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1. Start in fighting stance. Hands in guard position.
2. Pivot the lead hip forward the arm parallel to the floor and palm down. Start to pivot on the balls of the feet. With arm in an 80–100 degree position.
3. Retract the arm and return to fighting stance. Hands in guard position.
Taking It Further? A few things to consider:
- This is a mere training regimen. If you have intent of actually stepping into the ring, it’s a good idea to maintain this fitness program for a few months as well as seeking out additional help.
- Becoming a boxer can be as mentally draining as it is physically. Unlike other sports, you have to coax yourself up to actually wanting to hurt your competitors, which can be more difficult than it sounds.
- On that note, you also have to prepare yourself for taking the occasional beating. Even if it’s only a recreational thing, chances of injury in boxing compared to other sports is high.
- It’s likely – and recommended, for that matter – that you train with an experienced fighter. Because of this, you will almost certainly feel light-years behind him or her in terms of progress. Do not let yourself get frustrated. Like anything, skill as a boxer will come with practice.
- It’s also wise to absorb the sport in as many different ways as possible. One method of doing so is to study other fighters at your gym. See how they compose themselves before, during and after a fight. Another good way of absorbing boxing is by watching fight recaps of the all-time greats – Pacquiao, Ali, Tyson and more. And, hey, if you’re looking to get inspired, throw on the Rocky series and watch Sylvester Stallone go to town.