Need a few tips, just getting started

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  1. KO KIDD (ESB EX-Patriot)

    KO KIDD (ESB EX-Patriot) Well-Known Member

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    Just began training a little bit, trying to get some things established before actually going to a boxing gym

    I have a few questions

    -I use 16 oz everlast gloves no wraps and hit the bag for an hour or so, I get very sore knuckles and wrists, would wrapping aid this, should I decrease the time at first that I hit the bag for? Are there any tips to making the hands stronger and more resistant to soreness or does this take time to get used to

    - Jabbing and stepping to the right..I have no problem throwing the jab and moving to my left as an orthodox fighter but cant throw the left jab and step to the right without it being awkward, some tips?

    -Head and upper body movement basics...how much do you move, and do you try to avoid a pattern to avoid being predictable or should i just worry about a few small elements first?

    Any shadow boxing tips
     
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    JDK Well-Known Member

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    Find a boxing gym if you're for real
     
  3. rocky1

    rocky1 New Member

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    First point because you're new to boxing your knuckles will hurt for the first couple of weeks especially if your hitting the bag for an hour at a time, yes if you wrap your hands correctly it should reduce some of the pain especially around the wrist it would also give much better protection to the bones inside your hands.

    15 x 3 min rounds (1hr) does seem excessive especially for a new comer to boxing I would advise you to cut it down to 6 or 8 rounds and up the intensity, boxing at the lower levels especially the amateurs is more of a sprint than a marathon.

    I know what you mean about jabbing and stepping off to the right, I've been boxing for years and it stills feels a little unnatural but with practice it does start to feel more normal. (I also tend to roll off when stepping to the right to ensure I don't walk on to a left hook)

    How much do you move? As little as possible to avoid slip or roll the shot, small movements are more difficult for an opponent to see and react to, they also burn less energy. I wouldn't worry about being too predictable, in one sense because you're a boxing fan your at a disadvantage because you'll over think things.
     
  4. KO KIDD (ESB EX-Patriot)

    KO KIDD (ESB EX-Patriot) Well-Known Member

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    Good advice, the hands feel great now, only the wrists bother me

    I incorporated new stuff to make the sessions shorter but harder

    by watching a few fighters and some training vids I figured out some head movement tricks and ideas

    probably go to a boxing gym in a month, just wanted to build a small base first even if they have to untrain a few habits
     
  5. thehook13

    thehook13 ‪#‎Pray4Khan‬

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    Definitely yes. Learn to wrap properly, supports and stabilizes all the small bones in your fist and your wrist. You should expect some pain if you're not used to punching. Also bending your wrists will lead to jarring and not closing your fist on impact will lead to some pain and swelling.
    I would say so. You don't need long hours on the bag to be good at boxing. It is a good conditioning tool at the end of the day a beginner doesn't need more than 6 rounds. I would say between 2 and 3 minute rounds will be more than enough.

    Don't bend your wrist at all when landing a punch. Clench fist on impact. Wrap your hands properly. Your hands will get used to the impact but long periods on the bag does lead to soreness.

    Learn with practice and it will become natural movement. Stepping off in Shadow boxing helps, just a small step off your left foot, maybe duck/slip your head in the direction. Circle around your bag and keep it simple. If boxing is on your mind outside the gym maybe incorporate it into everyday life until it's second nature.

    Shadow boxing is all about movement. As majority of boxing is movement you should get in the habit of doing it a lot. Don't be lazy in your technique do it properly. It is probably the most pure boxing exercise other than sparring/fighting.The cubans do up to 20 rounds of shadow boxing alone which explains their superior movement and calmness in the ring. They're also into the non contact sparring with a partner. As practise you can Throw punches at your imaginary opponent, slip and anticipate counters in your defence. incorporate footwork and upper body movement. Practise loosening up your muscles and don't be tense when throwing combinations. If you have a mirror analyze yourself for weaknesses as you would with any opponent. If you look at boxing like dancing, this is like practising all your dance moves perfectly before the performance.
     
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  6. pac_capo

    pac_capo New Member

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    Most important tip: go to a boxing gym! :)
    and go hard or go home!
     

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