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#329866 - 03/21/07 11:39 AM Re: Shadow Boxing [Re: Cord]
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I'll add that shadow boxing with wieghts is actually BAD for your technique. Think about it- when do you fight with weights in your hands- NEVER! Try and get good form without holding weights, and your technique will improve far more.

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#329867 - 03/21/07 11:58 AM Re: Shadow Boxing [Re: Supremor]
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I don't hold the weighted vest in my hand...I wear it.
http://www.betterfitnessproducts.com/images/xvest-adjustable-weighted-vest.jpg

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#329868 - 03/21/07 02:35 PM Re: Shadow Boxing [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Sorry Ed, I'm commenting on the original question.

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#329869 - 03/21/07 03:02 PM Re: Shadow Boxing [Re: Supremor]
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You run a good risk of tearing the rotator cup in your shoulder if your boxing with weights or bands.

If you want speed get a speed bag, and a heavy bag and get to work.
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#329870 - 03/22/07 05:27 AM Re: Shadow Boxing [Re: Supremor]
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I personally do both shadow boxing and work on a bag. But i wouldnt say that doing shadow boxing (more kickboxing) is a bad thing. I think that working on a bag makes it very easy to slack and take weight off onto a bag, where as shadow *kick*boxing and boxing would mean that you have to keep your balance well when training, also in front of a mirror its quite easy to see where the flaws are in technique.
There are small dunbells or what ever people do use, but i personally think if you want to train with weights your best off hitting a bag with some 16oz gloves ;P

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#329871 - 03/30/07 04:12 PM Re: Shadow Boxing [Re: Ed_Morris]
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I can relate Ed. Try going on a 3 mile run in the desert with a flak jacket and two sappy plates inserted (probably a good 65 lbs total.
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