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    How fit do you need to be BEFORE joining an amateur boxing gym?

    I'm considering joining the Spryfield Amateur Boxing Club in Halifax (pending of course me chacking it out), and I'd like to get an idea of what kind of shape I should be in before I join an amateur boxing club. I'm not interested in going pro or anything, I just like to box for self-defense and, I suppose, fitness. I'm not adverse to competing at an amateur level if it works out, though.

    I do weights and conditioning pretty regularly now that my rib is healed, but I'm not back to my old capacity yet and my cardio in particular is sub-par. Should I join the gym as soon as I approve it and just do my best until I get fully fit again, or should I take a month or so to work on my endurance first?

    Apologies if this is the wrong forum for this question, it has elements which make it appropriate to several.
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    How much spanish you should know before starting to learn it?

    How strong you should be before starting weights?

    Unless you're injured or have a physical condition so you could get harmed by starting boxing, I'd say you should start as soon as you wish. Boxing will get you fit, progressively (yeah, yeah, fit for boxing, asswhipes).

    Just follow your own pace.

    When I first started kickboxing I almost puked... after 5 mins of warm up, so go figure.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus
    I'm considering joining the Spryfield Amateur Boxing Club in Halifax (pending of course me chacking it out), and I'd like to get an idea of what kind of shape I should be in before I join an amateur boxing club. I'm not interested in going pro or anything, I just like to box for self-defense and, I suppose, fitness. I'm not adverse to competing at an amateur level if it works out, though.

    I do weights and conditioning pretty regularly now that my rib is healed, but I'm not back to my old capacity yet and my cardio in particular is sub-par. Should I join the gym as soon as I approve it and just do my best until I get fully fit again, or should I take a month or so to work on my endurance first?

    Apologies if this is the wrong forum for this question, it has elements which make it appropriate to several.
    There are lots of us doing full contact stuff who know they are never going to be champs in the sport (even at an amateur regional level). But we all know that we're better training than not training.

    Just do it.
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    You go to a boxing gym to get in shape...

    DUR DUR DURRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Just go as soon as you can.

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    Theres no reason not to go right away, unless you your cardio is truely terrible and you embarass easily.

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    Sounds encouraging! As soon as I can speak audibly and walk without falling down after ten steps or so, I'll get right on it.

    Assuming the MMA place I've heard about doesn't work out, that is...

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    well....

    did you ever join the boxing club??

    im looking for information on this club please email me at whalen.jd@forces.gc.ca

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