Anyone here box?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SawdustMan, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan The Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Beav Champion

    I don't necessarily mean professionally, or even at the amateur level. Could be just for fun or to stay in shape.

    If so, know any good books/sites/resources for a beginner? It's something I've always wanted to get into. I know you'd probably need to get a trainer to actually get "good" at it. But I'm not looking to box competitively or anything, just want to do it mainly for the cardio and to keep me on my toes. I'm talking me and a heavy bag in my basement type of stuff.
  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

    I used to do MMA, if it is anything like that, you are better off with a trainer or gym.
  3. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

    I hotbox.
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    Boxing is the BEST sport to get into for cardio.

    I've had some fun boxing at the YMCA and other sports clubs. Don't have the lungs to do it competitively. Good friend of mine's father was a pro boxer, and after I saw him train, i decided it was insane what they go thru, so never got into it much more than just for fun.
  5. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne #CoachKegstand

    Yessir! Well, I did up until I was 17 and able to escape from the fatherly pressure that forced me to do it. haha Not that I didn't enjoy it, just hated the work behind it. No summer fun for this guy.

    Anyway- if you're just doing it for your sake, something simple like a training set from Teddy Atlas would be great for you. If you search google for Teddy Atlas Training System you should be able to find it. has some decent tips and exercises also. And it's free.

    Get a good jumprope. Do crunches and legwork if you care about power at all.

    It's hard to find any place in Middle TN that has decent boxing training or gyms to spar in. Everyone is heavy in to MMA now (blah), but you could actually probably find guys at MMA gyms that'd want to work on their hands and strictly light-spar with you.
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