Boxing workouts are popular for a reason. Not only is fighting a strength and cardio workout in one, it is the best way to get in tune with your inner badass. If that is not enough to convince you to add boxing to your regimen, these punching perks will have you frothing to put on a pair of gloves.
You will feel so Zen you will be mistaken for a monk.
Whatever has got you ready to snap, boxing will help you calm down.
Not only is hitting something a healthy and productive way to help you let go of tension, the rush of endorphins may make you happier too. A study published in Neuropsychopharmacology found that people who engaged in high-intensity workouts for an hour released significantly more endorphins than those who spent an hour on moderate exercise.
Boxing training builds your mental focus and lifts your confidence levels as you start to feel like Rocky.
You will sculpt a sexy AF body.
A double whammy cardiovascular and strength workout, boxing improves overall fitness. In addition to boosting your endurance and cardio, boxing improves a number of skill-related parameters of fitness, including balance, coordination, reactivity, and agility. How else do you think you are going to slip and counter all those punches at lightning speed?
Plus if anyone tells you that boxing is predominantly an upper-body workout, they are doing it wrong. If you do it right, once you’ve learned how to fire everything with proper technique, you are getting a full-body workout. Yes, your arms and back extend for each punch, however you are actually driving power from your core, hips and legs.
There is always something new to learn.
It is so easy for your fitness routine to become blah. Then you stop going and your body gets blah. Boxing will keep you on your toes because there are so many differing styles and techniques. Unlike running on the treadmill or circuit classes, there is always something new to learn – or someone new to spar with – so you have serious incentive to keep training.