View Full Version : What threshold of fitness should you have before you step in the ring?


RurouniYume
07-08-2011, 08:50 PM
I've been doing the normal training routine at my boxing gym for about 2 months now and I was pretty athletic going in, at least more than the average person. I can talk to my coach about sparring anytime but I want to know what level of fitness I should have before I even try. Thoughts?

KeepOnPushing
07-08-2011, 10:48 PM
Can u explain a little more , im not really sure what you're quite trying to ask.

SUPREME.
07-08-2011, 10:50 PM
You should be able to sprint 50 yards back and forth for 3 minutes straight and a very high pace. 30 seconds rest, then start again. Do this 4 times or more.

If you ever have one thought about quitting then you aren't ready yet.

StrongLikeBear
07-08-2011, 11:29 PM
The only way to become ready is to do it. The first time is going to suck and so will the next few. You get ready to spar by sparring.

You'll gas out at first no matter what kind of shape you're in, it's more of a pacing thing than a fitness thing.

RurouniYume
07-09-2011, 01:03 AM
Can u explain a little more , im not really sure what you're quite trying to ask.
too put it simply, when is one ready to spar?
You should be able to sprint 50 yards back and forth for 3 minutes straight and a very high pace. 30 seconds rest, then start again. Do this 4 times or more.

If you ever have one thought about quitting then you aren't ready yet.
Ive done sprint training, not exactly like that but I think I can handle that. Thanks for the input. Im in Vacaville btw

The only way to become ready is to do it. The first time is going to suck and so will the next few. You get ready to spar by sparring.

You'll gas out at first no matter what kind of shape you're in, it's more of a pacing thing than a fitness thing.

okay, thanks for contributing

F l i c k e r
07-09-2011, 01:11 AM
Go to youtube, search "charlie zelenoff". That should tell you everything you need to know.

BrananaRepublic
07-09-2011, 02:01 AM
Go to youtube, search "charlie zelenoff". That should tell you everything you need to know.

Hey pal
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RurouniYume
07-09-2011, 02:08 AM
Go to youtube, search "charlie zelenoff". That should tell you everything you need to know.

lol what the hell

johncods
07-09-2011, 03:30 AM
You will gas out after 1 or 2 rounds of hard sparring no matter how in shape you are if it's your first time. It's different hitting the pads, bags, running than really doing it and you have a guy infront of you hitting you back.

I almost collapsed after two rounds during my 1st sparring and the next ones weren't that much different until you really get used to it and you can relax more.

javysouthpaw
07-10-2011, 06:55 PM
It's all about being relaxed. Just being tight and avoiding punches will gas you but when you learn to calm down and roll your shoulders instead of jumping around it will be much easier.

Pez
07-10-2011, 11:45 PM
You will get tired after a couple rounds no matter how good shape you think you're in. It's just a different type of feeling inside the ring. My first two rounder, I had to be careful going down the steps because it felt like my legs were going to give out at any second. Bottom line, you just have to get in there and try it.

SUPREME.
07-11-2011, 12:18 AM
What some people are saying about you getting tired no matter what is not true.

I knew long before when my first sparring session would be so I did what I said in my last post for days straight, and when I finally sparred my conditioning was superb.

Granted, my skills were terrible but I lasted 2 strong tense nervous rounds without gassing out.