WHY BOXING IS YOUR TOTAL BODY WORKOUT
IMAGE: Ginny Fuchs 2017 USA Boxing Elite National Champion
Over the recent years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of boxing. It has become an activity that is no longer just for the brawny guys. Boxing is a great sport to get into if you’re looking to improve your pugilistic skills, or you just want to improve your fitness. Training for boxing is unlike any other kind of physical exercise, and it definitely provides an effective workout.
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Boxing is a total body workout.
According to research, boxing burns anywhere from 700 to 1500 calories per hour for an adult male, depending on his weight and style of boxing. Boxing targets the entire body and it incorporates high intensity interval training (HIIT). Not only that, boxing is also a combination of both cardio and resistance training. The resistance of a punch bag promotes muscle growth in the shoulder, back and chest.
IMAGE: Mark Castro 2017 USA Boxing Elite National Champion
Boxing improves coordination and agility.
In a boxing workout, many things happen at the same time. This includes thinking on your feet, remembering a combination, and using the proper techniques. Boxing requires skill, mental proficiency and physical fitness. Due to this, the workout engages your brain and causes you to think fast. It also works on your hand-eye coordination.
Boxing relieves stress.
You had a long day at work, or you had an argument with your friend, or your family is driving you crazy – take it out on the bag! Punching the bag helps you let go of tension and allows you to relieve stress through a healthy outlet. The endorphins released are also very likely to make you feel happier too.
Boxing boosts confidence.
Boxing is a confidence-boosting sport. Many who have picked up boxing said that their confidence has improved. Self-confidence is developed through the rigors of training and overcoming hardship. Learning how to defend yourself and how to control your body gives you confidence in your own ability and increases your self-belief. The sport also improves one’s attitude and outlook on life. Many organizations use boxing as a form of empowerment, especially for the youth and women.
Boxing is one of the best striking bases in MMA.
There is no doubt that boxing is one of the best striking bases in MMA. You cannot find the unique offensive and defensive skills in any other martial art. That is why every great mixed martial art artists recognize the importance of boxing.