Why Boxing Is The Ultimate Workout
Boxing has been trending in the celebrity world lately from Adriana Lima to Wiz Khalifa (Muay Thai Kick-boxing), but the “Art of the Sweet Science” has been around for a long time. Here are the top five reasons why boxing is an ultimate workout for fitness enthusiasts looking to try something new for their routine;
All Body Workout
Depending on how the trainer or gym runs their classes - boxing can accomplish both cardio and strength in one workout session. In order for one to master the basics of boxing, they first have to get good at balance, coordination and agility. To be truly efficient with throwing a punch, you’ll learn how to use your legs and hips to drive your power through the target. You are using your entire body, not just sitting on a machine and lifting weights!
2. Major Calorie Burner
Learning a new skill and movement patterns will always be a little challenging at first. Studies have show that Boxing for cardio has a potential burn rate of 13 calories a minute, similar to other types of cardio like running and cycling. Combining training with Pad-work and hitting Heavybags provides a fun aspect of training that makes you look forward to the next one.
3. Great Stress Reliever
One of the major things that separate Boxing/Striking Training is the ability to hit Pads and Heavybags. This results in a great outlet to relieve stress and tension as well as the feeling of endorphins rushing through your body. All of this can also help one feel a boost in confidence in their daily lives.
Working with partners is extremely common and helps develop bonds between one another. With the right people, they can help hold you accountable for your goals, motivate you to try your best and help reach your goals. Surround yourself with like minded individuals looking to achieve similar goals!
5. Both Mind & Body
To learn the art of the sweet science would take many years. So many variables play into account. When training Boxing or other striking arts, the mental part of your body is being used as well. You have to remember combinations and certain principles and techniques. It is a never ending pursuit and some people end up loving it because of this!