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Old 12-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Extra Sparring Practice for Boxing?

I read somewhere (newscientist.com, scientificamerican.com etc. i can't remember) that the US army uses first person shooters to train their soldiers and make them better at strategizing on the war field. This would be done to supplement actual practice, but the benefits of this is that it's not as tiring physically.
Based on this information I would think that playing a game like Fight Night Round 3 on my xbox would have some carryover to actual sparring practice and fighting in the ring, strategy wise. What do you guys think? Obviously this form of training would be used as a supplement rather than an actual sparring replacement. After a hard days work I still feel like I gotta do something.
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I read somewhere (newscientist.com, scientificamerican.com etc. i can't remember) that the US army uses first person shooters to train their soldiers and make them better at strategizing on the war field. This would be done to supplement actual practice, but the benefits of this is that it's not as tiring physically.
Based on this information I would think that playing a game like Fight Night Round 3 on my xbox would have some carryover to actual sparring practice and fighting in the ring, strategy wise. What do you guys think? Obviously this form of training would be used as a supplement rather than an actual sparring replacement. After a hard days work I still feel like I gotta do something.
Doesn't help at all. I used to play that game a lot and when I was in the gym I was subconsciously trying to emulate what I did in the game.... such as trying to karate chop punches. Suffice it to say I was confused when that didn't stun my opponents for a full second, on the rare occasions that I actually managed to pull of my over-committed parry. Most of the time i just got faked out and popped in the noggin.
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