Shoulder Soreness from Fight Training

Whether you are new to boxing training or you've merely upped the intensity of your workouts, shoulder soreness is a common problem. You can generally work through the aches, but it is important to not overdo it and invite an injury.

Never push yourself too hard, better to back off a little and let your
shoulders strengthen over time, rather than
 risk a muscle strain.

Punching puts stress on shoulder muscles, especially for newly initiated fighters. The less experienced or less conditioned you are, the quicker shoulder fatigue could set in. It may only feel like simple tired muscles, but if you overwork the shoulder you may cause something more severe that you really won't feel until the following day or two. What you are feeling is the stress of the anterior deltoid, the front shoulder muscle. This is a small muscle that typically doesn't get a lot of attention at the gym. But in boxing training you will discover it for sure!

Never push yourself too hard and listen to your body. Better to back off a little and let your shoulders strengthen over time, rather than trying to work through the aches and risk a muscle strain. There's no shame in taking a precautionary extra day off to make sure you're fully repaired and ready to get back to work.

Keep up the hard work and practice perfect form in order to build up shoulder endurance. It won't take long before you're able to do a lengthy workout throwing lots of jabs and hooks. Your shoulders will soon be the envy of every girl around!

Posted on September 30, 2014 .