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Young man boxing workout in an old building. Background with lights and smoke. Throw a hook when you have time for a slower, powerful punch. The hook can be delivered to the head or body of the opponent. Lean your body to the side that you plan to hit from, and circle your arm around to punch the opponent in the unprotected side of their head or body.
The hook is often used in combination with other punches. Use an uppercut to seriously damage your opponent. The uppercut is an upward blow unleashed by either hand that is highly effective when in close quarters. To uppercut, lower your arm to about waist-height, then swing it upward in an explosive burst. Aim to his your opponent squarely on their chin. Combine punches to hit an opponent multiple times in a row.
After they become adept at delivering a variety of punches, fighters usually develop combinations, in which they release a devastating flurry of blows on their opponent. The first combination most boxers learn is the combo a jab followed by a cross. Try putting together different combos of your own. Rely on building combos around punches that you feel good throwing.
If you're right-handed, this would be a left jab followed by a right cross and ending with a left hook. Learn to take a punch to increase your longevity in the ring. Boxing isn't all about throwing punches. Minimizing your opponent's blows is a vital part of the game, too.
To take a punch, relax your body and keep eye contact with your opponent. This will help you figure out where they are planning to land their next punch. If your opponent is aiming their punches for your body, tighten up your core muscles and absorb the punches. After keeping your gloves up and chin down, the parry is probably the most basic defensive technique in boxing.
Slip punches to dodge a punch altogether. The slip is performed by sharply rotating your hips and shoulders as your rival throws a punch aimed at your head.
This will cause your opponent to miss their target your head altogether. Instead, try to block blows aimed at your body. Block punches that your opponent throws at you. When blocking a punch, do not try moving your entire body out of the way to avoid the punch. Instead, absorb the impact with your gloves. Start with your gloves held defensively in front of your face, and move one or both gloves to defend an area of your body that your opponent is trying to punch.
Bob and weave to present a difficult target to your opponent. The bob is executed by bending the legs to avoid a high blow e. Follow up the bob with a weave to evade your opponent. To weave, arch your body just out of range of your opponent's extended glove and straighten back up.
After weaving, strike out at your opponent with a jab. Press your gloves to your forehead, hold your elbows in against your body, and keep your chin against your chest. So, if your opponent swings at you with a right jab, swing your upper body to the left.
Rolling provides little protection against side-body blows but is an effective defense against a barrage of punches, as your gloves and forearms absorb most of the impact. Start training at least 3 months before you begin boxing. Some boxing experts suggest that beginners train for 3 to 6 months before ever entering a ring. This allows fledgling fighters to reach peak physical condition and perfect basic techniques before engaging in their first match.
You can put together your own training regimen, or join a gym which focuses on developing boxers. Work on cardiovascular exercises to develop high endurance. Boxers need to not only have great endurance capabilities but also must summon short bursts of power at key moments in a bout. To meet these physical requirements, boxers will vary their cardio training programs.
Try to do at least 30 minutes of cardio training every day that you work out. Cardio can include things like jumping rope, running indoors or outdoors , and training on stair-climbing machines. This simulates the physical demands of fighting.
Fatigued fighters tend to drop their hands and leave their heads exposed. They also can't produce the energy to effectively counterpunch in late rounds of a bout. Perform core exercises to build up overall strength and dexterity. Boxers generate much of their power from the core of the body. Some of the most effective exercises include chin-ups and pull-ups, crunches, squats, and thrusts. Do 3 sets of each with 1-minute breaks in between exercises. Chin-ups and pull-ups should be done until you can't do any more.
Do 20 reps of the other exercises. By performing exercises that involve many muscle groups, a prizefighter can build a powerful core that forces all parts of the body to work cohesively. Weight train to build your upper-body muscles. Weightlifting helps new boxers build strength and punching power. Your chest, shoulders, and arms are of particular importance. The key in weight training for boxers is to develop the strength needed for explosive punches.
This means doing 6 to 8 reps of each exercise with the heaviest weight you can handle. Do 3 sets of each and vary the exercises so your muscles don't plateau. Alternate days between core and weight training. Upper-chest exercises include the flat bench press and dumbbell flies. Target your shoulder muscles with dumbbell military presses and lateral raises.
Biceps curls and triceps kickbacks help build upper arm strength needed to increase punching power. You need some basic supplies, such as gloves and a punching bag.
You also need good muscles, a healthy diet, positive motives, and a good attitude. Not Helpful 8 Helpful You should exhale before punching, as it contracts the muscles which helps you punch harder.
Not Helpful 6 Helpful Buy a bag and look up videos to help you. If you don't have a bag, shadow box. Not Helpful 1 Helpful Not Helpful 4 Helpful Try looking for a local sporting store in your town.
Look through the fighting equipment and try to find boxing gloves, punching pads, and, if your parents let you, a punching bag. Not Helpful 11 Helpful Yes, leg movement is very important as it helps slip before and slightly after punches.
To improve, try to slip about 0. Not Helpful 10 Helpful I am 13 years old and I am skinny. How can I improve my boxing skills? Not Helpful 2 Helpful For the purpose of practicing, yes. You can wrap cloth or duct tape around your hands and wrist instead of buying gloves.
For a punching bag, you can fill a pillowcase with dry sand and hang it from rafters or a tree. Not Helpful 3 Helpful In boxing, how can I protect my face and teeth against very strong and fast boxer?