Do You Need A Boxing Trainer?

By: Sebastian Marders

If you are thinking about getting into the sport of boxing, your first step will be to find a trainer. The feeling that you will get after your first session with your trainer is indescribable; you will feel as good as Ali himself. It is amazing what boxing can do for ones self-esteem, as you walk in feeling like a runt, and you leave feeling like a million dollars.

When finding a trainer, you will want to keep in mind that the safest way to go is to make sure he or she is certified from a recognizable boxing organization. However, in reality not all of the best trainers have been certified, so it is up to you to decide if this is important for you.

What makes a great trainer is the key to any relationship, and that is the tool of communication. If you do not communicate well with your trainer, you will be sure to lose the ability to grasp the techniques of boxing.

Obviously, you will want to be able to stand your trainer, so find someone that you like, and can see yourself working with for a while. A large part of training is the respect between you and your trainer, if there is no respect then the mental portion of boxing will be lost. You cannot argue endlessly with your trainer, and you must be willing to accept their criticism.

The key to a great trainer is if they can get you motivated, even on the worst of days. Trainers are there to push you until you cannot give any more. This will be good for you in the end both physically and mentally.

The first place to start to look for your trainer is in your local gyms. There you will get a chance to watch what they are made of. It is hard to judge someone by speaking with them over the phone, or grabbing them out of a list of names in a newspaper or phonebook.

When you do find one, do not hesitate to ask for references. This way, you can talk to other boxers and get some feedback in terms of how they felt about the person. The reasons behind why you have decided to learn boxing will determine how skilled of a trainer you will want to find.

If you are not sure about jumping into training, you can start yourself out with a few classes. This way you will make some contacts. When you are ready to kick it up a notch with some professional training, you will know a few people to talk to about it.

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