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Does Punching a Bag Build Muscle?

punching bag to build muscle

For fitness enthusiasts and aspiring boxers alike, a punching bag, be it a heavy bag or a speed bag, is an indispensable tool. Not only does it improve your boxing technique, but a good punching bag workout can also be an effective full-body workout. One of the most frequently asked questions about these workouts is, … Read more

Guide to Boxing Combos for Beginners

Killer uppercut bursts nose

You throw dozens of punch combinations in a training session. Some work perfectly, and the sequence is smooth from beginning to end. Others feel awkward, unnatural even, and disrupt the body’s natural mechanics. So, what makes for a sleek combination? Power? Speed? Elegant movement? All of the above? Why do some combinations flow like water … 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

Boxing Film Study for Beginners

Boxing film study

“Film study” is more than just a fancy term for watching fights. When done right, boxing film study is one of the best tools you can use to pick up new techniques, develop training drills, and increase your fight IQ. As an exercise, it’s useful for anyone with an interest in boxing, and essential for those without regular access to a … Read more

Shadow Boxing for Beginners

Shadow Boxing for Beginners

Shadow boxing is one of the most useful modalities in a fighter’s training arsenal, but it’s not particularly beginner-friendly. From a newbie’s perspective, shadow boxing looks silly: a bunch of herky-jerk head movements, hissing breaths, and half-punches without any rhyme or reason. How is that supposed to help me knock people out? And yet, strange … Read more

Boxing Styles – Which Are You?

Which of the 4 boxing styles are you?

At its core, boxing is nothing more than a collection of attacking and defensive techniques primarily performed by the arms. We can all learn the techniques, and drill them to the point we can execute them perfectly. Yet, some fighters possess a special something that makes them mesmerizing to watch. They’re throwing and defending from … Read more

Boxing Gym

Top of the line boxing gym

Teaching yourself to box at home is okay for learning the basics or keeping fit. However, if you want to become a fighter, or even just become good at boxing, there’re no two ways about it; you have to join a boxing gym. 4 Reasons Why You Should Join a Boxing Gym You will learn more in one week of … Read more

9 Essential Boxing Equipment for Beginners: What to Get and Why.

Boxing Equipment

No warrior heads into battle without weapons and armor. However, don’t be that knob head that has all the gear and can’t box a dozen eggs. You know the one – he splashes out on the best of equipment for each new hobby that takes his fancy, quickly realizes he’s not cut out for it … Read more

Boxing Rules

Boxing Rules

Once you’ve got some basic boxing skills under your belt, it’s time to learn the rules of the game. This may seem unimportant, but I’d advise you to listen up because… You never want to be labelled a dirty fighter. Whether you’ve intentionally fouled, or it was by accident is beside the point – especially … Read more

Boxing Defense

Boxing Defense

Nobody likes getting punched. While boxing is fun, getting punched is not fun or pleasurable in any way. Unless you’re a masochist, in which case you’ll need to strap up with an extra tight steel cup to conceal your satisfaction when you get punched in the face. Your primary goal as a boxer is to … Read more

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