So you want to start Boxing training? Firstly great news. Secondly be prepared for the most rewarding form of training you've ever experienced.
Boxing has been used as a form of conditioning for any number of professional and amateur sports around the world. Yet why do you ask?
Cardio-Vascular Training - Tick
Strength - Tick
Flexibility, balance and joint health - Tick
Aerobic and Anaerobic - Tick
Provides mental discipline and cognitive benefits - Tick
After a quick google search Boxing does this!
All of these benefits are trained with specific disciplines stemming from Boxing which is why people with certain injuries or abilities can start.
What is the first thing Boxers do when they begin training.....no idea? Skipping.
Skipping is probably one of the first active things you did as a kid. It's so basic yet so effective and its the reason it's still utilised as a core training asset in any Boxer's regime.
Yet it's not just a physical exercise which can absolutely change your whole fitness level and or goals for your ideal body image.
The benefits which attribute to better overall mental health are astounding. Think of your typical Boxing gym; dark, gritty, old men, sweaty, dirty and full of 'interesting' figures. Firstly read this and then think again.
Motivation is almost organically produced from the 'addiction' of Boxing. The adrenaline of letting it all go in that first impact of leather on foam opens up a wave of endorphins and when you walk out of the gym for the first time, your training bubble world will never be the same again.
The 'Dark Side' by Missy Fitzwater explains this further, yet not only is Boxing one of the oldest sports in the world, it teaches us all sorts of lessons which can apply do everyday situations. Respect, self-reflection, control, power, mindfulness and above all how the smallest change can have the biggest impact.
We have some exciting news!!
The United Kingdom will be the next market for STING to penetrate as its operations begin to get established over the coming months.