Becoming A Better Boxer
Posted by Nancy on November 17, 2010
If you have chosen boxing as your sport of choice and are determined to be the best you can be, there are some things that you can do to assure your success in this endeavor. You would be wise to establish a routine that allows you to get in as much practice time as possible. The old saying that, “practice makes perfect” is true of boxing just as it is true of almost everything else. Some individuals find that setting aside a certain time of day or evening when they consistently train works best for them. Many athletes have found that if they leave too much flexibility in their training schedules, other things tend to come up which detour them from their goals. Whatever time it is that you chose for your workout, consider it a permanent commitment and schedule other things around this crucial time for training.
One of the most critical elements of boxing is balance. To be successful it is necessary to have correct body alignment and positioning and the ability to move quickly to deliver blows to the opponent and to avoid receiving blows in return. Perfecting ones balance can be achieved through various other sporting activities such as ice skating, snowboarding, or working on a balance beam.
One may not initially consider boxing to be a sport of finesse but, in fact, the best boxers have a grace in their movements that allows them to get the very most out of their efforts.
Establish a work-out routine that allows you to practice the jabs and punches you would use against an opponent in the ring. Obviously, it is important to have the correct boxing gloves to ensure as much protection for your hands as possible. There are a myriad of styles and various degrees of quality available so do some research to decide which ones will be best for you. The use of a punching bag or a punching dummy is a very practical and helpful way to train and to optimize your techniques.
With a strong commitment, determined effort and a few necessary aids, one can enjoy the training that will allow them to excel at the increasingly popular sport of boxing.