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    Hey.

    Just after a general opinion, should I gain some anaerobic and aerobic fitness before joining a gym?

    I am interested in joining a gym and training, at this stage mainly for fitness reasons, but could see myself enjoying sparring. I would say I'm unfit (not overweight, but asthma and laziness have held me back over the last few years), and even though I'm slightly defined in muscle tone, wouldn't say I have much muscular endurance, power or strength.

    The reason I ask is that the 'gyms' in my area seem to be only backyard trainers. Not sure if they want to work with unfit people. I keep reading join a gym, and it makes me doubt hitting the heavy bag at home in case of poor form.

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    What is your age?

    Asthma could be problem. how severe?

    backyard trainers? you rural? id rather learn from a video then someone that don't know how to trainer a boxer correctly. you talk about learning bad habits. " protect your beer at all times " it would be a good idea to be in decent shape going in, some road work can be done at home, jump rope, running things of this nature.

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    I'm 20.

    The asthma isn't too bad imo. Mainly exercise or cold climate induced. When I exercise for the first 5 minutes or so my chest will get tight, but if I continue it goes away.

    I've started running in the morning before work, been walk/jogging in intervals. I've actually stopped this week though due to what I think is shin splints (pain on the inside of lower leg around the bone). My legs are pronated naturally so it's putting more pressure on the lower leg (haven't seen a doctor about them yet, still just trying some healing methods).

    I'm in a major city but the local gyms don't seem like gyms at all. One close by is run in a football club's hall, another one is run out of a trainer's home. Oh, I live in Australia, boxing doesn't appear to be as big here compared to the U.K or U.S.

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    yeah go for it son. I was a fat before when i joined my boxing gym , and ive lost about 10 kg so far i want to lose another 10 and ill be at my correct weight. i showed my deterimation and passion for boxer and my trainer saw that i was nt only gonna turn up once ever. just so trainers that your deticated and ull be fine. i was

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