Boxing is a very exciting and rewarding sport. You know, the feeling of throwing punches, blocking the ones you get from your opponent and just the burning adrenaline from combat feels great, that’s why it’s one of the most popular sports on the world with millions of practitioners in every single nation on this planet.
And as it seems you also like boxing very much, but you feel like your skills have hit a plateau. But you don’t have to feel bad about it, because this is something very common not only in boxing, but in many other sports or activities. We are always prone to hitting a plateau, but if you are ready to punch it in the face and reach a new level, then you are invited to keep reading, because we like winners like you.
Practice Your Technique:
One of the major mistakes made by beginners or even advanced-level boxers is that they forget to practice elemental techniques like the jab. There are MANY ways by which you can make your jab more precise and far more lethal.
You should never stop practicing your techniques, especially the most element ones like the jab. That’s why you should start shadowboxing more often, as this will grant you a better management over your hands and feet.
Learn To Dance:
Another proven way to take your skills to the next level is to learn to dance. For real, we are not joking, learning how to dance can do wonders for your footwork and agility. Once you try this, you will see how much you will improve.
After all, it’s also a nice opportunity to meet nice girls, so if I were you I’d give this a try. You won’t lose anything but rather win a lot.
Get Away From Boxing… For a While:
We know this sounds kind of strange, but sometimes the best thing you can do is to stay away from this sport for a time. It’s a strange piece of advice, but it works very well. Sometimes you just need to stay away for a while, but of course, never stop working out. You can use this time to try new workouts, which is also an important part of boxing.
So if you want to relax your mind and come back stronger than ever before, do yourself a favor and stay away from boxing for around 1-2 months. Maybe it will only take a few weeks.
If you want to be a great boxer, then you need to stop boxing like a robot following a script and be more like an artist. You need to make your techniques “second nature” and use them as your tools. That’s why it’s important to practice your techniques a lot, so you can turn them into second nature. And once you do so, you will be able to use them as your tools, just like the painter uses the brush for creating a beautiful painting.