Jan 26 2011

In The Gym Notes: More Than Shadow Boxing.

Tonight I was emphasizing to my young fighters the importance of focus in shadow boxing. You see, shadow boxing is more than just circling the ring throwing combos. It’s about strategy, tempo, imagery, and detail.

Look at Bernard Hopkins when he shadow boxes, he’s always thinking about his opponent and his fight plan. Look at his or any world class fighter’s eyes when they are shadow boxing. There’s lots going on there.

Shadow boxing grooves your technique for the rest of your skill work, so attention to detail must be present. Think about that next time your wrapped up and ready to begin.

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