Basics are important to work on when fine-tuning or maintaining our current condition. It is not enough to just do basics; sometimes that can get boring. So, to make working on basics a bit more fun, incorporate some type of fitness that will improve conditioning, stamina, or other forms of endurance training.
You can perform this drill with a partner holding muay thai pads or focus mitts, body shields, or you can do this on your own with a heavy bag. It is up to you and your available resources as to how you implement this into your training.
For boxing basics, follow the plan listed below:
- Jab – 10 repetitions
- Jab, Cross – 10 repetitions
- Jab, Cross, Hook – 10 repetitions
- Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut – 10 repetitions.
Perform the above exercise with both fighting stances. This exercise can also be applied with other types of boxing technique.
For kicking basics, perform the following kicking drills:
- Front Kick (or Push Kick if on a heavy bag) – 10 repetitions
- Front or Push Kick, Round Kick – 10 repetitions
Perform this exercise with a combination of other kicks as well to improve.
The drills will help develop faster, more explosive technique if performed accurately, but it will also give you the type of conditioning that will help you achieve better results in your training. The trainng drills in this article are only examples, but you can apply these drills to any set of techniques you want. Why not combine boxing with kicking combinations? The sky is the limit.