Shadow boxing can be performed as a: training warm-up, technical development drill, sport application visual, and a overall training workout.
Shadow boxing is an effective drill for a novice boxer as well as a competitive boxer. This is a drill can be used as a warm-up before training, conditioning training, technical training, or a sport application visual drill.
Beginners should consider standing in place, or static, as they begin their experience with starting level shadow boxing. More developed and experienced boxers can utilize many other strategies and formats for their advanced shadow boxing.
Shadow boxing training can be structured in three pace levels for non beginning boxers...50%, 75%, 100%. Beginner boxers should keep at a 50-75% pace. Each intermediate to advanced level boxer can start at a warm up pace of 50% followed by increasing the pace in additional rounds of 75%. Warm-ups and workout rounds should eventually accelerate to 100% of an individuals capable speed or pace.
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