View Full Version : is 2.5lbs to much to shadow box


boxer Of thE World
04-25-2005, 12:26 AM
im a 14 year old kid the shadow boxes with 2.5 lb weigts is tht to much will i hurt my shoulders?

Dyl-G
04-25-2005, 12:36 AM
possibly its not too much i dont go above 3 pounds dont do it too often or too hard or yeah then youll mess up your back and shoulders

Ark
04-25-2005, 04:07 AM
Well if u dont feel any pain or heavy pressure on ur shoulders while shadowboxing with that wieght then i think ur safe. Its better to start of a lighter weight and work ur way up..

abdiel2k3
04-25-2005, 04:09 AM
im a 14 year old kid the shadow boxes with 2.5 lb weigts is tht to much will i hurt my shoulders?
seems like a ******y way of u hopin that people tell u to use less weight
if anything
i think ya need to use more wieght
grab some 20lb weights and get some serious training done
:boxing:

The_One77
04-25-2005, 07:26 AM
it's okay to use 2.5 weights.
I use 3 pound weights and it dosen't affect me.

Rockin'
04-25-2005, 08:55 AM
I started with 2 lb weights in my hands when shadowboxing. Use that weight for a while and then I'd go up to 2 1/2 lbs. I use 3 lb weights now. No need in straining the young and still growing ligaments in your elbows. Gradually increase the weight after time, youd be better off in the long run.....Rockin' :boxing:

boxer Of thE World
04-25-2005, 10:50 AM
lol abdiel i did shadow box with 15 lbs and almost ripped my arms out of my sockets lol and i aint no *****

Tha Greatest
04-25-2005, 11:00 AM
for a young person 1-2 is good

when u get older no more than 3

Rampage*
04-25-2005, 07:45 PM
I'm 13 and I use 1 pound, it doesn't hurt my shoulders the next day, and I can continue my other excercises pretty normally without trouble.

Kid Achilles
04-25-2005, 09:45 PM
No more than 3 pounds ever. Abdiel is just pulling your chain; you can injure yourself using even just five pounds.

cms
04-25-2005, 10:49 PM
I use 5lbs for 1 roundand 2 lbs and 1 lbs all for 1 round

leff
04-26-2005, 10:30 AM
ive been taught not use weights while shadowboxing at all, but everyone has their opinion.

inats
10-11-2006, 02:38 AM
my son is 7yrs old & he shadow boxs with 5lb

McAlister
10-11-2006, 10:35 AM
No more than 3 pounds ever. Abdiel is just pulling your chain; you can injure yourself using even just five pounds.

At my gym we use... 2,3, & 4 pound weights

Me personally, i bought these gloves with weights in them, so my gloves weigh about 5/6 lbs... i just use those to practice, since ive gotta hella faster and stronger (i was already fast to beggin with, now its just riddiculous)

Toddy
10-11-2006, 10:47 AM
i use 1.5kg in each hand but i dont feel any resistance at all but the effects are there

Pork Chop
10-11-2006, 12:23 PM
I've used as high as 10 pounds for normal shadow boxing.

One of my first coaches told us stories of jogging with 40lb dumbells and having to throw uppercuts & hooks with them- so he had us try it to see what it was like. Hooks with 40lbs was murder, but uppers were kind of interesting.

These days I only go as high as 3 pounds and only for a couple rounds at a time. Like I said on other threads I've been having upper back problems, not sure if it's from too much shadow with weights, too much weight vest, or a combination of both.

jason100x
10-11-2006, 01:40 PM
Before I was told how train properly, I used to use 8 pound dumbells and never had any negative effects but was advised to lower the weight. Now, I shadowbox with 3 pound dumbells or resistance bands and they work fine for me.

leff
10-11-2006, 05:27 PM
im a 14 year old kid the shadow boxes with 2.5 lb weigts is tht to much will i hurt my shoulders?

yupp, you get an inflammation in both your shoulders. LAY OFF