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There’s more to boxing shadows than warm-ups for your boxing workout.
December 17, 2020

There’s more to boxing shadows than warm-ups for your boxing workout.

In this article you will learn that shadow boxing is more than just a warm-up. There is more to shadow fists than meets the eye. After reading this article, you will have a new understanding of what it really is. Shadow boxing is often seen as a quick way to warm up before an actual boxing training session. Shadow boxing no doubt served to warm up the body for the upcoming practice. More importantly, shadow boxing helps you to groove the skills you have been taught by your boxing trainer in your boxing workout. It also serves as a tool to hone your own unique fighting style. If you think it’s just throwing punches to sweat, you’re going about it the wrong way. When you do shadow boxing, it is best to have an image box in front of the mirror where you can monitor your techniques that have been taught to you. I used to say … mirrors don’t lie. Once you know what to guess, it’s impossible to have bad technique in front of the mirror! Unless of course you just don’t care or don’t really focus and put your all into it. Shadow boxing is when you can better groove the new skills your coach has taught you. Skill retention is much better when you shadow the box in front of a good skill grooving mirror.

If you really focus on what you were doing in shadow boxing, progress increases.

Your boxing trainer doesn’t have to yell at you so much to stop dropping your hands when you work the bag. He will be very pleased to see your fast progress because of your commitment to solid technique when boxing shadows. Boxers can be all they want that they have put in the extra job of shadow boxing, good technique will be a sign of telling and truth to the coach that the brawler has indeed put in the job. Great fighters will tell you that when they shadow the box and move they imagine real situations that might arise in the ring. They thought about the other fighters in front of them shooting back and moving away. From offensive combos, to defensive tactics, everything is covered. The boxer continues to focus on what his opponent might be able to do while shadow boxing. That is why some boxing coaches call shadow sparring boxing shadow boxing. It really looks like a boxer sparring an invisible opponent.

Look to experienced combatants of body and eye language when doing this.

This shows they are in a different world. Indeed they are, the world in which they see themselves dominating. You wonder why these warriors have become so good? Because they see themselves doing it first. Thought cannot distinguish from something that is experienced or imagined. That’s why this secret is so important to apply. Your boxing performance will improve very quickly when you practice shadow boxing in this way.


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