Basic Heavy Bag Training Tips/Boxing in Queens
Keep Your Hands Up
What I see form most people new to our boxing classes is that their hands are up at the beginning and end of a combination. It’s in the middle of combinations that they don’t bring their hands back to their face.
Keep your stance
Keep your stance; you will keep your balance power, and mobility.
Punch, Don’t Push
A good way to get the heavy bag to sing all over the place is to hit it as it moves away from you. Many new people hitting a bag believe this to be strength “WRONG”. A good way to work a heavy bag is always try to hit it in the opposite direction it wants to swing.
Keep your feet on the ground
Keep your feet on the ground, especially for power punches. Drive your weight from the ground thru your punches. Many boxing beginners try to move & punch at the same time. First learn to throw your punches from the ground up, and then add movement.
Treat the heavy bag like an opponent
Work defensive moves slip, duck, catch, bob and weave.
About Coach Butch
Coach Butch Rinaldi is a former Marine and a father of three (triplets) who has been training in Boxing & Martial arts for most of his life.
He has trained with 7 UFC fighters, 6 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts, 8 World Champions & an Olympic Silver Medalist.
Coach Butch is certified to teach MMA/CSW by Erik Paulson (former Light Heavy Weight Shooto Champion & one of Brock Lesnar’s coaches on Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter).
He is a certified USA Boxing Coach, Level 2. He is also certified to teach Filipino Martial Arts (stick fighting) and has trained in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).
Coach Butch is the owner and head coach of Butch’s Boxing & MMA Gym in Queens NY.
He can be reached at ButchsBoxing&MMA.com or 718-461-6400