Boxing fitness - define it

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  1. The Marvellous One

    The Marvellous One Well-Known Member

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    I've never boxed but am reasonably fit and do the usual running / cycling / swimming / gym for fitness. A guy in my triathlon club is seriously dedicated to Ironman and posts some good times but also goes to a boxing gym for fitness for the last couple of years.

    He has done a few white collar fights and was telling me the fitness in boxing was indescribable. 30 seconds felt like 3 minutes etc. What type of training helps you in beginner level / low level white collar boxing? How do you describe the fitness needed (apart from actually doing it). Is it sprint training or hill sprints?

    He also said getting hit in the face doesn't really hurt with the gloves on, but that your legs go. I appreciate the truly heroic fitness levels of pro boxers, but as I know how fit this guy is, I was surprised with what he said.

    I get that fitness is sport-specific but define boxing fitness and the types of training you can do to get box-fit?
     
  2. PivotPunch

    PivotPunch CHB FNC gatekeeper

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    It still hurts a lot to get hit regardless of whether your opponent wears gloves. The punches that don't hurt are the worst as long as it hurts you#re usually fine if it doesn#t hurt then the punch really did damage.

    I also think the cardio aspect gets overrated by some and a lot of it has to do with being efficient and calm. I have D- cardio but when I box I have at least C cardio compared to everyone else because I pace myself more (out of necessity)
     
  3. The Marvellous One

    The Marvellous One Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response
     
  4. Peter64

    Peter64 New Member

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    Boxing training is a full body workout and it usually makes use of rounds or sets of exercises. These are set up so that you do a set of exercises that are full-on and raise your breathing and strain your muscles, then you have a break, then another round of exercise. They mimic how a fight situation can really go.
    Interval Training
    This style of training is also called interval training and the technique has been shown to have really fast results in a lot of sports. You have bursts of really high intensity exercise, alternating with lower intensity or rest. Running often incorporates interval training, where you run fast for a short distance, then slow for a similar length. And running is great for improving stamina, but as a note - avoid too much distance running. A sprint or fast run is far more closely aligned to fitness and muscle strength building.
     
  5. brown bomber

    brown bomber Well-Known Member

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    The sport is largely anaerobic interspersed with moments of recovery and highly explosive tempo change. Your closest simulator is proper Olympic wrestling. Simply put your friend is fit for one activity but not for this one. Fitness is simply adaption for an activity.
     
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  6. Peter

    Peter You'll do nootin

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    Boxing is tiring but wrestling is way way worse. Honestly there's a lot of people out there who will think they are fit and wrestling will soon change that

    Anyway in terms of getting hit not hurting depends on who's fucking hitting you that :lol:
     

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