Choosing Your Equipment
Training In Rounds
Jab: Thejabis a boxers’ best friend in attack and defence. It’s a great way to keep your opponent at distance and open-up their guard for power shots. Every combination you throw, whether practicing bag work or on the pads, should start with the jab.
Cross: Thecrossis a statement of power. To throw it effectively you must step forward with your lead foot, throwing the punch from your chin whilst rotating your hips. Always remember to get your head behind your guard as quickly as possible after throwing your punch to limit your opponents counter.
Uppercut: Theuppercutis a short punch that is used when two fighters are at close range and unable to use the jab or cross. The aim is to come under your opponent’s guard and stun them on the chin. The power of the shot comes from pivoting on you toes and it the only shot you will throw with you palms facing up. Uppercuts are best practiced with a partner on pads or mitts.
Hook: This shot is aimed at getting around the side your adversary’s guard. Ahookcan be aimed at the head or to the body. To throw a shot to the head you need to be on your toes and pivot around the lead hand of your opponent. A hook to the body requires a lower centre of gravity and movement to the right or left of the body depending on the opening.
Boxing at home is energising, fun and a great way to stay in shape. It can be practiced alone or with a few friends, enabling you to train at a pace that suits you.
Originally posted by our friends at Decathlon UK