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!


P90X: An at Home Workout That Works

Everyone has seen the all the fitness shows while browsing their TV guides. Though most of them are terrible; I’ve come to find that the most impressive of them all is none other than P90X. Created by Tony Horton, and the instructor in every video.

Apart from the cost of the videos and the few items of equipment, the benefits outway the cost. Not to mention the payment options if you can’t afford it up front. For those who don’t have the time for longer time consuming workouts, they have made a few more P90X plans to fit your needs. The links take you directly to the latest. 

I have personally used the first plan only. Which was possibly the most amazing workout plan I’ve ever encountered that was made for home use. I started at 230 lbs of basically all fat. I ended the cycle 7 months later at 150 with an 8 pack and a very tone muscle structure. 

The best part was being able to do them at your own pace, the nutritional facts involved, and the tips and tricks for better work outs. I can swear by the Ab Ripper X video because it gave me my 8 pack. 

I will add that I was also running 2 to 6 miles a day as well.

I can honestly say that finding P90X changed my lifestyle. And the way I structure my workouts. It doesn’t take much to stay physically fit, and it doesn’t take you that long. The way I see it, one year of transforming to a life time of health and fitness. 

So if you need a time crunch workout that is made for beginners up to experts, then P90X is a great place to start.