ever done boxing training?

  1. I was watching a show the other day about boxing and it looked like so much fun. It looks like a great way to burn off calories and aggression! Just wondering if anybody had ever done any boxing training? I was considering finding someone to be a personal trainer, but may decide to do boxing instead. What do you think?
    •  
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Boxing is fab - I did two years during junior college (Lightweight runner up 2 years in a row).

    You'd be surprised at how tiring it can get
  4. by   bethin
    I did and I loved it!! It is a great way to burn calories, tone muscle and most of all get all your aggression out. I need to start again. I haven't done a class in a long long time.
  5. by   LanaBanana
    Did you guys do it as a group class at a gym or one-on-one? I would really like to do it one-on-one but am so out of shape that they would just laugh at me! I could never actually do any competition because of 5 TMJ surgeries (my dr would kill me if I ever got accidentally punched in the jaw even with protection on!)
  6. by   bethin
    Quote from LanaBanana
    Did you guys do it as a group class at a gym or one-on-one? I would really like to do it one-on-one but am so out of shape that they would just laugh at me! I could never actually do any competition because of 5 TMJ surgeries (my dr would kill me if I ever got accidentally punched in the jaw even with protection on!)
    I started in a group just to get the basics. My friends and I went so no one would feel lonely. Sometimes I would go to the gym after work and just smack the heck out of the dummy. It felt soooooo good.

    No one is going to laugh at you. I need to lose weight but I figure, everyone there is there to work out, not check out my fat rolls. If they laugh, then they're still stuck in high school. And what do I care if I get laughed at by a bunch of teenagers? Don't let the fear stop you.
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    Group sessions. College was too poor to afford personal training time

    Lana, a great way to start out is swimming. Water exercise is a great cardio-builder.

    And - never under estimate the power of skipping (jump rope).



    My first month was hell - it was exercise, exercise and more exercise. The only times I was let into the ring, was with my hands tied behind my back. The coach had me don headgear and told the spar-man to punch my lights out!

    So I had to avoid his gloved fist by dodging my head - that was how I learned "defense" (and the art of movement)... :chuckle

close