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Improving foot speed

Discussion in 'Boxing Training / Amateurs' started by VG_Addict, Feb 10, 2017.



  1. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Is there a way to have faster feet, or is it just something you either have or don't have?
     
  2. Sean021027

    Sean021027 New Member Full Member

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    I would have thought skipping would help a lot with footwork, it helps with being 'nimble', forces you to adjust your footing when you land, gives you balance and also is a good exercise for stamina and conditioning - all of which contributes to faster feet?
     
  3. bcr

    bcr Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I actually thought about taking ballet classes to improve my footwork, jumping rope and lots of shadowboxing has helped me too.
     
  4. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Traditional jumping rope, as in jumping on the spot, isn't going to do anything for footwork. You have to train how you're going to move.

    Maybe try something more like Buddy Lee's style if training. No idea how effective it is, but the movements he does while jumping rope closely resemble what you require as a boxer.
     
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  5. Speechless

    Speechless Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Agility ladder.
     
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  6. dealt_with

    dealt_with Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Is useless and doesn't improve agility. When you're doing it it's not agility anyway, it's change of direction. Agility is in response to a stimulus, not a preplanned movement.
    Agility ladders are a gimmick and don't mimic anything.

    Getting stronger improves agility and footwork, your tendons and muscles are stiffer allowing faster RFD to rebound from the ground quicker when you put force into it. Fast feet isn't about lifting your feet up then moving them, it's about absorbing and applying force into the ground quickly to move them quickly.
     
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  7. Speechless

    Speechless Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fair enough. But we're just dwelling on semantics here.
    I don't really care how "agility" is defined.
    In my opinion, it does help because it improves coordination of your legs and feet. Which is essentially, the basis of footwork. Shifting weight and changing direction is a big part of that, so my regimen involves a more involved movement than simple tippy-tap steps, but some forceful side and front hopping movements and pivots mixed with plyometric movements.
     
  8. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Learn how to move slowly, properly, first. So you get a feel for where your weight is at all times, when it shifts, and how, and what that means to what you are trying to do.
     
  9. Mr.DagoWop

    Mr.DagoWop Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Nobody shows up to the gym having or not having something. Don't think like that.

    Stay on your toes and hop back and forth. Not big hops but small hops, just transferring weight slightly back and forth. If you are just standing still your feet will be slow.