It’s no wonder that men and women everywhere have added boxing to their workout routine. This includes some very well-known Victoria’s Secret models and celebrities. Its a workout routine that is going beyond professional boxers and fighters and has made its way into fitness classes and home gyms everywhere. Have you tried it yet? If you haven’t yet, maybe you’ll want to after you understand the benefits boxing has on your physical and mental well-being.
Let’s face it, working out can get repetitive, and even boring at times – especially when it comes to cardio. When it gets boring it gets to easy to avoid working out all together. So why not try a fun and effective way to sculpt your body? For this, women may want to consider boxing. Here are eight reasons that boxing has become one of the hottest workouts on the fitness circuit for not just men but women too.
Boxing is a Full-Body Workout
If there was any type of miracle workout, boxing just might be it. Unlike many other types of exercises, boxing engages most muscles in your body. It not only makes your heart and body stronger, boxing can also improve your stability and reaction time as well. When you box, you combine both strength training and cardio! Two workouts for the price of one.. ready to give it a go?
Boxing Burns Calories.. Rapidly
The dreaded “C” word. Calories. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or, even those who need to gain, Calories are a large piece of the puzzle. With all the sudden stops and starts in a boxing workout, most individuals find that boxing burns more calories when compared to exercises performed at a fairly steady rate, such as jogging. Cheers to boxing, as its recognized for burning lots of calories at an exceptionally fast rate.
You’ll Get Those Dream Abs
If you aren’t sold yet, maybe you will be when you picture yourself with your own set of 6-pack abs! No longer will you have to use those inspirational, blessed-with-great-abs, women as motivation on your #AbGoals Pinterest board – you can just take a selfie instead. From the constant twist and turn, as well as the resistance of the punching bag, your core muscles are constantly engaged. Bye bye belly fat, hello killer abs. This is because boxing both engages core muscles and is also a cardio workout.
Helps Keep Stress At Bay
Continuously thumping a punching or training bag can help liberate your pent up tension and emotions. By the time you finish a highly-charged boxing session, your mind and body will be noticeably calmer. Boxing; the yoga of strength training? It just might be. Stress relief isn’t only reduced in boxing for women but of course for men too.
Coordinates Mind And Body
Boxing encourages your mind and body to work as a team. As a result, you become more coordinated and experience overall improved mental and physical abilities. Hand-eye coordination improves as well.
Offers Cross-Training Cardiovascular Exercises
Many cardiovascular exercises primarily utilize the bottom portion of a person’s body, such as bicycling. Boxing exercises, on the other hand, utilizes legs, core, chest and arms, which makes it an effective cross-training program. You have the ability to tone almost every major muscle in your body.
Experience Ongoing Improvements
Since boxing involves skills that can be studied and developed over time, most women and men find they do not grow tired of it. They also find that as skill levels improve, so does the look and shape of their body.
Safe and Effective Results
Boxing is an exercise that you can safely practice in a gym or at home. As long as you have training or punching bags on the premises, you can look forward to a workout guaranteed to get the sort of results that make a healthier difference to the way you look and feel.
Are you ready to begin? Purchase a punching bag or sign up for a boxing class at your local gym. When you smash into boxing, we want to hear about your experience!