AnnPT77 wrote: »
And can you define "senior", plus comment on any personal issues you might need to work with (problem joints, osteopenia/osteoporosis) or anything like that)? (If you don't want to share your age, that's fine - but sometimes we see 30-somethings on here thinking they're old! ).
A healthy senior of average-for-all-ages fitness level ought to be able to do a normal boxing *workout*, though I'd use caution with actual sparring, personally. (I say that because, for me, at age 64, injury recovery is slower than it was when I was 20, and de-training during forced breaks is faster, so there's a higher priority for me on avoiding injury, at this age). For similar reasons, I'd use caution with high-impact heavy bag work, being sure to understand technique in anything potentially extra-strainful like that and certain other things, and not be going aggressively fast in intensity progressions. "Know thyself" is a pretty big deal.
Like I said, I'm 64, pretty active. Truth in advertising: I used to practice not boxing, but Chinese martial arts (various branches of kung fu) regularly, in my 30s/40s. (My late husband was a teacher.) Even then, I avoided jumping kicks (bad knees, excess weight), even though I could teach the kids to do them. I never loved sparring so did very little, though others around me did. My knees don't tolerate the torque involved well, anymore, but I could do some of the striking and weapons stuff, if I chose, without much worry, even with osteopenia/osteoporosis. Joint locking . . . hmm, maybe a worry, on the victim side - but that's not part of boxing. Takedowns, on the victim side , maybe some worry.
If you're thinking of live instruction of some type, have an honest discussion with the trainer.
geniebear72 wrote: »
Does anybody know of any programs of boxing that are good for senior citizens?
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