The Benefits of Boxing Training

Boxing used to be the sole domain of rugged and sometimes less than salubrious types. Things have certainly changed. Developed as a fitness activity using boxing techniques (but without the physical contact), boxing training is a very popular activity that attracts both men and women, and those from all levels of fitness and skill. There are plenty of reasons why boxing fitness has been growing in popularity over the last decade. The following are just a few.

No expertise required

Boxing training is about technique first and foremost, with brute strength not a prerequisite. That’s great news for those of us who are less than burly, and it’s also why it’s been attracting huge hordes of female followers in recent years (not to say there aren’t plenty of women who are very strong!). What’s more, it can be tailored to suit all skill levels, so as you develop more skills, your training can be adapted to remain fun and challenging. Classes can cater to everyone from absolute novices, to Olympic champions.

It’s a great workout

Boxing fitness is arguably one of the best workouts around. It burns calories, develops and tones muscles, increases agility, and builds stamina. It’s the ideal combination of cardiovascular and muscle training. In short, it’s a great workout that can help you increase overall fitness, lose weight and build strength, which is important for everyone. If you’re looking for a solid routine that will see significant results, it’s a great choice.

Safety first

Some people may be put off with the idea that boxing training can lead to injury. The good news is that it’s about building techniques and improving fitness, without any body-to-body contact. In general, you will be partnered with a fellow class member. One of you will ‘spar’ or push a combination of tailored punches at the other, which are blocked by padded gloves or mats. It’s been designed to ensure it’s very safe, and there’s generally no more chance of injury with boxing fitness than there is with any other type of fitness training.

A confidence booster

While this type of training is not specifically a self-defence class, it will teach you how to throw a punch. While we’re not advocating trying boxing of any sort outside of the fitness class anytime soon, it’s perhaps one reason why many people find boxing training is a good confidence booster too.

It’s fun

Boxing fitness is not, as some may perceive, a solely serious workout. It’s also a lot of fun. Enjoying your workout is one of the best ways to achieve success. It’s incredibly difficult to maintain focus and motivation if you’re not doing something you love. That’s why the best fitness activities for any individual are those that you enjoy.

It’s officially good for you

The Australian government’s guidelines for health and fitness recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity daily, and some regular vigorous activity for extra health and fitness. It’s often this extra high-intensity activity that people find hard to fit into their hectic schedules. Boxing training is a great option if you’re looking for an activity that will have results, and is enjoyable. It’s also a fantastic way to relieve stress after a busy or hectic day at work!

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