View Full Version : Some great ways to increase speed + reflex


XJabCrossX
06-30-2010, 08:00 AM
Hey, I was wondering what some of you think are some of the better ways to increase your speed and reflex, I'm thankful for all thoughts and ideas

Double Jab
06-30-2010, 01:24 PM
Your body gets faster at something when the muscles are trained to contract all at once and as quickly as possible, which is why people like plyometrics, but in the case of boxing, what is needed is to complete the movement as quickly as possible, be it a punch, duck, weaving. Repetition is the key to muscle use efficiency and speed.

As for reaction time, repetition is key. Your body responds with what it has been taught to do, which is why most people close their eyes and lean back when someone punches them, because their idea is to move away from the thing causing them harm (like pulling your hand away from a hot stove, knee-jerk reaction). So by training bobing and weaving, countering, all the movements, your body will remember those first, rather than fall back to instinct.

Long story short: Sadly, no magic pill yet, just training hard and often. Practice the movements fast and many many times. And when you do the techniques so much that you are bored out of your mind, do it 20 times as much. This is how you force your mind to react a certain way without thinking, thusly increasing your reaction time and speed of movement.

XJabCrossX
07-01-2010, 09:33 AM
Thank you so much man, I have boxing training tomorrow so I will definitely be remembering that, once again thanks man.

copelahama
07-01-2010, 09:38 AM
Hey, I was wondering what some of you think are some of the better ways to increase your speed and reflex, I'm thankful for all thoughts and ideas

i notice your from nsw, do you train in sydney?

XJabCrossX
07-01-2010, 09:44 AM
i notice your from nsw, do you train in sydney?

Nah man, I live in Wagga Wagga (its inland between Sydney and Melbourne)

How about you ?

copelahama
07-01-2010, 09:48 AM
Nah man, I live in Wagga Wagga (its inland between Sydney and Melbourne)

How about you ?

yeah i know wagga im from the country too (jindabyne) but went to boarding school in syd, alot of friends live out that way, now jus living in sydney. Good to know theres boxing gyms out that way cause even in sydney their fairly seldom.

XJabCrossX
07-01-2010, 09:52 AM
I train at my trainers house haha, but there is one place specific for boxing, but the sad thing is it seems as if there are more and more MMA kind of gyms instead of boxing so yeah :/
My trainer has been telling me that there are some insane boxers in Sydney

Cuauhtémoc1520
07-01-2010, 11:10 AM
I have many methods I use to increase speed and reflexes, come to my gym and I will train you :)

XJabCrossX
07-02-2010, 02:10 AM
I have many methods I use to increase speed and reflexes, come to my gym and I will train you :)
And whereabouts would that be haha

Cuauhtémoc1520
07-02-2010, 10:30 AM
And whereabouts would that be haha

Miami Florida.

There are many things I do to help in speed and reflexes. You can increase speed and reflexes, traditional ways like the speed bag and double end bag but there are other non traditional ways as well.

Just remember that speed like a Mayweather is something you are born with. True speed, power and chin are things that people either have or don't.

You can increase speed and power though but chin, it's either you have it or you don't.

XJabCrossX
07-03-2010, 11:57 AM
Well lets pray that I was born with all three :P

#1Assassin
07-03-2010, 03:49 PM
Miami Florida.

There are many things I do to help in speed and reflexes. You can increase speed and reflexes, traditional ways like the speed bag and double end bag but there are other non traditional ways as well.

Just remember that speed like a Mayweather is something you are born with. True speed, power and chin are things that people either have or don't.

You can increase speed and power though but chin, it's either you have it or you don't.

there are things u can do not to better the chin itself but to brace for impact. strenghten neck muscles, be relaxed and ofcourse keep your chin at your chest. being well conditioned cant keep u from getting hurt but it will vastly improve the time it takes to recover, so in a sense that also helsp punch resistance.

again the chin itself isnt any better, but u are protecting it better, even when its being hit.

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could u explain the non traditional ways to improve speed and reflexes? unless its some great secret.

XJabCrossX
07-03-2010, 10:44 PM
there are things u can do not to better the chin itself but to brace for impact. strenghten neck muscles, be relaxed and ofcourse keep your chin at your chest. being well conditioned cant keep u from getting hurt but it will vastly improve the time it takes to recover, so in a sense that also helsp punch resistance.

again the chin itself isnt any better, but u are protecting it better, even when its being hit.

Thanks for that, are there any tips to strengthening my neck muscles ?

#1Assassin
07-04-2010, 11:07 AM
Thanks for that, are there any tips to strengthening my neck muscles ?

neck harness
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/eb/fullj.7f29c006a3dc5022d8cebd33d956adb6/7f29c006a3dc5022d8cebd33d956adb6-getty-98060319em034_floyd_mayweat.jpg

shrugs (only weight training i personally do)
http://www.pro-weight-training.com/Big/dumbell_shoulder_shrugs%20copybig.jpg

u can also lie in the ring with your head over the edge pulling it upwards towards the ceiling. on your stomach pulling your neck to your back, on your back pulling it to your chest or on your left side pulling it to the right shoulder and right side/left shoulder.

XJabCrossX
07-05-2010, 01:30 PM
Those shrug ones look quite helpful actually, I might try them out tomorrow, thanks for that