Posts tagged “exercises”

Doorway Pull Up Bar Exercises for Boxers

Doorway Pull Up Bar Training for BoxingThe doorway pull up bar can be a boxer's best friend. There are a variety of exercises and workout routines that somebody training in boxing can use with a portable pull up bar or chin up bar. Some will focus primarily on building strength in the upper body and the back. Others will focus in on your core.

Either way, both of those areas are of extreme importance for training in boxing. Additionally, a doorway pull up bar comes with many other advantages for boxers and would be boxers. Take a look at some of these benefits and some sample exercises you can use with a portable chin up bar.

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Kettlebells for Boxing Strength Training

Kettlebells for Boxing Strength TrainingKettlebells are a fantastic tool for boxing strength training and they are one of the ideal solutions that you should consider using. Kettlebells can be used in a variety of different ways for training in boxing, including core strength training, stamina and endurance training, weight loss and much more.

Take a look at a few sample exercises that you can perform using kettlebells for boxing strength training. From there the options are truly endless, and you'll be able to create and customize your own routines easily.

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Heavy Bag Exercises: Dirty Boxing and Infighting

Many people think that you can't truly practice dirty boxing and infighting with your heavy bag exercises. The thinking is that you really need a sparring partner in order to hone this part of your game. To an extent this is going to be true, but the same can be said for any aspect of boxing. It's always learnt better, and more completely, once you master the basics and then try it out against somebody that's trying to stop it… or stop you.

Still, you can use some special boxing training drills on the heavy bag in order to help practice this portion of your game. It's something that shouldn't be ignored, because infighting is the nitty-gritty part of any fight where physical domination and mental strength really gets exerted from one man onto another. With the right skills that you can start learning from these heavy bag exercises you'll be the one coming out on top.

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Heavy Bag Drills: The 250 Punch Challenge

Heavy Bag Drills: The 250 Punch ChallengeThere are many different heavy bag drills that you can add into your boxing training routine in order to improve your results. This one is a personal favorite of mine, and it will add some real intensity to your heavy bag workouts. It's certainly not for those who aren't up for a real challenge. So tighten up those laces and get ready to work, it's the 250 punch challenge heavy bag drill.

The concept behind my favorite of all heavy bag drills is easy… you're going to throw a minimum of 250 punches in one 3-minute round. It's going to push you extremely hard. There's only 180 seconds in three minutes, so you're working on overtime here. Here's an overview of how to get started and incorporate this into your heavy bag workouts.

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Heavy Bag Training Routine: 4 Punches and Up

Heavy Bag Training Routine - 4 Punches and MoreWhen getting started with a heavy bag training routine there are many different paths that you can head down. The most important thing though is to have a plan. When you workout with a set plan in terms of what you're going to do and how you're going to do it, then it's easy to drift out of focus and fail to achieve your goals. Therefore, developing and following a boxing training program will enable you to stay on track and make the most out of your workouts.

Take a look at this brief guide to help get you started with heavy bag training. It's a simple boxing training program that just requires you to stay throwing 4 punches or more every time you punch.

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Boxing Speed Training with the Speed Bag and the Double End Bag

Use a speed bag for boxing speed trainingLooking for a great way to get in some boxing speed training at home? Then good news, you won't need very much to get you started. If you have both a speed bag and a double end bag, that's great. But even just having a speed bag you'll be able to improve your skills without any trouble at all.

There are actually a variety of different ways that you can incorporate boxing training techniques to improve your speed. Utilizing the different bags provides the best advantages because you'll be closely mimicking what you'll be doing during the fight and you'll be improving your coordination and your technical form as you train. More... »

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Benefits of a Boxing Bob for Boxing Training at Home

You may have heard of the Boxing Bob for boxing training at home, but you may not be aware of what it actually is or the different benefits that it can provide. This piece of equipment is a great way to get the most out of your workouts while boxing training at home. More... »

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Boxing Training Techniques for a Heavy Bag Workout

There are many different boxing training techniques you can apply for a great heavy bag workout. The key to a great boxing training routine is a combination of variation and consistency. You want to be learning fundamentals through repetition, but you also want to keep yourself interested and keep your muscles guessing at what's coming next. You need to be motivated to complete an entire boxing training routine without succumbing to mental or physical fatigue.

This article is going to talk about some sample boxing training techniques for a heavy bag workout at home or at the gym. It doesn't matter where you do this, you don't need any partners or any special pieces of equipment. All you need is a heavy bag, a pair of gloves, some hand wraps and potentially a round timer. More... »

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Complete Sample Boxing Workout at Home

No matter what you're skill level, if you're looking for a great boxing workout at home, you need to have a place to begin with. No workout is going to work the same way for the same person, and most people don't even have all of the same equipment to work with. That being said, here's a complete sample at home boxing workout that you can use as a starting point for a phenomenal workout.

You only need a minimal amount of equipment to get started with this great at home boxing workout and you don't need any training partners or assistants. Here's what you need: More... »

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Should Boxers Lift Weights?

One of the most common questions related to boxing training is should boxers lift weights? It's a question that many people have different opinions on, and it's an important subject to tackle whether you are looking for beginner boxing tips or you are a serious boxer looking to get to the next level.

Even professional fighters don't all agree. The classic example I always use is that Muhammad Ali never trained at all with weights, and many other fighters did not either. Meanwhile, today many fighters seem to incorporate at least some weight lifting into their boxing training. So should boxers weight lift? More... »

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5 Great Beginner Boxing Tips

People ask me all the time, what are the best beginner boxing tips that I could give to somebody who wants to start learning how to box? Really, the best thing I could say is to go find a local boxing gym near your home and start heading down there a few times a week to get your feet wet. But outside of that, it's important to start training in boxing the correct way, using fundamentals and sound techniques. More... »

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Learn How to Shadow Box: Boxing Training Tips

Every aspiring boxer knows about shadow boxing, but not all aspiring boxers actually know how to shadow box. It's one of the key ways that boxers train, and it helps to hone all of the skills you have practiced. Really, shadow boxing is about putting all of those skills together into one tight package. When you learn how to shadow box, you are effectively training your body and your mind to prepare for the real thing, whether for you that's a sparring session or a real fight. More... »

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Boxing Strength Exercises: Mastering the Pull Up and Chin Up

Fighters in training often struggle with the best ways to build muscle for boxing. Strength exercises for boxing have to be different than strength exercises for other athletes. In boxing, a fighter's flexibility and lean muscle mass are extremely important, whereas you don't want to just pack on tons of extra muscle.

One of the best strength training exercises for boxing is the pull up, and it's close cousin, the chin up. Both of these are body weight exercises, meaning you aren't relying on extra weights or machines, you are building strength through working out with your own body weight. This applies great to boxing, and will help you add tons of functional strength to use in the ring, without bulking you up too much or slowing you down. More... »

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How to Train With a Speed Bag

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A speed bag is one of the most classic symbols of a boxer in training, and learning to use a speed bag can be a slow and frustrating process. I've known great athletes who have been stumped by the simple but daunting task of training with a speed bag. It doesn't have to be that way though, you just need to learn the basic principles of using one.

Training with a speed bag definitely comes with a learning curve. So one of the most important things right from the beginning is to accept that you aren't going to appear like Sugar Ray Leonard in your first training session. But if you take some time, you'll be making that sweet speed bag music (the intense drumming rhythm of you striking the bag and the bag bouncing off its support) in no time. More... »

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The Best Boxing Training Exercises

There are certain exercises that simply cannot be avoided when you're training in boxing. There are always ways to alternate these basic exercises to change things up and see more success. But they cannot be avoided, no matter how much you might hate doing them. Here are the most essential physical fitness exercises that you absolutely have to do when you're training for boxing. More... »

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