Boxing isn’t just for the pros anymore. It’s for anyone who wants a fun, energizing and results-oriented workout. Not sure it’s for you? Consider getting rid of any preconceived ideas you have about the sport – that’s it’s male oriented, bloody and gruesome, and instead think of it as a way to boost up your metabolism, shed that weight or get you ready for your next 10K. Best of all, it’s a fun workout that regardless of age or gender you can distress and clear your mind with.
Saw Million Dollar Baby or Rocky more times than you want to remember and want to kick butt just like they did? Your boxing fitness workout isn’t likely to give you a black eye or knock you out with a concussion, and unless you’re Jack Johnson it won’t send you to the physical therapist. For the beginner to boxing exercise, it can give you a nice change of pace from your usual workout routine. Think: beating out the stress of your day with a punching bag, improve your concentration abilities with a speed bag and increase your stamina for that 10K by jumping rope. So, strap on those hand wraps and heavy bag gloves and get ready for the workout of your life! For the beginner, here’s what to expect.
It’s a Woman’s World, and a Woman’s Sport
Fitness boxing has hit a new wave of popularity in the U.S. and for that matter, throughout the world lately. It’s not just for men, either. With career driven women professionals and stressed out stay-at home mom’s, there is more reason than ever to have a exciting, fun and decompressing workout as a means to escape reality. Watch out though: boxing fitness is a very challenging exercise program, so put your focus and attention on the sport as you throw each punch or kick.
A Total Body Workout
If you’re looking for an exciting way to build up endurance, get strong and have fun while getting fit, boxing fitness is the perfect solution. Through punching and hitting drills, you can improve your concentration, focus and response time (and that transmits to better decision making abilities in your career, too). With the typical workout lasting an hour, you will work out your entire body which doesn’t always happen when you’re left to fend for yourself at the gym. Using muscles you don’t normally use, make sure to warm up and cool down after every session.
Increase your Mental Stamina
Taking it easy on your own strength training program at the gym? Resting for more than two minutes in between machines? Working out for only 15 minutes before meeting your friends for lunch? If this sounds familiar, then you’re probably not getting the workout your body and mind needs to thrive, and you may find that what results in your life is a lack of discipline. If you’re ever gotten frustrated with your lack of fitness results, boxing fitness will turn that around asap. Forcing you to focus on those jabs, punches and hitting drills, the better you become at pushing through your boxing workouts and your challenges in life.
Author Bio: Heather J. writes on behalf of BoxFitUK.com, a UK-based boxing gear shop, and your source for Rival Boxing gear!