all sports, VISUALIZATION
of a positive outcome is essential. This is certainly true of boxing
training. Once the basics of throwing a punch is learned, you can take
your heavy bag workouts to the next level.
Imagine you are in the ring facing an
opponent. Plan your strategy; think about the punches and punch
combinations. With each punch you throw, imagine what response you
will need to counter the opposing punch coming at you. For 3 minutes,
have a tactical plan, be in the moment, ‘punch and get out’. Work
up to that knock-out punch!
Develop an action plan for working the
bag, and have a mental image of your combinations. Experience the
workout. It is not a competition to see who can throw the most
punches, but a finely orchestrated plan of what punches to throw and
how and when to throw them. Put power behind the punches and then snap
them at the end. Feel the workout, enjoy it and develop it. Remember,
Don’t just think of it as a heavy bag, think of it as a strategic,
focused and clearly moving sports opponent.
|It’s important to vary the speed and
pattern of your punches. Mix it up. Small variations will do the
trick. Remember to snap your punches
and hit the bag sharply dead center. Work with the movement of the
bag. Move in, out and around the bag as you throw your combinations.
Always maintain a balanced stance keeping your steps short and your
rhythm fluid. – Good boxers are not one-dimensional.