Whether you are an avid fan of the sport or could not care less, it is likely that you heard something about the much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor that look place over the bank holiday weekend in Las Vegas. Since the spirit is still bustling following Mayweather’s victory over the Irish mixed martial artist, the team here at Fitness Training Solutions have decided to take a swing at busting some of the biggest myths within the industry.

First of all, it is important to understand what boxing is. As a combat sport, you can technically consider it a sport however it also beyond that category at the same time. This is because there is a serious aspect to it; it is not a game that two opponents play, it a flight and whilst there are rules, permeant damage can occur. Here are a few myths…

Myth: It is all about strength

We aren’t going to pretend that strength does not help during a boxing match however technique plays a very important part too. In reality, it is the location of the muscles on the body since the force is generated through the glutes and quads in order to strike the opponent. Coaching is required for boxers to be able to successfully carry out this battering ram technique where to force is transferred from the lower body through the torso and then delivered within the first.

Myth: The boxer is just running

There is simply nowhere to run in a boxing ring since it is a finite space however due to footwork and distance control, it may appear like a boxer is ‘running’. This is actually known as out-boxing your opponent and is used in order to ensure that a distance is controlled and then closed in in order to inflict the maximum amount of damage as possible without receiving it in return.

Here at Fitness Training Solutions, we like to ensure that you are able to help your clients in every way possible once you become a fully qualified personal trainer and this includes being able to answer their queries about a certain sport and their myths. For more information about our personal training courses, speak to a member of the FTS team today!