Bloody sport for lads: 9 myths about boxing and boxers

Many consider boxing to be the most dangerous sport, and boxers - close-knit brawlers. Together with the director of the Dmitry Nosov Martial Arts School Maxim Rudny, we refute popular boxing myths.

Bloody sport for lads: 9 myths about boxing and boxers

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These are speculations.

A professional boxer always controls himself. He will not fight with everyone in a row and get involved in random brawls.

His goal is to win a specific match. Boxing has long been a sport of excellence. Boxers enter the ring not for the sake of a fight, but for the sake of results or for physical activity.

Partly true but not at all like that.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA, is one of the causes of Parkinson’s disease which calls out injuries from boxing and other sports.

The reason for this is the frequent blows to the head that the boxer is forced to receive. At risk are still rugby players and football players. According to researches , even light blows can lead to brain injuries in the future.

But in general, research in this area is still not enough. It is impossible to say unequivocally that all boxers are prone to brain diseases.

Nevertheless, when the parents bring the child to the boxing section, the trainer must say that the child will be constantly hit on the head. Risk stops many, but warning about it is important.

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Exactly not the most.

Boxing is not chess, but you cannot name it the most traumatic sport.

According to head injuries, the leaders are cyclists, football players and baseball players . Boxers' teeth are not injured at all: in the ring they are reliably protected by a mouth guard. Novice boxers sometimes break their noses and hands, but there are no such injuries in professional sports.

This is so . Street fights are dangerous for a boxer.

Having unsuccessfully broken a brush in a street skirmish, a boxer can even say goodbye to a sports career. The fact is that in the ring of a boxer, his hands are protected with bandages and gloves. In ordinary life, of course, no one uses such “lotions”. As a result, the boxer does not calculate strength and hits as if he were wearing gloves. The brush is unprotected, and it is immediately knocked out.

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This misconception.

Any martial art begins with the legs. A boxer with undeveloped legs just can not stand long sparring. If a boxer moves sluggishly, there’s a great chance to lose, even if he has the perfect technique.

True, but it can be controlled.

The boxers shoulders are clamped and pressed to the chin. This boxer stance is easy to recognize in the crowd. But many manage to avoid problems with posture. How it will be with you - depends on the muscle corset.

It needs to be strengthened.

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Again the same error.

Boxing training is more intense than fitness or dancing. If eat right , boxing will benefit the girl only: the body will get rid of excess fat and tighten.

Misconception is unambiguous .

Boxing develops all muscle groups, because we start the training with warm-up, stretching, coordination exercises and only then move on to the boxing technique itself. Two to three workouts a week - and you can forget about fitness. The result will be the same.

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Depends from your goals.

In order to strike and understand what boxing is in principle, it is useful for a beginner to deal with a coach individually. But to work out the technique, you need to work in groups. Without sparring, you can learn to beat correctly, but you cannot learn to fight back and get away from a blow.

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