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10 Best Boxing Headgear for Sparring 

boxing headgear for sparring

Boxing is a sport that requires split-second decisions, great hand-eye coordination, and explosive power. It is also a sport that comes with its fair share of risks. One of the most serious risks associated with boxing is head injuries, which is why it is so important to wear the right headgear when sparring. Headgear aid … Read more

Better Boxing Workouts at Home: Home-Gym Hacks for Beginners

Better Boxing Workouts at Home

Sneaking in boxing workouts at home is one of the best ways for beginners to speed up their skill development, get into fighting shape, and impress their coaches. But that’s not an option unless you’ve got a halfway-decent home gym. In today’s post, we explain how you can build a world-class boxing gym at home … Read more

Boxing Training Tips: Learn Floyd Mayweather’s Offensive Defense

Today’s breakdown looks at Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto. Labelled “High Stakes,” the September 12th, 2015 match-up turned out to be another routine Mayweather dismantling. But it was instructive, as Floyd fights tend to be. Today’s masterclass is about head movement. Let’s look at the way Floyd blended offense and defense that night to hit and not get hit: That’s … Read more

How to Get Better at Boxing in 6 Months

How to Get Good at Boxing in 6 Months

The first few weeks of your boxing journey can feel pretty discouraging. You’re constantly out of breath, every step feels strange, and your lead hand has all the concussive power of a cotton ball blowing in the breeze. It sucks, especially when there are 11 and 12-year-old amateurs dancing circles around you every day. If … Read more

How to Counter the Jab: 8 Techniques for Better Boxing Defense

In boxing, the jab is considered the most important punch. They say if you can’t establish the jab, you won’t land anything else. That adage says a lot about boxing defense, too: if you can shut down your opponent’s jab, you effectively shut down their offense (or at least reduce it to low-percentage Hail-Mary hay-makers thrown from too … Read more

45-Minute Shadow Boxing Workout Drills & Routine

Today’s shadow boxing workout consists of 13 x 3-minute rounds of skill development with 45-second rest intervals. It requires no partner or equipment and can be completed at your home or anywhere in under 45 minutes. These shadow boxing drills are designed to improve boxing-specific footwork, head movement, and combination punching skills. But they also … Read more

Boxing Roadwork Program for Beginners: A Complete Guide

Roadwork for boxing

If you’re not doing roadwork, you’re not really training for boxing.  The Marquess of Queensberry rules might outlaw running inside the ring, but it’s one of the best ways to prepare your mind and body for a bout. Elite fighters have used roadwork for boxing conditioning since the early days. Done right, it can take your recovery, punch output, and … Read more

Advanced Boxing Tactics: Why Do Pros “Aim to Miss”?

A lot of boxing tactics are counter-intuitive; keeping our eyes open under fire, leading with our non-dominant hand, and tucking the chin are just a few examples of the unnatural adjustments that beginners have to wrap their heads around. Likewise, beginners often resist the idea of intentionally missing or pulling punches in a sport where … Read more

Boxing Mitt Drills for Beginners

Boxing Equipment

Focus mitt training is one of the best ways to develop punching technique, defense, fight strategies, and sport-specific conditioning. But it’s not just for boxers; fast-paced and fun, “hitting mitts” is also a great workout for regular gym-goers looking for something more stimulating than a treadmill. Unfortunately, focus mitt work has a steep learning curve … Read more

4 Tips for Stone-Cold Calmness in the Ring

4 Tips for Stone-Cold Calmness in the Ring. Learn How to Relax in Boxing.

Fear and boxing go together like a jab and a cross. Training and competing in the sport brings forth a lot of scary “firsts” – pushing yourself to new places physically, hitting and getting hit, and performing in front of huge crowds. Boxing’s scary side makes it a very effective vehicle for human development, but … Read more

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