Boxing for Beginners

Careful planning and constant practice are stepping stones to boxing success

Careful planning and constant practice are stepping stones to boxing success

If you are a boxing beginner, the first step is to sign up at a good boxing gym. Though boxing can be practised at home with a few equipments, getting professional help is a great way to start when you are just beginning to learn the art of boxing. Enquire at your local gym if they provide boxing classes. You can find reviews of various instructors on the internet. After doing some research, you can decide a good gym and instructor. Talk to them, find a class which suits your skill level and schedule and get yourself enrolled.

Nutrition is very important to a boxing beginner. Boxing is quite a strenuous activity and can put a heavy load on your body’s energy reserve. Be sure to gain back this energy through proper diet. A qualified instructor can help you to come up with a good meal plan that can take care of this increase in calorie expenditure.

There are a few pitfalls you have to be on the lookout for as a beginner. Do not over train. This is perhaps the most common rookie mistakes. You might feel pumped up and go the extra mile during your first session but this will result in some serious burnout that you might begin to wonder if boxing isn’t the right thing for you. To avoid this, start slowly and increase your practise at a moderate pace. Also, see that you get enough rest between your workout sessions but never skip a class. If you feel that you are too tired to attend your next session, it might mean that you have to reschedule your training to accommodate an increased resting interval.

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the boxing classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect boxing training for you.

If you’d like to learn another sport or activity other than boxing, we have other instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too.

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Boxing and Building an Audience

Social media is a great boon when you are trying to expand your reach

Social media is a great boon when you are trying to expand your reach

A boxing game is only as popular as the audience it attracts. The first step in building an audience is to identify your niche. What type of people do you see yourself catering to? It could be absolute beginners who are trying to learn the fundamentals of boxing or amateurs trying to get a grip of the world of professional boxing or boxers who are trying to establish themselves and ensure that they have a firm footing in the world of boxing.

Once you have identified your target audience, you can proceed to charting out a plan of action to attract them. Decide what platform you will use to communicate with your audience. For example, if you are looking at boxing beginners of a particular locality as your audience base, local gyms and boxing studios are good places to start. Advertising through community newspapers is also a good idea.

Find out what your audience are looking for and supply them with precise information. Double check your facts before you present them. This will make you more trustworthy in the eyes of your audience and make them loyal to you.

Social media is a great boon when you are trying to expand your reach. Broadcasting yourself to the rest of the world has never been easier. This is especially true when you have to promote yourself on a tight budget. Make use of social networking sites to connect with like minded people with similar interests. Collaborating with them can help you add more skills to your repertoire and widens your potential audience base.

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the boxing classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect boxing training for you.

If you’d like to learn another sport or activity other than boxing, we have other instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too.

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Boxing Exercises to Do At Your Desk

Interesting exercise, as long as it does not hurt anyone at the office!

Interesting exercise, as long as it does not hurt anyone at the office!

If you are an amateur boxer, definitely, you have to find your own time in practicing for your sport. You would also be engaged in some office work of yours and so, sometimes, you would not be able to spare time for your boxing practice. Here are some useful tips to do some boxing exercises while you are at your office cabin itself! If your office chair swivels, you could very well do the swiveling work out, by keeping your upper body straight and rotating to the possible limit in your chair. Doing this at either side is a good workout for your abdomen and hips. You could even arrange to get some hand weights and do the hand exercises while conversing over phone. But keep in mind not to get distracted as it might shoot up your boss’s pressure!

At least, the squeezy balls could be useful for your palms. Arm stretches are best boxing exercises that could be done at your desk, provided you are offered a private cabin. The stretching and wrist exercises also serve the double benefit of strengthening your arms and also prevent the aches that you get due to continuous sitting. So, apart from you alone doing these simple exercises, you could even induce your coworkers to do the same as it could be beneficial for them also. And not to miss, shadow boxing! If you are free at your desk and sure that no one, including your boss would make a sudden entry into your room, you could go for shadow boxing practice too!

Come on! Have happy ‘Deskercises’!

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the boxing classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect boxing training for you.

If you’d like to learn another sport or activity other than boxing, we have other instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too!

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Traveling with Your Boxing Gear

 Proper packing is essential to keep boxing gear safe!

Proper packing is essential to keep boxing gear safe!

Like all other sports, boxing also involves use of some specialized equipment or gear. These may include punching bags, comfortable and properly fitting clothes, boxing shoes, boxing gloves, hand wraps, head gear, body protector etc. All these are meant to help a boxer carry out various boxing techniques and punches properly and precisely.

Also these ensure protection to different body parts during the real fight. Boxing gear is also essential for a boxer to practice wherever he/she is. It helps the boxers to continue with their boxing practice. Therefore, a boxer may need to carry all these things with him during travelling as well.

Since boxing gear is an important part of boxers’ life and career therefore it is essential to take care of the same even during travelling. So you need to pack or keep all the items properly so as to keep them safe from getting damaged.

You may keep boxing clothes in your travelling luggage. All other items need to be first wrapped in plastic bags and then packed in a travelling bag with multiple openings or pockets. Before packing all the boxing equipment, you need to check that these are clean and free of any dust or germs to ensure their longevity. You may use an anti-bacterial spray to keep your boxing gear free from any harmful microbes during travelling.

To keep all these items safe during travelling, a gym bag is a perfect option. It is especially manufactured and designed to keep different boxing gear. Just make sure that all items are kept safely and separately in the bag. Beware to put boxing gloves in the gym bag as these may get spoiled in it. If possible, try to keep it in your luggage or in a different carrying bag after wrapping in a cloth. This way you may safely carry all items with you while travelling.

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the boxing classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect boxing training for you.

If you’d like to learn another sport or activity other than boxing, we have other instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too

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Boxing- Group lessons

Group boxing lessons are an efficient way to learn this sweet science!

Group boxing lessons are an efficient way to learn this sweet science!

Boxing is the unique exercise through which a person is able to achieve fitness and burn the fats and calories in a big way. It is a method or an art which teaches you how to strengthen your body and defeat others without involving any anger with the opponent. Overall fitness including physical and mental well being is the main objective of this universal sport that has become most popular.

Beginners may learn boxing individually or in groups. Although it is a matter of personal choice and level of comfort however the latter option seems to be better. It is due to multiple benefits associated with group boxing lessons. Learning boxing in groups helps trainees to learn various techniques of boxing in a better way. It is because when many people are involved they may ask different questions about a particular technique and hence enhance knowledge of the entire group. Additionally, it also teaches the elements of social harmonization and good behavior to all the trainees in the group.

Group boxing lessons also serve as a source of motivation to the learners as each one in the group tries to show his/her best performance during test matches or bouts. In a way, it helps in polishing the boxing skills of all the trainees.

Many prominent boxing institutions across the globe facilitate boxing lessons to the trainees who are adjusted in groups of two to five or more people in a session. You may choose any of these as per your own individual taste and requirements. Prominent boxing organizations which offer group boxing lessons include Kingsway Boxing Club, Wisconsin Athletic Club, the Title Boxing Club and many more.

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the boxing classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect boxing training for you.

If you’d like to learn another sport or activity other than boxing, we have other instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too

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