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    i never really shadow box much in my workout before as i do now....
    i have been shadow boxing every night for the last to weeks and i plan on making it a nightly routine, however, its beginning to get boring.Im not just "shadow BOXING" i do kicks, knees,elbows ,and anything else i can think of in my shadow boxing but it still getting boring....
    so my question is what can i do to make it more interesting?

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    Video tape yourself shadowboxing (facing the camera), then play it back and pretend its your opponent.
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    thats a good idea....sadly i dont have a camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstringfellow
    i never really shadow box much in my workout before as i do now....
    i have been shadow boxing every night for the last to weeks and i plan on making it a nightly routine, however, its beginning to get boring.Im not just "shadow BOXING" i do kicks, knees,elbows ,and anything else i can think of in my shadow boxing but it still getting boring....
    so my question is what can i do to make it more interesting?
    Is this a joke? Why is this in strikeistan?

    How to make it interesting? I never thought that the purpose of shadow boxing was to make it interesting or enjoyable. Anyways, join a gym and have a qualified instructor drive you and you push you as needed. That'd make it interesting.

    And please see that you post in the appropriate forum next time. This is a forum for discussing striking techniques, not for 'how do fix shadow boxing boring factor' or for your amusement.
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    Start off with your eyes closed and imagine you are in a fight while shadow boxing. After doing that for a few minutes open your eyes and continue the fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    Is this a joke? Why is this in strikeistan?

    How to make it interesting? I never thought that the purpose of shadow boxing was to make it interesting or enjoyable. Anyways, join a gym and have a qualified instructor drive you and you push you as needed. That'd make it interesting.

    And please see that you post in the appropriate forum next time. This is a forum for discussing striking techniques, not for 'how do fix shadow boxing boring factor' or for your amusement.
    Jstring, pay attention to where you post stuff. If you don't know, post it in YMAS (unless its just a vid). Most of your posts belong in Guantanamo. Stikeistan is for really specific points of stiking technique and/or strategy.
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    This is like in grade school, when I'd be home on a rainy day and I'd say "I'm bored." My dad would point out (whether true or not, I don't care) that in Spanish, that translates to "I'm boring."

    If you're bored while shadowboxing then either you or your instructors are the problem. Don't add gimmicks, don't use a camera, just do it harder and more. Train harder, learn techniques from a qualified instructor, and practice those techniques until they are smooth and fast and strong. After that, if it's not fun then maybe martial arts are not for you.

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