Could i start boxing training at home? and if so, what equipment would i need?

by David Jenyns

Question by SouthernBelle.<33: Could i start boxing training at home? and if so, what equipment would i need?
Okayy i wanna start boxing like, learning defense or mayb even kick boxing, but before i go and do anything like with a trainer, i wanna get the feel for it ya know…what could i do at home to start training and stuff? an what equipment would i need, if any?
*thank you
and i already have a bag but nothing else. lol
i dont want to compete at all.

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Answer by Jordan b
look on everlasts website your gonna want a bag and one of those quick hands ones i know that

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eli_ratliff250 August 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/11/slamman.jpg
I have one of those and I love it. But those red things will cut up your hand so I would advise taking those out. Also some 16 ounce gloves.
If you want to learn to box or something you could go to http://www.fight-site.com

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Speedy S August 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Equipment needed for begining..

1. Heavy Bag (if u want, but mainly is a must)
2. Hand wraps
3. Boxing gloves
4. Mouth piece (so u can get use to useing one if u do decided to get in to the sport)
5. Jump rope

Also before you get started in learning defense.. u must know how to properly stand, move, & ur slips, pivots, & protects. So i suggest u do what alot of boxers do… shadow box. u can do it outside or in ur room. Just stand in place and throw ur jab, jab&right, jab-right-hook, do combinations.
Then to do some self training, have a clock or timer & act like ur sparring/fighting someone. Move around, throw ur jab.. stick & move, slip punches.. like ur in a actual fight in rounds. do three 3minutes rounds or more. This is what i do cause i dont have a bag to practice with.
But you can also do this with a heavy bag, work on it, and as the bag is swinging, move around it.. throw punches, dont stop it swinging, just move around it like its an opponent.

Another way to train is set a timer for about 30-45seconds (to start off) and throw ur jab & right hand non-stop or uppercuts.

Other things to do to get in shape is, of course is push ups & crunches. Gotta have that ab’s of steel.

and finally, jump rope & jogging. really helps stamina.

Oh and remember, dont try and do to much at one time, develop urself over time & training. But also push urself. (example, if u know u can do 20 push-ups straight when u begin.. try and push urself to 25. wether u stop at 22 or 24.)
And dont forget, never drop ur hands, always keep ur gloves up protecting ur face… and when shadow boxing, or working the bag. Dont just constantly stand and do this… bob ur head around.. move it.. keep ur head a moving target.

hope this kind of helps… its what i do on a daily bases among other things.

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Apple Tart August 23, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Don’t do it. Start out by going to a martial arts or boxing gym. Find one that will let you sign up for three to six months. Learn how to punch and jab properly first before you start doing it on your own. If you are self taught you will pick up habits that become very difficult to break, especially if you want to compete later on. Trust the professionals!

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Mmm P August 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm

You need
1.Heavy bag

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betotron don August 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm

punching bag

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Jay O K August 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Training? No babe, need a trainer for that, for ANY martial arts for that matter. Can u start getting in the TYPE of shape you will be getting in? Of course, all you need is a jump rope babe! hahaha I know it sounds funny but it’s the truth. If you want to learn to box(or any other martial art) you need to see a trainer, mainly because it’s ALL about technique and you could train for days straight but if you’re doing it wrong you’re waisting you time and may possibly hurt yourself. You go to a trainer to get the feel and you could continue training(and get extra rounds in) at home.

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