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2004/03/12 22:12:10 (permalink)
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Boxing

I'm planning on embarking on boxing training as i feel it will help me burn calories, increase fitness levels as well help with muscle and possibly strength gain.

I just wanted to ask those who have done and are currently doing boxing, how many sessions a week would I have to undertake for it to have noticeable effects and in what time period can i expect any gains?

Each session will probably be an hour.

Also, I will be doing other cardio during the week, hopefully on a daily basis, Mon to Friday that is.

Advice and comments appreciated.
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    Kieran Fisher
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    RE: Boxing 2004/03/13 02:39:58 (permalink)
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    Depends what's in the "session". Assuming it's a mix of punch bag work, skipping, shadow boxing and pad work, then u'll notice effects from 1 session a week, but it's best to do 3 or so a week. By "notice" results, i mean better power, co-ordination etc. - in terms of fat loss/strength increase, that's anyone's guess.

    Don't overwork the heavy bag, as it'll make u sore, and mix in lots of skipping and shadow boxing imo. Sparing's great if u can get partners - dont do it too much tho, bashing ur brain sucks.
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    Trident
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    RE: Boxing 2004/03/14 20:01:20 (permalink)
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    hello, good advice from the guy above.sparing takes the upmost fitness and its a complete cardio workout in 3 times 3 minute rounds!
    bagwork is not far behind if you keep the workrate up. IMO 2 times a week is plenty to see results, but more so you will feel the fitness levels go thru the roof after about 4 months.cheers, Rich
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    red_calx
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    RE: Boxing 2004/03/21 11:49:48 (permalink)
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    I was thinking of giving boxing a go to purely as a fitness boost.Is this frowned upon and will I be expected to have bouts ? I like my nose the way it is.
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    RE: Boxing 2004/03/21 13:59:18 (permalink)
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    It depends on the club really mate.

    I trained for years and never competed because I was so busy.

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    RE: Boxing 2004/03/23 02:29:29 (permalink)
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    red -
    do you mean you don't want to compete or don't want to spar?
    Like boxer says it would depend on the gym.
    But, if you don't want to compete just tell them just that. I only competed inter club sparing for rounds I never wanted to commit to the trianing, travelling and stuff that comes along with competing in the amatures.
    Pro boxing is very tempting tho mate as you get paid for your troubles, a quick £250 can be made in 3 - 2min rounds at local level.
    If you don't even want to spar, to be honest that probably will be frowned upon.
    If you like your nose the way it is, parry and duck.
    Don't be worried about sparring, you'll like it when you get in there...
    it's not like the fights outside the school gates where the confrontation itself made you feel sick, you will nearly always get nervous but that instead of feeling like fear, it gets channeled into exitment and energy and most importantly pain relief.
    You can not avoid the pain BTW, getting hit hurts.
    Try it mate, you will not regret it I promise you.
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    RE: Boxing 2004/03/23 09:23:53 (permalink)
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    yeah tbh when you spar with big 16oz gloves it would have to be a **** of a punch to break your nose mate. boxing clubs like 'bottle'. Once you try sparring its quite addictive actually - long as you dont get stuck in with some pro :)
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    RE: Boxing 2004/03/23 13:41:05 (permalink)
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    hey suggy -
    quote:
    long as you dont get stuck in with some pro :)

    too true.
    I feel honoured and lucky tho that they (pros) are actually spending time with me. I have sparred with:
    englands comman wealth captain,
    ABA (junior) feather weight champ,
    A few differant pros, some with euopean belts,
    and stepping upto those lads really shows how far behind us hobby boxers are and highlights the amount of dedication that it takes to get to the top.
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