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5 Tips On How To Train Like a Boxer To Improve Your Fitness
Nov 15, 2019

Boxing for fitness is a great way to not only spice up your training schedule, but to take your fitness to new levels you didn’t think possible. Below are some training methods you can incorporate into your routine and improve your boxing.

Skipping

Improve your footwork and get light on your feet by learning to skip. This is key as it increases your ability to time movements and punches while you are balanced. Add speed to the exercise by turning the rope faster, jumping higher and...

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Boxing for Fitness: Learn Technique Without Getting Hit
Nov 15, 2019

As a sport boxing requires a high level of athletic ability: speed, strength, agility, hand-eye coordination are just some of the fitness components required. Boxing as a fitness activity enables the average person to hone those athletic skills without having to take a punch.

Learning the art of boxing for fitness comes with a large number of benefits. We are all aware of the importance of improving our cardiovascular fitness to improve our health in both the short and long term. This is...

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How Gymnastic Strength Training Improves Your Boxing & MMA Performance
Nov 15, 2019

Gymnastic Strength Training is not what springs to mind when you think of strength & conditioning for boxing. Having been boxing for 17 years and trained under a number of different professional coaches, I’d never given it a second thought, until I was introduced to the concept around a year ago.

Increased strength is obviously one of the targets of all forms of ‘strength’ & conditioning training. However, increased mobility (strength & flexibility) of the...

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Is Hard Sparring Good & Does It Make You A Better Fighter?
Nov 15, 2019

Running, bag work, pad work, skipping, shadow boxing, strength and conditioning are all important aspects of a boxer's training. However, nothing quite simulates a real boxing match like sparring. To add to that, nothing will simulate competition quite like hard sparring, after all your opponent on the night will be throwing punches as hard as they possibly can and trying to score a knockout. Therefore, it makes sense to practice this is in the gym, no?

My answer would in fact be no, though...

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Kids Boxing Classes Are Non Violent & FUN with Amazing Health & Emotional Benefits
Nov 15, 2019

From an early age it is important for children to have some interests and develop lifestyle habits they will carry with them for the rest of their life. Preferably something that will get them active, particularly in todays society of computer games, YouTube and social media. Poor food choices are often associated with this lifestyle too, so before you know it, it is quite common for children to settle straight into their computer, iPad or TV with a collection of chips, sweets and a can of...

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How to land a sickening body shot
Nov 08, 2019
 

Most fighters will agree that being hit in the body hard is often worse than being hit in the head. 

When you get hit clean it really sucks all the oxygen out of your full body, you feel sick and suffocated at the same time. It's not a nice feeling. 

 I used to practice throwing and landing the body shot all of the time when I was fighting, in shadow boxing, on the backs, and in sparring. 

 A great way to land that body shot is by changing the angle and with...

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Top 10 ways to hit a speed bag
Nov 03, 2019
 

The speed bag/speedball has been around since my grandad was a little boy. visually the most impressive piece of equipment in a boxing gym. We've seen fighters over the years blasting the ball doing tricks, going really fast, even looking away from the ball while they hitting it.

For me, some of the best are Floyd Mayweather Lomachenko and Lornarez you will see videos of them hitt the bag it's very impressive.

The main benefits of hitting this thing are hand and eye coordination, which...

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Box N’ Burn - My Journey So Far
Oct 23, 2019

After recently finding myself ill and in hospital, I promised myself that I would do what I’ve been putting off for a while - I wanted to step back into coaching but this time through fitness and boxing. As a former SFA football coach I have always loved coaching and supporting peoples’ development and helping them to reach their goals. Whilst my route in life took me away from being a coach, my passion for coaching & fitness always remained.

I love boxing and everything the...

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Advice to Millenials By Tony Jeffries
Oct 22, 2019

 After one of the worst recessions in history that lasted from November 2007 to May 2016, America has seen a steady increase in Jobs and opportunities –especially for young people. 

Speaking of opportunities, I’m glad to see that there are a lot more opportunities open to young people in the sport and fitness industry. Box N’ Burn has also seen steady growth as more young people are taking on boxing certification courses that we offer.

I am now a proud husband and...

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