What Being a Boxer Means
Even though most people connect one's success in this discipline with his or her ability to deliver blows, this is not necessarily so. Even though, you need physical strength in order to focus it into your punches, you still need several other things. Namely, regardless of how good you are at hitting, you need to be excellent at getting hits as well. Therefore, a person who decides to be a successful boxer must prepare him or herself for both strength and endurance. A boxing match may last for a long time if both opponents are tough and will not go down. In such situations, it is not the question of strength and punches. Rather, it is all about staying on your feet until the other one falls. Of course, there are punches in the question as well, but these are a lot less vigorous than at the very beginning of the match. Therefore, a boxer must have his or her entire body in shape, regarding the aspects of this sport mentioned above.
An Excellent Start
The first thing that makes a boxer who he or she is, is brute strength. He or she needs strong arms, legs, back and chest in order to endure all that awaits inside the boxing ring. Thus, the training program focusing on strength must involve push ups, pull ups, chin ups, bench presses and workouts with dumbbells or barbells. You need to organize your workouts so as to be the most productive, while staying within your limits. However, once you are close to pushing yourself above it, make sure you do. There is no progress without crossing the line of your capabilities. Therefore, make sure you develop your muscles and stay persistent with your goals. Of course, you need to start practicing punches. Therefore, get a punching bag and learn the techniques of this sport well.
Next comes stamina. Moreover, stamina is the backbone of every boxer, on which all other traits depend. So, in order to make yourself a good boxer, you need to run for at least an hour per session. These running sequences must remain consistent, without pauses or breaks. Additionally, you may use the jumping rope, excellent addition to any boxer on the rise.
Finally, all strength and stamina is futile if the boxer is not sharp. Therefore, you need to practice on improving your alertness, regarding blocking punches, reacting timely to your opponent's moves, using the ring to your own benefit etc. One of the best exercises for this purpose involves you and your own shadow. Namely, by standing in front of a wall you may practice fighting with your shadow, learning how your attacks work and trying to figure out the best defense.