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markeeta
07-09-2008, 10:11 AM
I've been reading some of your workout routines and I'm wondering where the boxing is? Most of you guys seem more concerned about how cut you look, how many plates of metal you can press and the dimensions of your biceps.

But how many perfect left jabs can you do without dropping your right? Have you defended enough hooks that you can do it in your sleep because your reflexes just kick in? How light are you on your feet? How do you react when someone who can benchpress twice as much as you just doesn't stop throwing combinations? Do you look into his punches? Is your technique good enough so you just knock him out?

Trust me. I can't press and pull and lift ****. And if I saw pics of your bodies I'd probably be perving on you all day (I'm a chick, not gay). I'm just wondering where the boxing skills are....

Tysonisgod
07-09-2008, 12:07 PM
Good thread, yea a box, i dnt do weights anymore. A do bodyweight and run and box thats it :D

sterling
07-09-2008, 12:17 PM
yeh i box check my vids out if u want but im resting at the moment cause im going away in a few days to the army.

lanigav
07-09-2008, 12:29 PM
I been boxing since I was 15 or so, but I don't do it much anymore since I left the gym. I was too lazy back then to follow up & I have to deal with College now. I still have a heavybag at my home that I practice on from time to time.

yeh i box check my vids out if u want but im resting at the moment cause im going away in a few days to the army.

Good luck to you...

Danny Gunz
07-09-2008, 12:53 PM
I box i do weights to because I want to get to a certain strength and power before i stop lifting, i have never posted vids or anything because honestly i dont care enough about this site or what people think of me on it to post videos of myself training

LatinoGloves
07-09-2008, 12:59 PM
i box, and i've never lifted weights. i do push ups though. but im strictly conditioning. running, jumproping, pure conditioning exercises, too many to name

d_lyrik803
07-09-2008, 01:14 PM
i used to lift weights a while back but i stopped once i started boxing. weight lifting made me slow and stiff and thats so bad in boxing, i needed to be fast, and quick to move around to avoid getting hit. i was influenced by a pro to do this when a pro got in the ring with me to light spar and he dominated me with quick jabs lol so i was like **** the weights i wanna be like that guy.

PunchDrunk
07-09-2008, 02:04 PM
I think there are two reasons for this phenomenon.

1. A lot of people in here don't really box.

2. The strength and conditioning areas of training are much easier to discuss and give advice about on a forum. They can be quantified. Boxing technique and tactics are too complex to debate/teach/explain in writing on a board. As an example for a thread: How do I throw a left hook? Well, you could write a book on the subject, and not get to the end of it. That stuff is much better explained person to person in the gym.

P4PKING_2008
07-09-2008, 02:05 PM
I box. I am off to the gym in 20 mins lol.

Actus Reus 21
07-09-2008, 03:38 PM
here is a picture of me after my 5th fight! I won by the way. just to prove to you I do box!
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb52/khartoum16/03-29-08_2226.jpg

fraidycat
07-09-2008, 06:13 PM
The pic in my avy is me, in the white, beating the crap out of somebody in a smoker.

I have boxed for three years. I have had six charity smokers, 3-minute rounds w/16 oz. gloves. I am 37, registered with USA Boxing as a Master Boxer, and there is no one else in this city who is in my weight and age class who wants to compete on the record besides my friend and regular sparring partner; he's been boxing for 3 years longer than me and he would kill me in a bout. The charity bouts are a way for me to compete against younger (non-Master Division) fighters, and other recreational boxers. I have no ambitions toward going pro or anything like that.

I started boxing as a way to get my fat ass in shape and learn how to get over my fear of getting punched (hence my username), and have come to enjoy it as a sport and as a spiritual journey.

I injured my neck and broke my finger in a car accident at the end of March. I have been rehabilitating and recently joined a new gym. I should be back to sparring in another couple of months and intend to fight at the Ringside Nationals in '09. If things go well for me financially this summer I would like to start traveling and doing fights in other cities as soon as I get the go-ahead from my doctor.

I used to bodybuild and was a bodybuilding/fitness freak in my 20's. I have just started studying for my NSCA certification in fitness training, and am thinking about switching careers to become a personal trainer.

cibola4
07-09-2008, 06:54 PM
i dont box yet...
i just do conditioning training...
dont touch weights...
just cuz i dont have any haha...
but...
as soon as i get my card and
pay my dues i will start boxing...
should be great!!

sukhenkoy
07-09-2008, 08:17 PM
I began lifting weights last summer, and stopped in January to start boxing at a local gym. I went to the gym for exactly 2 months when my parents forced me to stop because grades began falling. I continued doing many of the exercises at home, and planned on going back to the gym in June, only to find that it has no air-conditioning, and gets to about 47 degrees celcius on an average night. My mom refused to let me train under such conditions, saying that it is detrimental to my health, so I am stuck without the boxing gym until fall. I recently bought and hung a heavy bag in my basement, and am continuing all of my conditioning workouts on a daily basis.

So, as of right now, I don't box. I hit the heavy bag, but, because I haven't been able to really get the technique down for the basics in the two months that I went to the boxing gym, I am hitting it for conditioning. Just quick 1-2 punches for 3 minutes x 7 rounds. If people ask me if I box right now, I say no.

mr tricky
07-09-2008, 08:28 PM
i box, and love it,

seasons finsished so im getting weight training in, having a good diet , eating protein and drinking protein shakes, building muscle for when the season starts agen and the gym opens, then il get fit agen and louse a lil bit of muscle but keep some ,

weight training is great for stretgh and conditionsing

Trrmo
07-09-2008, 09:00 PM
The pic in my avy is me, in the white, beating the crap out of somebody in a smoker.

I have boxed for three years. I have had six charity smokers, 3-minute rounds w/16 oz. gloves. I am 37, registered with USA Boxing as a Master Boxer, and there is no one else in this city who is in my weight and age class who wants to compete on the record besides my friend and regular sparring partner; he's been boxing for 3 years longer than me and he would kill me in a bout. The charity bouts are a way for me to compete against younger (non-Master Division) fighters, and other recreational boxers. I have no ambitions toward going pro or anything like that.

I started boxing as a way to get my fat ass in shape and learn how to get over my fear of getting punched (hence my username), and have come to enjoy it as a sport and as a spiritual journey.

I injured my neck and broke my finger in a car accident at the end of March. I have been rehabilitating and recently joined a new gym. I should be back to sparring in another couple of months and intend to fight at the Ringside Nationals in '09. If things go well for me financially this summer I would like to start traveling and doing fights in other cities as soon as I get the go-ahead from my doctor.

I used to bodybuild and was a bodybuilding/fitness freak in my 20's. I have just started studying for my NSCA certification in fitness training, and am thinking about switching careers to become a personal trainer.

Thats great mate, 37 and still going strong!. I wanna fight but here for me its pro or nothing (34 cut off for amateur) It will be a pain to line up here in Ecuador, probably have to go Peru or Brazil

Verstyle
07-09-2008, 09:03 PM
I hate when I said I boxed and someone else comes out with they used to box too. Like aaaaaaaaaaaall the time. ****in liars, hitting the bag a few times doesn't make you a damn boxer.

P4PKING_2008
07-09-2008, 09:31 PM
I hate when I said I boxed and someone else comes out with they used to box too. Like aaaaaaaaaaaall the time. ****in liars, hitting the bag a few times doesn't make you a damn boxer.

:lol1: I get that all the time. Then they ask to spar ya and ****. Then I always say sure come down to the gym and I'll knock you out. And they never come hahah.

Verstyle
07-09-2008, 09:36 PM
:lol1: I get that all the time. Then they ask to spar ya and ****. Then I always say sure come down to the gym and I'll knock you out. And they never come hahah.

None have said they would spar me, but I do have 2 pairs of gloves in the car and I've actually offered ppl to do it in the street at work. Only one agreed. He quit from a body shot. haha. In the employee parking lot.

sukhenkoy
07-09-2008, 10:31 PM
None have said they would spar me, but I do have 2 pairs of gloves in the car and I've actually offered ppl to do it in the street at work. Only one agreed. He quit from a body shot. haha. In the employee parking lot.

Just don't even waste your time or attention on them. You know you can take them, and proving to them in a parking lot doesn't really show anything. Do your business in the gym.

markeeta
07-10-2008, 12:22 AM
It has been awesome reading your stories, and I thought should answer my own question.

I haven't been boxing for long and I'm too old to do much other than a few years of amatures, but if I start something I put everything into it. I train six nights and few mornings a week with my trainer and do cross training on the seventh day. I run and swim a few times a week and incorporate weights into shaddow boxing and sit ups etc.

I don't have a program. I just listen to my body. If I suck at something, or a part of my body doesn't feel sore I work on that. I've had injuries but I still turn up and work another part of my body.

My daily training is skipping, shaddow boxing, boxing circut, sparring and then light weights or body weight exercises.

When I first started I didn't even think of it as exercise. I just wanted to be a boxer. I was born with a killer instinct and for some reason I enjoy getting punched in the head. Makes me feel alive. I'm very stubborn and have fought for a hell of a lot in my life... when i'm boxing i feel more like myself than when i'm doing anything else.

Kayo
07-10-2008, 12:49 AM
I kickbox, do BJJ and lift weights since i work at a gym..

phallus
07-10-2008, 12:52 AM
It has been awesome reading your stories, and I thought should answer my own question.

I haven't been boxing for long and I'm too old to do much other than a few years of amatures, but if I start something I put everything into it. I train six nights and few mornings a week with my trainer and do cross training on the seventh day. I run and swim a few times a week and incorporate weights into shaddow boxing and sit ups etc.

I don't have a program. I just listen to my body. If I suck at something, or a part of my body doesn't feel sore I work on that. I've had injuries but I still turn up and work another part of my body.

My daily training is skipping, shaddow boxing, boxing circut, sparring and then light weights or body weight exercises.

When I first started I didn't even think of it as exercise. I just wanted to be a boxer. I was born with a killer instinct and for some reason I enjoy getting punched in the head. Makes me feel alive. I'm very stubborn and have fought for a hell of a lot in my life... when i'm boxing i feel more like myself than when i'm doing anything else.

i had a couple amateur fights, i don't box anymore though but still train. i used to do lot of weights, now, not so much anymore. i'm too old to be an amateur and i was a puncher, i wanted to fight in the pros but i'll save u the long story that goes with that. i love hitting things so i think i'll be training for the rest of my life even though i don't do anything with it, although, a couple years ago i got in streetfight with a bunch of kids and my boxing training really saved my ass.... anyway here's my routine:

monday - 3 mi run followed by stretching and shadowboxing
wed - some weight training, and medicine ball workouts - pushups on the ball, and a lot of bodyweight exercises followed by more shadowboxing
friday - running up a long set of stairs near my house, then plyometric pushups and jumping, hurpees, stretching and shadowboxing
sunday - after resting my old balls for a day the really fun stuff, heavy bag and lots of speed bag.

like i said, i'm just an older guy who likes to train, i'm not doing this stuff for any other reason. if i had fought as a pro, i'd mix some pad work in the wed and friday and have some good sparring also and spend alot more time on the speed bag. my left hook has got a lot better since i started taking the speed bag more seriously

Verstyle
07-10-2008, 01:02 AM
Just don't even waste your time or attention on them. You know you can take them, and proving to them in a parking lot doesn't really show anything. Do your business in the gym.

It was a just for jokes thing. I didn't even really hit him hard and he had the headgear on.haha

DA1CATAS
07-10-2008, 01:12 AM
I've been reading some of your workout routines and I'm wondering where the boxing is? 1:Most of you guys seem more concerned about how cut you look, how many plates of metal you can press 2:and the dimensions of your biceps.

But how many perfect left jabs can you do without dropping your right? Have you defended enough hooks that you can do it in your sleep because your reflexes just kick in? How light are you on your feet? How do you react when someone who can benchpress twice as much as you just doesn't stop throwing combinations? Do you look into his punches? Is your technique good enough so you just knock him out?

Trust me. I can't press and pull and lift ****. And if I saw pics of your bodies I'd probably be perving on you all day (I'm a chick, not gay). I'm just wondering where the boxing skills are....

Uhh.. Do I box or just like to say I do?
LOL Well I really LOVE Saying "I BOX"..So I try to keep winning so I can say I do. lol.. They go hand in hand...If you like to do something.. then your going to want to tell SOMEBODY that you do it.

1. LOL.... maybe thats me... Yea i like looking cut.. When I work on specifics like jabbing or right hands or footwork... I try doing it my best regardless of the pain so I can look better.. but its actually making me better too... Just so much easier to train for looks.. Its like a laxative (unflavored) and and a Strawberry one.. Both do the same but the second is easier to take. lol... *(who cares!! You got it! didn't you?)*

2. thats why i do these crazy pull-ups...


oh yea and i really do box.. some fights are around on here.. and youtube.

Rafael Benitez
07-10-2008, 01:37 AM
Shawn is defo one of them dudes who just say they box. His trainer looks like he is definitely running a bum factory. If they are an active club, I would love to go to their shows! Nothing like visiiting a bum factory and getting some easy W's for your records.

If there are other people who just say they do, then they are kidding only themselves. Get carded and get some bouts. That is all the training advice you will ever need in boxing really. After that your trainer shuld take you to where you need to go. If they can't, find another trainer. Move town if you have to!

TheTruthIs
07-10-2008, 02:30 AM
It has been awesome reading your stories, and I thought should answer my own question.

I haven't been boxing for long and I'm too old to do much other than a few years of amatures, but if I start something I put everything into it. I train six nights and few mornings a week with my trainer and do cross training on the seventh day. I run and swim a few times a week and incorporate weights into shaddow boxing and sit ups etc.

I don't have a program. I just listen to my body. If I suck at something, or a part of my body doesn't feel sore I work on that. I've had injuries but I still turn up and work another part of my body.

My daily training is skipping, shaddow boxing, boxing circut, sparring and then light weights or body weight exercises.

When I first started I didn't even think of it as exercise. I just wanted to be a boxer. I was born with a killer instinct and for some reason I enjoy getting punched in the head. Makes me feel alive. I'm very stubborn and have fought for a hell of a lot in my life... when i'm boxing i feel more like myself than when i'm doing anything else.


You might want to consider a program. For recovery is an essential part of it. I can tell you I work and train very hard, but before I got smarter and more organized, I wasn't maximizing the effectiveness do to poor planning and management of training. Just something to think about. Good luck.

!! Shawn
07-10-2008, 04:03 AM
You might want to consider a program. For recovery is an essential part of it. I can tell you I work and train very hard, but before I got smarter and more organized, I wasn't maximizing the effectiveness do to poor planning and management of training. Just something to think about. Good luck.

I agree. That is one thing that is probably the biggest difference between when I first started training and where I am at today. I listen to my body.

I use to just gut it out. If I was sore I would still go in and spar, work my ass off, go all out. After more injuries than I can count, I finally learned that maybe it was better to train smart and fight hard instead of training hard and fighting injured.

I learned that it is better to say no, I am sore when you are asked to spar than to just spar anyways and not say anything. Some days are just recovery days. Focus on technique and the whole workout is like a big warm-up.

I finally learned when I sprained my back when I decided to go all out balls to the wall intense when my back was already sore as hell.

I only do 3 really intense training days a week now. The inbetween days are filled with cardio and other exercises to get the blood flowing and the body healing.

When I am training for a fight I don't increase the number of days I train hard, I simply increase the duration and intensity of the workouts on my hard days.

markeeta
07-10-2008, 08:31 AM
Shawn. You have my respect man. I can't fault a thing you said. And although you stir **** around here you definately do box. I'm not about to comment on how well, but you are posting boxing vids, not pictures of your abs.

I will always get into the argument about training too much, recovery time and sticking to a program, but I know what works for me and there's no way I can explain that to people. I do actually have a program, it just isn't quantified and it is in my trainer's and my head, not in and Excel spreadsheet.

Like Shawn said, each training session doesn't have to be an intense workout. Some days I just go through the motions and others I make the most of having energy and enjoy going harder. I'd never push myself too hard cause it would mean having to take longer off boxing and that literally might kill me. I wouldn't risk it. And for the record I haven't had a single injury from boxing, just from stupid clumbsy **** like tripping over my own feet.

Fidayin
07-10-2008, 08:43 AM
Shawn. You have my respect man. I can't fault a thing you said. And although you stir **** around here you definately do box. I'm not about to comment on how well, but you are posting boxing vids, not pictures of your abs.

I will always get into the argument about training too much, recovery time and sticking to a program, but I know what works for me and there's no way I can explain that to people. I do actually have a program, it just isn't quantified and it is in my trainer's and my head, not in and Excel spreadsheet.

Like Shawn said, each training session doesn't have to be an intense workout. Some days I just go through the motions and others I make the most of having energy and enjoy going harder. I'd never push myself too hard cause it would mean having to take longer off boxing and that literally might kill me. I wouldn't risk it. And for the record I haven't had a single injury from boxing, just from stupid clumbsy **** like tripping over my own feet.


lol he actually made 2 threads where he posted a picture of his abs xD

laurinsane8
07-10-2008, 08:45 AM
Boxed 4 years in the amateaurs

markeeta
07-10-2008, 08:55 AM
lol he actually made 2 threads where he posted a picture of his abs xD

ha ha! i'm not searching for them.

eman-resu
07-10-2008, 09:00 AM
Only injury I've gotten is a loose tooth/concussion from sparring a significantly bigger man. Didn't go down but I did see neat colors!

Flab
07-10-2008, 09:30 AM
Boxing is for *******. I play football.

P4PKING_2008
07-10-2008, 09:51 AM
Boxing is for *******. I play football.

:lol1: What position?

dfwtx
07-10-2008, 12:29 PM
:lol1: What position?

he prefers taking it in the doggy-style position from his team mates

JF91
07-10-2008, 12:58 PM
I'm pretty new to boxing so I'm more concerned just at the minute about my physical condition, so I'm one of the few you're probably talking about.. I'm sure once I'm fit as a fiddle that my priorities will change. But yeah, alot of people seem to think biceps win fights and **** so agree'd.. good thread.

mspiegelo
07-10-2008, 01:25 PM
I box. I am also a personal trainer so I train at two different gyms and do roadwork as well. Basically I work out 6 days a week and take Sundays off. I haven't fought yet, but I do spar regularly. So, technically I am "sub-novice" which sounds pretty whack, but my goal is to win the NY Golden Gloves at Novice.

The NY golden Gloves is really special, because the finals are held at Madison Square Garden and the history is richer than it is in most other states. I am not entering this January, but aim to enter a year from January (2010) at 165 pounds. Between Dec/January '09 and the Gloves a year later, my trainer and I have devised a plan where I will fight 8-9 club events to get the maximum fight experience possible without inadvertently pushing myself into the open category (over 10 fights).

Right now, I am just trying to be patient, work on my technique, spar, get in greeeat shape, cut all my excess fat off of my body and stay as close to 165 as possible without killing myself over it. Those golden gloves with the diamond in 'em are my goal right now, and if I succeed, I will contemplate taking it to the next level...

MissDeeCole
07-10-2008, 04:29 PM
uh oh i didnt know you had to 'box' to be qualified to post on here, im gonna hafta go pop somebody

dfwtx
07-10-2008, 04:55 PM
I box. I am also a personal trainer so I train at two different gyms and do roadwork as well. Basically I work out 6 days a week and take Sundays off. I haven't fought yet, but I do spar regularly. So, technically I am "sub-novice" which sounds pretty whack, but my goal is to win the NY Golden Gloves at Novice.

The NY golden Gloves is really special, because the finals are held at Madison Square Garden and the history is richer than it is in most other states. I am not entering this January, but aim to enter a year from January (2010) at 165 pounds. Between Dec/January '09 and the Gloves a year later, my trainer and I have devised a plan where I will fight 8-9 club events to get the maximum fight experience possible without inadvertently pushing myself into the open category (over 10 fights).

Right now, I am just trying to be patient, work on my technique, spar, get in greeeat shape, cut all my excess fat off of my body and stay as close to 165 as possible without killing myself over it. Those golden gloves with the diamond in 'em are my goal right now, and if I succeed, I will contemplate taking it to the next level...

sounds like a good plan, good luck, but i know that here if you hit 10 fights during a tournament with like 3 or so brackets you can get bumped to open mid-tournament. you may want to look into it

Actus Reus 21
07-10-2008, 05:49 PM
uh oh i didnt know you had to 'box' to be qualified to post on here, im gonna hafta go pop somebody
naw you dont have to do that just come see me n ill show you whats up:boxing:

danny stash
07-10-2008, 07:57 PM
Uhh.. Do I box or just like to say I do?
LOL Well I really LOVE Saying "I BOX"..So I try to keep winning so I can say I do. lol.. They go hand in hand...If you like to do something.. then your going to want to tell SOMEBODY that you do it.

1. LOL.... maybe thats me... Yea i like looking cut.. When I work on specifics like jabbing or right hands or footwork... I try doing it my best regardless of the pain so I can look better.. but its actually making me better too... Just so much easier to train for looks.. Its like a laxative (unflavored) and and a Strawberry one.. Both do the same but the second is easier to take. lol... *(who cares!! You got it! didn't you?)*

2. thats why i do these crazy pull-ups...


oh yea and i really do box.. some fights are around on here.. and youtube.
I like Da1 but the new avi is a bit much

mspiegelo
07-10-2008, 08:46 PM
sounds like a good plan, good luck, but i know that here if you hit 10 fights during a tournament with like 3 or so brackets you can get bumped to open mid-tournament. you may want to look into it

thanks for the support advice. its a ways off but my tainer will iron out the kinks by the time it all goes down. I just met the olympic boxing squad at a signing in nyc, so i am inspired!

Flab
07-10-2008, 09:00 PM
:lol1: What position?

All over, I'm just that good. One day I could be in goal, the next up front.

..David..
07-10-2008, 09:41 PM
aw cmon everybody loves to brag a little bit about what they love to do, girls, cars, boxing ... etc specially guys hahahahaah

but just for the record i do box and i do compete :)

sukhenkoy
07-10-2008, 10:23 PM
All over, I'm just that good. One day I could be in goal, the next up front.

Your coach just things you're too much of a liability in one set position; that's why he puts you in everywhere, but just for enough time as you don't **** things up. :lol1:

DutchDynamite
07-11-2008, 11:56 AM
I wouldn't be here if i didn't box but yes i guess there are many that don't box and pretend to know lots of it.. boxing (and kickboxing) is a way of life for me, i do it 4, 5 or six times a week just depends on my mood but i am not telling people at work that i do box. It is my world. I don't tell what i do unless being asked. I do many sports, boxing is just one of them

Danny Gunz
07-11-2008, 12:11 PM
I hate when I said I boxed and someone else comes out with they used to box too. Like aaaaaaaaaaaall the time. ****in liars, hitting the bag a few times doesn't make you a damn boxer.

I ****in hate that one time at school some kid looked in my gym bag and found wrap and gloves and after seeing that the hardass felt obligated to try and seem tougher than me. "He was like I would box but I smoke to much, I should box though cause I know I could tear **** up."

I convinced my principal one time to start a after school thing were a bunch of kids would go up to the boxing club and do a group training, mostly trying for me so I could get their easier but also for all the kids that say they are use to box or would be good at boxing. And whadya know the day we meet in the gym to sign up and give money only me and my 2 best friends show up.

Flab
07-11-2008, 12:22 PM
Your coach just things you're too much of a liability in one set position; that's why he puts you in everywhere, but just for enough time as you don't **** things up. :lol1:

I'm real fat at the moment and can't run much at all. So I mostly just play up front or in goal. :lol1:

In my prime I was a sweeper.

black.ink
07-11-2008, 12:40 PM
I've never stepped into a ring with an opponent.

I concentrate on health and fitness for myself. Boxing fitness is definitely a factor for me. My biggest strength is running/jogging. Not so much sprinting but cross-country. I've completed 2 half-marathons in successive years with a harsh training regime.

Strength training is also a strong attribute of mine. Cardio (skipping/running/swimming) are my essentials, with weights being second.

I've sparred many times with my gym friends (amateurs), but it's not something i want to do myself. I'm the first to admit i am not great in sparring, but the fitness aspect is my focul point.

I try to train every muscle in my body, but i don't want to look like a gym freak. I'm only 144lbs at 21 years, with an aim of being around 155lbs. I'm mainly defined than mass muscle (lots of high reps, low weights).

You will not find me saying i box, but i will try to help on fitness if somebody is asking for it whether my advice is worthy or not.

sukhenkoy
07-11-2008, 01:39 PM
I'm real fat at the moment and can't run much at all. So I mostly just play up front or in goal. :lol1:

In my prime I was a sweeper.

So was I, although I hated it. Always liked running at defenders, regardless of how ****e I was at it.