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Old 01-19-2016, 02:46 PM #1
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Default I'm too slow

For some reason in shadowboxing and sparring I seem to be pretty slow at everything. I think it's because I think too much about what I'm doing instead of letting it flow naturally. I've been boxing about a year and a half or so. Is it a case of needing to work harder on shadowboxing with speed outside the gym? Does this come with time? I'm pretty fit and am fast in terms of sprinting and football (soccer). Any tips?
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:41 PM #2
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Keep your hands tight, everything else loose.

Better technique will improve handspeed and sharpness.

But generally, quick hands comes with high repetition over and over. Boxing is a repetitious sport, to be good at anything you just need to do it over and over.

It's no mistake that all the fastest fighters are all guys who have been boxing since they were little kids. More reps = more speed/better punching mechanics.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:56 PM #3
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For some reason in shadowboxing and sparring I seem to be pretty slow at everything. I think it's because I think too much about what I'm doing instead of letting it flow naturally. I've been boxing about a year and a half or so. Is it a case of needing to work harder on shadowboxing with speed outside the gym? Does this come with time? I'm pretty fit and am fast in terms of sprinting and football (soccer). Any tips?
The extremities of the human body such as feet and hands need a warm up of approximately 30-40 minutes to be at optimum level. This was Manny Stewards advice to Lewis. See if it works.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:27 PM #4
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For some reason in shadowboxing and sparring I seem to be pretty slow at everything. I think it's because I think too much about what I'm doing instead of letting it flow naturally. I've been boxing about a year and a half or so. Is it a case of needing to work harder on shadowboxing with speed outside the gym? Does this come with time? I'm pretty fit and am fast in terms of sprinting and football (soccer). Any tips?
Dont tighten up your muscles while punching.

Train your technique over and over again

Do some explosive speed training.

Change your mind style, dont try to always knock people out with every punch

Train you muscles, this will help a lot especially the abs
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:45 PM #5
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Thanks for getting back to me appreciate it. These are good tips, thank you I will add some of the suggestions to my routine for sure
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:14 AM #6
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Yes... it happens over time. But that time must be well spent. The idea is to fine tune your muscle memory with repetition. Training and offtime is really where you hammer out the mental imagery and technical aspects of your craft... but in a fight, you let your muscle memory take over. A muscle memory you have established from hours and hours...and hours... of repetition!

You are at your quickest when you don't have to think too much.. much of what is perceived as quickness has its foundation set in timing and initiative! The rest in fluidity and grace... Repetition is your go to word here. It will unlock all of that for you. But you have to train hard and dilligently. You gotta be more dedicated than the other guy. Throw 10000 jabs so that you can throw a piston perfect one out there when it counts...

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Old 01-20-2016, 11:14 AM #7
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Don't clench your fist when shadow boxing, relax when throwing it almost with a open fist. just throw it (jabs) like throwing rings in the carney. but make it fast.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:29 AM #8
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Plyometrics
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