Shadow boxing is so much more than just punching air. It tends to be an underestimated and underrated component of training. For some, punching air can feel awkward and weird and I can see how it might seem pointless if you don’t know what the purpose is, but there is plenty of purpose, I promise. Shadow boxing is an important component to training: on par to bags, pads and sparring. It definitely shouldn’t be overlooked, and if it is, it's big loss to your game. I'll explain. Below are five reasons why shadow boxing is so important. The first one is obvious but has an accumulative effect over time. 1. Practice Specific Movement Patterns Besides warming up … [Read more...]
About Ronnie Najjar
Ronnie Najjar is head coach of 8Tribe Muay Thai in San Diego, CA. He has been involved in the fight and fitness industry for almost 20 years, and has trained Muay Thai fighters, Mixed Martial Artists, Boxers, Krav Maga practitioners and the general public since the early 2000's. Ronnie’s fight experience includes 20 Professional Muay Thai fights in Thailand and Australia, and 1 Pro Boxing bout. He moved to the U.S. from Australia in 2015. To learn more about Ronnie, check out his site Muay Thai Talk.