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AT HOME GYM ESSENTIALS

5 THINGS YOU NEED + 5 THINGS YOU DON’T NEED FOR YOUR HOME BOXING GYM
In this Post , Shanie and Coach PJ from gym fight walk you through five things that you need, like equipment, space, and other gear, to get a better boxing workout from home. But they also tell you the 5 things you DON’T need and can avoid to save you time and money.

Many beginner boxers may feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the idea of boxing at home. The truth is, setting up your at-home boxing gym is easier than you think.

You only need some basic home boxing equipment to get started. Don’t over-complicate your setup with a lot of fancy gear that will only take up space. The best boxing workout is about what you put into it – a home boxing gym can be simple and still allow you to kill it on the bag. Here’s how you can set up a home boxing gym.

5 THINGS YOU NEED:
Here are the five (5) things you DO need to set up a home boxing gym:

1) GEAR
Beginners only need a standing heavy bag, some comfortable workout clothes, and gloves.

2) TALENT
As with all pursuits, what you put into your boxing workouts will determine what you get out of your boxing workouts. You just need patience, perseverance, and practice.

3) GYM EQUIPMENT
Start with a basic jump rope to work on cardio and boxing footwork. A jump rope is one of the most versatile pieces of gym equipment available – one of the many reasons it is a go-to for boxers.

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4) SPACE
If you have enough room for a standing bag and can hammer out a few crunches on the floor, you are ready to go.

5) EXPERIENCE
A solid training schedule is key to keep you on track and motivated. Programs like Fight Camp offer new workouts weekly and connect you to thousands of other boxers to keep each other in check.

5 THINGS YOU DON’T NEED:
Here are the five (5) things you DON’T need to set up a home boxing gym:

1) GEAR
You don’t need to get top-of-the-line gloves, wraps, or shoes.

2) TALENT
You do not need to have natural strength, inherent skills, or punching power to benefit from a boxing workout. This will all come with continued practice.

3) GYM EQUIPMENT
You don’t need to clutter your space with a lot of unnecessary gym equipment like treadmills or weight machines.

4) SPACE
You don’t need a whole room or large separate space to set up your boxing gym.

5) EXPERIENCE
No experience is necessary to start – but you need to build experience to level up your own game.

HOW MUCH SPACE DO I NEED FOR MY AT-HOME BOXING GYM?
One of the main reasons beginners might feel intimidated by creating a boxing gym set up in their homes is that they visualize the size of a standard boxing gym. This is just to accommodate a lot of fighters, the actual boxing space needed for one individual is minimal.

You only need enough space for your boxing gym essentials and enough open floor area to be able to do some core exercises lying down. We recommend a space that’s approximately 6 feet by 2 feet. Boxing workouts can be done in a relatively small area if you have the right boxing set up, like a standing bag. Standing bags are designed to be sturdy and will stay in place, unlike a swinging bag which would require a substantially bigger space for movement.

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WHAT DO I NEED FOR A BOXING WORKOUT?
For a boxing workout, you just need motivation, some basic equipment, and some guidance. Joining a boxing program like FightCamp that connects you with professional boxing trainers will ensure you get the most out of your boxing workouts.

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
Beginners should keep it simple to start. Home boxing gym essentials include:
1) Standing bag
2) Workout clothes
3) Glove and wraps
4) Jump rope