Originally Posted by gumbo2176
I'll second that suggestion. If you've been in a gym for a couple months and are still shadowboxing like that, you're not being instructed on good footwork, proper punching technique, balance---in other words, all the basics. Do you have someone who acts as a coach /trainer to instruct you? If so, perhaps he has too many people to devote much time to any one student.
Here's a suggestion. Do a search on U-tube for shadowboxing videos and look for ones with good technical quality----------you'll recognize them when you see them. You'll see good balance and footwork, punches being thrown with some intent, jabs thrown straight and power shots rotating off the balls of the feet along with good hip rotation to develop power.
Better yet, look for videos on heavy bag work since guys tend to really attack the bag and let the shots go with a good bit of force. I never liked to put much force in my shadowboxing routine------it's better to hit something in my opinion.
That is what has guys FLYING when they miss a shot or unable to throw a follow up if they miss a shot in combo. A buffet for a counter puncher.
True you don't go all out when throwing hooks and such shadow Boxing, but you should go at a very brisk clip. Gets you used to throwing shots in space and pulling them if need be.