Boxing involves mostly punching and defense. It may not sound very complex, but training to knock out an opponent requires complication and sweating off those muscles to a massive extent. Here are a few tips to aid in training, enhance your punch and develop your own defense.
• While training the most important thing to remember is to drink lots of water. All that sweat that is becoming dispensed from your body makes you dehydrated and you will not have the energy to work out. So, stay hydrated.
• Make friends and be humble. Don’t be afraid to ask anyone for boxing tips. The more you know about another’s technique the more you learn about your flaws.
• Don’t push yourself to the limit from day one. Start from the bottom and improve your capacity one day at a time. Make your training enjoyable and worthwhile. Pushing yourself over the edge could force you to quit quickly.
• Punch sharp and light! Make your workout more valuable by following these two simple rules. This will permit more bag time and you will also have the ability to do so. Placing a show by breaking a sweat and huffing and puffing will get you nowhere.
• Breathe! Most wind up holding their breath! Looking in the opponent can be motivating in most angles. Do not look at the floor but watch how your opponent crumbles before your eyes.
Let your opponent know that you are no quitter. A boxing speed bag can help while training to punch in a continuous way. Use your whole body to your advantage. Throw your body at every punch, this way you don’t sacrifice any kind of power.
• Use Short hooks, short rights and brief uppercuts together with long jabs. You get more time and strength.
• Keep calm and toss combo punches of both hard and light order. Always keep your opponent guessing, thinking and wondering what your next move may be.
• Utilize the opportunity to land your mind in each area of the body. Keeping his mind at bay work on how best to encounter the rest of his body.
• Practice 3 to 5 combos for each opponent. Trying out every combo could be a waste of time and energy.
• During training if you are out of breathe, calm down, inform your coach and take a breather.
• Always remember, hands high, elbows low and head motion. You will find a lot of boxers moving all around the ring for no reason going off the struggle. Focus on your opponent and attack at every given opportunity avoiding your opponent’s blows at exactly the same time. Using boxing focus mitts can help during training.
• Also don’t wait for your opponent to finish his punch, if you have a gap, take the chance even if it doesn’t land.
• While in the ring, there’s no room for comfort. Always focus, focus and focus. A small distraction could be the possibility your opponent was waiting for.
• Above all, have fun. Make boxing an enjoyable sport and get the most out of it while coaching. Be serious while training but don’t make it boring.