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Why Mastering Boxing Fundamentals is Vitally Important

When a football player misses an easy scoop by ignoring fundamentals and instead, showboats their way to a clanger, said player can expect a bit of spray from the coaches. This would be something along the lines of, "Nothing routine about making that play, it's why you're out here, you twit!"And they would deserve it!But while it may seem boring to...
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A Boxers Guide to Nutrition and Diet

Just as there are many approaches to working your fighting skills into peak condition, there are many approaches to fuelling your efforts.Some may suggest a keto diet, vegan diet, or other trending eating approaches. Still others keep it simple with a "see food" diet (you "see" food, and you eat it!).And of course, there are those who say it doesn'...
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How to become a Professional Boxer

 As your ring skills improve and your confidence grows, it's only natural to think, "Where can I take this boxing thing? Where to next?"And if you're like so many in the amateur gym, your answer is likely to be a resounding "To the pros!"You have, after all, established a solid amateur career, you're dedicated to a hard training schedule, and ...
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Controlled Sparring: Its Benefits, and How to Do it Right

 We all know that the goal in boxing is to win fights, which we typically need experience to achieve. You also need a safe way to perfect your game in much the same way as footballers use scrimmages to perfect their games.In boxing this means simulated fighting, or sparring, which can be performed at a light or hard intensity, though ALWAYS in...
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How to Counterpunch

As your skills advance, so do your techniques in the ring. This includes counterpunching, which allows you to use your opponent's own attacks against them to better take command of a fight.But as with most things in the fight game, counterpunching takes time and athleticism to establish. Even so, it's also the skill that will take your game to a wh...
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Tips on Keeping Your Hands up

 Let's talk about an aspect of boxing defence that as a beginner, you're going to forget: Keeping your hands up! That's right—not only is this one of defensive boxing's main fundamentals, it's also something you're likely to forget once you're in the ring—assuming you're like most of us, that is.No, you probably won't have trouble remembering ...
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How to punch harder

Being a successful combat athlete takes a combination of speed, agility, quickness and power, all of which need to be developed for you to become truly competitive. For instance, you can be as fast greased lightening and harder to hit than confetti in a windstorm, but without a powerful and effective punch you're a no more formidable opponent than ...
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Why a Boxing Stance is Fundamental

 Why a Boxing Stance is FundamentalBoxing 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 from....
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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, conditi...
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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 po...
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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?Shad...
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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 abo...
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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, yo...
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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 mak...
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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, w...
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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 perh...
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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 and ...
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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 the ...
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