Strengths and weaknesses boxers can choose to compete

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strengths and weaknesses, boxers can choose to compete using different distances tactically. Distances can be determined in three; long distance, medium distance and short distance. In these different distances, different punches and movements are made to successfully land blows.
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Page 58 Long Distance Long distance is the range that the distance from the opponent is far enough that the boxer cannot deliver the punches without stepping forward. Therefore, when the boxer wants to deliver punches in long distance, he/she has to step forward. Mostly straight punches are used when boxing at long distance. Therefore, long range is preferred mainly by tall boxers with long arms. Long range boxing usually occurs at the center of the ring and boxing in long distances, movements are more visible to the judges Medium Distance Medium distance is the range that you can deliver the punches without moving forward. Therefore, when boxers fight at medium distance against each other, straight punches without full extension of arms or hooks are used. This style requires boxers with more movement, because punches can be exchanged without the extra effort of moving forward. Therefore, this style is recommended for boxers who are physically well prepared and have good fitness levels. Short Distance Short distance is the range that boxers’ gloves almost touch each other’s. In short distance boxing, boxers can only exchange short range punches such as short hooks or uppercuts. This style is mainly preferred by boxers who have short heights and are physically strong. Also, similar to the medium distance boxing, boxing at short distance also requires good physical preparation and fitness level. PHYSICAL TRAINING Physical training develops the motor abilities, such as endurance, strength, speed, and coordination that are crucial for boxers. Physical training must be conducted adjacent to technique training. Physical training is very important training for athletes. Endurance Training Endurance is the ability to carry on physical work for longer periods of time with certain intensity without diminishing the work’s effectiveness. It is also referred as fitness or energy. General Endurance Training Exercises - examples Long distance running with low and medium speed Long distance swimming Skipping (Jump roping) Any exercises with various training methods interval etc Team games Boxing Specific Endurance Training Exercises - examples All bags punching, punching to the other boxing equipment Sparring Shadow Boxing Pad work with coach
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Page 59 Strength Training Strength is the ability to apply forces to physical objects using the muscles. Physical strength is also referred as muscular strength. It is easy to connect strength training with weight training. However, in the early stages of training, weight training with heavy weights is not recommended.
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