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lukeybg
01-03-2008, 04:39 PM
now this may sound very silly to many of you on here. But just got back from my 6th session at the gym and when finishing a round on the pads i asked my trainer how i could improve and he said to be honest everything.

Now ive read and tried to practice throwing the correct punch i.e. turning your body etc but when i go on the pads i seem to just use me arms and not my body. Will it just come with practice??? did anyone else here have the same problem to start with??? how can i improve this??? I managed to throw about 3 correct jabs and my coach said they were the nicest punches id thrown all night but i dont really know what i did right!!

Im willing to work stupidly hard but its just a bit soul destroying when you dont seem to be doin anything right.

sorry if youve all heard similar stories to this one a million times before

Kayo
01-03-2008, 07:32 PM
well you kind of gave us the answer to your problem...its your 6th session. I've seen people at this stage and even past it who jump when they punch because their so uncoordinated when it comes to transfering bodyweight. Just work hard listen to what your trainer says and once you get more comfortable things start to flow alot better.

Smokin__
01-03-2008, 07:34 PM
Wow you dont have talent 6 sessions in.

Time to go kill yourself.

Maybe you should start up video games. Everyone's good at that.

Kayo
01-03-2008, 07:37 PM
Wow you dont have talent 6 sessions in.

Time to go kill yourself.

Maybe you should start up video games. Everyone's good at that.

im about to go game it myself actually...you got a 360?

Smokin__
01-03-2008, 07:38 PM
im about to go game it myself actually...you got a 360?

nah.........

D.I.E.S.E.L
01-03-2008, 07:39 PM
what about your brother?

Smokin__
01-03-2008, 07:40 PM
him neither.

Kayo
01-03-2008, 07:40 PM
nah.........

lame man....

podxvost
01-03-2008, 11:37 PM
It will come with practice....i just dont know how long it'll take you if its your 6th session and you only threw 3 correct punches...JK
Just do a lot, i mean a LOT of shadowboxing, when you can throw punches correctly while shadoboxing without thinking too much about it you'll sure be able to do it on the pads. Work hard and you'll get it.

DMC
01-04-2008, 01:49 AM
Just keep working at it mate.
Some of us take longer than others. It's the thrill of the journey that makes it worth while.

DMC:boxing:

skyler
01-04-2008, 03:42 AM
Dont worry alot of the guys at my gym who have been going for months still cant get down the basics, you will learn in time.

lukeybg
01-04-2008, 08:00 AM
cheers for the support most people.

i suppose ive jst been a bit of a fool and assumed because ive watched boxing all my life the basics would be there straight away.

hard thing is my gym doesnt have any beginners what so ever so theyre all sparring etc and im the only one struggling with basics.

it was just the way my trainer said 'do you want me to be honest' like i have no ability what so ever.

ah well training again tonight so i work double hard to force the shot all the way up my body and twist my arm at contact!!!

mr tricky
01-04-2008, 03:23 PM
of course you have everything to improve, youve only had six sessions, ive been boxing 1 year and i still have things to learn and always will, dont worry about it,

belive me it all comes with time,
i remember my first boxing session 1 year ago and i go to a really rought place , i remember what i was shadow boxing like, i had open hands and was throwing punches around my stomcah height, i was pathetic! altough i didnt know think it at the time. i wud get the bus every day after school just to go boxing and was really tryed and some sessiopns would be really crappy and i wouldt be told i wasnt listening, and stuff like that and it left me proper gutted. but every session i realised im learning somting new and i was getting better over time. i was always put with the 'B team' which dont get to spar always learn the basics and are genaraly crap, but i kept reading on the internet and practicing. but i didnt over practice remember that because i see theese lads that i can tell go home and practice really hard but what they throw is really s*** , they throw fast little crappy punches, and i kept trying to stand out from this group by showing i lisen and do the tngs corectly.
now i spar reguallry with the 'A team' i got weighed not so long ago, ive been told i might be getting my medial card soon so i can box, and i also went out and bought some boxing boots and shorts which u might want if others at your gym have them.
anyway so my point is,
all youve got to do is show you lisen, and atchuly lisen.
keep your head up, not litreally, just dont let anythign out you down.
try to throw your punches with proper form and then build speed and power.
learn of the internet, google boxing tips and boxing sites ect or come on here, find out how to thorw your punches. and all that.
show your trainer your not daft by keeping your chin down.
dont act silly , or look pathetic just box realx and learn.
ok im really sorry, i spoke to much again, anyway you get the point.
IT TAKES TIME

lukeybg
01-05-2008, 12:34 PM
of course you have everything to improve, youve only had six sessions, ive been boxing 1 year and i still have things to learn and always will, dont worry about it,

belive me it all comes with time,
i remember my first boxing session 1 year ago and i go to a really rought place , i remember what i was shadow boxing like, i had open hands and was throwing punches around my stomcah height, i was pathetic! altough i didnt know think it at the time. i wud get the bus every day after school just to go boxing and was really tryed and some sessiopns would be really crappy and i wouldt be told i wasnt listening, and stuff like that and it left me proper gutted. but every session i realised im learning somting new and i was getting better over time. i was always put with the 'B team' which dont get to spar always learn the basics and are genaraly crap, but i kept reading on the internet and practicing. but i didnt over practice remember that because i see theese lads that i can tell go home and practice really hard but what they throw is really s*** , they throw fast little crappy punches, and i kept trying to stand out from this group by showing i lisen and do the tngs corectly.
now i spar reguallry with the 'A team' i got weighed not so long ago, ive been told i might be getting my medial card soon so i can box, and i also went out and bought some boxing boots and shorts which u might want if others at your gym have them.
anyway so my point is,
all youve got to do is show you lisen, and atchuly lisen.
keep your head up, not litreally, just dont let anythign out you down.
try to throw your punches with proper form and then build speed and power.
learn of the internet, google boxing tips and boxing sites ect or come on here, find out how to thorw your punches. and all that.
show your trainer your not daft by keeping your chin down.
dont act silly , or look pathetic just box realx and learn.
ok im really sorry, i spoke to much again, anyway you get the point.
IT TAKES TIME

cheers mate i had a really good session friday night where my trainer said i was throwing punches sharper and my form was really good. After about a minute on the pads he said look at you now your confidence is up and i can feel it in your punches. Ive started watching the other guys in the gym who have been there ages and copying them.

i was chuffed after that session though mainly because i was thinkin about how i was throwing shots rather than jst firing my arms at the pads.

what gym you at mate?? im at spennymoor? Any good shops sells boxing gear in boro??

mr tricky
01-05-2008, 04:00 PM
not really il show you where i got all my gear its a great site,
my stuff arived within 3-5 days in a box, i have order other stuff from here aswell they are really trustworthy.

http://www.sugarrays.co.uk/shop/home.php

i got the adidas clubline black shorts and the addidas tygun boots black i got a adidas clubline vest aswell but i dont wear it.

P4PKING_2008
01-05-2008, 06:24 PM
not really il show you where i got all my gear its a great site,
my stuff arived within 3-5 days in a box, i have order other stuff from here aswell they are really trustworthy.

http://www.sugarrays.co.uk/shop/home.php

i got the adidas clubline black shorts and the addidas tygun boots black i got a adidas clubline vest aswell but i dont wear it.

I second that site I got my gloves from that site.
http://www.sugarrays.co.uk/shop/product.php?productid=4677&cat=318&page=2
That style but white where its black and green where its yellow.

Word of advice don't get white gloves like me,lol. The trainers thought I was a show-off for getting them.

lukeybg
01-06-2008, 12:13 PM
yeh ive ordered some from sugarrays but they still aint come i ordered them on boxing day

these ones

http://www.sugarrays.co.uk/shop/product.php?productid=4698&cat=316&page=1

i got them in 12oz will that be ok for bag work???