Boxing is one the most entertaining sports in the world. It has people cheering and oohing and awing with every punch, knockdown, and knockout. Most fans stay the spectators of the sport but there are some who want to experience stepping into the ring, throw power punches, jabs and hooks. If you are one such boxing enthusiast, then you can do all that by learning how to box in your very own home gym.
Setting up a home gym for boxing is cheaper than joining a gym, in the long run, that is.
And it is easier than most people think.
We will cover all the information you require right here in a series of articles.
In this first part we will answer some questions that may come to your mind about home gym for boxing.
The first question that should pop into your head is…
Why do I need a Home Gym for Boxing?
A lot of effort will go into setting up your home gym inside your garage or a spare room in your house. So why should you go through all that?
You may also have a gym, of sorts, at home that has some strength training equipment (that you hardly use). So why a boxing gym?
Here are answers to your very legitimate questions.
It will provide you with the best workout possible
The intensity and exertion that boxing, and training for boxing, requires are unparalleled.
It adds all the elements of high-intensity cardio workout and strength and resistance training.
That kind of physical activity will put your body in the sweat spot where it burns fat. All of that in just 30 to 40 minutes of working out. Not to mention, you will develop better hand eye coordination and you will be hitting things, which is always fun.
You will utilize your whole body, from your head to the balls of your feet. Name another workout that lets you do that, while you are having fun at the same time?
You will learn combat skills for Self-defense
Boxing in no way promotes violence. Just wanted to get that out of the way.
It is a skill, like any other, that you should know even if you never have to use it.
I think that is all that needs to be said on this matter.
It won’t Cost you an Arm and a Leg
Unlike other gym equipment, boxing training and fighting gear isn’t that expensive and it won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
As a beginner, you do not need to splurge on the elite level gear. You can set up an amazing gym with good equipment made for beginners such as yourself.
Once you have the gym set up, you can always get better gear later.
The Boxing Equipment you require
You can give our blog about boxing gear a read before you place an order for the gear.
Some equipment is essential (one with ‘E’ at the end in the list below) for a boxing gym and some is optional (with an ‘O’ at the end), so absolute beginners should only get the equipment that is essential;
- Boxing Training Gloves – E
- Hand Wraps – E
- Heavy Punching Bag – E
- Focus Pads – O
- Skipping Rope – O
- Speed Bag – O
- Double-end Punch Bag – O
- Round Timer – O
- Mirrors – O
- Flooring – O
- Free Weights – E
You should order affordable boxing equipment here that you require. We will be back with more details on the gear you require and how to set up the gym in the next parts of the blog.
Stay tuned and let us know if you have any questions. You can ask away in the comments section below.