Let’s face it, not many of us look forward to doing cardio. I have tried many cardiovascular workouts but boxing is still my perennial favorite. I started boxing/kickboxing training about 3 years ago as a client and was extremely surprised how it has helped me to gain endurance, strength, agility and coordination. Although the training process was hard, it was really fun and effective. I saw more definition in my abs, oblique, biceps and triceps only after 5 sets of 3 minutes of boxing combinations and body weight exercises!
With boxing for fitness becoming more popular, it is not surprising that it has become one of the most preferred choices of cardiovascular exercise among Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors. Over the years, coaches and sports trainers have also realized the importance of cross training with boxing to an athlete’s fitness regime.
There are many added benefits of boxing for fitness but learning and executing the correct boxing technique is crucial. Not only it will refrain you from injuries, but you will experience tremendous positive changes both physically and mentally as cited below.
· Gain strength & endurance
· Low impact on joints but high intensity
· Cardiovascular improvement in less amount of time
· Little space required
· High energy and calorie expenditure in shorter amount of time
· Adaptable to aerobic and anaerobic training
· Adds variety & challenges to your regular training
· Time effective
· Improves self-confidence
· Requires focus and thinking
· Improves coordination