Simple padwork might just be a great crosstraining for soccer players. Why? It’s a great cardio workout, it helps with injury prevention. You work on body strength and agility. Moreover, combat sports boost self-confidence and you develop a dose of healthy aggression.
Boxing is even applied at the highest level of professional football, as you can read in the article below:
If you’ve never punched anything, you should first checkout YouTube to find videos explaining the basics of a jab, an uppercut and a hook.
The only training material you need is pads and a pair of boxing gloves.
Check out this video explaining how to start with simple pad training routines: