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Boxing: The Complete Guide to Training and Fitness
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Manufacturer: Perigee Trade
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 613.711
EAN: 9780399526015
ISBN: 0399526013
Label: Perigee Trade
Manufacturer: Perigee Trade
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
Publisher: Perigee Trade
Studio: Perigee Trade

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Editorial Reviews:

For men and women--the boxing fitness guide that will put new "punch" into every workout...

Endorsed By Everlast!

An easy-to-understand, fully illustrated guide to achieving new levels of health and fitness with the art of boxing, this is the perfect learning tool for both the novice fighter and those looking for an exciting new way to exercise. It explains in detail what every aspiring boxer needs to know, including tips on

equipment
punches and combinations
defensive skills and movement
ring strategy
boxing styles
proper training techniques
tricks of the trade
and much more


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: NOT A LOT TO IT REALLY
Comment: It's not a bad book as such - but it's very basic. Pictures are good - but it needs a bit more content to make it worth the money.

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Summary: Better than I expected
Comment: The author packs an awful lot of information into the text; there's hardly any gratuitous fluff. She covers basic boxing equipment, how to wrap the hands (three different ways shown), basic stance & footwork, basic punches & combos, very basic defense, different styles & ring strategy, and physical training. That last part is given the most space in the book. That's what makes the book a little confusing; it's hard to tell if the author is trying to produce another "boxercise" book (as advertising indicates: "The Ultimate Workout!") or is trying to give an introduction to fight training. If it's the former, there's a lot of unneccessary sections on strategy & equipment that someone just doing a routine for excercise wouldn't need; if it's the latter, there's really not much info on the psychology of a fighter, on having the discipline to train for a fight, on finding the right gym & living the fighter's life. While the author highlights some very important points and corrects common mistakes that begginers make as she goes along, I just get the sense that in trying to cater to both the "I don't want to be hit" gym rat and the "where's the ring, lemme fight" potential boxer, she ends up taking away a little from both. Speaking as a martial artist and someone who trains for fights, I'd still recomend this book to anyone who wanted to learn the basics of boxing for fighting (and learn them WELL), or someone who wants to add a little recreational boxing into their workout routine. It could easily be a textbook for the physical aspects of boxing training, though I'd prefer Mark Hatmaker's "Boxing Mastery" for a concentration on the fight game and Ned Beaumont's "Championship Streetfighting" for the use of boxing in self-defense.

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Summary: Put down the book and pick up the gloves
Comment: I picked this book up in the city library because I've boxed as an amateur for a few years. Understanding that this book only covered the basics, I was still disappointed. The outline of different training exercises was practical, but the notion that anyone could learn anything about stance; positioning and correct form from a book is simply stupid.

This book seemed superficial and had that cash-in-rush-it-on-the-market feel. Not only that, but you can find ALL of the information contained in this book, on the net. Put down the book and pick up the gloves folks and step into a gym, it's the only way to learn.

No one should write more than 50 pages about boxing technique unless they've boxed more than 50 rounds. Case closed.

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Summary: A book any beginner boxer can get excited about
Comment: MUST MUST read instruction for beginners... I recommend it to all amateurs in my trainer course!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: Ross Enamait's Books are far better
Comment: In my opinion, the best bang for the buck when it comes to boxing and martial art information is written by Ross Enamait. His products can be viewed at www.rossboxing.com. The forum there is also great. Check it out before you purchase anything else. I think you will be very impressed. I know for a fact that I was, and I own and have read countless boxing and martial arts "how to" books.

Todd Reinhard
ISSA--CFT



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