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It’s the perfect way to warm up specific muscles before you start your boxing session as you will be moving around:
Shadow boxing is great for working on technique:
Footwork is the best form of defense. The reason is that if you're not there to be hit, how can they hit you?
Other defenses include slipping, rolling, leaning back, blocking, and parrying. They can all be great, but with these, your feet are still in range so there's a chance you can still get caught! Also, if you do get hit while you're moving away from a shot then you will take the sting out of it.
Footwork gets you in range to get your shots off and allows you to move out of range and away from danger, setting you up for power punches. Good footwork equals good balance, which means you can have better speed and accuracy. This allows you to punch harder.
If you look at every great fighter past and present, they have all had impressive footwork - even if you look at the likes of Mike Tyson. To the uneducated eye he can look like he is flat-footed and be plodding forward, but he had some of the fastest feet ever in the...
By Tony Jeffries
In my opinion, whether you’re a world class boxer, a mother of a 3 year old kid, or you are a young kid, you want to be able to punch hard, right? Punching is probably the best way to defend yourself and hold your own if needed.
Since retiring from boxing in 2012 as an undefeated professional and Olympic bronze medalist, I’ve taught over 10,000 people how to punch (box) at the Box ’N Burn gyms, Los Angeles. I’ve also taught over 1000 personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts how to teach boxing to other people at our Box ’N Burn Academy Course which is held in Santa Monica, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, San Jose (we’ll be adding more events soon).
Teaching people how to punch hard is pretty simple, but over the years I have noticed one of the hardest things for my clients to grasp, believe it or not, is how to...
ATTENTION TO DETAIL:
Boxing starts from the ground up. Often times simple adjustments made to foot placement or movement is all that is necessary to correct an error in form. However, there are instances when more advanced and delicate corrections are necessary. A good trainer will be able to pinpoint and identify flaws in technique and mechanics of all degrees quickly and give precise yet clear instruction to correct them.
Perhaps the most important aspect of being a good trainer is safety. Boxing tends to be associated with injuries due to the violent nature of competitive boxing; nevertheless, boxing for fitness can be associated with injuries to the knuckles, wrists, elbows, and back.
For a beginner boxer, safety begins and ends with the trainer. Wrists and knuckle injuries can be avoided by a secure hand wrap...
Listen to Kevan and Tony’s take on why other gyms fail and how to avoid the pitfalls, they are talking to Adam, Sal and Justin of Mind Pump Radio, in San Jose.
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Highly successful personal trainers; Kevan Watson, Glenn Holmes, and Tony Jeffries.
give their tips on how they acquire and retain clients in Los Angeles, the most highly competitive place on Earth for personal trainers.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL:
Boxing starts from the ground up. Often times simple adjustments made to foot placement or movement is all that is necessary to fix an error in form. However, there are instances when more advanced and delicate corrections are necessary. A good trainer will be able to pinpoint & identify flaws in technique and mechanics of...
Author: Wayde Wong – Personal Trainer, Houston, TX
This Saturday morning was no different than a lot of previous Saturdays with the exception of the cold temperatures. We’re not talking about a few degrees cooler, but 27 degrees was what we woke up to this fine morning. What you have to understand is that most Houstonians aren’t accustomed to temperatures in the 40s never mind something well below that. This is a city that goes in to shock with the slightest mention of snow in the forecast. The only way you get a person out of their nice warm bed at 8:00 am to go workout is, if you promised them hot coffee and donuts. We had neither of these to offer them; yet they came.
I’ve been running our group workouts for the past 3 years before handing it over to my son. I’ve always wondered why they came to our workouts. I had thought it was my charming personality and wit, but my wife set me straight on that....