10 Aug 2017

Boxing Moves Than Can Make You Stronger

We have Muhammad Ali to thank, and then, today, Manny Pacquiao, for the renown in the sport of boxing. Everyone loves himself a good boxing match every now and then. Just watching it on television, and moreso, live, brings about that inherent adrenaline for blood and competition, innate in all human beings.

Boxing Moves

But, did you know that you don’t really need to become a fighter to experience that rush? You don’t need to get inside a ring and fight someone else, just to enjoy the pleasures of boxing. You can start by practicing your moves for no other reason than for fitness purposes.

Don’t know where to start? You can try out the following moves.

Here are three moves to help you get started.

The Four Core Punches

As with any endeavor, you need to start with the basics. In boxing, the four core moves would be the jab, cross, hook, and upper cut. You can practice these four in a 1,2,3,4 fashion, working your upper body, namely your shoulders, biceps, and upper back.

Ground and Pound

Next, you can also try a favorite of mine. The Ground and Pound. For this, you will need a punching bag. Lay it on the ground and get on top of it. Straddle it, working your inner thighs and your core. Then, when you’re ready, deliver crosses to it as much as you can. You can paste a picture of someone on the bag if you want, imagining that you’re actually on top of him and delivering these blows straight to his stupid face.

Fast And Furious

Finally, you can just go crazy on a hanging bag. Choose one of the core punches, preferably the one you are most comfortable with, or if you are like me, you’ll choose the one you’re least comfortable with. And then deliver as many and as hard blows as you can using that punch for twenty seconds straight.

Before you know it, you’ll find yourself grinding your teeth and sweating like a pro. A word of caution though, as with any sport, or any physical activity, boxing requires the right form in order to minimize injury. With that, I would still suggest that you practice these punches with a pro, even for starters at least, until you are confident that you’re doing it the right way and not end up with a broken knuckle or two, or worse…