How to Shadow Box

This is the most challenging part of the workout. While shadow boxing your toes are constantly on the move and they keep changing directions. Shadowboxing for speed means the boxer will throw as many punches as he can in the least amount of time. Try to squeeze in maximum number of punches in minimum time frame. The boxer should be able to throw technically correct punches and track the time taken so that he can beat his previous record. The ideal goal is being able to throw 200-300 punches in three minutes.

Shadowboxing an Opponent

Watch yourself in front of the mirror so that you’re able to design and manipulate every stance and move. This helps you to correct your weaknesses and improve your agility and reflex action. Whatever you see in the mirror you need to reciprocate the imminent move from your imaginary opponent. Even professional boxers are trained in shadowboxing so that they don’t look too anxious or hyperactive when they’re inside the ring and are in a far more relaxed mode with strong reflexes.

Shadowboxing Free For All

In a shadowboxing routine you always imagine an opponent before you and you move and defend yourself accordingly. If you imagine such a situation and plot your moves and counterfeit a move in reaction for the particular punch then you’ll get more skilled in your shadowboxing workouts. When you can visualize a scenario in vivid detail and respond with agility then you boost your strength in the process and lose weight.

Slow Motion Shadowboxing

Slow motion shadowboxing helps you to master all the moves perfectly by following the minute details of boxing. This will help you to figure out if your feet is off center, if your pivot is strong enough or your head doesn’t swing back at the right moment.