Step-By-Step: How To Set Up Your FightCamp Footwork Mat

FightCamp - Setting Up Your Boxing Mat

Learn how to assemble your new workout mat for your at-home boxing gym and take the first step toward better training today.

Published: March 15, 2021

Topics: Getting Started, For Members

Author: Flo Master

At-home boxing training is possible and requires less equipment than you may think. In fact, boxers of any level can get an effective workout with little to no boxing equipment at all.

With that said, once you start to ramp up your training, adding equipment to your at-home boxing gym can help. One of the most commonly asked questions by boxers is:

  • How do I set up my at-home boxing space?

First, you will need a workout space that provides you with enough room to move around. Ideally, you’ll have around an eight foot by four foot space, but as long as you have enough room to move around comfortably, you can set up a home gym.

Let’s dive into some equipment you’ll need:

What Do I Need To Set Up My At-Home Boxing Gym?

As you begin your boxing training, purchasing equipment such as a punching bag, boxing gloves, and wrist wraps can help take your training to the next level. Mentioned before, having a few feet of space in either direction is best for boxing training so that you can work on footwork.

As long as you have room around you and are comfortable, you can begin training. Start slow when building your at-home gym, and slowly add more equipment as your training progresses.

The first item you could consider buying is a workout mat, which can be beneficial for both boxing exercises and core exercises.

5 Benefits of a Workout Mat

FightCamp - Setting Up Your Boxing Mat

There are a number of reasons you should purchase a workout mat before you start your at-home workout routine. Here are 5 (five) of the benefits of a footwork mat:

1. Prevents slippage

2. Protects joints

3. Protects floors

4. Dampens sound

5. Core space

Starting your at-home boxing gym experience with an exercise mat is a cost-effective and smart way to begin setting up your new gym.

How Do I Assemble My FightCamp Mat?

The FightCamp exercise mat comes in eight (8) pieces and, when assembled, takes up a space that is 8 feet by 4 feet.

FightCamp - Setting Up Your Boxing Mat

Learning how to set up this boxing footwork mat is simple; the pieces fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Here, FightCamp Trainers Aaron Swenson and Flo Master show you just how it's done:

Step 1

Start by placing all 8 of the footwork mat pieces on the floor next to each other with the straight edges of the pieces facing out

Step 2

FightCamp - Setting Up Your Boxing Mat

Line up the grooves on the pieces to ensure a proper fit

Step 3

Press the footwork mat pieces together until they are completely flush

That’s it! In just a couple of minutes, you can have a boxing footwork mat ready to go.

FightCamp - Setting Up Your Boxing Mat

Tips For FightCamp Mat Assembly

  • When assembling the boxing mat pieces to each other, make sure every groove is as flush to the floor as possible so you don’t accidentally snag your toes while moving

  • Put the mat together on a solid, flat surface

  • If assembling on carpet, put a piece of plywood or something similar underneath the mat so that you can push the pieces flush

Once all the pieces of the boxing footwork mat are pressed together and flat, with the straight edges out, you’re all done and ready to begin training! Whether you are weightlifting or bag training, the FightCamp mat is durable and will support your workout.

For more tutorials on how to setup your FightCamp gym, visit our YouTube channel and blog.

Train Like a Fighter

Take your workouts to the next level and train like a fighter with the at-home connected fitness solution used by world champion boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather. FightCamp has everything you need to work out on your schedule, with premium boxing equipment and hundreds of on-demand strength, conditioning, kickboxing, boxing, core, and recovery classes led by real fighters. As Mike Tyson said - “FightCamp is the next level of training!” 

Flo Master

Jerry “Flo Master” Randolph is a Founding FightCamp Coach. From Gaithersburg, MD, he danced with stars like Usher, Ciara, JLo, & Will Smith before turning to martial arts & boxing. Flo is USA Boxing Coach certified.

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