Boxing vs Crossfit?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by jase12, May 3, 2012.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The reason for the girl names :laugh:

    I thought that anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky asking ‘what just happened to me?’ deserved a females name.
     


  2. Ambulance Chaser

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    Several years ago, I took a boxing "boot camp" at a local boxing gym. I felt like I was going to die after each workout. In a good way, of course.

    I've never done CrossFit, but I know a few people who swear by it. Apparently you can get a good workout in under an hour if time is a concern.

    You should try a few classes of each before committing.
     


  3. Jr Mouse

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  4. Grayland

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    That would be expensive. I wasn't suggesting he join a CF gym. Join a boxing gym and do CF stuff on the side. I've done CF since 2003, in my garage, or in a $19.95 per month gym that I belong to. If you have any base in fitness, you can develop CF workouts on your own or use the ones on the CF website. Paying someone (anyone) $150 a month to workout is nuts.
     


  5. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I guess I am nuts then, but I do better with the structure and accountability the classes provide. Never mind that I don't have the space for the equipment in my apartment. :)
     


  6. globetrotter

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    yeah, my boxing gym does it, but I don't like the time of day they do it. there is a crossfit gym in town and they want 150 bucks a month and don't have a punch card. I'd pay 15 bucks a pop to do it 3-4 times a month for variety, but I'm not going to pay 150 bucks on top of my boxing gym and the Y
     


  7. jase12

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    it seems like in Perth if you've ever been to an MMA class you have to walk around with a Tapout shirt on and picking a fight with as many bouncers as you can see. think i'll give boxing a try to start with, I like the history around it and think it may be a useful skill to have. might go check out a couple of crossfit sessions as well just to see what its all about. thanks for your responses
     


  8. Jr Mouse

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    You mind me asking what your boxing gym charges? Curious how they compare to a Crossfit. I am assuming they provide some form of personal training.
     


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    my boxing gym is $35 bucks a month, that inlcudes unlimited classes, and they have about 40 differnt classes a week, inlcuding boxing, BJJ, Muey Thai and various fitness classes. they also have a whole set of crossfit gear, a full ring, a cage, about 20 heavy bags, wieghts and kettlebells. a private boxing lesson is 30-40 bucks an hour. open 6 am to 10 pm 5 days and then about 10 am to 6 pm on the weekends
     


  10. StylinGuy

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    theres no doubt that boxing will get you in shape, but as for strength training for explosive workouts, id say cross fit is the way to go. its a more well rounded workout involving your entire body. plus after a few classes, u can even just get an exercise mat and do some of the workouts at home.
     


  11. Clovis Sangrail

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    The two can't really be compared.

    First, a proper boxing regimen will require a weights, track-work and stretching. A proper boxing gym will have weights etc.

    Second, being fit is about 1% of what you will get out of boxing, albeit you will, if you train properly, become incredibly fit. Standing in the ring engulfed by that primordial moment when you are forced to be utterly self-reliant, with no-one to protect or help you, in pain, but holding yourself together by force of will and training, is as much about building character, as strength or skill.

    Boxing has taught me more about life than just about anything else.
     


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    HOLY [​IMG] Here in NYC, I'm paying $20 for a one-hour lesson. I only go once a weekend though. For a full month membership, it's about $180.
     


  13. LA Guy

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    lol. i've seen this too. I personally own none of that stuff, nor do most of my friends who fight, save for some guys who are sponsored, and just get the gear for free. Those guys also tend to not care what they wear. One guy I know would wear a My Little Pony shirt if it was free. The man is just plain cheap. I dunno. I suppose that if I were good enough to actually have a sponsorship, I might wear the gear as well. Otherwise, it just seems poserish.
     


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    True. In addition to bag work and focus pads and sparring and all the stuff one would imagine, training for an actual fight requires running every morning/day. This can be easily done on one's own, though, if you don't need someone prodding you to go. My old trainer had us warm up for about 1-2 miles on the track and then run the stadium steps/bleachers repeatedly followed by wind sprints.


    Just know that taking boxing classes and training to fight are two totally different things. Boxing (group) classes won't really teach you how to fight--they will give you a good workout, help your balance and coordination, and give you a foundation of basic moves, all rewarding things. You will feel stronger, fitter, and more confident. But these skills don't automatically translate into ring proficiency though and actually fighting can often feel like starting back at square one.
     


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    Does Butterbean count?
     


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