Most gym trainers don’t bother with people they don’t think will fight
Browsing internet, I found this somebody’s post and recognized exactly the same experience I had in life:
“What’s missing entirely is a list of drills for the beginner to work on when he/she gets into the gym. This is important because even if there is a good ratio of gym trainers to boxers, Joe (here “Smoking” Joe Frazier) should know that most gym trainers don’t bother with people they don’t think will fight. In other words, even if there’s one trainer for every five people, an abnormally high trainer to fighter ratio, that one trainer will spend fifty minutes with the most prospective young man/woman, and ten minutes with the other four. Like it or not, that’s the name of the game, getting good fighters in and training them. Since most people do not have the talent of a good boxer, the trainers simply won’t bother wasting their time that could be spent on a more promising fighter. “
You are on your own in the boxing gym
In short, the message is that in most cases you are on your own in the boxing gym. You will get some feedback from coaches and fellow gym members, but most likely not enough. As a result, regardless your talents and hard work, you won’t grow fast enough. More importantly, there is a high chance at some point you will get frustrated or simply bored. Then you will quit.
Self-development is the only way to grow
However, the good news is most of the top fighters went through the same experience at the beginning stage of their careers. As an example, young Ray Leonard, not yet Sugar, studied all by himself tapes and recording of Sugar Ray Robinson. Unless you are lucky to have a very good instructor at your side right from the start, self-development is the only way to grow.
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We do not strive to provide a thorough notebook about all possible punches, combinations, footwork, conditioning, nutrition, etc. In other words, make an entire encyclopedia. There are many books and already apps like that on the market. The problem in them for a novice that they do not show you a big picture from the start. For a beginner, it may seem an overwhelming amount of knowledge. Where to start? At what pace to progress? How to combine what has already been learnt into a fighting? Due to that they are depressing, repelling, and even boring for such audience.
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