As you advance through your boxing training, you’ll develop a greater understanding than when you were a complete beginner. Just like when watching a movie for the second or third time, you see things on the second or third viewing that you never noticed the first time when it was completely new.
The same is true with boxing. There’s so much to try to take in at the start that your brain filterers out over 95% of it to try to just grasp the basics. This then develops as your train more, learn what works for you and adapt to the training.
Then the things that your brain discounted at first, come back as a ‘new’ skill or knowledge that you don’t believe you saw before. You probably did – it just got filtered out the first time it was shown to you or you observed it because your sensors were on overload at the time.
- Gym Feels Like Home
In some ways, it doesn’t even matter if you train at several different gyms. What you’ll find at each one is a dedicated team of people who are focused on learning the art of boxing. Because of this, even when you enter a new gym and your reputation follows you, you’ll feel comfortable because the layout and equipment will be familiar; as will the mindset of the trainers and people training in that gym.
- Beginners Who Think Boxing is Easy
It’s a common mistake of beginners that they believe boxing is just throwing a few punches and that’s all there is to it. It’s only when they put in some time on the big bag or shadow boxing that they run into difficulty. Only then do they realize exactly what they’ve gotten themselves into.
For more experienced boxers, patience is required to not get upset with beginners who both don’t know their place and don’t know what they don’t know yet. It takes time and they can only learn this realization at their own pace.
- Boxing Occupies Your Mind
When you have a boxing mindset, you’re thinking about training and performance when you’re outside the gym. You’re planning how to improve your training, move up in skillset and how to better your endurance to train successfully more often. During training session boxing gear also play important role, so always wear top boxing gloves which helps to boost your confident. That’s when you know you’re getting the head game right and that you’re a real boxer and not a beginning any more. Other people in the gym will notice the change in your outlook too.
- Life Has Ups and Downs, But the Gym is the Gym
While different aspects of your life might not be so great right now, everything requires work. Put the time into improving all aspects of your life to make it better and less stressful. Always know that the gym is there for you. When other things in life are not going as you’d like, rely on the consistency of the gym to provide balance and a dose of happiness and satisfaction that might well be lacking at certain times through the year.