Top 5 tips to improve your boxing footwork

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Published: November 7, 2019

Boxing is a very complex sport. It might be simple on the surface. But, once you dive in and start working with your boxing or kickboxing personal trainer Dubai you’ll see that it’s much more than punching. There’s a lot of tactics involved. As well as a wide range of other movements. And you’ll want to improve many things. One of the first things that you should do is improve your boxing footwork. As that’s the foundation of every great boxer.

Reasons to improve your boxing footwork

There are many reasons why you would want to improve your boxing footwork. First of all, good footwork is the foundation of many great boxers. Just look at Muhammed Ali’s footwork. It’s one of the things that made him great. It’s that “dance” that made a big difference and allowed him to perform so well. 

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If you improve your boxing footwork – you will be closer to winning!

But it’s not just about imitating great boxers. Good footwork will allow you to better position yourself in a fight. As well as dodge many strikes. You’ll be able to use your opponent’s strength against him and come out victorious. 

There are many ways to improve your boxing footwork

Aside from constant training and observation, there are many ways to improve your boxing footwork. From playing other sports that involve a lot of legwork to doing leg definition workouts. But, no matter what you do, you’ll see a great improvement in your performance. You’ll be more mobile and more flexible. And that will make a huge difference once you step into the ring. 

Improve your leg strength

One of the first things that you need to do is improve your leg strength. You’ll need it in order to stay on your fit through the fight while moving constantly. And to do this you can work out in the gym or hit one of Dubai’s running tracks. Every leg exercise is great. So, find something that works best for you. And what gives you the most satisfaction and improvement. 

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Running can improve your legs!

Play other sports to improve your boxing footwork

One great way in which you can improve your boxing footwork is to play other sports. More precisely, focus on sports that involve a lot of legwork. You can start with Dubai football as that’s a fun and social way to work on your legs. But, you can also play basketball as well as many other sports. No matter what you choose, you’ll see a great improvement in your overall footwork. 

Learn to control your range

Another way for improving your footwork is to learn to better control your range. That means to find the optimal fighting distance. A distance from where you can comfortably hit your opponent. But making it hard for them to hit you. So, start with a heavy bag and start moving around it. Find the distance you are comfortable with and keep it. Make sure you keep moving all the time. That way, you’ll work both on your legs and your punches. 


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