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TITLE Boxing Blog

TITLE Boxing Blog

From inside the gym to around the world of combat sports, the TITLE Boxing Blog keeps you up-to-date with the latest MMA and Boxing news, training tips and fighting techniques. This is the kind of info you need to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk.

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  • How to Get Started in Boxing

    For the past two installments, we’ve dispelled some of the myths that relate to safety and explored the philosophical question of “why boxing” at all?  Assuming you’ve made it past those first two rounds and now want to know how to actually get started, there are some basic steps you can take and moves you can make that will help you find a gym or a coach that fit YOU like a glove.

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  • Home Sweat Home

    One of the best aspects of a boxing workout is that it can happen almost anywhere.  Unlike tennis, basketball or hockey, that all require very specific playing fields or courts, boxing training can happen in many different settings.

    Of course, if you are sparring, you need the right equipment to protect your hands and face, but a ring isn't really required and you can get by with a minimal amount of bags.  So the costs of opening, starting and maintaining a gym can be fairly inexpensive.  As a result, many gyms today, officially registered USA Boxing Gyms and otherwise, are set up in homes, basements, garages and backyards across the country.  Some coaches choose to avoid the traditional gym setting, not only because of the costs of overhead and the headaches of running a full-fledged business, but as much for the convenience of having the gym as close to home as possible.  That way more time can be spent training, not packing up gear and commuting.

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  • Timing is Everything - Making a Boxing Timer Count

    Timing is Everything - Making a Boxing Timer Count

    By Douglas Ward

    Although it may be the only piece of equipment in the gym that a fighter doesn’t punch in one way or another, it is still one of the most crucial tools used in preparing a boxer for what he will encounter in the ring. When incorporated into a workout, the gym timer can become an integral part of training, conditioning and sports-specific development.

    Too often a timer is turned ON and turned OFF and that is about as much as most coaches use it to prepare their fighters. When used to its fullest capacity, the gym timer can help accomplish a variety of tasks and best prepare a fighter for all sorts of conditions.

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