what are some boxing training routines that you do? i need some?

by David Jenyns

Question by King_Of_1993: what are some boxing training routines that you do? i need some?

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Answer by Boxer B
warm up stretch out ur muscles and loosen ur shoulders good and proper then shadow box for three minutes and a minute rest then again and again for three rounds then skipping for three rounds of three minutes and then bagwork for fifteen rounds of three minutes then padwork for three rounds of three minutes and then sparring for six rounds of two minutes then some floor work followed by roadwork and go home and have a nice cup of tea

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dmaud56 April 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Road work, jump rope, push ups, pull ups, chin ups, sit ups, and hanging knee ups, and a lot of them until you are cut to shreds. Oh yeah, neck rollers are good too as they help you absorb blows to the head. Also master the slip and jab first, then after that, the various punches and after that, “ring movement.”

I don’t do this by the way; I did do it for a couple of months in 2002 but then stopped because I got tired of that old fart b*tching and moaning about how that Korean kid should have boxed professionally. I was like “its his life you old fart……” I did not say that to his face but between that and how insanely hard it all was, and how lazy I am, I just couldn’t take it anymore. You ever do sit ups while a medicine ball is dropped on your stomach?

I’m too much of a daisy; after only a month of that I couldn’t take it but hey, it sure helped me play a mean game of fight night! What little real world boxing experience I had, helped me play that game well!

Generally dude, kick it old school, fitness wise. Speaking of old school, the old guy who trained us was only doing it because he was bored; he had retired from the gym that was further north of the town I was going to summer college at, and bored out of his skull. A few of my buddies and I were eavesdropped upon by that old guy and he asked us if we wanted to find out how boxers trained in the 50’s. We said sure, and after that, I gained a new respect for the champs of old.

Let me tell you, back then they didn’t mess around; boxing done old school, was literally made to turn your body into a weapon. What is different from the old school as supposed to now, is the emphasis on form. You see the newer places, and everybody is hammering away punching and speed bags, or sparring but almost no one shadow boxes. Under that old dude he had us shadow box until we couldn’t hold up our arms anymore. Let me tell you, shadow boxing for a solid hour is a B*TCH.

Oh yeah, I forgot you are interested in training; to hold a proper stance, you hold your elbows close to your torso, and your feet, together form a 90 degree angle, the rear foot placed so that if looked at overhead, they form an “L” shape. Your rear foot the bottom of the L, and your lead foot pointed forward, being the top of the L, feet held at shoulder widght, parallel to each other.

As you throw a jab, assuming its an orthodox stance, the right hand comes up to protect your face. In fact you do this, even when throwing a left hook. While you throw the jab, you push with the rear leg to add power to the jab. You always keep your arms tight to your body, and when doing solo drills you emphasize side to side or circular movement for as long as possible.

When throwing a left hook, you have to pivot on the ball of your lead foot. Say your foot is pointing forward; as you throw a left hook, the heel rotates with the torso. Following me? But then it “bounces” back immediately. Throwing on balance punches is harder than it looks. It is better to hold the stance from the side, that at an angle, because holding it on the side prevents groin shots, it also makes elbow shots more difficult. In the 1950’s many people ignored the rules so they had to be prepared for that.

When throwing a jab, you push off with your rear leg at the same time as the jab is being fired, right hand comes up to protect the face as you do so. When throwing a hook, you pivot on your front foot, and the fist is flying, palm to the floor. At least, that is supposed to be “proper form.” When throwing a right cross, lead foot remains firmly planted, but you pivot on the rear foot a little bit to help “push” the cross in the same way it “pushes” the jab. Same principle applies for a right hook. When moving about, that is bobbing and weaving, you keep elbows tight to the body at all times, chin tucked.

Also, the upper cuts follow the same principles as the hooks and the cross, only instead of moving horizontally, they move vertically in fact, think of the upper cuts as vertical hooks. They are extremely difficult to do, and even harder to use in sparring and from what I have seen an actual fight, however if you master the upper cut, it is a VERY deadly weapon. The hook has been money for most modern boxers, however, what distinguishes a “great” fighter from a “legend,” is their ability to use the uppercut to known someone out. The only fighters in 20th century boxing history, who were able to use upper cuts to knock people out were Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, The Brown Bomber Joe Louis, and Sugar Ray Robinson. All those fighters were consistently able to use the uppercut to deadly effect in the ring, but since Robinson, I have yet to see a boxer who can do it.

The upper cut is a nasty weapon, because it comes from “the blinds.” The idea of offensive stratey in boxing is constantly getting into your opponent’s blinds, the idea of bobbing and weaving, moving side to side is not so much to always use it to dodge, so much as to not give them a chance to get into your blinds. They get into your blinds, its over, especially if your opponent is a slugger.

Never let an opponent get into your blinds; if boxing has a golden rule, that would be it.

Far as further training, dude, take up meditation and learn to quiet your mind. You may want to look into Chan Buddhism.

The great Japanese swordsman, Minamoto Musashi, all the power he ever had, was rooted in meditation. He trained in Kenjutsu, in his own words, day and night, however see, Samurai of his era did the same, some trained for longer. What was different about Musashi, was that in the time his rivals spent plotting, whoring, or gambling, Musashi spent that time in deep meditation, quieting his mind, all Zen like. Because he reached a greater level of focus, this focus combined with rigorous training, than the Samurai who challenged him, he made short work of them. Also, BEFORE he became a swordsman, he was put in solitary confinement for 4 years of his young adult life for killing a Samurai with a 2 by 4. During those 4 years, all he did was Zen Buddhist meditation. He did it, virtually all day long because that is all he could do. The level of focus and concentration that gave him, gave him an edge over his rivals.

An edge you yourself could have, if you take it up yourself, and combine it with hard old school training.

good luck.


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