Boxing Timers?

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  1. rupy

    rupy Orange Belt

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    Hi Guys,

    I need a boxing timer, what is the best option? Buy one, or do a make-shift one?

    ideas / Suggestions?
     
  2. mechanikjoe

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    What will you be using it for? Strictly boxing rounds or other workouts as well? Also, are you gonna be using the same amount of time each time you work out or are you gonna be varying things a lot? If you're gonna be doing really simple workouts, like say 3 minute rounds 1 minute rest all the time, I would make on myself with an mp3 player. I actually have that cheapy yellow Everlast timer, and it's ok, not very loud tho, so you either have to have it on you with the vibrate, which is ok, or sitting somewhere fairly close. Not bad for the price.
     
  3. hulkout

    hulkout White Belt

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    Whenever I'm training on my own, I just use an electronic kitchen timer. You should be able to find one in the supermarket for a few dollars. That's all you need. It's digital and you can set it to beep in 3 minutes just like a round. Watch the clock for 1 minute and then start it again.
     
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    dkickboxer Banned Banned

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    I have this in my garage. But then again it depends on if you are seriously training or not.
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  6. Toujourpret

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    I also use an mp3. I have one in 2 min 1 rest and 3 min 1 rest. It works good for me.
     
  7. vu

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    I got a gymboss timer...it rocks this world like nothing else...

    Kinda quiet, though...so if you usually train with music or shit blasting in the background, you'll have a hard time hearing the timer...
     
  8. Vector_X

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    I would say buy one they are useful and you can find a lot of applications for them besides straight sparring.
     
  9. billytrek

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    I bought the Gymboss two weeks ago, and it works really well. It gives you a different perspective on time (one minute is a long time when you are waiting for the beep). It may be a little quiet, but I usually clip it to my shirt and set it to vibrate and beep.
     
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    Yeah dude...for tabatas or any type of interval training...good times...
     
  11. Dogmeat

    Dogmeat Blue Belt

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    http://www.training-timers.co.uk/pocket5prog.html

    Great little timer. I actually got mine on EBay.

    You can have
    3 mins round 1 min rest,
    2 mins round 1 min rest,
    2 mins round 30 secs rest,
    1:30 round 30 secs rest
    30 second rounds with the last 10 seconds bleeped (good for tabatta or circuit stuff)

    Nice and loud too. Had no problems with it
     
  12. NoSmilez

    NoSmilez Red Belt

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    i had a gymboss.... it was good but too fragile. it broke after a little bit.
     
  13. CanadianMMAFann

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    I got mine out of a cereal box... works pretty good
     
  14. DangerDan

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    Academy has a 10 dollar one.
     
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    Tim Chan Amateur Fighter

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    mp3/cd player with speakers are the best
     
  17. MMAguy

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    we have that exact same one at my boxing gym
     
  18. Jiu-Jitsu Cop

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    Dkickboxer has a great one but if you want you can get a small one at most sporting goods stores for aboiut $12. It will work great if you are working out by yourself in your garage and on a budget. If money is not a problem then the one Dkickboxer has is a great one.
     
  19. Cyclone Mike

    Cyclone Mike Amateur Fighter

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    you COULD buy a real timer if you WANTED to

    but i can set this to do pretty much everything i need to do.

    u can set round length, rest time, count up down etc

    http://www.speedbagforum.com/timer.html

    plus ross reccommends it
     
  20. Jnet

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    I got mine at Sports Chalet...Everlast Personal Boxing Timer. I bought it for $14 total. Awesome deal!

    description from the website since I'm lazy:

    can be adjusted for either 2 or 3 minutes and from 1 to 12 rounds with 30 to 60 second rest periods in between rounds.

    Built in vibration and ring gong features alert you of the end of each round.

    Ideal for workouts using heavy bags, speed bags, jump ropes, double-end bags, or other types of interval training at the gym or home. Requires 2 AAA batteries which are included.


    ~peace,
    J
     

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