How To Start Boxing
April 5, 2022
Andrew Parker

Although it may seem like a male-dominated sport, there are a few big female names in boxing. With that said there are a few women who simply use boxing as a way to keep fit and stay trim. Now when watching two people box in the ring, it can look really easy, after all, they are just throwing a few punches while moving around. Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as that. There are in fact a variety of techniques that are at play while boxing.

 

Before you can jump in the ring and get gloved up, you will need to have a high level of stamina and endurance. This is because boxing matches can last for hours but that’s not all, you will need your stamina to move around in the ring as you show off your different techniques. A great way to build up stamina and endurance would be with high-intensity workouts and cardio. These types of workouts will give you the strength you need to last more than just two rounds in the ring. With your stamina and endurance under your belt, you will need to learn about the different boxing techniques.

 

Muay thai boxer during training session practicing

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Remember, boxing isn’t all about throwing random punches and hoping you don’t miss, it’s a whole lot more that goes into it. This includes understanding the different types of gaps. Gaps are the motions and styles of punches. You will also need to become familiar with the different stances which are also known as footwork. With some practice and dedication, you are sure to be able to have your moment in the ring. There is one more important thing you will need to start boxing. We are speaking about a sparring partner. With a sparring partner, you will be able to work on your skills before taking on a real challenger. Do keep in mind that it is always best to go with someone who has experience in this sport.

 

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