Boxing for fitness
Improve heart health
The quick movements of boxing combined with throwing punches are excellent for increasing your heart rate. Boxing works your lungs and heart to provide more blood to your muscles and organs. This will boost your cardiovascular health and strengthen your heart.
Because it’s high intensity training, you have the additional benefit of burning more stubborn fat and shedding those excess kilos. Just a few minutes of boxing will burn a lot of calories compared to other exercise programs, making it a fantastic way to lose weight without spending too much time exercising.
There are healthy and unhealthy ways of coping with stress. Fortunately, boxing is a good way to vent your frustrations. It not only has positive effects on your physical health but also on your mental and emotional health. It’s a safe way to let loose and release your tension, helping you feel relaxed and calmer afterwards.
Tone your muscles
If you’d like to gain muscles without too much mass, then boxing is perfect for you. Unlike weight lifting which adds more bulk to your body, boxing as an exercise helps build muscle but tones it as well so you can get a lean physique which facilitates quicker movement.
Increased agility and coordination
Boxing is excellent for honing your ability to coordinate your hand movements with your body as you concentrate on striking a target while you’re on the move. The more you practice your hand and footwork, the more agile, quick on your feet and aware of your body you become.
Another advantage of boxing is that it increases the strength and density of your bones. Resistance training of all forms, including boxing, fortifies your bones helping protect them against injury and delaying any tendencies for osteoporosis as you get older. This increase in your bone density as well as muscle is maintained as you continue to box.
Support strength training
All of your core muscles are given a workout when you’re boxing. As you move and strike, this builds your strength especially in the arms and shoulders and gradually increases your power. At the same time, boxing enhances endurance thanks to its resistance training. Some conditioning is also usually incorporated in boxing routines.
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