traditional hack squat with the sandbag. Hold the bag behind you and squat until your legs become parallel. This version of the squat will challenge grip strength.

Front Squat — Hold the bag in front of your chest and perform a deep squat. Keep your heels on the floor as you squat down.

Later in this chapter, you will learn how to add a push press to this exercise to create an awesome full body exercise. Perform a one legged squat with the sandbag held against your midsection. This exercise is very challenging with a heavy bag! Earlier I mentioned the importance of variety.

As you can see, there are several squat variations. Do not choose one over all others. Each variation provides unique benefits. Mix it up, think outside the box, and incorporate new movements into your routine. Squat Heavy Use at least pounds for each squat variation. These exercises will develop awesome lower body strength. Go heavy with your sandbag to crank up the intensity. Semi Squat Hold — Squat down half way with the sandbag held close to your body. Hold this position for time.

You can either hold the bag for one extended period, or perform several repetitions for shorter time periods. For example, you could squat down and hold the bag for 20 seconds. Return to the standing position and repeat for 10 repetitions.

Another option is to hold this semi squat position as long as possible. This movement will challenge you physically and mentally. I do not recommend this exercise on a weekly basis, but it can be used sporadically for a brutal challenge.

Strive to improve your time whenever performing this movement. A third variation is to squat down and hold the bag for 10 seconds before returning to the upright position. Next, perform a full squat, bringing your thighs parallel to the ground. Repeat this sequence ten times, alternating between the squat hold and full squat.

The one-legged squat is a perfect test of functional strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Most athletes cannot perform this exercise on their first attempt. This exercise is much more difficult than it appears. The one- legged squat demonstrates the need for variety.

Weighted squatting is excellent, but it does not override the importance of the one-legged squat. This exercise is one that I encourage all athletes particularly combat athletes to practice and master. One-legged squats will improve balance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. You do not need fancy equipment, and the results are undeniable. To perform this exercise, you will lower yourself down on one foot. Your non- working leg will remain straight as you approach the ground. You will need to lean forward slightly to maintain balance.

You can hold your arms out to assist with balance. You should pause briefly at the bottom position, before squatting upward on one leg. As you become proficient with this exercise, you can add weight by holding a dumbbell, kettlebell, or medicine ball. I would not recommend adding weight until you can perform 10 bodyweight repetitions. If you have difficulty with this exercise, you can learn by first lowering yourself to a stair step, or chair.

As soon as your butt touches the step, shoot back upwards on one leg. Your movement will be identical to a full one-legged squat, except you will use the stairs to maintain balance on the bottom portion of the movement. Eventually, you will be able to perform full one-legged squats without bottom support. If you continue to struggle with this exercise, you are likely suffering from problems with balance, coordination, or flexibility or all of the above.

You must be flexible in the legs, particularly the hamstrings to perform this movement. With consistent practice, you will develop the attributes necessary to perform this exercise with fluidity and style. You can practice a few reps each day to gradually develop the strength and balance necessary for this functional One-legged squats are a perfect supplement to any lower body strength and conditioning program. Zercher Lunge — Hold the bag close to your body and take a long step forward.

Your lead thigh will become parallel to the ground. Do not allow your knee to extend above your foot when lunging forward. Side Lunge — Take a long step to the side. Your rear leg will remain straight, while your front thigh approaches parallel with the floor.

As with all lunges, work both legs evenly. Lunges are perhaps the most neglected exercise of all. We all recognize the benefits of squatting, but very few athletes take time to include the lunge in their routine.

A lunging motion is involved in almost all offensive attacks. Do not neglect this important exercise. Grab a heavy sandbag and step up to a raised platform such as a chair.

Work both legs evenly. Step-ups will strengthen the calf muscles, hips, and thighs. Variation — Hold the bag close to your body. This will keep your arms working throughout the movement. You will feel the pain throughout your entire body! If lunges are the most neglected leg exercise, step-ups are a close second. Very few athletes perform this valuable movement.

Calf Raise — Perform a one or two-legged calf raise while holding the sandbag. Many fighters spend a great deal of time circling the ring on their toes. The calves are very important. You can increase your range of motion by performing the calf raise off a pair of dumbbell handles as illustrated. Squat Calf Raise — With the sandbag held close to the body, squat down partially, stopping just before your thighs become parallel to the floor.

From this position, perform a calf raise. The calf muscles are very resilient to exercise. I recommend days per week of calf training. These muscles absorb shock and stabilize the ankle and knee during ground-contact movements such as running. One Legged Butt Raise — Lie with the sandbag across the waist. One leg remains extended, while the other pushes upward from the ground. This exercise is excellent for the hamstrings and glutes. Push up with both feet, driving your hips towards the ceiling.

The sandbag will serve as added resistance. Glute-Ham Raise — There are machines that facilitate this movement but you can perform this exercise with the help of a heavy sandbag. You will need to secure your feet for this exercise.

In the illustration, I have placed a heavy sandbag across my legs. If you have access to a Roman chair, you can perform this exercise by facing backwards. You can also have a partner secure your feet. Start the movement lying flat on the floor with the legs straight. Pull yourself up with flexed hips, hamstrings, and glutes.

Focus on pulling yourself up with the legs, minimizing the work done by your arms. This exercise is excellent for the hamstrings. Definitely include this movement in your routine. Step 1 Step 3Step 2 Another option is to place a heavy sandbag on a chair. In the illustration, I have secured my feet under an old chair. You can place your sandbag or a few 45 pound plates on the chair to keep it in place. It is common for athletes and strength trainees to neglect their hamstrings and calf muscles.

Your legs play host to the largest, most powerful muscles in your body. The legs carry you from point A to point B. The legs produce the force necessary to explode towards your opponent.

In combat, the legs, hips, trunk, and core generate the power necessary to deliver explosive kicks and punches. Much of your power originates from the lower body. When you punch, the power starts from the ground, as you violently pivot on the balls of your feet. The hips and trunk then take over, as the punch is thrown.

Leg and hip strength is also necessary for kicking. Your power originates from the legs. Powerful kicks require explosive hip action. Exercises such as lunges, step-ups, and squats offer tremendous benefits to combat athletes.

All core exercises are pretty functional to boxing. Some more so than others. Yow johnny i have an important question. Yes, you can use soft contacts for sparring. You can check out my instructional guides for sale on this site and also the free videos on my youtube channel. Very minimum light dumbbell weights as most for beginners. Calisthenics are more important for beginners. I just starting boxing this year n this guide is really helpful. I was wondering if u have any advice for me because I am really skinny n really want to bulk up thnx again!!

Is it ok that I can only do a push up, run for about 9 minutes and train with my boxing gloves A pair of cheap Everlast gloves unfortunately? Do what you can. Everyone has to start somewhere. Keep improving what you can do and go from there. Good luck, Kim! Keep up the great work! Preferably, find one with other women in it. Good luck, Becky. Any tips on attention? You learn how to watch fights by being in them yourself.

Most of them are just guys with journalism or communication degrees or hookups and have probably never been in the ring. Johnny; Thanks so much for your videos and expertise. I am 57 years old and my son recently dragged home a heavy bag and so I have gotten hooked on working out with it. I have been working out for a bit under a month and am up to about 25 rounds per week. I am working on snapping my jabs, keeping my hands up and learning hand speed.

Soon I am going to try adding combinations. I usually throw thirty left and right jabs per round along with some rapid intervals. I am trying to pays arrention to head and feet movement too. I augment my boxing with training for a road race 10K. Right now I am focused on learning technique rather than power. I am not sure where I want to take the boxing but it does help with confidence and conditioning.

Any additional advice for an old but game guy? Thanks again. Your videos are wonderful teaching tools! Train in a gym. Keep boxing! Thxx a lot man… I learned the basics I. No exp.

I only have looked at your videos. And I think I can fight. Yea ok. No training for boxing at all. What am I gettin myself onto. I guess you gotta start somewhere.

Get my feet wet.

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Whoever competes good will be considered to training. Here goes Johnny the experts videos. Of course we have to start somewhere, but if I were you, I would have joined a gym and had the guidance and experience of a coach along with the proper training and sparring.

Good luck. With that said, learning at home without a trainer would be 10 times slower compared to someone training at a gym. The most definitive, the most extensive article on boxing for beginners. I learned so much from this.

This will help me become better in boxing. I figured that as I was hitting this thing, I may as well find out how to do it properly and found this site. I got my ass handed to me with 50 yes 50! So much for benching big! Welcome to boxing, Matt!

Keep working at it. Hey man, if you keep your body and arm completely relaxed will your fist naturally tighten at the moment of impact, or is it something you have to learn how to do. Glad to see this website! I am very new in boxing and I could say I am extremely enjoying it.. Do you have any tips since the pictures look like you planted your feet. Look forward to your response Nathan. Staying on your toes and bouncing is definitely tiring.

The more you want to move, the more you have to relax to allow your body to move easier. Hi, this is really interesting. I am 21 yrs old.

I want to learn and practice boxing. I am total beginner in case I start to box and workout exercises. Someone help me, i am waiting to hear advices….

Somebody told you your DNA might not allow you to improve your physique? Ahahaha, oh man please slap them and tell them to pull their head out their ass lol. Thanks Mister T.

I have down rope jumping with multiple times of tripping for 10 mins and dumbbell workout for biceps and some body weight squats. My toe skins are teared and my knees really hurt.

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I know no pain- no gain. So please guide me and encourage me.. It sparked a genuine interest in boxing. I will be looking into taking boxing sessions in the near future. Hello, I took up kickboxing a few months ago and found this website incredibly helpful in kickboxing as well.

Thank you for posting a lot of good information. Let me know what you think about this, please. What can i do to improve that? Any advice? Keep working and training on things as much as you can. Some movements can be very awkward. I have several videos on Youtube you can watch for head movement. Go through them and try the different suggestions I make in the videos. Two more questions what should be the time gap between workout and breakfast for weight gaining morning workout? Is kickboxing an advanced version of boxing?

Eating more food will not revitalize the energy lost during sex. If you need to eat, EAT! Kickboxing is a different sport. Boxing has less weapons and less complexity it seems but in fact goes far more into detail in all the tiny nuances of technique and strategy. Came across your page by accident…. Hi I just turn 26 can I start boxing and become a good boxer.

I really like boxing and I think this is the thing I should do its late. Hey I just wanted to thank you for all you hard work putting this site together and sharing your boxing knowledge. Greetings from Australia. Hi Jonny, thanks for this fantastic guide and all your videos. I am a 26yr old girl and began boxing about half a year ago, but in French which is not my best language, so it is great to see some things clarified and laid out so clearly.

I box in a welcoming but totally guy-dominated gym, and was wondering if you have any plans to write a guide for girls? I have totally fallen in love with this sport and wish more girls would give it a go! I do have plans to write a guide for girls eventually, Anna. I ended up writing one myself: Hey Anna, sweet write-up! I enjoyed reading it. I loved all the little details you put about how males look at females in boxing gym.

Hello Johnny. My name is Irvin and i want to get back into boxing again. I trained for a bout a year and a half but I havent been able to train since May of last year.

Is there anything I can do to help regain my boxing skills? Any help would be appreciated. Ok, thanks for the help. Find a way. Or offer to do some clean-up work at the gym so they let you train there a few hours. Hi Johnny N I love your articals! And also when do you think I spar im not sure as I am so young! So my question is. Not interested in low intensity training here. Any comments replying to my question here would be appreciated.

Working a job is a big factor, so it would be interesting to know if the times are when working or on days off. So, in a nutshell, although I already know that there is not a specific answer to this question — how long do you push yourself to train for intensely per day? And for how many days? And why have you decided on this time per day schedule? Kevin, I think your answer is complicated as you already know.

How long does a person workout in the gym for? It could range. Same with boxers, even competing boxers. Some spend only 2 hours, some spend 5. I imagine somewhere in between is a solid range. As for splitting it up, some do it all at once. The usual routine is to run in the morning and train in the afternoon.

Much appreciated. I have a rather unusual question for you — do you know of any resources for people with specific disabilities who would love to box? Here is my issue — I have a specific disability that means I cannot take body shots. It would put me in the hospital or kill me ostomy, research it for more info. But I love boxing and Muay Thai, and would love to be able to actually spar or even compete in a setting where they have allowances for specific issues like this.

Have you any knowledge of groups like this, or specific protective equipment that could help someone like me? Wear a huge body shield shield and go for head shots only. Perhaps you can also ask your doctor about this. I just finished all 8 days and am going to redo all of them again, they really are killers! They already made a LOT of improvement in the way I stand, move, and box.

I can feel the improvement in my balance when I throw punches while moving in shadowboxing and sparring as well as leg speed and precision, and also my punching power!

Thanks a lot Johnny, keep up the great work! Thank you for the awesome feedback. Awesome article Johnny N! The best Boxing Blog on the internet, hand down. Thanks for breaking everything down and keeping it simple. I am terrible for over training and going to extremes. In a nutshell: Great website and you expose the sport of boxing as beautiful as it always has been by focusing on nuances and approaches that can only be picked up on by someone who loves and analysis the sport in detail with passion.

I agree with your changes in attitude, Kevin. Thank you so much for this site! This is great inspiration to get in the best shape of my life and have some fun doing it. I plan to get your videos and books, and find a local gym. What age do you think a child can start learning to box? Children can and should learn from any age. Hey Jonny Id like to start boxing, Im 16 and this was the first website i clicked on for the basics and training….

I used to be in Tae Kwon Do for a couple months but it just wasnt my kind of thing, other than that i have never tried any type of fighting and have never gotten into a fight myself. Ive always had an interest in boxing since i was a kid but just never had the time to start any training for it. I would appreciate it alot if you could give me any other advice for a beginner and im hoping that i can have a future in boxing. I have the mentality for it and i know that if i try hard enough i can be very good some day.

Jonny N. I am a 16 year old who wants to be great in boxing and compete. I hope to become a great boxer and become proud and feel victorious. I was just wandering if I should lift weights to gain strength first then go into boxing training or should I only do boxing training. Because I have heard that it is bad to lift weights for boxing. Thanks for your time.

Hey man liaten my story is a bit long I a, from lebanon and live there I cant find any gyms that my father can accept he says that there are dirty minded people in this club that takes drugs and exct… ok i get it but i have been telling for a year to find a club at saida so please if u can try to find me a club at sidon,lebanon i am really excited for boxing I will admit it i dont have thatmuch power and muscles i am only tall and skinny but I have a strong heart please tell me any club for a 15 year old boy pleade man and thank you.

Is it right? Hey Jonny first of all thanks my life changed alot since i start trying boxe in this website… I am not in a gym and there arent gyms here or near, so i think you guys could think about who boxe at home some tips and tricks… Thanks once again! I luv boxing. But due to my family commitments I need to work. Bt still I want to learn boxing nd compete.

Despite of my age factor and time restrictions can I become victorious in boxing? Pls guide me. Hi I am completly new at boxing I am 14 years old. I wipl be working out 5 times a week usuallyfy average 50 minutes outsidee of boxing training.

I eat little junkfood. I Know the basics of boxing and I am looking for tips and work outs strategies. Weight 46 kgs last time I checked 1or two months ago. A few tips to counteract muscle cramps too…please. I fight even though it hurts, but it still is pretty annoying when you wanna make a good move but the ache just ruins it all. Throw some overhands over her jab. Hard ones…that might be enough to keep her from launching so many jabs. I kinda have a weird tendency to forget things far too often.

Thanks for the tip, dude! Sorry for bothering Mr. Johnny,but what weight i mean the weight of a person can learn boxing? I once wish to join a gym but instead they told me that im not fitted enough to learn it. The reason are that i have a overweight problem. Its is to learn boxing,first thing required are fit body?

Please help me as i love boxing but because im overweight so im unable to learn anything at all other than only jab. I am 41 and started just yesterday home boxing with a punching bag. My newly chosen way of exercise. This is a great tutorial for me as a beginner. Dude, you are the absolute dopest Johnny. I have been looking for a website like this AND an article exactly like this.

I stumbled upon gold on the internet here. I started hitting the bag to just deal with some personal stuff and fell in love with boxing instantly. I would love to try out amateur one day even have my coach picked out! Really had a great wish to meet u,: Im still a bit confused about the jabbing. Like strike a jab or like throw a jab does it all mean punch with your left? Im doing a school project about how to box so can you reply ASAP?

Hello im 20 years old 1. I can only train during weekends. Hope you can help me. Im a 16 year old female. Ive been taking fitness boxing classes for about 6 months. Ive been thinking about trying to be trained for fights and sparring instead of doing fitness boxing.

I only make it to the boxing hym 2 times a week but run and condition on the days im not at the gym. Do you think 2 times a week at the gym is enough for a trainer to actually be interested in training me and eventually finding me fights? Can you please tell where to see while boxing into the opponents eyes or his gloves……and one more thing is there any trick to knw which of the punch your opponent is going to strike…or its all about practice. Everything is all about practice.

I used them for the first time today and my fingers are kind of sore especially my two pinkies. You could also download training gloves made for women.

5 Boxing Workouts That’ll Get You in Fighting Shape

Rival has several pairs. Also some glove brands are smaller than others.Real life does not share the predictable nature of a carefully constructed barbell. Yes, you can use soft contacts for sparring. I was executing combinations on the mitts like a seasoned vet, working out twice a day was pretty much common practice, and I was tackling 5-mile runs at the crack of dawn without complaint.

Switch shoulders for each repetition. Being skinny is actually a good body type for boxing. This exercise will develop awesome core and rotational strength.

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