I was boxing for a year when I was a teenager, but I had to finish it because of university. Then, at the age of thirty, I started again because I wanted a workout that develops my cardio and endurance. I bought heavy bags, gloves, and wraps and started with home workouts.
Since then, I knew the basics, such as the stance, moves, and punches; it was not difficult. When my skills and technique got better, I went on with heavy-bag workouts.
I enjoyed it very much, but the only problem was that I was missing a trainer's instructions.
You know, someone who tells combos or the defense moves, dictates the pace, says when to start and stop, etc.
Obviously, the best option would have been to go back to the local boxing gym. Yet, it's not convenient for busy people, like me.
Then the solution came in the form of a boxing workout app called Precision Boxing Coach.
Precision Boxing Coach App: What is it?
This application is made by Jason Van Veldhuysen, who is a professional boxer and coach.
He has a Youtube channel where you can learn about boxing inside out. It is an excellent source, and he is a perfect teacher.
He developed the Precision Boxing Coach App to help people to have a virtual trainer who can give instructions. This is a boxing app that calls out punches and defensive moves as well.
Related: How to Build a Home Boxing Gym
Precision Boxing Coach App: Why is it the Best?
1. Choose from various workouts
Regardless of whether you are a beginner or someone familiar with boxing, you can pick the most suitable workout for you.
There are various types of workouts:
2. Set the intensity & rounds as you want
For each workout type, you can set the intensity that fits your needs. This implies the speed the instruction is being called out.
There are 4 intensity settings: training, classic, pressure, and hurricane.
Also, you can set the length of the rounds and the length of the rest between them.
Obviously, you can adjust the number of rounds you would like to perform.
The application provides many possibilities to set it for your own needs. You can choose from various workouts because and develop your skills and techniques in multiple ways.
3. Features Southpaw & counter-punching mode
If your stance is reverse, you can also find a mode made for southpaws. The instructions are called out that way.
The counter-punching mode is a great way to practice defense moves and skills. In this mode, the combos start with a defense action, such as slip left or right instead of a punch.
This is a beneficial function to develop your defense skills. This is another reason why the Precision Boxing Coach App is the best boxing training app.
Here is the app demo presented by the developer.
Heavy-Bag Workout Routine Example
Let me give you an example of how I use it.
I’m not a boxer, just someone who loves this sport and uses it to keep my body as healthy as possible.
Let’s say I want to do 10 3-minute rounds with 1-minute rest between.
After warming up with jump roping and burpees for 15-20 minutes, I do the following:
Shadowboxing: 3 rounds of Golden gloves at classic speed to get ready for the heavy bag.
As you see, it can be used as a heavy-bag workout app and shadow-boxing app simultaneously.
Problems for Beginners
If you are a total beginner (who has never done similar training before), you have to learn the basic punches and defenses and their reps.
Since it involves audio training, you have to react fast.
You need to concentrate on throwing the right punches and making proper defense moves from the start.
So, start with the amateur level and low intensity to get familiar with the instructions.
But, with practice, the punches and movements will come naturally.
Other Applications from Precision Striking
Virtual Sparring Partner App
Sparring with someone is the best way to develop your offense and defense skills. But, what if you have not got a partner to work out with?
JT created an app for that to imitate the “situations” when you spare with someone. I got it, and it is an excellent way to practice, but it is only useful if you use it on a TV. The screen of a phone is too small for that.
Combat Coach App
This is a useful application not just for boxing but MMA, Muay Thai, and Kickboxing training. You can create your own combinations and workouts for various purposes. It is a good alternative to a kickboxing trainer app.
I have tried other boxing workout apps such as Fitivity boxing, but none of them works so well as the Precision Boxing Coach. There is a free version that supports only one or two workouts that way it is suitable for beginners. But, the pro version, with all the functions, costs just 5 bucks as far as I know.
Also, the application is available for both Android devices and iPhones. You can download them below.