Boxing Training for Your Muscles
A good boxing training will solicit your muscles in a different way. Be sure to apply our training tips.
Small challenge: The next time you see a punching bag, do not touch it. Do not send a direct. Do not make a hook. Not even a little punch. It seems simple enough, but chances are that once in front of the bag you can not stop typing. It is in the DNA of every man on Earth normally constituted to punch a punching bag when he crosses a bus as a man, this is what we are programmed to do: evacuate frustration by punching. With a boxing bag of quality and some cheap accessories, you can exorcise your demons and make a big session, without having to leave your home. In addition, boxing training will be a perfect complement to your classic bodybuilding sessions.
Boxing training to strengthen your muscles
Incorporating a boxing workout into your muscle building program will pay off in a variety of ways.Whether you train for complete rounds of three to five minutes or start with slightly shorter rounds, boxing exercises are perfect for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Once you get used to the tempo you need to work on, HIIT style sessions will quickly increase your conditioning. HIIT workouts in the style of combat sports are also very good at losing fat. Have you ever seen a fat athlete in MMA or on a ring? Well, apart from heavyweights like Butterbean Esch or Roy Nelson, there are not many overweight pros. The boxers, those who are at their best, have a perfectly tailored body and they have developed their physique through a combination of diet, work and intense interval training specific to their sport.
You will feel the effects of your punches through your body. Your lower back and your abdominal muscles provide strength for your punches by initiating an explosive hip circumference and your arms and shoulders support much of the muscular recruitment needed to hit. With a consistent boxing training, it is possible to develop your muscles considerably, and even to take mass according to your genetic composition, without touching a dumbbell or a barbell.
Here are some things to keep in mind when training with a punching bag.
1. Optimize your technique
To train properly, go to a boxing gym, pay a few hours of lessons with a qualified coach and learn how to give a good shot. It’s a shaking workout where contact is ubiquitous. It is therefore important not to just hang your bag and shake in all directions. Unless you are assisted by a professional, do as much research on the Internet (and in the library) as possible and constantly improve your technique.
The human body is not designed to repeatedly generate and accept the movements in question here, but a good boxing coach can help you develop the technical efficiency you need to avoid hurting yourself. It will also help you to lose bad habits. The more you give bad shots, the more your technique deteriorates and it will quickly become very difficult to go back.
The idea is to work as if you are simulating a boxing match: 12 rounds of three minutes with a minute of rest between each round.
This equates to approximately 47 minutes of work. George Foreman could punch in a punching bag at full power for 12 rounds in a row, without pausing to spin around the bag, but you’re not George Foreman, and you can develop your stamina by gradually improving your pace each week.
2. Really work your direct
Work within 12 rounds of conventional boxing, start by turning around the bag, give some basic moves and work the direct ones. Do it all for three or four rounds, set a pace and see if you’re fit that day. Once you are comfortable with these exercises, perform a round during which you are only direct. The direct ones are the most important shots in boxing as they lay the foundations of what you will do next in the ring. Spend a lot of time perfecting this shot with every boxing training you do.
After your round consists only of direct, return to boxing “normal” for a round or two then change position. If you are right-handed, put your right foot forward and punch like a left-handed boxer. You would not do it in a real match, unless you’re a very experienced boxer, but it’s good for your body and your central nervous system to balance things for one or two rounds. This will also teach you to develop your direct and powerful punches (hooks, direct long back arm and uppercuts) with both hands.
3. Do not be afraid to be aggressive
Once you have an idea of the speed and pace you will need during your boxing workout, it’s time to speed up and get into it. In the last 30 seconds of each round, swing your powerful punches rather than spin around the bag and pick your shots. To put it simply, you’ll hit the punching bag until you’re out of power (using good technique) for a short and intense interval to finish each round. If you do not finish rinsing, you are not thoroughly. At the beginning of the next round, turn around the bag, work your direct, recover energy and start again from the beginning.