Boxing Advice on Sparring

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  1. Thepoet

    Thepoet New Member Full Member

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    When I am sparring I seem to have a mental block when throwing my punch I seem to hesitate, can someone please advise me on overcoming this.
    Thank you
     
  2. POTUS

    POTUS $$$$$$$$ Full Member

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    You're not cut for box.
     
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  3. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    This should be in the training session. PM me if you want, I can probably help. a "block" didn't just pop up in your head one day for no reason and make you gunshy or unable to pull the trigger on your punches, it's there because an instance or circumstance put it there. Figure that out, that's #1 thing you gotta do to overcome this. Before sparring try visualizing how a spar will go, different scenarios, and when you will most need to pull the trigger and uncork. Visualizing goes a long way. Or just become too ignorant and arrogant to even acknowledge you ever had this issue and soldier on like nothing happened. Ignorance is bliss.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Don`t spar like this:
     
  5. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Manny Pacquiao — The Thurmanator booted Full Member

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    Balls. You lack them.
     
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  6. Jamzy ⭐

    Jamzy ⭐ Active Member Full Member

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    You gotta lift more weights, eat red meat and take up woodworking.
     
  7. DonnyMo

    DonnyMo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Too many female hormones.

    You can try drinking whole milk, but honestly nothing you can really do.
     
  8. shza

    shza Member Full Member

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    Try sparring light with a friend or gym buddy just to work on timing, defense, and movement until you're confident enough in your skills to take it up a notch?
     
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  9. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How long have you been training and are you sparring guys around your level?
     
  10. Lazar

    Lazar Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Imagine your sparring partner owes you money.
     
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  11. emallini

    emallini Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Dont ask keyboard warriors lol ask people at the gym
     
  12. Thepoet

    Thepoet New Member Full Member

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    Thanks for replying.
    I've been training for about 14 months, sparring maybe twice a month but mainly bag work and circuit training.
    It's just a mental block I want to throw the punch but hesitate for that split second.
     
  13. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    determine a trigger for your punch and stick with it till its done reflexively. for example, if you want to come over the top of his jab, fire the punch when you first start to see his shoulder c'ock to throw the jab. if its the jab youre having a hard time throwing, throw it when you feel him lift his lead foot to move forward. if youre only throwing when you see the opening itself, and still cant get them off in time, then you are shot, hang em up.
     
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  14. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Why do you hesitate?
     
  15. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Imagine your sparring partner posts **** about Canelo 24/7
     
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