Medicine Balls

While training for boxing the kind of exercises you can do vary from body part to purpose of the them. And of course: what are you using to warp up.

The medicine balls serve as an stand-in for an exercise partner and tool for training. Here I’ll show you some tips in how to use your medicine ball.


What type of boxing gloves do you need

Boxing gloves are a key element in the sport. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right one.

-Sparring gloves.

The purpose of these is the  protection for your hands, so they usually have extra padding, they’re not meant to hurt your opponent.  They’re weighted from 16 to 20 oz.

-Training gloves.

These are use for all training purposes, they come in a wide range of weights, sizes and colors. If you’re just starting out, you can just use these gloves for any type of training.

-Fighting/Competition gloves.

As the name implies, these are use during competition fights or events. The padding is firmer and they are designed to deliver a sharp blow. They’re mostly all laced up.  It’s best if you just use them in fights.

Make sure to check with your trainer the weight and size of your gloves. Check out our complete list of boxing gloves here:


Beginners guide to boxing training

Boxers are some of the most disciplined athletes. Let’s not forget they got where they are through a series of intensive training, building their psyche periodically and doing the right diet. Boxing training gives you endurance, strength and speed. If you’re just starting out  here are 4 essential workouts you can try:

  1. Jump rope. Let’s start with the adequate warm up, this is the best way to improve balance and  footwork, it also  helps you control your breathing efficiency.
  2. Shadowboxing. Done with the right goals in mind, shadowboxing can improve your boxing technique. It is great to practice at home or even right before a fight. Set your mind on your opponent or the abilities you want to enhance and really take the habit of doing until you master said goals and set a new one.
  3. Heavy bag. This is perfect for beginners, it helps you with the overall coordination, footwork and punching power. After practicing for some time, you can try the speed bag.
  4. Sparring. One of the best ways to learn how to fight, training with a partner is a great way to know your own limits and techniques.  Take note of your reflexes, endurance, jabs, and even your footwork.



While training don’t underestimate your footwork, enhancing your technique will give you advantage over your opponent, and ultimately lead you to win a fight.

Practice these 5 essential tips and measure your results constantly:

  1. Stance.  Don’t wide your stance too much, you’ll most likely have to jump which will reduce your energy.
  2. Sidestepping. Avoid dragging your feet and let them slide from left to right
  3. Training. Incorporate jumping rope in your routine, it helps you move and coordinate your feet as you would during a fight.

When you’re watching a match, focus on the footwork of the fighters and you’ll see that whoever has the best footwork will often be the winner.

Don’t let it be all about the punches, mastering footwork is crucial and will make you a better boxer.