Boxing is often seen as a sport for extreme athletes, but that’s just not the case. Boxing is more popular than ever, and for a good reason. Here’s just a few reasons why you should introduce boxing into your fitness regime, stat!
Boxing burns fat, fast!
Boxing can burn up to 500 calories per session, and not only do burn calories during your workout but for hours afterwards, too! This makes boxing one of the most effective exercises for targeted weight loss.
Boxing = strong bones and ligaments
A huge benefit to resistance training, such as boxing and bodyweight exercises, is that it strengthens your bones and reduces the progression of osteoporosis. In boxing, the pads and punching bags provide resistance as does your own bodyweight when you perform pushups, pull ups, lunges, burpees etc., which strengthens your joints, tendons and ligaments.
Boxing increases muscle tone
Unlike controlled movements which are made during weight-lifting exercises, the fast-paced and repetitiveness of boxing results in lean, toned bodies. It’s the perfect blend of cardiovascular and resistance training, which your body will thank you for.
Boxing increases your cardiovascular fitness
When you’re boxing, you use your entire body, meaning a considerable number of muscles contract at the same time. This forces your heart and lungs to work extra hard to pump oxygen around your body, in turn improving your cardiovascular fitness. The agile nature of boxing will continually test your body, forcing the cardiovascular system to adapt, which means next time you train, you can trainer harder each time you train, increasing the fat-burning potential.
Improved Core Stability
Due to the agile and fast-paced movements in boxing, your core has to work harder to keep you balanced, which over time will increase your body’s overall stability.
Boxing builds strength and power
When you box, you use your legs, arms, shoulders, back and core to push your weight into the throw. But correctly punching against resistance, your muscles will contract with force and speed, building strength and power cross your entire body.
Boxing is an effective stress reliever
Another huge benefit of boxing (and one of our favourites) is the stress relief it can provide. After a long day, there’s no better feeling than letting your frustrations loose on a boxing bag! With proven psychological benefits, boxing can leave you calm and relaxed, and with your workout out of the way; double win!
Boxing increases confidence and self-esteem
Boxing takes practice, but with time, your confidence will grow and you’ll feel like rocky during your workout (and afterwards). Boxing is known to build the confidence of both men and women in the gym and in their everyday life. And there is also the satisfying noise your glove makes when you land a strong punch on the bag; it can’t be beaten!
So, what are you waiting for? Boxing is for everyone, and believe us when we say it’s an addictive sport! You’ll see results really quickly, and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t started before now!
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