Beginner Boxing Training Tips
Many people want to know what the best boxing training routine is for a boxer who has just starting in the sport. One you are one of those people then you have come to the right place. In this article we will give you few tips and a perfect routine that will get you ready.
In order to excel in this routine you need to have some boxing equipment and a supervisor who is a qualified boxing coach. Let see what these routine are:
It is absolutely vital to perform stretching for about 10 minutes. Many athletes just take this for granted and skip this important routine. Stretching is required so that you body get accustomed to the rigorous exercises that you are about to perform.
After the stretching, you must do some sort of warm up exercises. For warm up you can do various light exercises like jogging around the gym or any other open place. This light running will keep the blood flowing through your body. it is also beneficial for preventing cold muscles from various injuries.
HEAVY BAG SPRINGS
For this routine you will need a heavy punch bag. Try to complete 2 minutes rounds of fast continuous punching on your punching bag. You can perform several sets depending on your physical condition. But as a beginner you should start with at least 3 sets or rounds.
Shadow sparring or shadow punching involves throwing punches in the air. This is a technique that is used to improve movement, defense, and punching technique. You can start off with 3 sets with 2 minute allocated for each round.
HEAVY BAG POWER SHOTS
This exercise is used to work of your power punches which involve hooks, uppercuts, and cross. Perform 3 sets of 2 minute rounds. Try to perform single punches in the first round, then double in the second and go all out in the final round.
This training routine is performed with your coach on the punch mitts. In this routine you work on your defense and various combinations.
DOUBLE END BAG
This routine will be performed using double end bag. You will try single, double, and various combinations on the double end bag while working on your defensive maneuvers and footwork.
For this routine you need a speed ball. As the name suggests, this routine is used for improving speed of your punches. It involves continuous hitting at the ball. Try not to stop. The speed ball routine will not only give you great sweat but it is also good workout for arm and it builds up your lactic acid tolerance. Do at least 3 set with 2 minute round each.
Skipping is another very good exercise that boxers use to warm up. It also helps burn your fat and tone up body.
In order to strengthen your abdomen you should spend some time (around 15 minutes) on mixture of floor workouts.
No pain no gain. The harder you work in your training, the better you will get and remember to have a 1-2 minute resting period between exercises.