Benefits of Boxing

Benefits of Boxing

Boxing has become an immensely popular sport for many because it provides the best workout and challenges us physically and mentally. Boxing not only helps to strengthen and tone your muscles, but it’s also a great stress release. Best of all, being high intensity in nature, it burns tons of calories and can be your best friend in weight loss. The following article will shed some light on why boxing is so beneficial.

1. Fat Burning – A boxing session can burn as much as 500 calories. When performing high intensity training, you burn tons of calories during the session, but also after the training session has ended.

2. Increased Cardiovascular Fitness – Boxing involves full body movement so when you throw punches many of your body’s muscles are contracting at the same time. This makes your heart and lungs work to pump blood containing oxygen all around your body. It pushes your cardiovascular system to the max, forcing your body to adjust by making your heart and lungs better at delivering oxygen. This means that you can train at a higher intensity, getting an even greater fat burning effect.

3. Improved Confidence and Self Esteem – Learning the techniques involved in boxing often make people feel pretty good about themselves. The fitter you get, the more you improve, the more power you pack in your punch, the more you increase your confidence and self esteem.

4. Improved Coordination and Spatial Awareness – Moving several parts of your body at the same time requires a strong connection between your brain and your body. With patience, practice, focus, discipline and repetition you can improve your coordination and spatial awareness.

5. Stress Relief – Sure, boxing is a fantastic physical activity that can help you get in shape, but it has psychological benefits too. Hitting bags, pads and sparring can make you feel good. You can take out your stress, anger or frustration in a safe and controlled environment. You will walk out of the gym feeling calm and ready take on life.

6. Improved Core Stability – Boxing requires lots of fast rotational movements and your core muscles are some of the muscles that work to keep you balanced and give you power when you punch.

7. Increased Muscle Tone – Generally a boxer’s physique is toned and defined. It’s high intensity and it’s perfect if you really want to tone up.

8. Improved Muscular Endurance – Your muscles are required to contract repeatedly causing the muscles involved to fatigue. By training consistently, your muscles can keep contracting for longer durations without getting tired, allowing you to train harder for longer periods of time.

Give boxing a go, you will love it!

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