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McAlister
03-05-2007, 04:12 PM
Havent been on here in a while, post how ya training has been coming alone from January-Now


For me, I havent been training that much lately mostly because everytime I get motivated and ready to compete they end up canceling the tourney.. So that gives me the "**** it" attitude

Ima take this week off, then try to get back into it next week

fraidycat
03-05-2007, 04:31 PM
This is my last week at my job so they're working me like a red-headed stepchild. I haven't boxed since Tuesday night and will go again tomorrow. But I'll have about 3-4 weeks of well-earned slack time to train hard, sleep in, etc., starting next week. I expect this upcoming month to be my major "growth period" for the year if I do it right.

I've been keeping up with my roadwork, though, and shadowboxing at night and doing pushups etc. during the day. I've actually managed to put a couple of footwork things together in the past week that should work well in the ring; there's really only one way to find out, though. :boxing:

McAlister
03-05-2007, 04:34 PM
This is my last week at my job so they're working me like a red-headed stepchild. I haven't boxed since Tuesday night and will go again tomorrow. But I'll have about 3-4 weeks of well-earned slack time to train hard, sleep in, etc., starting next week. I expect this upcoming month to be my major "growth period" for the year if I do it right.

I've been keeping up with my roadwork, though, and shadowboxing at night and doing pushups etc. during the day. I've actually managed to put a couple of footwork things together in the past week that should work well in the ring; there's really only one way to find out, though. :boxing:


Sounds good man, keep it up

Nazgul666
03-05-2007, 04:50 PM
I actually only started boxing in January but I have been hitting the boxing gym religiously with my trainer. I have gone from 189 to 169 in those two months. Just recently I have started full on sparring. I actually went three rounds with another guy who is supposed to be some kind of Tae Kwan Do expert. He is only there to spar. He told the guys who run the gym he doesn't need to learn anything, he just wants to spar.

Me, on the other hand, have been heeding every piece of information my trainer gives me. I had sparred with my trainer several times and learned some of the mistakes like backing up, dropping my right, foot work, angles, etc. I got tagged by my trainer several times but it helped me learn and he finally thought it was okay for me to fight another guy.

So I was a little nervous as this Tae Kwon Do guy struts around the gym and looks like he knows what he's doing. However, what happened was, I was able to score at will. Every time I jabbed twice he would back up and I was able to keep going forward. I landed a left hook which then he was paranoid about so I was able to fake left hook and use the right at will also. It was a huge confidence builder. I think my trainer was actually using me to prove a point to this guy. The point being, you have to learn the art. You can't just go in and spar. Basically I have been doing it for two months and I was able to outbox him becasue I have been training and listening. So I'm sold. Train hard, listen, and execute.

I've since been sparring with my trainer and he has been getting more aggressive with me to bring me along but I think its for the better. I still can't get over how grueling training and sparring is but I have never felt better in my life.

Run
03-05-2007, 05:26 PM
Good,

Today's routine:

6 rounds on the heavybag, 30 seconds break every two rounds.
15 minutes excersise bike
military press 4x10 or 15
Bench press 2x
foward and rear pulldowns xx

boxing4ever
03-05-2007, 05:29 PM
my training for the past 2 weeks has been really really bad mentally and physically. theres a kid at the gym(if you dont know the story look up the thread aggresive right handers) that keeps calling me out to spar and hes a year younger than me making him 15 and hes really out of control he doesnt spar he really just fights with gloves on he even mentioned i hate sparring but i love fighting up the person in there with me he has 2 years of experience and he hits with a fairly good power punches insted of not going crazy in the ring and sparring to get better he basicly goes nuts in there for the whole round!
I sparred him 2 weeks ago and made him look like nothing and now he wants to get in there with me again! not to mention when i got in there with him a couple weeks ago i almost got caught several times there was a time where his straight right was so close to me i felt it on the tip of my nose and thank god it didnt catch me it was very powerful, and that day i performed my best and he got mad and didnt show up to the gym untill last week and people were telling me i made him very mad and now he keeps coming up to me asking me to get in there again with him and i keep telling him no. can anyone please help me out on what i should do? because i dont want to get killed and i dont want to be a chicken and feel like im not applying myself

phillies04
03-05-2007, 05:29 PM
Right on man! I started boxing at the end of December but my trainer takes a little different approach and more time. He wants me to do one on one lessons (which I'm doing right now) then pick up the pace in group work (going 3 minutes each round and a 20 second break) then go into sparring. Your right about all this other stuff it can't compare to boxing. People often look at football being the roughest sport but they always overlook boxing and the preperation.


I actually only started boxing in January but I have been hitting the boxing gym religiously with my trainer. I have gone from 189 to 169 in those two months. Just recently I have started full on sparring. I actually went three rounds with another guy who is supposed to be some kind of Tae Kwan Do expert. He is only there to spar. He told the guys who run the gym he doesn't need to learn anything, he just wants to spar.

Me, on the other hand, have been heeding every piece of information my trainer gives me. I had sparred with my trainer several times and learned some of the mistakes like backing up, dropping my right, foot work, angles, etc. I got tagged by my trainer several times but it helped me learn and he finally thought it was okay for me to fight another guy.

So I was a little nervous as this Tae Kwon Do guy struts around the gym and looks like he knows what he's doing. However, what happened was, I was able to score at will. Every time I jabbed twice he would back up and I was able to keep going forward. I landed a left hook which then he was paranoid about so I was able to fake left hook and use the right at will also. It was a huge confidence builder. I think my trainer was actually using me to prove a point to this guy. The point being, you have to learn the art. You can't just go in and spar. Basically I have been doing it for two months and I was able to outbox him becasue I have been training and listening. So I'm sold. Train hard, listen, and execute.

I've since been sparring with my trainer and he has been getting more aggressive with me to bring me along but I think its for the better. I still can't get over how grueling training and sparring is but I have never felt better in my life.

McAlister
03-05-2007, 05:57 PM
my training for the past 2 weeks has been really really bad mentally and physically. theres a kid at the gym(if you dont know the story look up the thread aggresive right handers) that keeps calling me out to spar and hes a year younger than me making him 15 and hes really out of control he doesnt spar he really just fights with gloves on he even mentioned i hate sparring but i love fighting up the person in there with me he has 2 years of experience and he hits with a fairly good power punches insted of not going crazy in the ring and sparring to get better he basicly goes nuts in there for the whole round!
I sparred him 2 weeks ago and made him look like nothing and now he wants to get in there with me again! not to mention when i got in there with him a couple weeks ago i almost got caught several times there was a time where his straight right was so close to me i felt it on the tip of my nose and thank god it didnt catch me it was very powerful, and that day i performed my best and he got mad and didnt show up to the gym untill last week and people were telling me i made him very mad and now he keeps coming up to me asking me to get in there again with him and i keep telling him no. can anyone please help me out on what i should do? because i dont want to get killed and i dont want to be a chicken and feel like im not applying myself


You guys dont have a trainer supervising the sparring? Someone should be monitering whats going on during sparring, making sure the other guy isnt "loading up" with haymakers trying to kill his opponent because that's not what sparring is for, and that wont benefit anyone.

Southpaw16
03-05-2007, 06:03 PM
You guys dont have a trainer supervising the sparring? Someone should be monitering whats going on during sparring, making sure the other guy isnt "loading up" with haymakers trying to kill his opponent because that's not what sparring is for, and that wont benefit anyone.

Yup, my thoughts exactly. Where is the coach in all of this? Also it is the responsibility of the coach to match guys up and tell who to spar who.

boxing4ever
03-05-2007, 06:43 PM
ya it doesnt really look like hes hitting you hard but you feel it hes never hit me in the head or in the face but i felt his body punches

shawn_
03-05-2007, 06:52 PM
If you already beat him when he was wasnt mad, you will destroy him when he is.

If you really want to piss him off, when he asks you to spar, answer with "Maybe when you improve a bit."

If you do it infront of people, he will be embarased, and most likely say something like "whats the matter, you scared?" to wich you should reply "nope, its just not my job to babysit you through training."

If he gets really mad, give him some constructive criticism.

Say "I'll spar with you next week if you work on your jab and footwork."
Then say "Maybe if I have some time later, I will help you work on developing some power in your right hand"

That should really piss him off since he seems to think his right hand is his money punch, (it might look scary its probably not very powerful)

Then if he actualy agrees, he wont be an ass to you anymore and will pick sombody else to mess with, and if he doesnt. Well, he will be throughly embarased and feel about an inch tall.

You shouldnt be scared of anybody in the gym, and dont worry about punches getting close, just as long as they miss.

If he has been boxing for 2 years and is still sloppy, you will do better against him next time you spar. Remember, you will only get better, while most likely he will become more frustrated and less dangerous in the ring.

MOREBASS
03-05-2007, 06:56 PM
I actually only started boxing in January but I have been hitting the boxing gym religiously with my trainer. I have gone from 189 to 169 in those two months. Just recently I have started full on sparring. I actually went three rounds with another guy who is supposed to be some kind of Tae Kwan Do expert. He is only there to spar. He told the guys who run the gym he doesn't need to learn anything, he just wants to spar.

Me, on the other hand, have been heeding every piece of information my trainer gives me. I had sparred with my trainer several times and learned some of the mistakes like backing up, dropping my right, foot work, angles, etc. I got tagged by my trainer several times but it helped me learn and he finally thought it was okay for me to fight another guy.

So I was a little nervous as this Tae Kwon Do guy struts around the gym and looks like he knows what he's doing. However, what happened was, I was able to score at will. Every time I jabbed twice he would back up and I was able to keep going forward. I landed a left hook which then he was paranoid about so I was able to fake left hook and use the right at will also. It was a huge confidence builder. I think my trainer was actually using me to prove a point to this guy. The point being, you have to learn the art. You can't just go in and spar. Basically I have been doing it for two months and I was able to outbox him becasue I have been training and listening. So I'm sold. Train hard, listen, and execute.

I've since been sparring with my trainer and he has been getting more aggressive with me to bring me along but I think its for the better. I still can't get over how grueling training and sparring is but I have never felt better in my life.




Good stuff man. Its inspiring. :boxing:


Myself. I actually intended to start in January, went in for a class and it kicked my ass, so I figured that I'd better get in better shape to at least be able to keep up. So that's pretty much what I've been into for the past 2 months. Went down from 194 to 175, and pretty much been stuck there for the past 2 weeks...so I figure theres no better time than now to get back into the class.

shawn_
03-05-2007, 07:01 PM
Its also normal to feel body punchs. Most people that dont box dont realize how painful bodypunches are. I for one, took a knee the first time I got hit in the body. It was a jab to the solar plexus. It hurt alot more than I expected it to, but you know what I did? More body work. Eventualy you get use to it to some degree. It will always hurt, but you will learn to work through it. I personaly find body punches alot more painful than head punches, but id still rather take a beating to the body than to the head.

McAlister
03-05-2007, 07:01 PM
If you already beat him when he was wasnt mad, you will destroy him when he is.

If you really want to piss him off, when he asks you to spar, answer with "Maybe when you improve a bit."

If you do it infront of people, he will be embarased, and most likely say something like "whats the matter, you scared?" to wich you should reply "nope, its just not my job to babysit you through training."

If he gets really mad, give him some constructive criticism.

Say "I'll spar with you next week if you work on your jab and footwork."
Then say "Maybe if I have some time later, I will help you work on developing some power in your right hand"

That should really piss him off since he seems to think his right hand is his money punch, (it might look scary its probably not very powerful)

Then if he actualy agrees, he wont be an ass to you anymore and will pick sombody else to mess with, and if he doesnt. Well, he will be throughly embarased and feel about an inch tall.

You shouldnt be scared of anybody in the gym, and dont worry about punches getting close, just as long as they miss.

If he has been boxing for 2 years and is still sloppy, you will do better against him next time you spar. Remember, you will only get better, while most likely he will become more frustrated and less dangerous in the ring.

Lol that's funny but im not sure that's the best advice for him. They may stirr up vibes/hatred, which isnt needed in the gym.

shawn_
03-05-2007, 07:04 PM
Dont say it like you are being mean, just say it like a matter of fact. Like you are trying to be help full. You want to come across as "sorry, but you just arnt on my level right now, but I will help you get there"

-Antonio-
03-05-2007, 07:10 PM
Today was good. I felt real good today. I did six 3 minute rounds on the bag, some ab work, defensive drills, and am going to a gym to do some cardio soon.

The weight isnt dropping as fast as Id like, but Im getting in much better shape. I feel better when I workout.

Gato2012
03-05-2007, 09:56 PM
Havent been on here in a while, post how ya training has been coming alone from January-Now


For me, I havent been training that much lately mostly because everytime I get motivated and ready to compete they end up canceling the tourney.. So that gives me the "**** it" attitude

Ima take this week off, then try to get back into it next week

I can relate to that. Same ***** always happens to me homey. Either that or I'll show up and they can't match me with anybody.

Scottie2Hottie
03-06-2007, 12:14 PM
training's going the way it always goes for me in winter. right now im not focusing so much on diet...im at school and its freezing out, i need food for brain and warmth. right now im just refining the old technique and hittin the bag hard.