Boxing Advice

Abdominal Work for Boxers

It is very important for boxers to have a powerful core. A Boxer does also need to have strong abs to withstand the impact of a body punch. Boxers have been doing abdominal exercises for as long as we can remember and here at the Bristol boxing gym we carry on that tradition but we have also incorpo...
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Boxing Circuits

Circuit training is important for the fitness aspect of boxing. It is predominantly used to developed your strength, conditioning and anaerobic fitness. Boxers of all levels should have circuit training incorporated into their routine, and circuits can be designed for all levels of fitness/experienc...
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Boxing Warm Up and Cool Down

Warming up before and cooling down after exercise is an essential part of any session. Warming up and Cooling down may seem like time that could be better spent actually exercising, this is certainly not the case.  A correct Warm Up and Cool Down routine can improve performance both physically ...
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Medicine Ball Exercises for Boxing

There is an infinite number of medicine ball exercises that you can add into your boxing training routine in order to produce great gains. The classic piece of equipment can be a wonderful tool for your boxing strength training. After all, there's a reason they have been used in boxing gyms for dec...
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Punchbag Training

One of the most common forms of boxing training is hitting the punch bags.  Training on the punchbags can improve your technique, fitness, strength and conditioning but on the flip slide it can’t create bad technical habits and injuries.   Nowadays there are many different types of ...
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Boxing Running and Road Work

Running is an important component of boxing training which cannot be neglected. No matter what level of boxing you participate or aspire to, the benefits of running are vital and substantial. It is important that you have the correct footwear for running which will provide adequate support and prote...
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Shadow Boxing

Here at the Bristol Boxing Gym we regard shadow boxing as one of the most vital aspects of boxing training as it allows you to study your boxing technique and correct errors with your form, footwork and defence. Shadow boxing allows you to have a proper feel for your punches and weight transfers. On...
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Skipping for Boxers

Boxers have been using skipping ropes as a training aid for many years. Skipping can be used for endurance work, developing speed in short bursts, coordination and to encourage a sense of rhythm.  Many of the great champions used to skip to the lively beat of music. One of these champions was ...
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Sparring Guidlines

Sparring is the most sport specific type of training for boxing. It replicates a bout situation, whilst hopefully narrowing the chance of injury through the use of extra protective equipment.    Benefits of sparring The purpose of sparring is to practice your technique against a live opp...
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Standard Boxing Training Session

This would be a standard training session we use at the Bristol Boxing Gym from beginners level and BOXFIT classes’ right up to the daily regimes of professional fighters. Adjustments can and should be made according to ability, intensity and/or a wider scale programme or training camp. Warm ...
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