What do you guys train at home?

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  1. Mike32110

    Mike32110 White Belt

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    So assuming you have zero equipment, what do you guys do when you are not at the gym to train your standup? Aside from general conditioning (eg jogging), what do you guys usually do? I am a begginer as well.

    One buddy I train with says to walk around on your tip toes all day so you get used to it in MT (I've been told my feet are way too flat). Another thing would be just doing a few minutes of footwork. I was also thinking of doing some light shadowboxing to improve my technique. Will any of these make a difference?
     
  2. phanattic

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    i used to watch tv and read in the splits
     
  3. Jeff822

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    You can get some decent core workouts in also. A strong core in any form of kickboxing is a great tool my friend.
     
  4. Boxer123

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    Shadow box, shadow box and more shadow boxing. I also study while i'm at home by watching tutorials, fights and sparring sessions of famous/successful fighters to incorporate certain combos into my shadow boxing which then I translate into sparring.
     
  5. 35andOver

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    I will skip rope for a round and then hit my double ended bag in the garage over and over to keep conditioning up if I get stuck out of the gym for a few days. Otherwise, I just do abs, pushups and pull ups like a mad man every chance I get........well, maybe not EVERY chance I get but maybe 3 out of 5 chances.
     
  6. ECS123

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    I am not too sure about the "walking around on your tip toes all day". If the neighbors see you and call it in, two men in white coats may show up and try to throw a net over you. :icon_lol:. In all seriousness though, there are tons of things you can do at home. IMHO, just to name a few, how about:

    * Stretching
    * Sit Ups
    * Push Ups
    * Chin Ups
    * Weight Training - Requires Equipment.
    * Skipping Rope
    * Agility Drills
    * Running

    * Footwork
    * Shadow Boxing
    * Maize Bag
    * Boxing Rope Drills
    * Double End Speed Bag - Requires Equipment.
    * Heavy Bag - Requires Equipment.

    * And, watch everything that you can find on extremely proficient fighters.

    Etc..., etc..., etc...

    :icon_chee
     
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  7. c0r1nth14n

    c0r1nth14n Blue Belt

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    I sometimes stretch while I watch TV or read a book. And I read a lot about technique and watch a good amount of videos, since I have a language barrier between my coaches and I. Sometimes I do a core workout routine, sit-ups and some pilates and stuff, but not as much as I should (same goes for stretching, actually). i have trouble with shadowboxing in general, I'm just terrible at it, but I've been working on slips and such at home the last week or two. Nothing hardcore, but if I've got 10 or 15 minutes to kill I'll run through some exercises my coach gave me to work on them.
     
  8. Staring At Fate

    Staring At Fate Refuse To Lose.

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    When your watching T.V do pushups/situps during commericals rotate them.

    You'd be surprised at how many you end up doing.
     
  9. SAIPULTURA

    SAIPULTURA Soon Enough !!!

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    Oh man good info thanks
     
  10. Scrappy145

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    Muay Thai fighters dont ALWAYS stay on their tip toes
    thats bullshit
    in fact i saw an Amateur Fight where some short guy was on his tip toes (im assuming because he was insecure about his reach disadvantage), he looked so off balance and awkward. but that was also because of his poor stance.

    I try to keep a firm planted foot when I teep, and keep my front foot planted, but not firmly, and my rear on the ball of my feet
     
  11. kinchan

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    lmao at walking around on your toes.
    you can do that, but you don't really have to. if you want you can go jogging on your toes, but usually doing that in training is enough.
    if you really want to do stuff at home, i like to do:
    push ups
    burpees
    sit ups and some other core stuff
    squats on one/two legs
    and an isometric neck exercise
     
  12. Armycombative

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    I wrestle around the house with my wife. I sometimes put a pillow in my body armor and kick it like a thai pad.
     
  13. dzl25

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    get a list of combinations and go thru them...get a good dozen combos that you can do well and train them....for example high fake then low kick left jab right cross. the high fake sends their attention upwards the low kick then has a chance to land which brings the attention and their guard down then the punches can land...see how that works it's all a mind game...another one high fake with left hand then right hand to body...then left then right to the face. check out the video fedor throws a right hand fake and a left hook...these moves are all trainable at home then you can sharpen them during sparring but it will be a much better start than just throwing punches and hoping it lands...again its about setup..thinking is underated in fighting...and having your combos trained and rehearsed is the key. feel free to comment.YouTube - David vs Goliath fight
     
  14. BOMB LEFT HOOK

    BOMB LEFT HOOK Banned Banned

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    uhhhhh....ok
     
  15. SAAMAG

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    Well...I just went over to my bud's house where he converted his garage into a gym...and we worked pad work for an hour...then worked clinching, throws, and takedowns for an hour. I know technically it's not MY house, and technically we were using thai pads...but it was at A house and if we didn't have the pads we'd probably still have kicked each other for conditioning and worked sparring or techniques, as well as the clinching. LOOOVE clinch sparring.
     
  16. phanattic

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    he asked what people trained at home, what's wrong with training flexibility?
     
  17. TwoFour Lowkick

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    I mostly work shaddow boxing and footwork at home then I him my heavy bag.....
     
  19. RMMaryport

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    I run?

    Everything else gets done in the gym.
     
  20. QuieTSToRM33

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    jump rope/shadow box/double end bag/heavy bag

    rinse and repeat
     

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