Training Your Hands and Your Feet The Right Way as a Boxer
Many people who have seen boxers on TV or live in action may not be aware about the amount of hard work, discipline, persistence and self confidence that it takes to become a professional boxer. To become a great boxer, you need to train like a great boxer or else your career will be stopped very early due to a lack of success. Therefore, to become a great boxer you will need to have a great trainer, a good gym where you can train, and the right mentality and attitude to become a champion. If on the other hand you don’t want to become a great professional boxer but you simply intend to get the benefits of training as a boxer, your requirements will still be much the same. Most boxers need to train about three to five days in a week and this should be your target if you want to acquire boxing skills at a good pace. Since your need is not to become a professional, you don’t need to train for about 5 hours every day like the professionals do. About half an hour to a full hour of training will be adequate enough.
There are several gyms these days that have a particular focus on training everyday people in boxing whether you want to be a professional or not. If you live in Sydney for example, simply look for boxing gyms in Sydney that can help you achieve what you want. The gym should preferably be close to where you live or work so that you don’t have to travel too far between places that you usually frequent going to. Once you find a good gym to go to the next steps should be to train your hands and your feet the right way as a professional boxer. One thing that you will have to do is to train your punching technique so that you can punch with strength and endurance. To be able to punch well is not as easy as it looks since the best punches take very little effort to deliver a huge amount of power and this needs to be done efficiently each time you throw a punch. Your training coach should be able to give you a few training drills to improve your punching power and endurance over time.
If you manage to join a Bondi gym you will also have equipment to be able to improve on your punching speed and rhythm. Speed bag drills are often the best and most commonly used equipment for this and you should make good use of them. Additionally, punching the heavy bag will give you a feel of the amount of exertion it will take to throw punches for minutes on end and therefore training yourself to throw strong punches for up to 5 minutes or if you prefer for 3 minutes in incremental intervals of up to 5 times in a session should be your target. Furthermore, balance, posture and whole body strength training to strengthen the rest of your body and especially your legs and core will also be essential.