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VTBuc
09-09-2009, 12:39 PM
So about a month ago I was at a friends house and he had a couple pairs of boxing gloves. I've always been a boxing fan, but never actually fought. We sparred for a bit and I realized that I really enjoyed the concept of fighting. I realize that without any type of training I wasn't really boxing, but it was fun regardless. Since then, I've play-fought with a few other friends who are also interested in boxing. I want to legitimately get involved with the sport.

The problem is, the extent of my training materials is watching professional fights. I live in Blacksburg, VA where there is no local gym and I am unable to go to my college's boxing club due to scheduling issues. I am a senior in college and will be moving after graduation to a larger area where there is a gym available, but I'd like to get a head-start.

So what should I do to prepare? I've been weight training MWF and doing cardio every day of the week so that I am not puking my guts out after 3 minutes of boxing. I own a pair of 16oz gloves so I practice throwing punches(jabs, hooks, straights, uppercuts) and trying to make them feel more natural.

However, after that...I'm not sure where to go. What would ya'll recommend for someone who has no access to a gym or trainer?

mrboxer
09-09-2009, 12:44 PM
by what you are writing,you seem to lack any motivation to be a boxer and any desire to learn,you are in college keep up your studies and watch the fights on tv

Alexandros
09-09-2009, 12:49 PM
u need to find one, if u train yourself too long alone u will develop lots of bad habbits. If u have friend with good amatuer boxing experience or a pro thats good he can help u.

VTBuc
09-09-2009, 12:49 PM
What part of my post would give you that impression? My lack of training is due to geography, not a lack of motivation. If I didn't have a desire to learn, I wouldn't have written my original post.

Next time I want unhelpfulness, I'll order it from the menu.

VTBuc
09-09-2009, 12:53 PM
u need to find one, if u train yourself too long alone u will develop lots of bad habbits. If u have friend with good amatuer boxing experience or a pro thats good he can help u.

Would you suggest NOT practicing basic punches until I can get to a gym and instead just work on general fitness?

mrboxer
09-09-2009, 12:56 PM
just by the way you describe the punches you throw and by the size of your gloves:boxing:

VTBuc
09-09-2009, 12:59 PM
just by the way you describe the punches you throw and by the size of your gloves:boxing:

And what would that have to do with a lack of motivation? I'll be the first to admit I don't know a thing about boxing, so instead of telling me to "give up", why not educate me?

Why not answer my question of "what SHOULD I be doing?" rather than being pretentious?

Alexandros
09-09-2009, 01:02 PM
And what would that have to do with a lack of motivation? I'll be the first to admit I don't know a thing about boxing, so instead of telling me to "give up", why not educate me?

Why not answer my question of "what SHOULD I be doing?" rather than being pretentious?

just ingore that fuk he is a troll.:spankme::op:

Alexandros
09-09-2009, 01:04 PM
And what would that have to do with a lack of motivation? I'll be the first to admit I don't know a thing about boxing, so instead of telling me to "give up", why not educate me?

Why not answer my question of "what SHOULD I be doing?" rather than being pretentious?

Would you suggest NOT practicing basic punches until I can get to a gym and instead just work on general fitness?

yeah general fitness thats what did when i was looking for a gym, took me about a month find one. So when i started i was bit ok already and not rusty.

mrboxer
09-09-2009, 02:54 PM
if you need help in learning the sweet science you have to be dedicated,you must observe,so ask and i will give you my best advice:boxing:

VTBuc
09-09-2009, 03:10 PM
if you need help in learning the sweet science you have to be dedicated,you must observe,so ask and i will give you my best advice:boxing:

I did ask, toolbag.

mrboxer
09-09-2009, 03:31 PM
so you want to be a carpenter,wise choice,buy some good tools to go along with your tool bag:boxing:

FlaminGuru
09-09-2009, 03:53 PM
lol..

anyway, i was in your position once, i had no access to a gym. I was extremely motivated to box but had no one to teach me or help me, so for now, you should buy a heavy bag, get a skipping rope, and try to jog every morning or whenever your flexible.For workouts You should also do push-ups, chin-ups etc, (straight out of a Joe Frazier book lol).

The problem you may have with heavy bags is that since you really don't know how to "punch" the proper way, you could develop bad habits, but theres a lot of information from the web and watching pro fights can help you. A skipping rope is essential to. Baby steps after baby steps, you will progress.

Good Luck :boxing:

Dirt McGirt
09-09-2009, 05:06 PM
Since then, I've play-fought with a few other friends who are also interested in boxing

Didnt you know that these count towards your amateur record? Dont worry about all that silly stuff like a trainer, a gym, technique, or in fact any boxing knowledge or experience whatsoever.... you're ready for the the pro's!!
:bsflag:

.... sorry I'm jesting of course, good luck with the boxing mate!

VTBuc
09-09-2009, 09:46 PM
Didnt you know that these count towards your amateur record? Dont worry about all that silly stuff like a trainer, a gym, technique, or in fact any boxing knowledge or experience whatsoever.... you're ready for the the pro's!!
:bsflag:

.... sorry I'm jesting of course, good luck with the boxing mate!

:D

Reading some of the other threads on here, it's hilarious how many people believe that's true!