Hey guys, I'm new at boxing...I'm trying to get serious about it, I've got to lose some weight to get down to welter weight (I'm 5'8", wide shouldered and stocky). Anyways, at my gym basically you're on your own unless you compete, and I'm not there yet, so basically I just go there to work out until I can prove I have some potential. Since I don't really talk to anyone there, I have no idea: Is it supposed to hurt your arms and ribs after every workout? Even though I throw way more jabs, my right bicep and tricep pretty much ALWAYS hurt a lot after I hit the bags and go home. Today I hurt my right arm particularly bad after a right hook to the heavy bag and had to take off my gloves so I could stretch it out. Tiger balm seems to help a lot, but is the pain normal, or does it prove my technique is wrong or that I'm just out of shape? I'm pretty strong and have big arms.