How To Start Boxing At Home In 2021

If your New Year’s Resolution includes getting in shape, boxing is an excellent option. Most of us are still figuring out how to start working out at home. At-home boxing is one of the most effective workouts you can do on your own time, in your own space. This makes it so much easier to stick with your New Year’s workout routine.

Can You Work Out At Home?

Yes, you can work out anywhere! Moving your body does not require a gym or special equipment. Working out at home is a great way to help you stay motivated because it makes it so much easier to find the time for your exercise routine.

Are At-Home Workouts Effective?

At-home workouts are very effective. Many people find that at-home workouts are more effective because they don’t have the awkward feeling of having an audience in a class or in a gym. You can feel more comfortable going hard and breaking a sweat on your own terms. Remember, it’s not about where you work out, it’s about how you work out.

How Can I Start Working Out At Home?

If you’re new to at-home workouts, there are a few things to consider before you begin that will help set the groundwork for your exercise routine.

Here are three (3) tips on how to start working out at home for beginners:

1. Pick a time of day when you have at least 30 minutes of free time.
2. Set up a designated area where you have enough space to move.
3. Do some research to select a workout that you’ll actually enjoy.

How Can I Start a Workout Routine For The New Year?

Once you have your designated space, time, and workout established, you just need to pick a start day to begin committing to your exercise routine. Making a New Year’s workout plan that kicks in on the 1st of January can be very effective and motivation in and of itself.

Can You Learn To Box At Home?

Yes, you can learn to box at home. Beginner boxers don’t even need equipment to get started. Boxers of all levels do training like footwork drills and shadowboxing to improve their skills without the need for any gear at all. Trying a beginner boxing workout is the best way to find out why so many people find it one of the easiest workouts to stick with all year long (How To Learn Boxing At Home).

Boxing For Beginners

Getting a feel for the basics of boxing is important (The Beginner’s Guide To Boxing). Beginners should familiarize themselves with the two (2) foundational aspects of boxing:

1. Stance

A fighter’s stance is important to staying balanced as they punch and evade their opponent. The best way to get an idea of how you should be positioned is to see how professionals achieve proper stance (Boxing Stance).

2. Punches

There are six (6) basic punches in boxing that form every combination – the jab, the cross, the lead hook, the rear hook, the lead uppercut, and the rear uppercut (6 Basic Boxing Punches). Beginners should devote some time to practice and get comfortable with these punches when just starting out.

Let’s face it--starting any new habit is hard--especially a workout routine. When you don’t have the accountability that comes with a gym or a class, it can be especially tricky to keep it up. With boxing, it’s different. Boxing is fun, effective, and can get you into shape. Beginners will find themselves excited to workout. The New Year is a perfect time to try something new and make good on those New Year’s Resolutions!

The Author: Tommy Duquette is the Co-Founder and Head of Content at FightCamp. He is a former US Boxing Team member with 136 fights under his belt and qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials as the #2 seed. He has 18 years of experience training clients in boxing and fitness.