Originally Posted by Boxing>MMA
Shadow boxing is for amateurs never really helps at all except if you don't have that basic instinct (or the name you call it) of what to throw. It is mostly for show.
Roy Jones Jr Shadow boxes during training. Is he an Amateur??? So do Nick Diaz, Kenny Florian and Mike Swick, are they Amateurs?
Anyway I have been doing Muay Thai for a while now and I shadow box for about 20 minutes before pad work and Sparring. I do it in front ofa and mirror and hit my reflection in the face. It's basically to work on Hand Eye Coordination and get warmed up for the training session.