What do I need to do to make the boxing club team at my uni next year? Tryouts are in October and are pretty competitive. Looking mainly for a workout regimen but any dietary/lifestyle recs are also welcome. The team says no boxing experience necessary and the tryouts are pretty physically demanding. Around 125 people started out at the tryouts this year and at the end there were only 50 because people dropped out throughout the week. Should I start practicing boxing at all or should I just focus on getting in the best shape possible?
Atm I am ~195, 6' 1" and working out 6-7 days a week, doing SS 3 times a week and 3 days of rowing interval training. My bf% is prolly 21%-22%. I am still a fatass but over the last year I've lost about 45 pounds so I am less of one than I used to be.
A real boxing gym doesnt are how /fit/ you are when you start, they care if you have the ambition and heart to keep going no matter what. If the tryouts are all about phys cond its a shit gym and youd be better off starting aa fight club and watching technique videos
My granfafther ran a boxing gym, uncle was pro, great uncle was also pro. I ran a fight club in high school
> My granfafther ran a boxing gym, uncle was pro, great uncle was also pro. I ran a fight club in high school
How early should you start to go pro?
Shouldn't it increase it?
Been doing karate since 2005, and other martial arts in the mix too. I feel like I can answer this question.
Focus on cardio and bodyweight stuff. I'm talking jogging, pushups, sit ups and all that shit. That's how you get better at martial arts. You need to have stamina and endurance. The will to push through hardship is great, but if you're just reaching that point when everybody else is almost dead, then you're going to easily trump them.
Lifting is fine, and helpful, but if all you do is lift without cardio, you'll struggle in sparring, and getting in.
Finally, if they say Jo boxing experience necessary, don't "box". You learn a fckload of bad habits, and waste your time, and basically suck ass and detract from the team. When they say no boxing experience is necessary, what they really mean is "we want to train you ourselves, in a non retarded way".
Good luck OP. Also, might be worth talking to the trainer or whatever and asking for tips.
ty for the advice
Do you think it's reasonable for me to continue doing SS and cardio to get down to about 170-175 lbs and then start focusing on bodyweight exercises/cardio more intensely or just start on it now? With my lifestyle rn I can see myseslf probably getting to ~175 by May.
do you want to throw punches slower than your opponent or faster?
lighter arms senpai