BOXING FOR BEGINNERS


BEGINNERS BOXING


So you decided to take up boxing well here is a quick article to get you started with the basics.

Remember we were all beginners at some point even Muhammad Ali had to learn.

A great quote:


"THE FIGHT IS WON OR LOST FAR AWAY FROM WHITNESSES - BEHIND THE LINES, IN THE GYM, AND OUT THERE ON THE ROAD, LONG BEFORE I DANCE UNDER THOSE LIGHTS"


I love to go to the ol boxing gym and train there's nothing else like it, my dad has taken me since I were six years old and I love every minute from training to watching.

If you are starting from scratch on your fitness quest you may want to build up a basic fitness foundation before finding and attending a boxing gym.

So back to the basics don't be getting too fancy too quick as you may find it a great shock, you need to build yourself up and it takes time.

Roadwork aka jogging/running

Hailed as essential to many boxers conditioning roadwork is getting out and jogging.  Now not everyone is good at jogging especially to begin with but persistence + consistency will get you there.  Build up to doing at least 15 minutes 3 times per week then increase the time in small increments of a minute or 2 as the weeks go.  Then when you are up to 45 minutes you have reached a good level and can consider changing your running programme to become more advanced.  You will have increased your fitness and feel more confident.

Work your body - utilise bodyweight exercises to become more conditioned and develop bodyweight strength here are a few.

Skipping
Pull Up
Press Up
Sit Ups
Crunch
Burpees
Mountain Climbers
Star Jumps
Squats
Lunges

Now your getting the Rocky spirit and are ready to hit the gym feel proud of how far you have come and use these foundations to progress as far as you like.  When choosing a gym remember to be sure that it has what you want.  So it has a good level of trainers who can show you the roaps.  Don't just go to the first gym you see that have that much equipment they don't know what to do with, choose a gym that suits you so it might be the shiny shiny gym or the spit and polish gym either way check them out first.  Look at the trainers and what they are qualified to do/teach and talk to the members/staff.










 

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