Learn Boxing at Home

Learn Boxing at Home

Learn Boxing at Home

Can you learn boxing at home?

Absolutely! You can learn boxing at home, although it won’t be the same as learning in a boxing gym under the guidance of a professional instructor.  Boxing is a tough, highly competitive sport, but anybody can master it with the right talent, physical strength and stamina, commitment and determination.

Before you decide to learn boxing at home, get yourself examined by a physician and find out if there are any potentially dangerous health conditions that you should guard yourself against, because boxing will put you under severe physical strain.

Now, let’s look at some of the things you would need to learn boxing at home.


Follow the steps given here to learn boxing at home.

#1. You should always use the biggest room in the house as your home boxing gym. Shift all the furniture, TV and so on to other rooms in the house; suspend aLearn Boxing at Home heavy punching bag in the middle for your punching drills. Buy a full body mirror and fix it on one of the walls to help you with shadow boxing practice.

#2. Do regular strength training exercises with dumbbells and barbells.  Skipping is a good exercise to warm up for a punching sessions. Stretch your arms and shoulders, workout your biceps, triceps and what is known as the boxer’s muscle or the serratus anterior. Pushups build a lot of strength in the shoulders, arms and the core and are absolutely essential for a boxer. Do at least 100 pushups during each session. Start with 20 to 25 pushups, and gradually build up from there.

#3.  Wear the hand wraps and start your punching session. Time your punching sessions with the timer and start punching the heavy punching bag in the middle. Do four sets of two-minute punching sessions, separated by a rest of four minutes in between. You will gradually build in strength and power, and increase your stamina over a few weeks of doing this regularly. Every two or three weeks, increase the time spent on punching and decrease the rest taken in between punching sets.

#4. Shadow boxing is an important part of a boxer’s training and helps you to learn boxing at home.  Use the full body mirror to catch your movements as you shadow box a couple of feet in front of it, without ever coming into contact with the mirror. Aim at several targets in the reflection; throw your punches at them, in the air. Every professional boxer practices shadow boxing as it helps them get into the right form before a boxing match.

Learn Boxing at Home#5. There are several boxing DVDs that help you learn boxing at home. Pick them up and listen to the instructions given by the trainers in the DVDs very carefully. Watch boxing on TV, and attend local boxing tournaments as well.

Try to analyze the techniques of each boxer in a tournament, and find out what you can learn from them. Closely follow the fights of great professional boxers such as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. There is so much you can from them. In particular, by following Mayweather, you will learn excellent defensive techniques, how to adjust to your opponent, the virtue of patience and going for the kill at the right time. Always learn from the best.

#6. To truly learn boxing at home, you will have to adopt the mentality and psychology of a professional athlete or boxer. This means keeping yourself extremely fit and watching your diet very strictly. You can never afford to miss out even one workout or boxing session. There will be a temptation to cheat when you are boxing alone, all by yourself, with no one to watch over you, but don’t do that. Never cut corners when you learn boxing at home. You can try motivational techniques such as playing out your favorite music on the stereo even as you box or workout.

To know more about boxing, MMA and other martial arts, just have a look around allbestmma.com.


I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Founder of Mixed Martial Arts


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10 thoughts on “Learn Boxing at Home

  1. hi Emanuel
    Those are great tips! Boxing is one hell of a good exercise and sport! It’s good cardio and it’s good for strength training as well. However, one needs to have some strength to begin with, I think. It does require determination and motivation but results can be amazing. I do kickboxing and I feel so empowered by it. The fact that I can defend myself if needed, that there is power in my punches and kicks. That’s amazing to know. I wish I had the space to have a bag at home but in the meantime I use the one at the gym

    1. Hi Emily, I really appreciate your comment, and thank you for sharing your experience as a kickboxing practitioner.
      Have a great day.

  2. Kerry Bramham

    Hi Emanuel,
    Thank you for posting this article, it has inspired me to get started on my fitness plan. I look forward to reading more of your articles.
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Kerry, I really appreciate your comment.
      Have a great day.

  3. Ash

    How nice is it if I can learn boxing at home! Gonna need a pair of boxing gloves! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Ash, Let me tell that today its possible to Learn boxing at home if you really want it,and yes,you have to find a good pair of boxing gloves.You can find cheap boxing gloves in this post.
      Thanks for your comment.
      Have a nice day.

  4. AzmiJ

    Hi Emanuel,
    Great tips. Easy to understand and follow the steps. Good job!

    1. Hi Azmij, I´m glad that you liked the article about Learn boxing at home.
      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  5. Dave

    I never thought that learning boxing at home was feasible. Once all the investments of space, equipment and materials are acquired I can see the benefit in time. Before all those investments are made however it seems easier to find a gym with a trainer and seems like it would be more beneficial as well. Still, if a person has sufficient discipline, focus and resources I could see this being a preferable situation under the right circumstances. I think Rocky even maintained his own training in one of his movies.

    1. Hi Dave, if you have the chance to go to the gym to learn Boxing, that´s wonderful, but if you don´t have the possibility to go to the gym, you can always follow these steps to learn boxing at home.
      If we put some effort, determination and discipline, we can do it.Thanks a lot for your comment.
      Have a great day.

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