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Boxing training for beginners: This is the basic thing you have to know before putting on gloves.
If you are thinking of trying a different training for what you have been doing forever, boxing can be your new best friend. Contact sports are a great option to get fit or to complement another sport, they are fun, they help us manage stress and anxiety and improve our overall health.
But what do you have to know before you start training boxing? These are the benefits that you are going to get and this is a boxing training for beginners.
The benefits of boxing training
Boxing is a sport that certainly engages: both boxing clubs and gyms dedicated to fit boxing or similar disciplines (chains like Brooklyn or Fightland) have been growing in number since recent years. And it is that boxing is a very good option to get in shape, whether we are new to the world of sport or if we come from other sports disciplines, whether or not something to do with contact sports.
Through boxing not only improve the muscle tone of our arms and our shoulders, those responsible for throwing the blows during the fighting; but also we will work also our entire middle zone (all the blows begin and end in our central area) and the deep muscles of the abdomen.
Both coordination and agility are two of the basic physical skills that are most used in boxing classes. Intramuscular coordination, which helps us move efficiently and orderly different muscle groups, is important when moving around the bag or in the ring itself. Agility, especially in the legs (the footwork is very important for boxers) and when dodging blows, is also important, especially in combat.
Boxing training is also very demanding at the cardiovascular level: it is generally worked at intervals of three minutes in which the body works at a high intensity. Between these intervals, short breaks are made. As you can see, it is a training system very similar to HIIT and, therefore, very demanding.
What are you going to do in a boxing class?
If you have never entered a boxing class you may think that just after entering you will be put to fight against one of your classmates. This pulls back many people, but calm, because before making a fight against an opponent you have a lot to learn.
Classes always start with a warm-up that usually includes both joint mobilization and jump intervals with the rope. In this way, we are preparing the body and we are gradually increasing the pulsations before starting the training itself.
If you are a rookie, the first thing you will have to learn is the technique of the main blows of boxing: direct, upper, hooks. The technique in boxing is very important so that the blows are effective and to avoid suffering injuries by a blow wrong given. The different strokes are practiced alone or with partners, at different speeds and both in isolation and forming different sequences.
The defense is also a very important part of boxing: not only do you have to know how to hit, but it is paramount to know how to cover, dodge and fit the punches to suffer the least possible damage. We practice this when training with a partner.
It is also common to dedicate part of the class to shadow boxing and hitting the bag: both are useful for improving our technique and for working our footwork (it is very important, in the face of a fight, that we know how to move around all the ring and also on both sides of the bag).
The training session is usually finished with some final intervals of skipping and stretching, to gradually return to calmness.
As you can see, it is a varied and fun training that we encourage you to try. Be careful, because it hooks!