How to Box Step in Boxing

Learn how to box step from from boxing coach Adam Colberg in this Howcast video.

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Step into the ring! Professional boxing coach Adam Colberg of NYC's legendary Gleason's Gym is here to show you how to get in a great workout by learning how to throw punches; box step; duck and slip; sidestep, pull and counter; shadow box; and more. Plus, he shares the top four tips for becoming a better boxer.

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I'm with Terry Sutherland today. One of New York City's premier trainers, former pro-fighter and one of the best trainers I know, period. What we're going to work today, we're going to work footwork. Footwork is imperative and we're going to start today with the box step. Terry's going to assume his fighting stance. So let's assume you're orthodox. And if you're southpaw, it's just the opposite. Alright? That would be your southpaw stance. Now he's back in orthodox. Now if Terry moves left, he simply box steps left. If he moves right, he box steps right. Forward and backwards. Now this is done by loading the back foot. Alright? When you load the back foot, Terry's, most of his weight's on the front ball of his foot. That foot's loaded so he can move and push off the back foot and step with the left. It's very important not to confuse, not to step and pull. He's pushing with the load on his back foot and coming forward. That gets him from A to B, the quickest way he can. Again, box stepping forward, back, left to right. That's box stepping, the foundation of boxing footwork.

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  • Adam Colberg

    Adam Colberg is an accomplished professional boxing coach at NYC's legendary Gleason’s Gym. Adam has been featured on MTV, NBC, HBO, and Channel 12 and in Healthy Life, Serendipity, and Westport magazines. He has trained WBO and WBA world boxing champions, pro MMA talents, NFL members, entertainment personalities, Wall-Street moguls and children. Adam studied at SCSU before joining the Marines. He is a certified ISFTA personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist, a CPFC personal fitness chef, and has earned multiple black belts in various martial art disciplines. Adam is currently personal training an array of private clients and elite fighters throughout Manhattan, Westchester County and Greenwich, CT.