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Spacey1991
01-27-2009, 04:22 PM
I started Boxing today, thought I would give it a go to see what it is like because I love the sport and I must say... I thought it would be very intense but it is a lot more intense than what I thought it would be, I enjoyed every minute of it though... and I think I will pick it up as a go along and get a lot fitter. Was really good... I liked it!

Does anyone else go boxing, and for how long? Also how did you find your first time training?

Gojira
01-27-2009, 04:30 PM
Im definatly glad i started. its the best thing i have ever done.

Spacey1991
01-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Im definatly glad i started. its the best thing i have ever done.

Yeah, I mean with it being my first time I found it hard work... but I still enjoyed it immensely, the hard work just makes me want to keep going every week to break the barrier if you know what I mean.

P4PKING2008
01-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Yeah, I mean with it being my first time I found it hard work... but I still enjoyed it immensely, the hard work just makes me want to keep going every week to break the barrier if you know what I mean.

It has helped me calm down a lot more and my adhd isn't as hard to control.

Spacey1991
01-27-2009, 05:23 PM
It has helped me calm down a lot more and my adhd isn't as hard to control.

:)... I am just going to keep working hard at it... no one can ask more than your best, we learned how to throw an uppercut today... it was pretty good, I struggled to get used to moving my legs properly at first but I got better as I went along... nobody is perfect straight away its about a learning process.

I am planning to stick to it... I really enjoyed it!

P4PKING2008
01-27-2009, 05:26 PM
:)... I am just going to keep working hard at it... no one can ask more than your best, we learned how to throw an uppercut today... it was pretty good, I struggled to get used to moving my legs properly at first but I got better as I went along... nobody is perfect straight away its about a learning process.

I am planning to stick to it... I really enjoyed it!

You will get better no doubt. How old are ya? It is hard when ya start but keep at it and you will be addicted. Best decision of my life so far to start boxing helped me with so much.

Spacey1991
01-27-2009, 05:33 PM
You will get better no doubt. How old are ya? It is hard when ya start but keep at it and you will be addicted. Best decision of my life so far to start boxing helped me with so much.

I am 17, and about 5'3"... so kinda small for my age. It wasn't really the moving the legs that was the problem... it was because I was putting too much leverage into my arms when throwing the punch... and they told me to let my legs do most of the work.

Yeah hopefully I will... practice makes perfect, the more I go the further my limits will be. The exorcises were very intense... I haven't really done much sporting activity for a while so I struggled a bit (I am not fat... just not quite in brilliant shape yet) so I was tensing some muscles that I have never used before... but nevertheless the workout itself gave me a rush.

I am glad to see Boxing has done you the world of good, many people say because of boxing they stayed motivated and calm... which is always good, hopefully it can make the same effect to be as it has you (decision wise).

sukhenkoy
01-27-2009, 05:46 PM
I think most people enjoy their first day of boxing training. Probably even the first few weeks.

After a while, when the physical and mental stress begins to catch up with you, you really start to think whether the sport is for you. Always sticking to a good diet, putting your body through hell every session, sacrificing time with friends to train, etc. If you are still regularly going to a gym in a few months, then this is the sport for you. If not, then at least you know not to waste your time.

This sport is unlike all other sports, and thus isn't for everybody.

Don't want this to demotivate you or anything, but I just wanted to say that almost everyone that goes to the gym enjoys it because it busts your ass and you feel great afterwards.

Good luck and stick with it. :boxing:

Spacey1991
01-27-2009, 06:10 PM
I think most people enjoy their first day of boxing training. Probably even the first few weeks.

After a while, when the physical and mental stress begins to catch up with you, you really start to think whether the sport is for you. Always sticking to a good diet, putting your body through hell every session, sacrificing time with friends to train, etc. If you are still regularly going to a gym in a few months, then this is the sport for you. If not, then at least you know not to waste your time.

This sport is unlike all other sports, and thus isn't for everybody.

Don't want this to demotivate you or anything, but I just wanted to say that almost everyone that goes to the gym enjoys it because it busts your ass and you feel great afterwards.

Good luck and stick with it. :boxing:

Yeah I understand... even if I decided not to do it any more or decided to take a small break from it (which I am not considering at the moment), I would still love Boxing nevertheless! :boxing:

Actus Reus 21
01-28-2009, 02:34 AM
:)... I am just going to keep working hard at it... no one can ask more than your best, we learned how to throw an uppercut today... it was pretty good, I struggled to get used to moving my legs properly at first but I got better as I went along... nobody is perfect straight away its about a learning process.

I am planning to stick to it... I really enjoyed it!Good stuff! But I wana hear you say this after you sparred. Its all fun and games till you get hit trust me. I thought of boxing as a sport you play untill I started sparring and realized that you cant play boxing and its not all fun and games.

Spacey1991
01-28-2009, 02:15 PM
Yeah I get you, I am just planning to take one step at a time if you know what I mean?

andrei911
01-28-2009, 07:52 PM
keep it up

mannypac22
01-28-2009, 09:30 PM
my first session i realized how unfit i was and i was very intimidated by every1 else in the gym but dont wrry bro u will get used toit ur reflexes will improve and u will find natural talent u never thought u had

sweet*science
01-28-2009, 11:53 PM
I saw someone post that its all good till you spar. I completely agree with that. I had been training for about four months before I was thrown in there for a real sparring session with a pro, just turned pro, fighter. Needless to say he didnt sit me on my ass, but I had a shiner for about 2 weeks that completely covered my left eye and sore ribs. Sparring is nothing but a gage to let u know where u r and where u r not. You ll know whether you ll really want to pursue this after you ve had that first real battle in that ring. Good luck, I hope you stick with it Spacey.

potatoes
01-29-2009, 12:50 AM
I started Boxing today, thought I would give it a go to see what it is like because I love the sport and I must say... I thought it would be very intense but it is a lot more intense than what I thought it would be, I enjoyed every minute of it though... and I think I will pick it up as a go along and get a lot fitter. Was really good... I liked it!

Does anyone else go boxing, and for how long? Also how did you find your first time training?



Whenever you find something new it always seems to be very exciting. However, the excitement runs aground once you find out about never ending grind and repetition of training. How you do the same thing over and over again and your trainer is telling you that you're still doing it wrong. And when you're sparring you get hit so easily, your face is swollen, your head is spinning, and the guy in front of you just stands there and laughs. When reality sets in and once the excitement wears off all you will have left is the fight that is inside of you. That's what keeps a man in the sport of boxing.

Spacey1991
01-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks guys, I understand your points... I will know whether or not I want to carry on if I get to the sparring stage. I enjoyed my first session and I have to admit I realized I am unfit... so I am going to get myself in good shape, and keep going once/twice a week... and see if I keep enjoying it. I love boxing though so I think I will stick with it for a bit longer... I can't tell the future but I will keep at it.

As I carry on I will keep building myself up, getting fitter, better... and maybe even enjoy it more, I am just going to keep going and see what happens and basically take one step at a time. I aint an idiot anyway I don't do drugs or anything so you know... :)

I go college full time too, so I am kinda going to use boxing along with running and exercising as a hobby... I am unsure where I want to get yet, I will take one step at a time... I am thinking about maybe boxing amatuerly if I can, but like I said I am not going to speak to soon, and I am going to wait and see what happens.