Boxing has continued to be one of the biggest and most popular sports in the world, drawing in millions of spectators from all around the world. Sumerian carvings from as early as the third millennium (BC) have depicted bare – knuckled brawlers fighting it out in front of a crowd of spectators, showing that the premise of boxing appeals to a deep seeded primal urge to physically compete with others. It’s fair to say we have come a long way since bare knuckle Sumerian fist fights, those who prefer to drunkenly punch it out in the street will inevitably find themselves looking for criminal defence solicitors, but the sport of boxing is very much alive and more popular than ever! With boxing classes and gyms becoming more and more popular in recent years, many are flooding to the classes to learn fitness techniques, self-defence and discipline; others go to test their physical aptitude and pursue a career in professional boxing.
Those who seek to take boxing seriously and compete professionally will have to endure countless hours of exercise and training, and may still never quite make it to the level they were hoping for. So, with a few helpful hints and tips, you can learn how to improve your performance in the ring and have the edge on your competitor.
In the Ring, In the Zone
It is said that boxing is 70% mental and 30% physical; waking up every day to run and train takes commitment and dedication. Train yourself to be strong minded and after a few weeks your workout regime will become a part of your life. Becoming strong willed is not something that can happen overnight, you must have confidence in your physical condition and capability to compete in the ring. Taking confidence into the ring with you can help put you on the offensive, instead of spending an entire bout on your back foot.
Punch Counts and Combinations
When working on your boxing technique, be sure to work on your combination punches. Never get into the habit of throwing one or two punches; the more combinations you use the better chance you have of landing a punch and scoring points. spa as often as possible and perfect your fighting technique, alternate between a heavy spa to push your body’s physical limitations, and a light spa used as a learning tool to fine tune your movements and combination punches.
Reach Your Physical Peak
The most obvious advantage you can have over your opponent is a physical advantage. Make sure you incorporate a variety of workouts into your regime to work on your strength, agility and conditioning. Use the heavy bags and speed bags, these help to improve the power of your punches and the speed at which you can throw them. Jump ropes are one of the best and cheapest exercise methods available, it helps to improve flexibility, agility, speed and increase your exhaustion thresh hold.
So there we are, some simple rules that (if followed religiously) can help you to dramatically improve your physical and mental condition and ultimately, your in-ring performance.
This article was written on behalf of Gray & Co by Daniel Travis – Brown. Follow him on twitter @DanTravisBrown