|If you have been thinking
about trying a fitness boxing class at your local gym or boxing club
or buying some boxing equipment to workout at home, here are some
things you to consider as you begin.
Do not worry about your current age or fitness
level. Participants in my fitness boxing classes have had a wide
variety of fitness levels and age ranges. They have been as young as
12 years old to over 60 years old, with fitness levels ranging from
poor to extremely fit.
For some, the fear of pushing the body past its
limits is the biggest barrier to developing fitness. As with any
type of physical training, enough time must be allowed for the body
to adapt to the new demands.
Here are four guidelines for starting Fitness
1. Cardiovascular Fitness
Before you start a boxing class, you should be
able to do moderate intensity physical exercise for about 15-20
minutes. If you are not able to do this at this time, don't let it
stop you, take it slowly and work within your limits.
2. Jumping Rope
Initially, you should be able to skip rope for
two, three-minute rounds. Over time, work your way up to four,
three-minute rounds. Once your fitness level improves, you'll be
Your conditioning should allow you to complete
four rounds (three-minute rounds) of bag work, shadow boxing or
Target Mitt work. A good instructor will make sure you focus on
proper punching technique and good footwork.
4. Muscle Conditioning
You should be able to do three sets of push-ups
(12-15) (modified push-ups or full push-ups) and 6-8 sets of
abdominal work. (Crunches or leg raises)
Whether you are training at a Gym or at home, the
most important thing is to start your workout and do your best!
Find archived workouts here: www.BalazsBoxing.com/archives
Always consult your Physician before starting
an exercise program.