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User avatar #9474 - djbagboy
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(02/22/2013) [-]
I have never boxed, nor really exercised. I am not super fat, but I am about 25 pounds over weight. I rarely exercise, so I am weak.
If I wanted to take up boxing, should I work out first?
User avatar #9513 to #9474 - churrundo
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(02/25/2013) [-]
From what little I experienced on MMA (like 10% of the actual intensity and i almost die. seriously, fuck that shit) I'd say you do cardio. A few weeks ago I started running the Couch to 5k with Emi program, and it's really good to get resistance.
User avatar #9485 to #9474 - thekirbs
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(02/22/2013) [-]
mma 7 years here, i've seen people start up with no experience in fitness or martial arts, and they tend to be fine. most of the workouts will consist of bodyweight exercises and the coaches, at a good gym at least, will adjust certain aspects to the new guys. i would say go for it, it's fun as hell and a great workout too. just don't jump into sparring and fight training right of the get go. also stay motivated and don't give up, many folks quit after one month
User avatar #9484 to #9474 - cantfindausername
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(02/22/2013) [-]
From personal experience, I have no idea for I don't do sports, nor do I work out.
However, I would assume it would be a good idea so you won't have to play catch-up so much when you're in. My friend boxes and he says it's pretty intense (side note: that guy is fucking bad ass: boxing, football, martial arts, running at least ten miles a week... I'm almost jelly. I should start working out, too.) so to reduce the risk of hurting yourself or something, sure, work out a little bit first. I'll follow your lead haha