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Boxing – Training, Skills and Techniques is essential reading for both recreational and competitive boxers, and all those who wish to take up amateur boxing, or participate in a boxing-based programme. It offers practical advice on the many crucial factors that need to be taken into account if the boxer is to maximize his, or her, performance and potential. Topics include: an overview of the history of boxing; the amateur code; boxing weights; recreational boxing; equipment and attire; a detailed consideration of both basic and advanced techniques; the role of the coach; fitness training; gym work; running; conditioning; speed and agility training; making the weight and nutrition; planning the season, and much more.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13781 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00APDVE0M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

5 Stars

 on 4 February 2017
By Saheed Ahmed
Excellent book with great insight into the sport of amateur boxing and the preparation required for any boxer to reach competition level. The author, Gary Blower, is an ABA coach with many years of amateur boxing experience behind him & all the technical and training advice given throughout this book has been tried and tested on boxers of all levels. The book is well illustrated throughout with 156 black and white photographs. The 2007 edition contains 110 numbered pages and 9 chapters. It starts with a forward by Micky Redman who is also an ABA Coach and then the chapters. CHAPTER ONE is about the beginnings of the sport, the amateur code which many boxing purists regard as the true sport of boxing where a contest between two amateur boxers is not a fight but a test of skill and technique, & competition attire. CHAPTER TWO is about the basic techniques of boxing covering the orthodox stance and guard, the southpaw, basic footwork and balance, punching technique, breathing, the straight jab, the straight right, the left hook, the right hook, the uppercut, straight punches, the hook, covering ,blocking, shoulder block wedge block, forearm block, glove block, elbow block, inside wedge, outside and inside parry, the lay back, push away, slipping outside and inside, ducking, rolling and head movement. CHAPTER THREE is about the advanced techniques of boxing covering ring craft, footwork, variations of punches, combination punching, counter punching, and boxing off the ropes, variations of style, in- fighting, feinting, drawing, and the orthodox vs. the southpaw. CHAPTER FOUR is about the role of the coach and how they should coach boxers, spar, and coach children. It also covers the attributes that make a champion. CHAPTER FIVE is about the physical conditioning programme a boxer needs to become fit to box. It covers cardiovascular conditioning, the training effects of aerobic exercise, the heart rate, base fitness, developing a training routine, running, speed work, hill reps, warming up, punch bags, shadow boxing, skipping, and circuit training. CHAPTER SIX is about groundwork – the fine tuning of the boxers conditioning work into explosive power, strength, speed and flexibility. It covers weight training, a basic strength programme, plyometrics, speed and agility training, core stability, stretching, flexibility, cooling down stretches and resting. CHAPTER SEVEN is about the aspect of the sport many boxers dislike the most-making the weight. It covers nutrition and how to safely lose weight. CHAPTER EIGHT is about how to plan for the season and covers peak season training, early season, mid season, peak season, building towards the bout, basic rules, and the risk of injuries. CHAPTER NINE looks at the future of amateur boxing in England and how it is evolving. The book finishes with an APPENDIX of the rules and conditions of boxing set by the ABAE, and a bibliography and index. Overall, this book is a good resource to increase your theoretical knowledge of boxing. As with any combat sport, you can learn to train from a book, but cannot learn to fight from one. The theory is only a small percentage of what you need. The actual practical application of the theory is vital. So make sure you get to a gym. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to participate in a boxing based programme, purely to learn new skills and improve their fitness. I also recommend these books for further reading;

A bit pricey but detailed and comprehensive

35 people found this helpful.
 on 12 March 2014
By Ricky Bobby
The price is a bit steep considering that the book isn’t particularly thick, but it’s full of useful information and covers virtually everything you could cover without actually going to a boxing gym and getting one-to-one advice from a coach. The author, Gary Blower, is himself an ABA coach with a respectable amateur boxing career behind him so he knows what he’s talking about and the advice and techniques in this book are well proven, having been taught to all of his boxers.

best weights section in a "how to book….for boxing"

22 people found this helpful.
 on 29 July 2009
By SK
I have been working out in various martial arts for 20+ years and have lots of “how to books” this is by far the best martial arts/boxing book I have read in terms of a realistic weights, plyometrics and ton-up’s routine/suggestions…..anyone looking to take up boxing should buy this as it covers most aspects that can be taught without a coach and apart from a small section in Joe Frasiers book (which is only a small bodyweight workout) is the only book I have read dedicated to boxing that has a good weights section, also, covers running, sprints, diet, technique etc and Gary Blower is an ABA coach – so you know his information is up-to-date and being taught to good boxers and is proven.

Happy Enough

2 people found this helpful.
 on 11 March 2014
By Danny Sloss
The book came in good condition however the postman decided to bend it to fit through letter box. Not the sellers fault. The book is not as detailed as i hoped and is lacking on the complexity of how to throw basic shots e.g foot positioning, body movement etc. I learnt nothing new from this book which is a shame however its ok for somebody who knows almost nothing about boxing. a descent enough book for the coffee table. but i feel the book doesn’t live up to the hype that others have commented.

Great reference!

13 people found this helpful.
 on 7 November 2010
By BigLad78
I own this book and am impressed with the detail and the pictures that accompany the manuscript. This is written in easy to understand terms and if you’re a coach like me is a very useful reference when needed. I thoroughly recommend this book to coaches and boxers alike.

Decent book for beginners

3 people found this helpful.
 on 24 May 2012
By Nick
I thought that this was a worthwhile purchase, as along with popping to my local Boxing Club, I also train in my garage on the slam man / punch bag. This book gave me various skills to practise and some good workouts too.

fantastic motivator

One person found this helpful.
 on 17 February 2013
By Mrs. L. C. Hollidge
Very colourful and explanatory book of boxing skills which has brought lots of reading pleasure and writing to a reluctant reader

Good for getting drills from

 on 25 June 2016
By Grabthar's hammer
Does what it says on the tin! Good for getting drills from. Obviously you can’t just imitate the pictures to learn, you’ll have to go down an actual boxing club, but it’s a very helpful extra.

Boxing training and skills

 on 17 August 2013
By Amazon Customer
Very good book well written and ideal for complete novice or keep fit nut to seasoned boxer. It is well set out and gave me new way of looking at training and setting programes.

good

 on 19 January 2014
By Jack
little too expensive for what it is. But a good book worth having if you are serious about amateur boxing.

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