will I ever be able to box with my condition?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by firas kais, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. firas kais

    firas kais New Member Full Member

    Oct 2, 2021
    Hello guys.

    So cutting to the chase. I am 23 years old and I am skinny fat and I have never been in a fight in my life (kind of a peaceful guy) but there was a lot of situations which I wish I had the strength in my muscles and confidence to defend myself but no the guy is older and bigger than me so I just walk away but I hate this I have to defend myself in some situations that I might face in the future.

    I know how to train for gym and what to etc but I developed skinny fat body because I had many troubles in the past 5 years so I did not train nor eat healthy at all.

    I have a disease that causes weakness in distal legs and arms so my wrists are small and my calves are small compared to normal guys (But not too small). It makes you weak however in gym i noticed that my lifting weights went up really quick its just my forearm and calves will be stronger with training but not as strong as they could ever be. I feel sad and disappointed at my self because maybe I will never be able to stand out for myself? My stamina is also very low (I am an introvert and I have been always sitting in home ever since I was born so I had 0 physical activity) but now im changing myself. Another thing to mention is my reflexes are slow like when someone put something in his palm then I have to catch it before he pull his palm away i always fail because his responses are faster than me

    My question is.. will I ever be able to defend myself with boxing with not very strong calves and forearms? If i boxed a lot in the future mainly (3 times a week and 2 times lifting a week) if i took like those strengthening supplements like creatine, beta-alanine, citrulline etc.. will intense boxing sessions help me defend myself?
  2. alpo1

    alpo1 #TeamShanny Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    No one can answer this and you won't be able to tell until you try it consistently for a year minimum.

    Just do it and stop overthinking.
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  3. stevic1

    stevic1 Marvelous Full Member

    Oct 18, 2021
    It depends on you and your willingness to work hard,I don't see why you couldn't learn to box,this question can't be answered,you need to try it out for your self,good luck!
  4. red corner

    red corner Active Member banned Full Member

    Oct 9, 2021
    No. not everyone is cut out for fighting and really is kind of rare. If you must lean how learn to take krav mega or however they spell it. It a street defense used, and the best one for women. You don't practice vs others anywhere near full contact. 2-3 moves is all you need. There is no competition is the art for a reason. You'd be killed in boxing, Sorry.
  5. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    This post is why you never ask this questions online.

    Just go to the gym, try to find normal coach who will train you properly. Small calves and weak muscles are no problem for boxing, you will strengthen them. Slow reflexes are also no problem, you can get them better with eye-hand coordination exercises. But you have to understand that it is a long process, years long process. You have to love boxing, not train it only because of self-defense.
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