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Why a Boxing Stance is Fundamental

  Why a Boxing Stance is Fundamental Boxing is a sport of fundamentals, and the better your fundamental approach the more likely you are to be successful at it. This includes your stance, which can be thought of as your base in that in addition to literally connecting you with the ground, it is also where your power, speed and agility come fro...
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Defensive Tips for Boxing Beginners

As with any sport, it isn't offense alone which wins the game of boxing. This is because unless you hopelessly over match your opponent (and who wants to win that way?), you will need to ward off or minimalise the impact of your opponent's punches. Therefore, along with everything else you need to work on in becoming a good fighter (legwork, condit...
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Roadwork: Why do Boxers Run?

  While few runners are boxers, nearly all boxers are runners. Strange? Contradictory? Perhaps, although there are some key differences between running to train for boxing and running to enjoy the sport of running. For instance, runners typically train for one purpose, which is of course to develop their straight-line running speed and stamina...
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Footwork in Boxing: Why it’s Important

We would hardly associate someone like Fred Astaire with the great Muhamad Ali—at least not so far as their chosen professions are concerned. After all, while Astaire was known for the elegant grace of his  dance steps , Ali was known for his fierce determination, lightning-quick hands, and ability to knock his opponents to the floor with his ...
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What is Shadow Boxing? Why You Should Do It

Boxers train so that they can have the best possible chance of winning in the ring. In fact, it is the one-on-one aspect of boxing, as well as the need to develop speed, power and strength in their training which brings up the question: Why is sparring without an opponent---otherwise known of as shadow boxing—so important to a boxer's training? Sha...
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Am I Too Old to Start Boxing?

When he was 45-years old, George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion in history and did so by knocking out 27-year old Michael Moorer. Even more impressive was the fact that he did this after coming out of a 17-year long retirement, and then went on to fight professionally for another 3-years until he retired once again in 1997. Think ab...
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The Fear of Getting Hit in Boxing

While you don't have to take part in fighting or live sparring to enjoy staying in shape with fitness boxing, doing so may be way more fun than you realize. It is, after all, the sport of pugilism, so why not give some ring time a try? However, part of facing a live opponent is getting hit, and nobody boxes without taking some punches. Naturally, y...
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Fitness Boxing Exercises (That You Can Do Anywhere) to Improve Your Boxing Skills

So, having tried fitness boxing, you're now hooked—and good for you! It is, after all, one of the fastest-growing workouts there are. And no wonder, what with the intense, fat-burning exercises and routines designed to build strength and endurance like you never thought you had. Plus, there is the fun, social atmosphere of fitness boxing, just to m...
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Things You Should Know Before You Take Your First Boxing Class

  So, you have concluded that the benefits fitness boxing workouts are just too good to pass up. And, that means it is time to sign up for your first class! But what should you know before taking the plunge? Do you need to start at a certain fitness level, is there any special equipment you need to invest in, and which gym should you join? And...
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Fitness Boxing: Which Gloves to Wear for your Workouts?

Along with being perhaps the most complete and beneficial workout there is, fitness boxing is also one of the most fun workouts around - which is why you're hooked! However, now that you are taking part in boxing workouts on a regular basis, you realize that the loaner-gloves which your gym offers you may be more "aromatic" than useful, so per...
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Fitness Boxing for Kids

  Hey Mom and Dad—want your kids to be calm, confident, fit and disciplined ? Simple--take them with you next time you go to the fitness boxing gym! No, they won't become little monsters out looking for fights, nor will they end up punch-drunk with head injuries. However, what kid wouldn't enjoy the opportunity to wail away at a punching bag a...
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Why Fitness Boxing for Women is Right for You

While their chosen professions are seemingly worlds apart, female boxing legend Laila Ali and Victoria Secret supermodel Adriana Lima have a lot in common. They are both stunningly beautiful, elegantly poised, healthy, and graceful—and both partake in women's fitness boxing workouts. But fitness boxing? Really? But isn't that at the—ahem—more macho...
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Fitness Boxing - The Perfect Workout For Everyone

When we hear the term "fitness boxing, " we typically think of Rocky Balboa: Lean, fast and fit, hard working, and tough as nails to survive a beating. And what a beating he takes hardly something that many of us would be willing to participate in!   True, the game of boxing can be brutal at any level, due to the violent nature of th...
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