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Getting Comfortable with Punches coming at you

Getting Comfortable with Punches coming at you

Are you thinking about training to fight?

Our January Fight School intake have started training!

If it’s something you are interested in, this is the time to consider signing up for our next fight school as places go fast.

Here’s a bit more about the programme from coach Anthony Young.

Nutrition and Mindset 

We want to help you get in shape, but we also want to teach you how to do it the right way. Our
nutrition and mindset workshop will help you learn how to eat healthily without depriving
yourself, how to set realistic goals for yourself and your workouts, and how to build a strong
inner core that can carry you through any challenge life throws at you.

Conditioning – becoming comfortable with punches coming at you and preparing your body and mind for
combat.
Conditioning is the first stage of fight camp and it’s about getting your body used to the rigours
of boxing. Boxing is an extremely intense sport, so this initial phase allows you to acclimatise to
the movement required for fighting and allows you time to adjust your diet before cutting weight,
if required, for a fight.
At this stage, conditioning involves learning how to move in a ring as well as doing
cardiovascular exercise such as boxing specific drills, running, cycling or swimming in order to
improve endurance. It also involves strength training circuits including exercises such as squats
and lunges in order for your body’s muscles and tendons to get used to the high intensity nature
of boxing.
During the conditioning phase, our tech sessions are spent getting accustomed to having
punches thrown at us. This can be a daunting prospect!
For many of us, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that boxing is all about hitting other people.
But what we’ve found is that the real value of boxing comes from learning how to defend
yourself—and that means knowing how to take a punch.

You can’t learn to swim without getting wet… and you can’t learn to box without getting hit.

So we start off by working on our defensive skills, which means learning how to use our hand
defences and to move our head, once comfortable avoiding punches we’ll work on
counterpunching. This gives us an opportunity to focus on what’s going on without getting
overwhelmed by our own fear of being attacked. We gradually build up our intensity with each
session until we’re ready for more advanced techniques.
The overall aim of this stage is to get your body and mind used to the demands of boxing so
that you’ll be able to train harder and longer without getting injured.

Do you want to understand how to eat for weight loss or to maximise your performance?
Perhaps you’re confused by all the trending fads: low fat, low carb, keto, intermittent fasting
etc… What is really the best way to eat? In our nutrition and mindset workshop you will learn the
principles to keep things simple. This session will provide all the info you need to get your
nutrition on track and explain the importance of mindset and why you need to do the brain work
too.

The workshop will include an interactive session where you can ask questions and get
answers from our experts. You will learn: What is the best way to eat for weight loss or performance?
What does macronutrient breakdown mean?
What are good fats and bad fats?
How much protein do I need and what are some good sources?
How often should I eat and how many meals per day should they be split into?
What, if any are the benefits of ‘fasting’ (intermittent fasting)?
Do I need to take supplements (pre workout, BCAA etc…) in order to train harder & longer
without getting injured?

The second phase of a boxer’s training is the skill development stage. This is when you begin to
learn the “moves” that will be used in competition, such as combination punching and defensive
manoeuvres. We will produce a blog post around this topic at a later date.

Conclusion
We are very excited to have a busy and enthusiastic group undertaking the current programme, who fill fight in The Clapham Grand on Thus 16th March.  This group are about to embark on a journey of self growth as well as becoming unbelievably fit and honing their boxing skills.  There is no greater challenge than getting into the ring and overcoming your own fears as well as taking on an opponent.

If you think you are up for the challenge and you would like to join our next intake starting in May, apply at the link below and we will be in touch.

Apply Here 

Thank you for reading.

 

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