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Old 09-06-2012, 02:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Some things to think about when considering boxing?

Well, I need to get back in shape.
I had to do this when I was younger as well, and nothing was really as motivating as sports since I'm an extremely competitive person.

I'm a 17 year old female, will be 18 in February (not sure how old you have to be to box)

I'm on the overweight side, will this restrict me from getting into the sport? I don't want to show up at a gym just to be laughed at and shown the door because people that aren't exactly fit can't box.

Also, can I get a list of specific equipment (brand, model, ect) of things to buy?

Thanks guys.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Well, I need to get back in shape.
I had to do this when I was younger as well, and nothing was really as motivating as sports since I'm an extremely competitive person.
There are plenty of ways to get in shape apart from boxing. Are you really gonna fight?

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I'm a 17 year old female, will be 18 in February (not sure how old you have to be to box)
With such mentality better go dancing...


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I'm on the overweight side, will this restrict me from getting into the sport?
You may have problems with joints: knee, ankle. Just do not rush in training.

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I don't want to show up at a gym just to be laughed at and shown the door because people that aren't exactly fit can't box.
Again, this is wrong mentality if you think you need to prove something to someone...

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Also, can I get a list of specific equipment (brand, model, ect) of things to buy?
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No Gym will turn down a potentially paying customer, they will treat you good. Boxing is a sport many turn up for fitness and just get hooked in to the whole thing about become a good fighter. So go on down, its good to jump out of the comfort zone now and then anyway.
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