Shadow Boxing Workout 2018 Style
Alright so in this article we’re gonna go over a beginner shadowboxing basically when you’re out there shadowboxing and you don’t have a reference point you have inspired you haven’t had any fights yet often people are not sure what to do and in their own words what I often hear is yeah like when I’m shadow boxing sometimes I just feel stupid and this is the thing for a lot of people who have inspired yet or maybe don’t have that reference point when they get into shadow boxing they’re not really sure what to do or even what state of mind to be in
When it comes down to shadow boxing you know it’s a part of a solid boxing plan you know it’s part of a good boxing workout and sometimes you don’t have a choice you’re in a gym setting whether it’s competitive boxing or fitness boxing and the coach says alright time to shot a box ready go and for a lot of people this can be a daunting and painful experience it’s not the same as hitting the pads it’s not the same as combos being called out bang on the bag it’s not the same as partner drills so how do you get in the mindset how do you know what to do well
In this article I’m gonna break that down for you and I just got back from Ireland I was in Waterford County in Ireland did a couple seminars over there for mark white Taekwondo and fitness and I’ll probably doing more of these travelling seminars to where I have the biggest following and so far it looks like London New York LA would be the top spots potentially answer them as well and potentially Chicago or Philadelphia depending on how the numbers stack up if you would be interested in a seminar in your city please leave your city name in the comments section below drop your city name some of you who haven’t sparred yet or had a competitive boxing match may still have reference points from schoolyard scraps street fights and even though they may not have been official boxing matches they really can get you into a reference point because when you’re there starting your shadow boxing you can think back to that scrap and that’s definitely gonna make you feel some type of way the general state of mind
For good shadow boxing I would describe as alert a receive miss alert reactivity you’ve got to get the job done because for some people it’s not always easy to visualize yourself punching someone in hitting someone and I know that’s the nature of the sport but for many of you out there who are just getting started it doesn’t really appeal to you to picture yourself punching somebody else in the face so here are the steps to get into that groove so you can start putting loose and having more fun with your shadow boxing and so essentially when you’re out there you’re not feeling duped so the first thing is when you’re about to start shadow boxing the bell goes you either you’re going to start a shadow boxing the coach or whoever is guiding the session or whether you’re self guided you’re gonna start the first thing that you need to do is start moving nobody said they had to punch at least not yet so the first thing you’re going to do is you’re gonna move left and right the easiest way to picture this is just imagine there’s a hula hoop in front of you and all you’re going to do is move around it you’re going to move around it maybe move close to it maybe move away from it until you decide alright now I’m going to throw a punch so first thing is is get into your footwork groove if you want to see a boxer do this one of my favourite is Miguel Cotto watch a session of Miguel Cotto training or watch old Muhammad Ali training sessions and you’re going to see some beautiful footwork beautiful movement first things first you got to start moving left and right ok so now you’re moving now you’re in your groove next thing is you have to hit your target the first thing you have to understand before you hit your target is that you are out of range from this target it is not necessarily right there in front of you you’re going to have to travel a little bit to get to it whether it’s a focus pad whether it’s a bag whether it’s an opponent or whether it’s a mm bag you will need to to make sense with the whole boxing rhythm to close the distance now if you want a representation of this the easiest way to think about it is as you’re moving around your hula hoop in the center of you at eye level in front of you is a ball now imagine it’s like a game when the ball lights up it’s going to light up for one or two seconds boom you’ve got to hit it as many times as you can while it’s lit up so you’re moving around staring at this ball it lights up bum bum bum bum and you got to step in you got to step in step in to that hula-hoop step into that circle and hit that ball that’s an easy way to think about it if you are more of an auditory person not so much of a visual person you can picture the ball in front of you or you can stare sort of in the center moving around your hula hoop moving around your circle and just tell yourself go and as soon as you tell yourself go you go boom boom boom boom boom with your combo alright so you have the general idea you’re moving around you’re moving around in a circle and at some point this ball is like going to light up or you’re going to take yourself go and you’re going to step into the center and throw your combo so here comes your next problem what are you going to throw what combo is it going to be well combo are you going to throw that kind of make sense well most of the time is going to start with the jab so we can sort of start with that and it’s either going to be a jab to the head it’s either going to be a jab to the body maybe you’re gonna slip and throw the jab and you want to know more about the jab definitely check out my free jab article, everything you need to know about the jab it’s going to cover a lot about distance and starting combos it’s all in there definitely check out that article.
So you have an idea to start with the jab okay what else you’re going to put out to the jab it’s kind of like when you’re going to go to a club when you’re to go and dance and got to have at least your basic move you got to have at least your basic move that’s going to keep you in the groove most of the night and that’s going to be essentially your two-step so you got to have the equivalent of a two-step in boxer and your two-step in boxing is going to be your basic combo usually your one-two your jab cross or your 1 1 2
That’s where it all starts and if you’re out there on the dance floor feeling fly feeling good about yourself that’s when you can bring any extra dance to do the show really impressed in boxing you got your one-two jab cross you got your 1 1 2 double jab cross it can be anything after that and that’s where you got to put things together if you want ideas for combos check out my interactive home boxing workouts you can check out my app which has which develops free combos for you just try to get down this combos everywhere combos on my website in my blog combos on my other article try to get down about 4 to 5 combos that you like these are what you’re going to go with and from there you can build tons and tons and tons of variations
Ok so you’ve got that you’re not necessarily picturing yourself hurting somebody you’ve got your ball in front of you either it lights up or you hear an auditory cue in your mind that says go you step in fun boom boom boom you throw your punch what do you do when you’re done now you have to get out it’s like in basketball you got three seconds in the key you’ve only got so much time that you’re allowed to be in there throw in combos and then you’ve got to get out ok there are a ton of ways to get out after your combo the most basic way is that wherever you went in you get back out that way and then you start moving around your hula hoop again now you start dancing around in a circle but if you want more check out my exit strategies article I’m going to leave a link right here check out that article and that’s going to give you a ton of ways to get out after you step in and throw your combo ok so you got the basic idea down you’re going to be circling around and moving with footwork stepping into attack and then getting out it does require a little bit of homework I suggest you at least have 4 or 5 combos that you like that you can easily go with and all you got to do is visualize a target and have give yourself a cue point so you got a target you’re moving around either the cue is visual or it’s auditory in your mind or you can program one of my apps to give you a cue like to say the number one and then you go and then you bang that out as fast you can and then you’ve got to get out so these are my guidelines and ideas for how to have fun shadow boxing how to keep it relevant how to get a good workout and how to not feel stupid doing it in the meantime get working and I hope this stuff really helps you build the sequencing and the confidence and fun into your shadow boxing
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