Starting a Boxing Training Routine
Boxing is for more than just the fighters looking to prove themselves in the ring. The training that is standard for a boxer is an intense total body work out that you are going to love. Here are some suggestions for the basic equipment you will need and the best advice I can offer for making sure you are training the right way in this ancient sport.
The first thing you should do is find a good trainer. Even before you find boxing equipment for sale, you want to know what to do with it. The misuse of training equipment is one of the most common mistakes that people make when starting a new routine. It can actually do more harm than good if you don’t know how to use the things you buy.
The first things you should buy are, obviously a set of boxing gloves and a punching bag. I suggest starting with decent quality equipment. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on a bag or high end boxing gloves that are going to fall apart on you. You don’t need to buy the most expensive equipment right off the bat. Looking up reviews of the items you are considering will help you a lot.
The next thing I suggest buying is an exercise ball. Most people don’t really know what they are for, but there is very little out there that is as versatile as the exercise ball. You are going to want to work on your core and your upper body quite a bit. An exercise ball routine will do wonders in this area.
The last thing I suggest buying is a speed bag. You don’t really need one right off the bat, but speed bag work is going to increase your endurance and work out your arms in ways the heavy bag can’t. If you find your arms getting tired while delivering blows to the heavy bag, you need to do speed bag work. Make sure that both of your bags are secured to a solid support beam if they are not standalone equipment. You don’t want to accidentally destroy your ceiling with your soon to be devastating punches.