Speed Training ~ Agility Training

Speed Training

Speed Training for Boxers

So much of what makes a great boxer is
Technique, Speed, & Mental toughness,
but a powerful punch can turn a fight decidedly in your favor

People get excited about the “power” of a punch…. but fighters who can throw more punches than their opponent usually win the day. Many of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport attained success because they had fast hands – training the speed of your hands (and feet) in boxing is critical.

Having fast hands means your fists reach the target quicker and more explosively. Getting there first is important for both offense and defense. You are able to shock your opponents and land clean combinations because of your faster hands. So developing your hand speed should become a big part of your training.

Having fast feet, means you are more maneuverable and can get in and out Faster. Fast Feet allow you to avoid being hit and get into position fast to surprise your opponent in attack.

Being faster often also means you have more power. The hardest punchers in boxing history, like Manny Pacquiao and Mike Tyson, all had incredible speed.

Being able to land a punch before your opponent is probably among the biggest advantages in boxing. A split second difference can make all the difference between winning or losing.

Even if you weren’t born with speed, you still need it. Even if it’s not part of your style, you still have to improve it.

Speed Training Drills and Workouts

Here are some simple exercises that will help you build your speed :

  • Clap Push-Up…
  • Jump Roping. …
  • Dumbbell Shadow Boxing. …
  • Speed Bag. …
  • Heavy Bag Fast Punches. …