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I speak as a friend of someone who boxes, so don't take my word as the ultimate say. That said, I did find a good resource on boxing gloves. For size, the recommendation is based on body weight: 120 lb and down: 12 or 14 oz 120-150 lb: 14 to 16 oz 150-180 lb: 16 to 20 oz 180 lb and up: anything 18 oz or heavier If you are pursuing boxing, stick with ...


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Most "guys in the gym" have absolutely no idea what they are doing. There are certain exercises that you can really do pretty much every day for the rest of your life with good results. If you were using a lot of weight, you might want to do them every other day. That's the premise behind most strength training plans: they pick the most valuable barbell ...


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What you’re describing is Exercise Adaptation, or, “training plateau”. It’s a common response to exercise stress. From the National Academy of Sports… The principle of adaptation refers to the process of the body getting accustomed to a particular exercise or training program through repeated exposure. As the body adapts to the stress of the new ...


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I sincerely doubt that packing peanuts will provide any resistance to your punches. Rice is something you can buy cheaply in huge bulk, and is dense enough to provide the resistance you need. You can also help packing it by using old clothes you don't need. It doesn't have to be all rice. If you use a mixture of small particles (e.g. rice or sand) and ...


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Berin Lotitsch's answer is really good. I noticed a couple of things in your question: You said you wanted to start using the heavy bag, meaning you might not do this very much. You said the stuffing is coming out of your gloves. Try getting some decent leather gloves (not anything with padding). Dedicated boxing gloves would be great, but if this is just ...


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I boxed for 5 years - the last two professionally. When I boxed - in the projects - it was at a "real" gym. I have also instructed people in classes and "boxing gyms". And I put that in quotes because I was more personal trainer that used boxing techniques and workouts for my clients. Probably in the same category you are in - you aren't looking at ...


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The person with the higher body fat may or may not be able to throw a more powerful punch. Punching is very technique driven, and a smaller person with better technique will be able to punch harder/quicker than someone with lesser technique. However, if we assume that two individuals have the same technique, the person with the higher body fat may have a ...


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Throwing punches in the air is usually called shadow-boxing, sometimes you see Boxers do it in front of a mirror. The purpose of shadow boxing is conditioning and practicing technique (if done in front of a mirror). Shadow boxing during running can have three purposes, first it might be for loosening up muscles that start to teghtening up during running ...


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Sizing a heavy bag is all about how much resistance you want to your techniques, and the types of techniques that you are going to be using, as well as the space that you have to work with. If you are working on precision and/or are a light striker, then you may want a 3-4 foot bag (Or if you are female). If you want more resistance training, then (as you ...


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I am a PhD student in computer science and an amateur Muay-Thai boxer :-) I will not tell you anything about "brain damage" --- because I am not an expert in this topic (though I do not think it is a real problem on the amateur level). I will not tell you that Muay-Thai is a great, fascinating, enjoyable sport, perhaps the best I have ever tried. Because ...


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Ok, lets take a look at a few aspects of bags and how they might affect various uses. Surface Material This is going to range from leather to faux leather all the way down to vinyl. The more you get towards the leather and faux leather, the more tough it will be on the hands, and the tendency of the bag to scrape the knuckles (bag bite) increases. Vinyl is ...


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I have used a mix of foam, old clothes and corn for my bags. There are some other ways to create a boxing bag - car tires:https://www.google.com/search?q=tires+boxing&oq=tires+boxing&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3607j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8 http://rosstraining.com/blog/2011/06/01/homemade-punching-bag-ideas/


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MET is really just another one of those super generalized recommendations that shouldn't really be used to determine what type of workout to do. It is mostly useful for scientists to use in epidemiological studies to help estimate how many calories people are burning. It originated with this study. What would be a reasonable estimate? It depends on what ...


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Reminds me of childhood so much. We used a bag filled with sawdust & sand for practicing punching and kicking. After punching about 10 minutes, the bag became like concrete. We kicked it for a bit more but even that was unbearable. We'd all be bleeding in between the fingers due to the intense pressure. Our feet were swollen and the shins (last in order ...


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At first bench press, incline bench press looks OK. However you need coordination, as @PoloHoleSet mentioned, but also punch is kind of explosive, while bench pressing is rather maximum power exercise. Static vs dynamic. If your gym has landmine attachment put one end of barbell, and throw other end, catch with opposite hand. Like in this film. Be sure to ...


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Maybe wood chips like the ones that pad the ground in children's play equipment in parks. This would be soft but maybe mix this with sand to add weight.


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Creatine isn't going to hurt you. And I can see it providing some good benefits for you, because what you're describing seems a lot like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). The way creatine could help you here, is by providing better endurance through increased muscle recovery during sets/intervals. Also, creatine strengthens muscular contraction, ...


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Go with a program like Starting Strength or Strong Lifts 5x5. They are hybrids of Bill Starr's 5x5 which is a training program for football players and promotes overall strength and athleticism. In fact, you would be a good candidate for switching to the Bill Starr version later on (after maybe a year of the Starting Strength or Strong Lifts program), ...


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Standard comment when people complain about pain when performing their exercise, especially when it involves your head or chest, schedule an appointment with your doctor to be sure it's not a health problem. That said, the idea of recoil is a decent guess. If this is a one-time thing, it's possible that you had a headache that was only becoming evident when ...


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If you don't know how to throw a punch, please don't. You may injure your wrists and shoulders. In order to burn fat and lose weight, the most important aspect is your diet. Adjust your diet, you will lose fat.


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boxing for fitness works your whole body, especially your core, if of course you are throwing punches correctly. Start adding kicks to your heavybag routine. You will see results pretty quickly as long as your diet is on point.


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