Iam not a boxer (though I would like to get into the sport) but I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the splendirist, spectageous, outrageous, sport of pulistic kings only in "America!" ?
Well anyway my q is, Iam a left handed but up until recently I had a righty hand stance. Also I would use my power hand(lefty ) for just about everything. It was until recently I thought my self how to quick jab with my right hand and stand southpaw (and felt quite comfortable too). But now that I have gone inactive from lifting and sports for about a year(trying to come outta the pit that is lazyness......), my right hand has slowed down dramatically and I don't feel so quite at home standing southpaw and jabbing with my right anymore.
Btw, after hours of toil I got shuffling feet and switching stances in the heat of battle down pat .
It'll just take some time to 'remind' your body of your punching speed. Get to a gym with a real trainer near you if you can. I boxed for years, and went to the Olympic Training Center in Colrado Springs, CO every one of those years, the best advice I can give is, get a coach!Originally Posted by Ironroad
My advice is the same. Training on your own, or sparring against the occassional person is helpful and all, and your speed will definitely come back the more you practice. It's not muscle that's slowing you down (look at most boxers.. they ain't exactly out of shape, and that muscle sure don't affect their speed).
That said, a coach will definitely help. You can train on your own 24/7, but that don't really help if you keep reinforcing bad habits.
Look for a gym or a trainer, will do, and thanx.
Btw, when/how did you start boxing did you go from not knowing anything to a prize fighters, or where you allready crazyed street fighters who needed some professional guidence?
I was young, like a 5th grader when I started boxing. I was no crazyed street fight lol. But, my dad got me in to it because I was getting in a lot of fights at school, and showed some meanness in me that would be better used if put toward a sport where I could release all of the aggression and have it be done with instead of realeasing it on some poor kid.
southpaws are easier to take out , work on jabbing with your left
I can jab with my left and stand right, the only problems are I don't wanna wear out my power hand and I wanna build up my right cause it is (was) little faster, but very very weak.
Originally Posted by AzBboy
Where is the logic in that statement? If that were the case it would apply the same to a righty being easier to 'take out' for a southpaw. Just another example of the descrimination and misunderstanding experienced by us lefties the world over.
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Actually, from my experience it was always awkward to fight lefty's, they were harder to take out, but seemed easier to score points on.Originally Posted by AzBboy
Look up Bam Bam on here he might help . He's a big cracka and is training dudes right now and fights .
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