Posts tagged #soreness

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.

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!

Posted on September 30, 2014 .

Wrist Soreness from Fight Training

Wrist soreness is not uncommon with bag training, especially for newer boxers. Landing punches on a stiff heavy bag puts a lot of pressure directly on your wrist. However, with good equipment and good technique, there is no reason you should have to suffer from soreness.

As a female, your wrists tend to be quite vulnerable to injury. So pace yourself and give your body a chance to acclimate to the new stresses you’re putting on it. Your wrists will get stronger and adapt, but it may take time… maybe a lot of time. Additionally, you need to get to know the limits of what you can handle. Remember, you can feel fine at the gym and not know until the next day that it was too much.

Posted on August 5, 2014 .

Elbow Soreness from Fight Training

Elbow soreness that is caused from boxing training could be a potentially serious issue caused by ligament or tendon damage. The elbow is a dynamic joint with a lot of muscles and bones and wires and stuff, and is subsequently prone to trouble. When a problem occurs, rest is essential until the soreness goes away. If the pain doesn't alleviate after about two weeks, or if you suspect a serious injury, you should visit your doctor. Upon return to training, care should be taken to avoid re-injury.

Posted on July 14, 2014 .