Slacker’s Guide To Boxing At Home


Health is wealth. Whether you're looking for a new workout regimen or trying to lose weight for your health, it's best that you figure out the right exercise for you. With countless results from boxing, it just might be the workout that will be perfect for your lifestyle.


If you don't have time to go to a boxing gym or space for a heavy bag at your home, there are still some ways you can do boxing on your own. Thanks to Lalo Fuentes, a celebrity trainer based in LA, you can have a 45-minute at-home boxing workout. All you need is a set of dumbbells, hand wraps, and a can-do attitude and you're all set.


But before you start, here are some important terminologies you should know:


  • Forward Punches: With a three to five pound weight on each hand, make repetitive punching movements. Remember to keep your abs tight. Make 20 punches with the right leg forward and another 20 with the left leg forward.
  • Uppercuts: Keep your left elbow against your ribs and your knuckles facing up. Punch upward, like you are punching someone under his chin. Pull back while bending on your knees.
  • Shadow Boxing, freestyle: Box the air while moving around. Choose your preferred punch (jab, cross, hook, or upper cut).



The workout comes in four circuits, making sure to take a one-minute break between each circuit so you can catch your breath. You can even grab some water during this short rest.


Circuit 1
  • 15 Push-Ups
  • 20 Bicycle Crunches
  • 3-minute Jump Rope
  • 3-minute Shadow Boxing, freestyle


Circuit 2
  • 15 Tricep Push-Ups (Bend elbows straight back), on your knees or toes
  • 10 Mountain Climbers, bring opposite knee to opposite elbow
  • 3-minute Jump Rope
  • 20 Forward Punches, rotate hip with each punch to engage abs
  • 30 Uppercuts using dumbbells (half squat, pivot, upper cut)


Circuit 3
  • 20 Jump Squats
  • 15 Leg Raises (while lying on your back)
  • 3-minute Jump Rope
  • 20 Forward Punches, rotate hip with each punch
  • 30 Uppercuts using dumbbells (half squat, pivot, upper cut)


Circuit 4

  • 15 Squat to Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press
  • 30 Uppercuts using dumbbells (half squat, pivot, upper cut)
  • 20 Bicycles
  • 3-minute Jump Rope


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