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Old 06-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Does sparring feel like a big event to you?

I've been boxing for around a year and whenever i know im going to spar it feels like some big event for me lol...I see some of you guys posting about sparring 8+ rounds and im wondering if you guys still feel like its a big event, or if its nothing to you?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Not sure what you mean by "feels like some big event". That can be interpreted a number of ways.
1. Really excited before
2. Feel nervous, anxious before
3. Feel drained/worn out after

I've been boxing roughly as long as you have, and I can't say i feel over the top about any of those things. Maybe satisfaction at the end, or drained/worn out after a particularly large number of practice rounds. But generally, I look forward to getting in some rounds, and it's no big deal either way.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Sparring in the club isn't an event at all. Sparring with other clubs I see as more of an event.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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first few times i was nervous and shit but not anymore.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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If it's of any consolation, I feel the same way TC.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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I know what you are taking man..
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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Default Re: Does sparring feel like a big event to you?

Never once felt nervous sparring, oddly. Even the first time I sparred I was relaxed and felt fine. I do love sparring, although I don't get all pumped up for it. Unless I haven't been able to spar for a while, then I get quite excited.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #8
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Default Re: Does sparring feel like a big event to you?

I don't feel nervous at all before sparring except sometimes when I am going against a clearly better opponent. I do pump myself up a little for a few minutes before the bell rings for the first time though. It's almost like im "activating a different mind set". If im unable to do that, I perform much worse.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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I see what you mean. It only feels like an event if I get to spar with a pro or a very skilled opponent!
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #10
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I feel like I'm being judged and have to perform for myself and my coach, so I do feel a bit anxious beforehand.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
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well i used to get nervous as shit before sparring but now i never get nervous and shit anymore just nervous as shit
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #12
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well i used to get nervous as shit before sparring but now i never get nervous and shit anymore just nervous as shit
That made no sense at all
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #13
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That made no sense at all

i know
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:53 PM   #14
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i know
My first reaction when I read your earlier post was "I see what you did there", but you can never be sure
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:12 AM   #15
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you'll get over it with experience. I'm a nervous/jumpy person in general so I'm always a little amped up while I wait my turn, but once you're up you just have to flip that switch. I'm always reminding myself it's 'just putting in work, this is what I do.'
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