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Product Details

  • Series: Start-Up Sports, Number 12 (Book 12)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Tracks Publishing (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884654029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884654022
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.4 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Boxing has become a trendy sport, popular for the thorough aerobic workout it gives and its ability to make practitioners feel physically courageous. In Fighting Fit: Boxing Workouts, Techniques and Sparring, Doug Werner of Start-Up Sports and Alan Lachica, a certified U.S.A. Amateur Boxing coach and former boxer, shoot straight from the hip ("We suggest you buy [protective gear] from a catalog because equipment sold by mass merchants is often crap"). They take the flash out of boxing by breaking down the sport step by step--made even easier with 450 photos--to teach newcomers correct technique and how to apply it for a proper workout.

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About the Author

Doug Werner is the author of the 12-book Start-Up Sports series that includes guides on surfing, snowboarding, sailing, in-line skating, bowling, longboarding,
golfing, fencing, backbacking, and skateboarding. He lives in San Diego, California. Alan Lachica is a certified USA Amateur Boxing coach and the owner of Cross Boxing. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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This is the best book on boxing I've encountered.
Andrew Platek
A very good book for beginners, it covers all the moves in boxing, from offensive and defensive moves and how it can be practiced alone against a punching bag.
RCK Lau
I ordered the book to try to pick up on a new sport.
Daniel Boren

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Seppo Vesala on April 23, 2004
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As the earlier book by the same authors (Boxer's start-up) was an excellent book, I was expecting this to be at least a four-star book. I was badly disappointed, however.
Much of the written material in the book is taken directly from the earlier book, and there is not much text added. Instead, the book relies heavily on photographs. There is nothing wrong with that, per se, but it places high demands on the quality of the pictures. Sadly, the pictures don't fill the expectations. They are not entirely bad, however, as you can see what you are supposed to see from the pictures. But they are far form good quality.
Much of the book is filled with different punch combinations, counters and flow drills. In these pages, there is hardly any text, instead the reader is supposed to study the pictures and learn from them. This is hardly satisfying, and there is a genuine need for exhaustive written instructions. There is also some instructions about stretching, weight training and sparring, but these issues are not given very thorough presentation.
There is some merit to this book, but you need to have a more complete textbook to support the pictures in this book. For one, the book is missing a complete training program, instead the reader (beginner-intermadiate level) is supposed to construct one on his own, based on the limited information given in this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M Burtner on January 1, 2009
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Though this book is theoretically about how to use boxing to get fit, what it really is is a fantastic guide to solo or partner training. The first chapter reviews the basic training equipment needed, even offering a probable price list, before moving on to a chapter on basic stance, footwork, and head movement. The next two chapters are on basic offense and defense, and include info on combination building and how to use the heavy bag for building defence. The next section is on the various drills using the mirror, the bag, and your partner. The mirror section is worth only one page, but the rest is invaluable. With the bag, author Lachica demonstrates punches, footwork, and defense, while reminding the reader to keep in mind technique, rhythm, and strategy. He provides a number of drills to keep things from getting boring. With partner drills, he begins with counter drills, where one defends a punch and then returns with his own punch, then moves on to flow drills, which combine offense and defense for both parnters. The next two chapters are on situational sparring and free sparring, and provide excellent advice for the beginner. The book finishes up with three fitness chapters, on resistance training, stretching, and cardio training, respectively. This book provides a good blueprint for improving one's boxing skills, as well as getting into shape. Recommended for beginners and fighters alike.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chuck on April 21, 2005
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I bought this book wanting to both get in shape and learn boxing skills. I felt it was excellent in both areas. For those of us without access to a gym or a trainer, or without the time to access a gym or a trainer, as some have mentioned, this is the closest thing to having a trainer with you. The book uses all black and white photos which I am sure is to reduce cost, but they are quite clear and get the point across. To hopefuls out there, wanting to learn how to box, just get in shape or both, this book in my opinion is to boxing what a Chilton manual is to car repair.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ann L Davies on February 15, 2004
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I am not a boxer but thought it would be fun to learn to use a heavy bag in my workout regime. I wanted to build upper body strength and a friend confirmed that a heavy bag would be a great anaerobic workout that would build strength and stamina.
I bought this book looking for an overview of punches and moves to help me design the heavy bag workout. The book gave me everything that I needed for an effective heavy bag workout. It provides abundant information to get started and includes specific details on how to wrap hands, punch and recovery technique, punch combinations, and punch styles (inside and outside fighting). The book includes heavy bag drills.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By JL on June 10, 2003
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This is a very good beginners boxing book as Doug Werner guides through all the basic 6 punches (jab, straight, left/right hook, left/right uppercut) and proceeds with countless bag and flow drills in a manner that beginners can easily understand and practice. The scope and detail of this book is SIGNIFICANTLY superior to more popular beginner's book "Boxing: The Complete Guide to Training and Fitness" by Danna Scott. I have bought (and gave away) that book due to its lack of details. The large number of photographs in this book is very well selected and helpful.
A few minor gripes that took away one star for me were: (1) Some editting problems such as minor typos and one incorrect description where the author meant left hand, but wrote right hand (which was quite confusing when comparing to the picture). (2) Be careful of a number of photos showing the fist so over-rotated on straight punches that the thumb actually is pointing straight down! I think he was trying to make the fist more visible, but I think it certainly would add confusing to a beginner. Note that at no point does the text indicate the thumb is to point down toward the ground. (3) The weightlifting exercises could have used a few more pictures as the text was somewhat lacking. However, these minor gripes aside, this is the best mass published beginners book out there that I've found and I've looked through about 10+ books.
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