The Benefits to Adding Boxing to Your Workouts


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Boxing is and has always been a popular sport. Our society has always been a fan of publicly broadcasted violence dating back to Roman times. Though it has come to light that boxing doesn’t have to be all about the brutality and violence.

According to Independent; boxing incorporates pad, bag, skipping, and ground work as aerobic exercises to provide a workout to muscles all over your body. Focusing on repetitive punching and movements supported by your core, will  increase cardio efficiency and local muscular endurance. With an added high heart rate and constant moving, boxing workouts can burn anywhere between 350 to 500 calories per hour.

Not to mention the fact that boxing is essentially a HIIT workout. Or high intensity interval training. The main comparison is between the spike you receive in your heart rate from doing exceedingly fast movements and then stopping for a short rest period and then going again. Thus burning a lot more calories than you typical run.

You can also improve your all around coordination. From hand-eye to full body balance. Boxing involves never ending amounts of full body balance and strength, as well as hand-eye focus. Because without it, you would not be able to follow through with more than half of the movements.

And last but certainly not least, stress relief. By far the most beneficial part of boxing in my opinion. You are unwinding all your anger, frustration, sadness, happiness, you name it. You have a bad day at work, come home and envision your bosses face on the bag, or your car for not starting in the winter. What ever it may be, boxing it out is definitely the way to go!