Summer of Sports: Boxing Basics

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Summer of Sports: Boxing Basics

When people box for fitness, they are able to avoid the physical contact that can lead to concussions and other injuries while still experiencing boxing’s inherent benefits.

Typical boxing exercise includes movement and footwork drills to evade punches, as well as punching drills on equipment like heavy bags, speed bags, and focus mitts.

In addition, many boxing exercise programs involve other conditioning exercises, such as jumping rope, calisthenics, and running.

Practicing the sport is not only a great way to improve your physical fitness but also a fun way to challenge your mind and body. And if you’re looking to hit the gym, put some gloves on, and hit some mitts, here are a few pointers you need to remember if you want to make the most out of your sessions.

Throw Light but Sharp Punches

An unfortunate mistake a ton of beginners make is that they throw haymakers and swing at pads/bags with their full strength.

If all your punches are thrown with maximum effort, you’ll burn through your stamina extremely quick and you’ll end up gassed. And it’ll ultimately lead to a shorter, ineffective workout.

Throwing relatively lighter, sharper punches will be way more effective strikes and will help you conserve your energy, which will ultimately help lengthen your boxing workouts.

Get Your Breathing Right

A lot of beginners often overlook the importance of breathing in boxing. But getting the right breathing technique down while boxing is another crucial part of making sure you preserve your stamina while keeping your activity level high.

The general rule given my most trainers is that you should sharply exhale through your nose with every punch. This breathing technique allows you to execute punches while putting power behind it while enhancing your speed.

Don’t be Afraid to Suck

As you are a beginner, there is no need to be ashamed of being bad at the sport. If you expect to pull off complex boxing techniques and crazy combinations during your first couple of sessions, that would unrealistic and will hurt your motivation in the long run.

If you really want to get better in your boxing workouts, it’s best to keep yourself humble by making sure you get in touch with more skilled people both online and offline. Ask for advice, watch how the best boxers train, and then try to incorporate what you learn in the way you train in ring/gym.

If you keep at it, you’ll slowly but surely get better at boxing, even if you’re just boxing for fitness.


Get the Right Gear

The next step is to getting better at boxing is to get the right gear for home for your boxing workout routine.

Of course, you need to have the essentials: Hand wraps and a good pair of gloves to protect your hands and knuckles.

Wraps are essential if you plan to make boxing a constant part of your routine. It not only protects your hands and knuckles from injury; wraps also make sure your wrists get the proper support to keep you from injuring yourself whenever you throw a punch.

Titans Camo Hand Wraps Camo (P 300.00)

As for gloves, good rule to follow for getting gloves is if you weigh less than 129 pounds, buy 12 oz. to 14 oz. gloves. If you're somewhere between 130 to 160 pounds, use 14 oz. to 16 oz. gloves and if you're 161 to 180 pounds, use 16 to 18 oz. gloves.

Titans Pro Style Competition Boxing Gloves (P 1,865.75)

And if you plan to take your training to the next level by participating in light sparring matches, getting your own mouthguards and headguards is a must!

Titans Head Gear (P 1,995)

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