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Old 05-18-2020, 11:52 PM #1
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Im having trouble staying on my toes while doing any boxing, but perhaps I’m thinking maybe I am taking this the wrong way. When you are told “stay on your toes”, does this mean that you should physically lift your heels off the ground and get up on tip toes? Or just simply put your weight in the balls of your feet. How high should my heels be off the ground? Should they be elevated at all?
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:49 AM #2
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Keep the front foot flat to sit on your punches to get power but the back foot stay on your toes so you are ready for rapid movement
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Strengthening your legs will help you in overcoming it. Try different exercises by which you can train your legs for good positioning of toes and overall body.
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Jump rope may be the best way to physically train for staying on your toes and light on your feet during boxing. Also you can practice this when shadow boxing. its more about staying up on the balls of your feet to increase quickness and mobility. Now, when your throwing power shots or mixing it up inside, you may want to have the entire foot in contact with the ground as this will give you more stability and power transfer. When your moving around the ring, stay up on the balls of your feet. Watch some pro fights and you'll see this happening.
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Strengthening your legs will help you in overcoming it. Try different exercises by which you can train your legs for good positioning of toes and overall body.
^^^ I agree.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:42 AM #6
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Im having trouble staying on my toes while doing any boxing, but perhaps I’m thinking maybe I am taking this the wrong way. When you are told “stay on your toes”, does this mean that you should physically lift your heels off the ground and get up on tip toes? Or just simply put your weight in the balls of your feet. How high should my heels be off the ground? Should they be elevated at all?
There’s so many variations of footwork, u can see it in film and each fight. “Stay on ur toes”, means to stay sharpe and focused in regular speak. It can also mean ur trainer wants u to move and be slick, elusive. U need to be planted solid to throw sum of ur hardest punches. It shouldn’t be taken too literal. U have minimal balance on both balls of ur feet, and less power. See what position let’s u hit the hardest. Trinidad’s back foot was always on the front ball, heel lifted. Oscars back foot was always flat and he almost dragged it. Watch tape, try different things u see, find what works best for u. Something u can maintain is important.
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I really think more skipping helps a ton with footwork and balance. I stopped boxing for a long time and when I came back I was most surprised at how sore skipping made my feet and calves. Plus after a few months of skipping I found my balance improving of in many places outside of boxing as well.
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