View Full Version : shadowboxing w/ weights


coreywash
02-23-2007, 03:44 PM
just wondering if any of you have ever tried shadowboxing with some hand weights or lil 2 or 5 lb weights/dumbells...i've tried it before and when i put my gloves on to hit the heavy bag my gloves felt extra light...is this a good or bad thing to do by shadow boxing with small lb weights?

Trick
02-23-2007, 04:24 PM
Don't make it the only thing you do in shadow boxing, but a couple of rounds a week I find is a good idea. Try not to let in worsen your technique though.

Young Legend
02-23-2007, 04:34 PM
I shadow box with ankle weights on alot...

coreywash
02-23-2007, 04:50 PM
i hear that ankle weights are bad for your knees

-Antonio-
02-23-2007, 05:59 PM
As a warm up I do six two minute rounds of shadow boxing. Two of those rounds I do with five pound weights, and two with the long rubber band thing.

coreywash
02-23-2007, 07:31 PM
As a warm up I do six two minute rounds of shadow boxing. Two of those rounds I do with five pound weights, and two with the long rubber band thing.

i think im gonna try that when i get back to the gym on tuesday

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02-24-2007, 10:10 AM
yea, they really help strengthen your shoulders and arms. I used to use them (only 1kg weights mind)

-Antonio-
02-24-2007, 12:46 PM
I remember when I was doing three pound weights and my arms were dead, now they feel like nothing.

The band is the best thing though, especially if you get a really strong one because it pulls your arms back into the correct defensive posture.