Being encouraged to stay at home during this extraordinary period in the history of humankind does have its benefits. One is obviously the large amount of time we now have on our hands. While we certainly should enjoy ourselves and relax, it’s also equally important for us to get consistent exercise.
Health and fitness should be our priority at home. Paired with a well-balanced diet, eating clean, and getting enough sleep, we should be working out every day. If you’ve trained in boxing before, you know it’s a great workout to do pretty much anywhere. With little to no gear requirement, you can put in a meaningful boxing workout in the comfort of your own home.
Some boxing drills are really very simple enough to perform in your living room. We’ve come up with a short list of simple boxing drills you can try by yourself, or with your whole family.
Furthermore, boxing training has loads of other benefits apart from the obvious physical impact, such as increased focus and sharpness, better discipline, and the like.
Want to get in shape quick with boxing? Today, Evolve Daily shares five of the best drills for boxing practitioners to do during the circuit breaker period in Singapore.
1) Basic Punches and Combinations
The first phase of your boxing home workout should be practicing your basic punches and combinations. Getting the technique right is more important than being able to punch hard. In boxing, technique is what wins fights.
Learn how to throw textbook punches, the whole arsenal, including straights, hooks, and uppercuts, as well as their different variations. Then string them together with basic combinations like the “1-2” or the “1-2-hook”. You can even develop your own combinations to be unique. Boxing is so much fun because you can customize your training and create your own fighting style.
As a martial arts discipline, boxing should be practiced every day. The more you hone the technique, the better you’ll get at boxing, and you’ll begin to unlock the advanced stages.
Practicing your basic punches and combinations is also great when performed with a friend. You can hold mitts for each other and learn how to catch punches.
Shadowboxing is an incredible boxing workout you can do at home. All you need is an open space to move around freely, and you’re set. To take things to the next level, you can even shadowbox with your hand wraps on or even your boxing gloves.
Shadowboxing allows you to practice your combinations and movements, footwork, strategies, as if you were in a real fight. Imagine your opponent and the way he or she moves, and you’ll get used to the unique ebb and flow of a boxing match. Practice in front of a mirror to see yourself and how you execute the techniques.
You will want to do at least three rounds of shadowboxing every day, each lasting three minutes and then having a minute of rest in between rounds. To make things easier to track so you can focus on the workout, download a round interval timer on your smartphone. There are a lot of free options out there for both Android and iOS.
3) Footwork Drills / Agility Ladder
One of the most amazing boxing drills you can do in an open space inside your home is the agility ladder. You can buy an agility ladder from your local sporting goods store, but if they aren’t available during this quarantine period, you can make your own with some good old fashioned duct tape.
It’s an intense workout that trains your footwork and your ability to move smoothly across the ring. It also works up your heart rate and helps you break a sweat. The amount of calories you burn with the agility ladder is incredible, and the more you do it consistently, the faster you’ll see changes in your body.
Footwork is so important in boxing because it allows us to maneuver around our opponents and get to anywhere we want in the ring. The boxer with the better footwork is usually the winner.
4) Physical Conditioning
Of course, you really can’t neglect your physical conditioning. To stay ahead of the curve, improve your overall health and fitness by performing physical conditioning drills. This could include ab workouts such as crunches, sit-ups, jackknife sit-ups, bicycle crunches, leg raises, and the like.
Physical conditioning is so important for a fighter, and it’s one thing you always work on when you hit the gym. A fighter with superior conditioning, who trains hard and comes into fights well-prepared, has an easier time executing his/her game plan in the ring. Physical conditioning is a prerequisite for high level athletes.
One great option for you during this ‘stay at home’ period is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT workouts are great because they don’t take up too much of your time. All you need is 30 minutes of intense exercise and you gain the same results as if you exercised longer.
5) Evolve Live Zoom Classes
Get in the best shape of your life while learning authentic martial arts from World Champions from the comfort of your home with EVOLVE Live Zoom Classes! Book your complimentary trial class NOW! >>> evolve-mma.com/zoom-class/
Posted by Evolve MMA on Friday, May 1, 2020
Last but certainly not least, you learn from World Champions in the Evolve Live Zoom Classes, which happen daily. Listen to instructors across a variety of martial arts disciplines such as Muay Thai, boxing, BJJ, wrestling, MMA, and the like.
Discover a world of martial arts in your living room, and gain insight from the most highly-skilled teachers in every discipline. Learn how to work out effectively at home, and get tips on which workouts to perform and how. At the end of each session, you will also get the chance to ask Evolve World Champions questions that you may have surrounding martial arts, health, and fitness.
It’s a great way to stay connected during this circuit breaker period in Singapore.
If you enjoyed this article, you may also like: