View Full Version : Here goes nothing (Shadowboxin video)


Bear4228
02-28-2007, 04:01 AM
Ah, finally got the camera I needed. This is just a small 1 min. or so clip of me. For some reason its gets kinda fuzzy (sorry). I've never had a trainer, and that will prolly be a given once you see it haha :P Any suggestions would be most thankful. I think my jab isnt all the great, and well of course I need to drop my weight so, hopefully I'm not horrible lol. I'll take bad though :P

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Trick
02-28-2007, 04:14 AM
Not bad man, you've got a bit of speed for a bigger guy. You're very square though, you're a bigger guy, but I wouldn't recommend starting that square until you've at least been trained. A hard square stance is to the power puncher, what the philly shell is to a quicker guy like me. It's useful, but until you're trained in it, it's a bad idea. Also, work on those hooks. Do you have heavy bag? Shadowboxing alone isn't really enough, because you need to know how the movements feel when you're actually punching. But above all, find a trainer, if there's anything I regret, it's training too much too early without a trainer, and now being plagued with bad habits.

Props for postin' the vid,
Trick

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 04:19 AM
Not bad man, you've got a bit of speed for a bigger guy. You're very square though, you're a bigger guy, but I wouldn't recommend starting that square until you've at least been trained. A hard square stance is to the power puncher, what the philly shell is to a quicker guy like me. It's useful, but until you're trained in it, it's a bad idea. Also, work on those hooks. Do you have heavy bag? Shadowboxing alone isn't really enough, because you need to know how the movements feel when you're actually punching. But above all, find a trainer, if there's anything I regret, it's training too much too early without a trainer, and now being plagued with bad habits.

Props for postin' the vid,
Trick

Thanks man, ya i got one. I would have used that to make the video but I was bored and it was late. Trying to be polite to the people above and besides me lol. Im honestly not quite sure what you been by square lol. I got a few names for boxing trainers around Plano, I am going to give them a call and see whats up. I use the heavy bag daily so, ill post a vid of that when i can.

Trick
02-28-2007, 04:23 AM
Square's like standing not on an angle. Like the usual is left foot forward, right food back, so you're standing on an angle. Some of the bigger, power punchers had more a square stance.

Manfredo Jr
02-28-2007, 07:31 AM
Man, for not having a training that aint half bad, only thing i could say is when throwing your right out, keep that left up ;) or someones gona jaw you with a left hook.

What weight you at just now?
You gonna find a gym to box at yeah?

Anyways props to you for uploading a video
im gonna try and upload one this afternoon if my mobile will send it to my pc.
:boxing:

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 01:58 PM
Man, for not having a training that aint half bad, only thing i could say is when throwing your right out, keep that left up ;) or someones gona jaw you with a left hook.

What weight you at just now?
You gonna find a gym to box at yeah?

Anyways props to you for uploading a video
im gonna try and upload one this afternoon if my mobile will send it to my pc.
:boxing:

Ya thanks man, It's a lil different when yall know wat your doing hehe, I didnt kno how bad or good I was so :P

Hoesntly, I can't tell ya, cuz I dont kno. I dont really trust scales and I really am just going off weekly pics. If I had to guess, itd be in the 260+ area, but who knows.

Its funny I joined the gym down my street for my weight training and running. And the sale manager is an ex fighter! (go figure) anyways we got to talkin and he got some people for me to meet. Some boxing trainers. So here in the next week or two, I should be gettin something goin. Ill keep yall posted.

Manfredo Jr
02-28-2007, 02:01 PM
Ya thanks man, It's a lil different when yall know wat your doing hehe, I didnt kno how bad or good I was so :P

Hoesntly, I can't tell ya, cuz I dont kno. I dont really trust scales and I really am just going off weekly pics. If I had to guess, itd be in the 260+ area, but who knows.

Its funny I joined the gym down my street for my weight training and running. And the sale manager is an ex fighter! (go figure) anyways we got to talkin and he got some people for me to meet. Some boxing trainers. So here in the next week or two, I should be gettin something goin. Ill keep yall posted.
yeah that would be great, good luck :cool:

Kid Achilles
02-28-2007, 02:07 PM
You should really try to get some formal training. You do look like you have some good speed for your size.

Verstyle
02-28-2007, 02:10 PM
make your hooks not so compact. those are illegal tyson elbow blows your throwing.And snap your 1-2's out also,your bringing it back to quickly

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 02:22 PM
make your hooks not so compact. those are illegal tyson elbow blows your throwing.And snap your 1-2's out also,your bringing it back to quickly

=/ pretty sure I dont wanna make habit of an illegal move lol. Thanks alot VER Ill work on all that :)

The Surgeon
02-28-2007, 03:37 PM
Not to be too critacal bud coz u aint had a trainer but ur standing Way to sqaure on! Decent speed tho, especially for a big guy, that will increase even more if u drop sum weight as u intend to! I quite liked ur uppercuts, get down a gym tho and get a trainer bud. Props :fing02:

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 04:00 PM
Not to be too critacal bud coz u aint had a trainer but ur standing Way to sqaure on! Decent speed tho, especially for a big guy, that will increase even more if u drop sum weight as u intend to! I quite liked ur uppercuts, get down a gym tho and get a trainer bud. Props :fing02:

no no be as critical as you want!! Cant learn if no one helps ya! The weight is a major blockade right now, but it'll come off soon enough :P Thanks for the comment!

BTW...any tips for not standing so square? How am I supposed to be standing.

The Surgeon
02-28-2007, 04:43 PM
I was the same as u untill my trainer just grabbed me add pushed me into the right position! It feels unnatural at 1st but it is better, harder to get hit clean, hands up chin down and partially blocked with ur left shoulder. Stand sqaure on and get sum one to push u, u'll almost topple, then stand side on and u'll barely notice! If ur struggling to lose weight u could try a sweat suit for training they are like 30-40, never had 1 but they are meant to be good i hear! Good luck bud, keep punching! :boxing:

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 04:56 PM
awesome man thanks!! Ahh not struggling really. Things like this take time, Eatin right and workin hard it all you gotta do and the weight will shove off. Im not worried one bit!

The Surgeon
02-28-2007, 05:05 PM
awesome man thanks!! Ahh not struggling really. Things like this take time, Eatin right and workin hard it all you gotta do and the weight will shove off. Im not worried one bit!

Good attitude man. :biggthump

abdiel2k3
02-28-2007, 05:16 PM
where have you drawn most of your influence from?
rockem sockem robots
Lol
i aitn gonna BS ya like these dudes
u need help
and lots of it
your so called speed is cuz ur not even close to punchin correct

Kid Achilles
02-28-2007, 05:20 PM
Obviously he isn't fully extending his punches, and his stance is terrible, but his handspeed/athleticism is damn good for a guy that size, regardless of what kind of punches he's throwing.

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 05:26 PM
where have you drawn most of your influence from?
rockem sockem robots
Lol
i aitn gonna BS ya like these dudes
u need help
and lots of it
your so called speed is cuz ur not even close to punchin correct'

haha, bs or not that was a pretty good way to put it. If your so set on telling me im bad... what should I be doing different?

abdiel2k3
02-28-2007, 05:28 PM
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haha, bs or not that was a pretty good way to put it. If your so set on telling me im bad... what should I be doing different?

get some help
go to a gym
and ofcourse like youve said
work on that weight

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 05:40 PM
well I know all that alrdy, but you said I needed help...can you be more specific on wat I am doing wrong?

abdiel2k3
02-28-2007, 05:51 PM
its hard to explain how to throw a proper punch without being able to show you
theres a lot to it
the arms themselves
the wrist
the fist
the hips
your footin
your hands positioning when not punchin
covering up

its like if i posted a vid of me cuttin someone open while im wearen some scrubs
ya i got the jist of it
but if i ask someone for some pointers
whata think theyre gonna tell me
stop b4 you hurt yourself or others
and go to medical school

time for you to go to the school of hard knocks

Bear4228
02-28-2007, 06:03 PM
hehe, well thanks, now when I go to work on this stuff. Ima think I look like a rockem sockem lol. Thanks for everyones pointers!