As much as I love hitting the heavy bag and doing pad work drills in my boxing training, I've always felt shadowboxing and fight visualization will improve your boxing more than anything else will. Do you agree or disagree? Drop a comment on my YouTube channel.
Pad work is where it's at! Also often referred to as mitt work by boxing trainers and coaches, these kind of drills can develop good or bad habits than can potentially carry over into sparring/fighting. It all depends on the combination punches you choose to have your boxer throw. I explain in further detail in the description of the video on my YouTube channel.
Here's a quick boxing training video that shows how you can close the distance between you and your opponent with this punch combination. I give a more detailed explanation on the mitt work in the description of the video on my YouTube channel.
Whenever I train my clients on hitting the bag, I emphasize the importance of using proper form and technique. As you become more confident and skillful in each training session, it's also crucial to not be repetitive in your training. You have to invariably find a balance of thinking, analyzing, trusting your instincts and your skill set. Humility plays a key role in learning to be successful at anything in life. I explain more in further detail in the video's description on my YouTube channel.
No gym? No problem! Here's a full body circuit workout that you can do with 5 simple exercises only! You can perform these strength training exercises right from your home. All you need is some dumbbells, barbells or kettlebells. Check out the description of this video on my YouTube channel for a breakdown of the workout.
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