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Old 10-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Hey everybody, what's up? I'm Joe Murrhee, and I'm brand new to the forums. Also, I'm brand new to the whole sport of boxing. Here in the next two weeks I'm joining a local youth boxing program, even though I've never participated in any other sport before (yikes!). With my body type, it would be impossible for me to get below 200, so I'm a perma-heavyweight. I weigh in at 247 lbs and measure up to 6'2.5". Don't let the near 250 lbs trick you, I'm no lard bucket. I'm not exactly slim, either though. I've got broad shoulders and a broad chest, as well as some pretty large, long arms. I've not measured my reach yet, so I can't give any specifics quite yet. I've just moved to a city after living in a Small Town, USA. I'm currently enrolled in online courses, so I'm using boxing as an oppurtunity to meet new people in the area. But that's not all, either. I'd also like boxing to get me motivated to get into "fighting" shape, and start developing some real personal goals.

So, as the thread's title suggests, any tips for a beginner? I work out with weights and cardio casually, but am about to ramp up the cardio for sure. I'm decently strong (in comparison to my peers), and am looking forward to the insight some of you guys might be able to give me. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
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Hands up, CHin down
Simple, yet something I'll probably need to remember, thanks!

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Good luck with your goals. Boxing is a very committed sport. By that I mean, if you intend to compete, you can't go half-way on anything or only do it sometimes. Training should be no less than 4-5 days a week, with a solid diet and loads of cardio.
If you're doing it just to get fit, then have fun and all the best.
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Good luck with your goals. Boxing is a very committed sport. By that I mean, if you intend to compete, you can't go half-way on anything or only do it sometimes. Training should be no less than 4-5 days a week, with a solid diet and loads of cardio.
If you're doing it just to get fit, then have fun and all the best.
The program itself has 4 practice days a week, but I plan to put in more at home and/or the gym. At the moment, it is just to get fit, but it's one of those things where I've never done it before, and I may find that I really enjoy it, and want to do more than just use it as a way to get fit. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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The one thing I will tell you is not to try and learn everything to quickly, start slow with the very basics and perfect those until you move on to more advanced things. I'm talking things like making sure your stance is correct, you have your chin tucked, hands aren't dropping, throwing 1-2s etc.

Perfect it so you dont develop bad habits. Its good to be eager to learn but I find most new boxers are too keen to learn everything in one go. Just take it steps
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