Some of my friends have recently started taking up boxing. This has got me thinking about my own experience with boxing training. Last year, writing for Men’s Fitness, I set off on a mission to write a first-person boxing story. Long story short, the facility where I was training decided that a feature in a national magazine wasn’t in their interest, and my (free, private) lessons were cut. Regardless, I blogged about each class, and was able to share all the details of my training. In my short time at the gym I realized that boxing training was very different from what I had expected, and it really opened up my eyes to the world of functional fitness (My trainer would joke about how I looked like an athlete but couldn’t balance my own body weight… Hard to argue with that when you can’t stand still on a balance board). I’ve put links to my training blog posts below. If you’re interested in boxing, or are curious about what a typical training session looks like, check them out.
And no, the irony of the last entry’s title was not lost on me.