My Boxing Training
Today’s ‘Fight Yourself Fit‘ Workout – Technique 3 – Long Range.
Yesterday was all about using boxing training as a tool for stress relief – and perhaps a little anger management 🙂 Today, I had a little extra free time and I wanted to put in a good workout – do some extra exercises and give it maximum effort. I think I’ve definitely achieved this goal – because I’m really tired writing this post!
Although I’ve been super motivated lately, at 44 days in – I’m also aware for the need to check my boxing technique. A few days ago my wife managed to persuade me to ‘let her have a go on the punch bag’. I’ve resisted up to now – I told her first she had to read the ‘Quick Help’ guide e-Book and watch Technique Help video (included in the program). And well, she finally did it!
As we practiced with some basics in the Technique 1 workout – just to get her going with the Jab, Cross, Left Hook – I noticed a few things; Firstly she loved it! For me, it was great to witness someone else taking the first steps to learning a completely new skill, far outside their comfort zone (just like I did 6 weeks ago).
But more specifically – I noticed she didn’t bring her hands back up to the guard position after punching the bag. Completely understandable – it was her first time! But then it dawned on me – I’m guilty of lowering my guard too! It’s probably just being a lazy or more likely when I’m so tired towards the end of a workout – but I still do it!
Steve and Corney would not be happy with me, so today I made a conscious effort to not drop my hands and always maintain the boxing guard – throughout the entire workout.
Hopefully I’ll be aware of this now (thanks to my wife, don’t tell her).
The image above was taken from an e-Book written by Cornelius Carr ’10 Mistakes for Boxing’. Number 6 is ‘Don’t Lower Your Guard’. If you want to grab a copy it’s available here ‘free of charge’ at www.SneakPunch.com