5 Things To Know Before You Start Boxing 

5 Things To Know Before You Start Boxing 

Posted on February 23, 2024 by griffins in Blog

Embarking on a boxing journey can be exhilarating, but it’s essential to equip yourself with the right knowledge before stepping into the gym, or the ring [for those who choose to!] Here are five crucial things to know before you start boxing.


1. Proper gear is non-negotiable.

 Before throwing your first punch, invest in the right gear. Quality boxing gloves, hand wraps, and a good skipping rope are especially crucial at the beginning of your journey. If you eventually decide to spar, your equipment list will include sparring gloves, headgear, and a mouthguard. All of these items are available in house at Griffins Boxing. Don’t compromise on your safety – choose gear that fits well and provides adequate support.

2. Master the basics.

 While the idea of landing a knockout punch might be tempting, mastering the basics is fundamental. Focus on your stance, footwork, and jab before diving into advanced techniques. A strong foundation will not only improve your performance but also minimize the risk of injuries.

3. Conditioning is key.

Boxing demands a high level of cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Incorporate regular cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and agility exercises into your routine. Building a solid fitness base will enhance your stamina, making you more effective when you’re applying boxing techniques.

4. Respect the importance of defense.

Boxing isn’t just about throwing punches; effective defense is equally crucial. Learn to slip, block, and move strategically to avoid taking unnecessary hits. A well-rounded boxer excels not only in offense but also in defense, ensuring a longer and healthier boxing journey.

5. Find a reputable gym and coach.

A knowledgeable coach and a supportive gym community can make a significant difference in your boxing experience. Whether it’s in Boxfit®, Boxtech®, or a private session, Griffins Boxing coaches can guide you through proper techniques, offer constructive feedback, and tailor workouts to all skill and ability levels. Joining a gym like Griffins Boxing with a positive atmosphere, experienced trainers, and a strong sense of community will contribute to your overall growth as a boxer.

Starting your boxing journey requires more than just passion; it demands a commitment to learning, conditioning, and safety. By understanding these five essential aspects, you’ll be better prepared to navigate the challenging -yet rewarding- world of boxing.


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